The rich and varied terrain of the island – the mountain massifs, the countless canyons, the caves, the sometimes wild, sometimes tender Cretan countryside, the measureless miles of coastline, the unusual and rare eco-systems and different microclimates that make up the island… all provide ideal opportunities for holiday activities in Crete, like extreme sports, nature activities and other unique experiences.
The land here holds out unique experiences to those who love to walk, to climb, to bike, who relish the challenge of standing on a mountain-peak, of being filled to the brim with fresh air and adrenaline. Discover the inland by-ways on horseback. Win through the countless Cretan gorges, from mountain-side to the sea-strand.View items...
With its two broad seas, its endless and indented of coastline: the sea and Crete are an ideal combination for underwater discoveries and sundry water sports for beginners or more experienced fans alike. Those who make Crete their destination with such in mind can look forward to enjoying water sport and sea activities, like kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing, sailing on the pristine waters – all under the guidance of experienced professionals.View items...
To fully appreciate Crete, one must immerse oneself in its history, its culture and its famous cuisine. Choose among the activities offered: such as themed culinary tours, wine tasting trips, cooking classes, guided tours to the cities and their major attractions etc.View items...
Adrenaline-junkies and those hooked on intense experiences are not left in the cold in Crete. The options for such are ever increasing: from safari in 4x4 vehicles, on the roughest areas of the island, to bungee jumping from the second highest bridge in Europe above the Aradaina gorge.. and many other personalized experiences arranged by experienced professionals in the island.View items...
A penetrating look into the Cretan island through the eyes of a scavenging bird that has touched Cretans more than any other. We will go up to the mountains to seek these extraordinary creatures.
An 8-day tour on the most important "head-mountain minoan landscapes" at the eastern end of Crete (Sitia). Visits to almost all ridges of the region, while the visitor will learn basic aspects and facets associated with the Minoan cult on the mountains.
Lassithi plateau is a dreamy destination on the inland of Crete where the 10.000 white-sailed windmills, which still make a splendid sight against the mountains, used to break the otherwise green landscape.
These edge mountain villages are one of the most impressive residential cases in the history of Crete. They represent the dynamics of the Cretan landscape even in such inhospitable and remote places, while at the same time they show an unexpected lifeline offering high Cretan mountains.
Combine a unique wine tasting, in one of the most famous vineyards of Crete, with the history and the traditions of the Island and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut. Enjoy the unique view of Chania from above and meet the wildlife of Crete by the help of our Land Rovers, driven by expert English speaking guides.
This mountain biking route begins from the idyllic village of Fodele, which extends in a verdant oasis full of orange and lemon groves, colourful flowers and breathtaking landscape.
A trip through Dionysos' "juices" (musts), in time and place… a trip for wine tasting and acquaintance with the Cretan "terroir" in the most famous wine-area of Crete.
This biking tour begins from the plateau of Nida, one of the largest in Crete, located at an altitude of 1472 meters, in the heart of Psiloritis Mountain.
An environmental journey that combines hiking on nature and geo-trails of the Natural Park of Samaria, swimming at the most famous beaches of Crete and acquaintance with the cretan life and societies in the mainland of Chanea. Constant escort of an expert geologist, as well as expert mountain guide/s.
Just a few kilometers away from Chania the mountains await us, in a surprising route at the northwest side of the White Mountains. They are vast, enormous and only by crossing them will you be able to comprehend their bulk...
Meeting point at Heraklion, we are moving ahead to Achendrias village which is also the place we will start our mountain biking tour in Asterousia Mountain range.
The trip includes walking in a wonderful track of the most extended forest of the Cretan mountains, and sub terrain exploration in the legendary cave.
How is the most basic ingredient of Mediterranean diet cultivated? Is olive oil better than other oils and why? Does landscape has an effect on the olive production, or is it the contrary? Do we produce today better olive oil than a century ago? Is cultivation of olives bad for the environment and does it really matter if it’s “organic”, or rather not?
