WALKING AND HIKING FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS
Over 25 years of experience in creating amazing walking routes on the island of CRETE.
We take you away from the touristic coastal areas to the unspoiled countryside of magnificent scenery and friendly villages.
As a tourist office THE HAPPY WALKER has an official licence and is recognized by
the Greek National Tourism Organisation (E.O.T.).
From the end of March up to the beginning of November THE HAPPY WALKER
offers a weekly programme with different walks, all very varying, in the province of Rethymnon.
Each walk is a perfect combination of beautiful scenery, nature in all its variety, picturesque villages, friendly people and interesting historical sites. The walks will lead you along mule- and field tracks, through olive groves and breathtaking gorges, along stony mountain tracks and down riverbeds.
All groups guided by an English, German and Dutch speaking experienced guide.
We also offer a special Summer Programme
If you want to sign up for these walks you have to choose Rethymno or one of the neighbouring villages of Perivolia, Misiria or Platanes as your holiday resort.
Info about a studio with private bathroom or hotel: click Accommodation
Besides our regular walking programme, you can book in our office for other excursions like the Samaria
and the Imbros
From the early spring till the late autumn THE HAPPY WALKER
offers 8- and 10-day walking tours in various parts of the island.
These tours offer a combination of nature, culture, splendid walks, good food and accommodation. All enjoyed in international company.
The maximum number of participants is 17.
The in general spoken language is English.
8- and 10-day Walking Tours
For those who prefer to have a Cretan walking adventure on their own, we offer two different routes in the beautiful, challenging area of Sfakia.
GROUP HIKING HOLIDAYS
At your request THE HAPPY WALKER
makes up a complete hiking programme for your group, including staying overnight, transport, guiding, etc.
Minimum number of participants in your group is 8 persons.
Requests for more information concerning a personal group hiking holiday can be send to us by filling in our Info & Reservation
Cretan hospitality, a quiet location and accommodation with a distinct character plus good furnishings are the criteria for our chosen resort-stays.
We offer you some attractive possibilities: studios, apartments and some hotels. All in the surroundings of Rethymnon.
Of course our slogan is: See Crete on Foot!
But it is also possible to see the island on four wheels.
You could rent a car having comfortable transport to visit archeological sites and other beautiful places.
If you wish, a car will be waiting for you at the airport!
You will find our office in the old center of Rethymnon, near to the METROPOLIS church, the central OTE-telephone office and the Youth Hostel.
Opening hours from April till the end of October: 17.00 - 20.30 hr.
From the 1st
of July to the 13th
of August, the office will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays
. Between August 14 and 28 we will be completely closed.
From Monday the 28th
we will be open daily, as usual!
56 Tobazi Street - 74100 Rethymnon, Crete
Tel. +30 28310 52920