During our time in Crete our walks will take us along coastal paths with possible opportunities for a swim and stops at tavernas for lunch or afternoon refreshment, inland with spectacular views of the White Mountains and into rugged gorges. Our walks are flexible to allow for group ability and weather conditions, and may include one of more of the following examples:
Therisso to Zourva and Meskla. A pleasant walk with fine mountain views following an old path to the col above Zourva. After a lunch stop at a wonderful taverna in Zourva, the walk continues mainly on dirt tracks down a partially wooded valley to Meskla.
Ascent 200m / descent 500m 7 miles; 5 hours.
Ravdouha: A beautiful walk that starts at Melissourgio climbs uphill, reaches a wide ridge track with views along the coast in both directions. Then descends to Ravdouha where we have traditional Kalitsounias, (small pastries), before taking a spectacular coastal path to finish at a taverna in Nopogia. Ascent 150m / descent 300m; 7 miles; 5 hours
Laki, Karanos & Askordolos to Fournes. From Laki, in the foothills of the White Mountains, enjoy a varied downhill walk with magnificent views of the north coast.
Ascent 100m / descent 400m; 9 miles; 5 hours.
Kalives to Almyrida: A delightful walk on tracks and paths with good views of the White Mountains and coast. There is the possibility of a stop at a taverna for lunch or refreshments. Ascent 320m / 350m; 8 miles; 5 hours
Melissourgio to Nopigia: One of the most beautiful walks this area of Crete has to offer. It starts with a climb above Ravdouha on a good track with extensive coastal views, and returns via a narrower coastal track. Note: Not suitable for vertigo sufferers. Ascent 150m / 300m; 7 miles; 5 hours
There will be a free day during the week where you may want to walk the Samaria Gorge (at an additional cost) or wander the cobbled streets of Chania or perhaps visit Knossos.