Combine unique panoramic views and traditional Cretan villages in one of the most well known area of Crete, "Apokoronas". Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island visiting the villages, seat with locals and taste our local treats with the Cretan hospitality that characterize us.
Our newest and most sought after experience! We offer -for the first time ever- private tours to the beautiful Manousakis vineyards! Join us on this most complete winery experience where you see hands on, from start to finish how wine is made.
We are starting with cars our tour from Heraklion early in the morning and heading to Strouboula plateau, and then we start our journey to Psiloreitis Mountain.
Starting our Day trip Safari to Cretan culture we visit an Olive Mill and then a winery for a guided tour in the Cretan secret for long life! We visit an ancient olive tree which is 3000 years old and an exhibition on the history of olives. Working up an appetite we arrive at a small village tavern, where we introduce you to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality.
The trip includes trekking in Youchtas mountain, in landscapes around Knossos and its harbors, as well as visiting the isle of Dia with a sailing boat. Areas that comprise the Mediterranean trilogy of the Minoan goddess’ myth, the: mountain, sea and island.
Easy trekking in paths of geological interest (fault of Plakias, Sellia etc.) in gorges and other sites of interest in the South Rethimnon & swimming in the famous beach of Preveli with the 2nd most extended palm-tree of Crete.
Just a few kilometers away from Chania the mountains await us, in a surprising route at the northwest side of the White Mountains.
We are starting with cars our tour from Heraklion early in the morning and heading to Strouboula plateau, and then we start our journey to Psiloreitis Mountain, a nice pathway that gives us the opportunity to see the geological diversity of this mountain with the rich alternation of landscapes.
We start from the village of Milatos and ascend to Milatos cave, where in 1823 Turks massacred their inhabitants. As we continue by passing through villages of the area, which most of them retain their traditional architecture. Stone houses have arched entrances, ornate walls from stone and beautiful monasteries.
On the northern side of the White Mountains and just 20 kilometers away from the town of Chania there is a mountainous paradise.
The Samaria Gorge might be one of the greatest in Europe but the mountains and routes surrounding it are equally impressive and grand. Psari summit standing at around 2000 meters is the balcony of Samaria..
Conveniently located in the centre of the island of Crete, Hersonissos provides easy access to the most important sights of the island such as the Minoan palaces of Knossos and Festos, the plateau of Lassithi, and the picturesque towns of Ag. Nikolaos and Elounda.
This hiking trip one of the best coastal walks in Crete including fantastic beaches, great views and the church of Saint Paul which is built on a beach near Agia Roumeli. In addition there are small beach-tavernas along the way so it is easy to find refreshments.
Meet Mount Psiloritis (or Mount Ida) the mountain that rises to 2456 m, the highest point on Crete, the place where Zeus was raised, refuge for rebels throughout numerous battles and wars, and the natural home of shepherds and wildlife.
The town of Eleftherna was founded by the Dorians around the 9th century BC and was inhabited up to the early Byzantine years. This is due to its strategic location at an altitude of 380m, crossed by the roads that connected the ancient Cydonia, Knossos and Mount Psiloritis. The findings so far have been discovered in three different positions of the same hill.
Our walk begins from near the village of Voleones as we ascend to Veni monastery, or the monastery of St. Anthony. This is in a spectacular position with a great view northeast towards Mount Psiloritis. In addition, it has a wonderful cave chapel deep into a cliff with holy water that has made it a holy site since the time of the Minoans.
Chromonastiri is a beautiful village built at the foot of Mount Vrysina that has some important Venetian architecture and Byzantine churches. Buildings with Venetian architectural elements are scattered in the village, but the most important building is the so-called Villa Claudio, a magnificent mansion, which has been restored and houses the military museum.
This walk is through the deepest and steepest gorge in the province of Chania, Aradaina gorge. The 138 m deep gorge is ideal not only for walking but for bunjee jumping as well. It starts at the abandoned village of Aradaina and descends into the gorge via on old stone-paved donkey trail. The path zig-zags down the side of the gorge precipitiously.
