Our 8- and 10-day walking tours offer a combination of unspoiled nature, splendid walks, culture, interesting historical places, good food and accommodation, all enjoyed in international company
. Experienced English speaking guide. THE HAPPY WALKER
knows beautiful routes through relatively unknown gorges.
In our 2019 season there are three 8–day tours and one 10-day tour between the early spring and the late summer.
The walking routes of these tours are easy graduating to slightly more demanding. Duration 3 – 6 hours.
In general, differences in altitude of max. 500 metres.
This applies to all our tours except the trekking in South-West Crete
which is more challenging.
A 10–day tour has a day of rest.
Accommodation is in coastal and inland resorts, lodging in good C-class hotels and pensions with a hospitable atmosphere. Transport of persons and luggage on transfer days is organised by minibus.
During the walks you only need to carry a small rucksack. Meals are taken in cosy tavernas. Cretan cuisine is very inviting. Most of the time lunch will be a picnic.
For all 8 - 10 day tours the minimum number of participants is 6, the maximum 17 persons.
In the month of April we offer an 10-day flower tour (NEW!):
This flower tour is a tour in Central & West Crete
We start in the north at Mount Youchtas, then we walk on the Nida plateau near Anogia. After that we go via Aptera to Omalos plateau, where we expect to see lots of tulips and crocuses.
Then to Spili, with as a highlight the Gious Kampous plateau, a flower paradise with its many orchids and irises!
This year we offer an 8-day Trekking in South-West Crete in the month of June:
During this trekking we walk from hotel to hotel, while our luggage will be transported. We combine the high mountains of the Lefka Ori with the desolate, capricious south coast.
Highlights of this tour include the imposing gorges of Aradena, Samaria and Irini, and the breathtaking coastal walks to Loutro and Marmara Beach.
Important: In general the walks are longer and the terrain often rougher and stonier than during our other tours. A good level of fitness, proper footwear and experience with mountain walking are necessary!
In the month of October we offer an 8-day tour in West & South-West Crete (NEW!).
We stay at Kissamos in the north and Paleochora in the south-west.
Gorges and coastal walks, such as Balos lagoon near Gramvousa and the pink beaches of Elafonisi in the south.
In 2019 we are also offering a 10-day tour in Central Crete in May (NEW!):
We begin in the north at Mount Stroumbolis, followed by a walk near Anogia.
An imposing gorge near Zaros will be followed by an impressive coastal walk near Matala. From Spili there will be two more beautiful walks in the interior, at the foot of Mount Ida.
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