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Hiking in Crete Island

Heraklion, Greece
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8 days, 7 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people


English, Francais


A unique hiking adventure, at the south end coast line of Crete Island.

Crete is a majestic island. The absolute Mediterranean destination and a place to live a hiking and cultural dream…

The island of King Minoas is also well known for the high mountains, the magnificent gorges and canyons and the extended trail network, close to the Mediterranean Sea.

Mythology, culture, history, food, unique fauna and flora, are very tight connected in this blessed island, full of well kept secrets, ready to revealed in this trip…

This hiking trip runs the most magnificent locations of the island, from the ancient Chania town to the south coast line…. Pure and unspoiled nature, high summits, gorges, splendid sea side and mountain trails, overnight stays in traditional seafront villages, Greek hospitality, Mediterranean food, and exceptional wine, all in one…

Dream it in Greece and live it in Crete…

Activity level: Good hiker

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Day 1: Meeting on Crete Island – Heraklion City

Meeting with the guests in Heraklion town.
Travel towards the Cretan country side at the foot hills of Mount Ida - The birth place of Zeus.
Settle down in a traditional hotel – dinner and briefing about the schedule – overnight.

Day 2: Ascent Mount Ida and climb The Very top of Crete 2.456m

After breakfast we will get transferred towards Mygeros Plateau at an altitude of 1600m.

The well-marked trail runs the north west side of the mountain and gives access to an impressive summit crest towards the Peak 2456m.
The summit view is stunning in every direction... the Aegean Sea islands to the North and the African coast line to the South, are the highlights of this magnificent ascent.

Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Vertical ascent: 900m

Pick up and travel towards Chania town where we will settle down in a hotel at the Old Venetian Harbor.


Day 3: Hiking Samaria Gorge

Today we will hike one of the longest and most beautiful gorges in Europe: The famous Samaria Gorge.
A well-marked trail runs 16 km of unspoiled nature inside the gorge, and exits at the Mediterranean Sea.

Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Vertical drop: 1250m

The hike ends at the sea front village Agia Roumeli. Rest, relaxation, swimming in crystal clean waters, Mediterranean food and overnight stay at the village.


Day 4: Agia Roumeli – White Mountains – St. John Village

Breakfast at the guest house and start hiking.
The sea side trail runs the coast line through pine forest, and faces the Mediterranean Sea. Then, a steep but magnificent trail climbs the mountain south side towards our final destination, the St. John mountain village, too far away from the civilization and almost lost in time…
During our hike we can swim at the crystal sea waters and then continue towards the village.

Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Vertical ascent: 600m

Settle down in a guest house – dinner – briefing about the next day schedule.
Overnight stay


Day 5: St. John – Aradaina Gorge – Loutro Bay

Breakfast at the guest house and transfer towards the entrance of Aradaina Gorge.
The well-marked trail runs the gorge through impressive rock formations, and during the hike we will experience the Cretan nature, smell the Mediterranean herbs and finally we will exit in a magnificent secret beach with crystal waters – The Marble Beach.

Duration: 4 hours
Relaxation – swimming
Same afternoon, transfer with a boat towards Loutro village, the most iconic and magnificent part of the south Crete. The small sea front village with magnificent architecture welcomes the hikers. Now, we are too far away from roads and vehicles, isolated at the very south end of Europe.
Settle down in a sea front hotel – overnight stay.

Day 6: Loutro Bay – Phoenix Bay – Loutro Bay

Breakfast at the hotel and start hiking towards Anopolis .
Via a magnificent mountain trail with sea views, we will go for a loop shape hiking trip above Loutro Bay. The trail runs through ancient Cretan villages and typical Mediterranean countryside, and finally ends to our base – Loutro.
Overnight in Loutro

Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Day 7: Loutro Bay – Sfakia – Chania

Breakfast and start hiking towards Sfakia .
We will cross the marvelous Sweet Waters beach and finally we will access the historic Sfakia village, a place very tight connected with the 2nd WW history.

Duration: 3 hours
Early afternoon, transfer towards Chania town – Overnight.

Day 8: End of adventure - Departure

Free day and drop of to Heraklion or Chania international airport.


  • Certified Mountain Guide
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in hotels and traditional guest houses in double room occupancy
  • All transfers during the trip
  • Breakfast and snacks during the hiking days
  • 7 Diners with Mediterranean food & Cretan traditional cuisine
  • All boat transfers during the hiking days
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Airplane or boat tickets to access Crete
  • Alcoholic drinks consumption
  • Boat taxi transfers after guest’s request
  • Things to bring: Hiking shoes or trainers, back pack 35-40 lit volume, sun hat and sun block, T- shirts, long trouser and short one, waterproof jacket, fleece jacket, water flask, flip flops, light weight towel, swim suit.

Tour's Location

Heraklion, Greece
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