Trekking through Crete

Details

DURATION

7 days

DIFFICULTY

Difficult

GROUP SIZE

Non indicated

SCHEDULE

Upon request

TYPE

Personalized trip

PICK UP PLACE

Airport of arrival

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Highlights

  • Discover the nature, history and traditions of Crete.
  • Enjoy the exceptional landscapes that stretch out at your feet
  • Be assisted by a team of experienced trekking and mountaineering professionals 24/7
  • Approach the least known treasures of Crete
  • Swim in the waters of less crowded beaches
  • Explore the west of Crete almost entirely by foot
  • Unite with the island's nature in the most beautiful way possible
  • Stay in traditional hotels during your whole trip
  • Have us create a 100% personalised trip, just for you
ITINERARY

Every Stop a Unique Experience

1st Day

Arrival at Chania

You arrive (preferably at Chania airport) where we welcome you and present you the program of your stay. Then, you leave by transfer in the direction of Omalos. The plateau is surrounded by mountains and rises to an altitude of 1080 m. You follow the path that goes up to the top of Gingilos, nicknamed "the throne of Zeus". The many sheep that roam the plateau recall the agricultural past of the place. You will then return to your hotel to rest for the magnificent day that follows!

1st Day

Arrival at Chania

2 nd Day

The gorge of Samaria

2nd Day

The gorge of Samaria

You wake up very early this morning to arrive at your destination early! After breakfast, you rejoice on foot from the Omalos plateau and the "Xiloskalo" site where the entrance to the Samaria gorges is located. You descend along the gorges (entrance ticket not included) to the beach of Agia Roumeli. On this 6-hour trail, discover the incredible beauty of the Samaria Gorge. It's no wonder why thousands of people visit Crete just to cross this gorge! Optional: luggage transport from Omalos to Paleochora

3rd Day

From Sougia to Paleochora

After having spent the night at Agia Roumeli, you take the boat to go to the port of Sougia. From there, you start towards the beautiful village of Paleochora. This very nice walk, almost exclusively by the sea, offers many possibilities for swimming. It presents no particular difficulty. Some passages are quite rough but are not long. Take with you plenty of water and hats, because there is little shade on this route, with some exceptions made in the site of Lissos. Reach Paleochora with its many traditional restaurants and help yourselves to a Cretan meal!

3rd Day

From Sougia to Paleochora

4 th Day

From Paleochora to Elafonisi

4th Day

From Paleochora to Elafonisi

You leave from Palaiochora towards Elafonissi, which is about ten kilometers away. The main attraction of Elafonisi lies in its crystal clear waters, that border the lagoon. The fine sand is sometimes tinged with pink, coming from coral debris. This very isolated site is in the heart of a wild environment. However, in the height of summer, you will not be the only ones to come and enjoy the tranquility of the site. You just have to walk a little along the lagoon to find a quiet corner. At the end of the day you are transferred to Falassarna.

5th Day

From Falasarna to Balos

Today, you will reach the most famous beach of Crete, Balos. Starting off from Falasarna beach, just follow the directions on the way to get to the lagoon; it's not possible to miss it! The hike of this day will be the most difficult of the stay. The reward? Swimming in the blue lagoon of Balos beach and well-deserved relaxation while waiting for the return by boat to the port of Kissamos and transfer to Chania. Enjoy the site and relax!

5th Day

From Falasarna to Balos

6 th Day

Explore the city of Chania

6th Day

Explore the city of Chania

Today, you can explore the city of Chania and visit the Tsagkarolon Monastery, where the monks produce unique varieties of wine, olive and honey. You can take the opportunity to go to Seitan Limania, a beautiful secret beach for swimming and relaxing in the sun. Return to Chania to discover the many exceptional Byzantine, Venetian or Ottoman monuments. The nautical museum, the archaeological museum, the house of El Venizelos and the war museum are also not to be missed.

7th Day

End of your trekking journey!

Depending on your flight schedule, you will return to the airport to catch your flight. Have a great fly and we hope to see you again soon!

7th Day

End of your trekking journey!

What’s Included

Travel book personalized with maps, practical information, etc.

E4 trail special trekking maps

Pick up at the airport & transfer to hotel

All hotels during the entire stay

Car rental during the entire stay

Meals (as indicated in the program)

All excursions mentioned with english or french speaking guide

Any modification you wish on the activities, hotels and price

24 hour telephone assistance

FROM NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY (2 PERSONS)APPROXIMATELY: 690 EURO P/P
FROM MARCH TO OCTOBER (2 PERSONS)APPROXIMATELY: 860 EURO P/P
FROM NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY (4 PERSONS)APPROXIMATELY: 600 EURO P/P
FROM MARCH TO OCTOBER (4 PERSONS)APPROXIMATELY: 740 EURO P/P
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