Hotel Faedra Beach
Walking in Eastern Crete, the mountains will be your constant companion, changing colour from dawn to dusk. Couple that with the pretty coastline, small villages, olive groves and orchards and tavernas offering traditional cuisine, this is a great holiday for lovers of Greece. We plan to offer the following walks during our time in Agios Nikolaos:
Vkritsa-Lato-Flamuriana: This a lovely walk along ancient paths and through olive groves that finishes for refreshments in the village square of Flamuriana 8kms; 3.30 hours inc lunch stop; A/D 200m
Krista Gorge: This is a short walk in a very popular gorge that requires some agility as at times. Combined with a lunch stop in Krista and time to look around the town. as it’s very pretty with lots of local handicrafts for sale, makes this a nice day. 4kms; 2 hours; A/D 150m
Agios Ionnis Point: After a steepish ascent at the start, our walk levels out and offers wonderful views over to Spinalonga and the bay. Once back on the copast at Plaka, there is the opportunity for a swim. 11kms; 4 hours; A/D 350m
Elounda-Kato Pines-Plaka: A delightful walk above Elounda, through some very traditional villages finishing in Plaka where we will then catch the boat to Spinalonga for a visit of the island. 10kms; 3 hours; A/D 350m
Lasithi Plateau Psychro – Tzermiado & the Dikti Cave: An interesting walk through an agricultural plateau where windmills used to be used for irrigation. A taverna lunch followed by a visit to the Dikti Cave, the birthplace of Zeus.
There will also be a free day where you can relax on the beach or explore the area