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 2020 season there are two 8–day tours and two 10-day tours 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 East & Central Crete
We start in the north at Mount Youchtas. Then we drive via Kritsa to the Katharo Plateau, with lots of orchids and stunning views on the Dikti mountains. In Malia we explore the coastal vegetation.
From Spili we visit Gious Kampous Plateau, in both senses of the word a highlight when it comes to views and the many orchids and other flowers. In the south we visit Preveli and Plakias, to walk through two gorges, and along the palm beach and the coast.
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 September 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 2020 we are also offering a 10-day tour in East Crete in May (NEW!):
The first walk is near the Lassithi Plateau with stunning views on the surrounding mountains. We clamber through the green Richtes gorge, after which we drive to Palekastro.
We walk through the valley of death near Zaros till we reach the sea and along the coast to the famous palm beach of Vai.
We end in Agios Nikolaos to walk in the area of Kritsa and Elounda / Spinalonga.
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