Trekking Trip Greece: Discovering Crete – October 4th
Crete, the largest and most mountainous island in Greece, is the perfect destination for spectacular treks through villages, gorges and white beaches. Its seasonality makes it perfect even in autumn, when the pleasant temperatures are perfect for walking some of the most popular itineraries. The island of Crete offers a rare mix of beautiful beaches, stunning mountain landscapes, vibrant cities and cozy villages inhabited by friendly people, all spiced up with genuine local cuisine, excellent wine and a shot of raki! The southwestern area of the island is characterized by a unique landscape of panoramic gorges and a coast full of secluded beaches bathed in an intense blue sea. The top 4 of the proposal:
The Samaria Gorge, located in the national park, is one of the island's must-see trekking excursions, although Crete is dotted with gorges, this is undoubtedly the most famous and fascinating. The walk in the woods will lead you directly into the gorge, until you reach the 3 meter strait known as "iron doors", the path is mostly shaded. The Imbros gorges instead will make you follow a rocky or pebbly path. After about an hour of walking you will reach the narrowest point where the walls are only two meters apart for a height of 300 meters. During the trek to Paleochora, a town located on the southwestern coast of the island, the path runs along the sea characterized by breathtaking scenery of the island and will lead you to the ancient archaeological site of Lissos. Without forgetting some relaxation with Marmara or Sourgia beach, crystal clear water and white sand await you after the trekking excursion. The excursions are also accessible to those who do not have technical knowledge, but still require a certain degree of training, especially the trekking dedicated to the Samaria gorge.
Group departure minimum 8 participants
Departure date 4 October 2021
Arrival at Chania airport. Reception of the assistance staff and transfer to the hotel in Chania. Dinner and overnight in Chania.
5-6 hours of walking - altitude difference 500 meters.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Paleochora, a town located on the south west coast of the island. Departure on foot for a path that runs along the sea characterized by breathtaking scenery of the island. Along the way you will visit the ancient archaeological site of Lissos until you reach Sougia, a small village washed by the Libyan Sea where you can enjoy a nice swim and relax on the beach. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Sougia.
4 hours of walking - altitude difference 700 meters.
Breakfast at the hotel. The trek continues through the Agia Irini gorge in a path characterized by lush vegetation up to the top of the gorge where with a transfer we will reach Omalos, a characteristic mountain village.
Dinner and overnight in Omalos
5-6 hours of walking - elevation gain 1200 meters.
Breakfast at the hotel, departure for the path that descends to the sea through the Samaria gorges, the longest in Europe! Following the river bed in a unique natural setting you will have the opportunity to admire the Church of Agios Nikolaos and the abandoned village of Samaria until you reach the "Iron Gates", the narrowest point of the gorges which once passed offer a magnificent view over a valley and the sea where the village of Agia Roumeli rises.
Dinner and overnight in Agia Roumeli
5-6 hours of walking - altitude difference 500 meters.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure towards Loutro following the coast crossing several beaches. After about 1h30 you will reach the church of Agios Pavlos. From there the path climbs, crosses the mountain and then descends to the suggestive Marmara beach, where you will have the opportunity to have lunch and enjoy a nice swim. Then continue for an hour and a half until you reach the charming village of Loutro and from there to the small port of Sfakia passing by the wild black beach of Glika where you can enjoy an unforgettable swim.
Dinner and overnight in Sfakia
2 hours walk - altitude difference 500 meters.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the entrance of the gorges from where you will start following a rocky or pebbly path. After about an hour of walking you will reach the narrowest point where the walls are only two meters apart for a height of 300 meters. During the journey you will also be accompanied by the scent of the Mediterranean scrub. The route ends at the village of Komitades from where the transfer to Frangokastello, a famous Venetian castle located on the beach, will start and you will enjoy a nice swim in the crystal clear sea. Transfer to the hotel in Rethymno. Dinner and overnight stay
2 hours walk - difference in altitude 100 meters.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the entrance to the Gorges of Patsos (or Agios Antonios) about 20 minutes from Rethymno in the heart of the lush Amari province. Trekking in the gorge is simple and characterized by a walk towards the sanctuary of Sant'Antonio, a very suggestive place; in fact, the church was created in a cave and stands on a place of worship dedicated to Apollo.
After free lunch, transfer to Heraklion and hotel accommodation.
In the late afternoon, free time to visit the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Dinner and overnight stay in Heraklion
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport accompanied by a local assistant.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 4 October 2021 to 11 October 2021||€ 1,040||€ 260|
(B / L / D-AI): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner; (AI) = All Inclusive
This quotation does not constitute a contractual proposal and is subject to reconfirmation at the time of blocking the space based on the actual availability of hotel and flight services and the availability of the booking classes.
For days 2, 3 and 4 customers must bring a backpack with the change to spend the 3 nights as the bus will leave the group in Paleohora and will reach it again only in Sfakia.
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
from € 950 - Voli inclusi
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
from € 420
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
from € 310
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