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 2017 season there are four 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 8-day flower tour:
In this botanically orientated walking tour we pay more attention to the unique and very interesting flora of Crete. There is also more time for making photographs and in general the walks are a bit easier with a slower pace (compared with our other roundtrips).
The flower tour
is an improved tour in Central Crete
We start in the north at Mount Youchtas, then we continue to the south coast in the area of Festos and Matala, to end in Spili
One of the best places to see an abundance of different orchids is on the Gious Kampos plateau near Spili.
We also have a day trip to the White Mountains to visit the Niato plateau and the Imbros gorge.
In the month of June we offer a 8-day tour exploring the area of the White Mountains.
In a week we can only give you a taste of this stunning region, but we can guarantee you will go home with unforgettable memories. Magnificent walks, not to the highest peaks, but along mountainous slopes and enjoying distant views of the north and the south of Crete. Our hotel is situated at an altitude of 1.050 m., which gives us the benefit of the relatively cool mornings and evenings, even in the summer!
Important: It is necessary to be sure-footed, since large parts of the walks are on stony terrain. You should be in good health and have a good level of fitness, as well as proper footwear!
This year we offer a Trekking in South-West Crete with an improved programme in the month of October:
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 2017 we are also offering a 10-day tour in East Crete in May (improved programme)
: high plateaus and gorges, the north and south coast, Agios Nikolaos and Kritsa, walks in the interior, relaxing at the beach. Enjoying everything that Crete has to offer!
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