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Crete Explorer

Crete Explorer

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Chania, Hora Sfakion, Agia Roumeli & Heraklion, scenic walks and historic sights

FROM

€1,330

DURATION

8 Days

This tour combines the history, sparkling coastline and scenic beauty of Crete a mixture of active and leisurely walks. The longest walk is also the greatest attraction in Crete, the Samaria Gorge. The 16km take 5 to 7 hours and is downhill, starting at around 1260m in altitude down to sea level. The remainder of the walks are moderate coastal hikes of around 6 hours and the 8km Imbros Gorge taking 3 hours with 600m of descent. Good walking boots and walking poles are recommended.

TRIP SUMMARY

Duration: 8 days
Trip focus: A nice relaxed tour of Crete with some great walks
Accommodation: Nice 3-4* accommodation
Transport: A mixture of public and private transport. Ferry and public bus will be used.
Group size: Minimum 4*
Single supplement: €100
Operator: This tour is run by one of our trusted local partners

*this tour can run with only 2 but there will be a €195 surcharge per person

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Meals as listed in Itinerary
  • Arrival transfer
  • All accommodation
  • Guide from Day 1 to morning of Day 7
  • Ferry to Hora Sfakion

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • All items of a personal nature, laundry, drinks, souvenirs etc
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance, visas and vaccinations
  • Tips for your tour leader

PAYING LOCALLY:

Most of our adventure tours involve a local payment. Paying locally allows us to keep the overall cost of our tours competitive and pass the savings on to you. These funds are put towards local expenses. In some developing countries the transferring of funds is at times problematic so this is a way to help us serve you, whilst saving you money. Payment is to be made to your leader upon arrival in cash.

All prices are approximate and subject to currency fluctuations until final payment has been made.

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DAY CHANIA

Arrive any time today in the charming town of Chania on the island of Crete and transfer to your beachfront hotel.

Meals Included: None

DAY 2 – CHANIA

Free morning to explore the delightful town of Chania at leisure or enjoy a swim at the beach in front of your hotel. Enjoy a 2 hour orientation tour of Chania with your local guide. Visit to the Allied War Cemetary will either be on arrival or today.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 3 – SAMARIA GORGE AND AGIA ROUMELI

Bus to Omalos where you start your walk through the Samaria Gorge (6 – 7 hours walking). Tonight you’ll stay at the charming little village of Agia Roumeli on the remote south coast. There is no road access here – your luggage is transferred by boat to Agia Roumeli.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 4 – FREE DAY

Free day in Agia Roumeli with option of swimming, snorkeling and walks around the village and up to the castle on the hill. You spend another night in this peaceful area.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 5 – HORA SFAKION

Coastal walk to Loutro (around 6 hours walking time). Ferry from Loutro to Hora Sfakion. As there is no road access any non-walkers will travel on the ferry with the luggage to Hora Sfakion.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 6 – IMBROS GORGE

Public bus to Imbros and walk down the Imbros Gorge (3 – 4 hours walking) following the escape route of the Allied soldiers who were evacuated from this southern coast to Egypt in 1941. Return to Hora Sfakion late afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 7 – HERAKLION

Say goodbye to your local guide and transfer to Heraklion this morning. Free afternoon to explore the old town or visit the ancient Minoan city of Knossos, just 5 kms from Heraklion.

Meals Included: Breakfast – no guide

DAY 8 – DEPARTURE DAY

Make you own way to the airport for your onward travel, or your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

HikingSightseeingCultural ExperiencesFood and CookingPlaneBusFerry or Ship

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided orientation tour of Chania
  • Allied war cemetery
  • Walk through Samaria Gorge
  • Agia Roumeli
  • Hora Sfakion
  • Walk through Imbros Gorge

DATES

Start Date End Date Availability Cost
29th Apr 2020 6th May 2020 AVAILABLE €1,330
25th Sep 2020 2nd Oct 2020 AVAILABLE €1,330
28th Apr 2021 5th May 2021 AVAILABLE €1,330
24th Sep 2021 1st Oct 2021 AVAILABLE €1,330
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