Gingilos is an awe inspiring mountain that rises to over 2000 m in the fabled White Mountains of Crete and offers a great view of the Samaria gorge. Today, we don't walk down the gorge, but walk up and away from the crowds of people walking in the Samaria gorge.
This excursion combines a visit to two important caves and a walk on the slopes of Mount Psiloritis (or Mount Ida). Idaeon Cave (or Idaeon Andron) is located on the eastern slopes of Mount Psiloritis, on the Nida plateau, about 75 km from Rethymno and only a short walk from where we leave our transport.
The first canyon on the east is called Moudriano Gorge, while the western gorge is Kato Poros Gorge, mostly known as the main Kollita Gorge. Hiking in the gorges is ideal for non-expert walkers as it is very easy and the beauty is amazing.
Combine unique panoramic views, traditional Cretan villages and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut ‘’Mitato’’. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island, meet locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, feel our hospitality and taste the delicious Cretan cheese and cuisine.
A guided visit to the Palace of Knossos enjoying the marvels of the oldest civilization in Europe and then the necessary addition of Archeological Museum of Heraklion, one of the largest museums in Greece featured among the most important Museums in Europe.
Kalimera! Crete, Greece's most southern island is synonymous with turquoise waters, endless deserted beaches, and the amazing warmth and hospitality of its people.
This is a lovely sea kayak trip in one of the most protected areas in Crete, Sfakia at South coast of Chania. The trip is ideal for people with no experience at all. There are sea caves and wonderful beaches along the paddling distance.
You need to be an experienced paddler to finish this sea kayak trip towards/at Dia island. The whole route is very exposed to winds and force 4/5, sea state 4 is very common.
After getting our breakfast and getting ready we will start paddling towards Spinalonga island. The island was subsequently used as a leper colony from 1903 to 1957. It is notable for being one of the last active leper colonies in Europe
Enjoy a fabulous day aboard. The surrounding area is suitable for a day boat adventure and nothing reminds one of being in touristic Crete. You feel as if you are on a desert island where nobody can disturb your peace and quiet.
Speed boat safari, secret bays, caves and crystal clear blue waters... Enjoy a relaxed and adventurous day in an a 9 meters high speed RIB and admire the natural beauty of Souda bay and Drapanos Caves.
Enjoy a fabulous day aboard our luxuriously appointed 9 meters high speed RIB. Take your family and friends on a private Skippered RIB charter and visit the Souda Bay, Marathi and the area around Akrotiri, the Greek and US naval bases, secret bays and swim in crystal clear blue waters.
Once everybody is ready for departure we will enjoy a great drive across Heraklio prefecture until we reach Psiloritis mountain. This is an one and a half, max two hours driving. Our target for the first day will be the highest summit of Crete...
This is a very relaxing sea kayak trip (when not wavy), long enough for experienced paddlers too and ideal for new paddlers as it can be done shorter if needed.
Some of the greatest beaches in Greece are during this paddling trip. Highly recommended if you would like to combine paddling with swimming and snorkelling.
This is a superb daily seak kayak trip in Eastern Crete.
After breakfast we leave to the sea-side village of Agia Roumeli at the south side of Crete. This is a paddling distance of 16km, stopping off at some of the most beautiful and remote beaches along the south coast.
An excellent sea kayak trip that gives you the chance to paddle in one of the most amazing coastlines of Crete (Chania, South West Crete).
This sea kayak trip is suitable to experienced paddlers only. You need to meet all critiria below. If you are in doubt for any of them please choose any of the other multi day trips as this one is very demanding.
The wine tasting seminar under the title “what is the sound of wine?” is the first one in Greece which offers a dimensional interactive and experience in wine tasting and music simultaneously.
The tour around the fortifications of the city of Heraklion includes walks on the ramparts, and the external ditch, aiming to a deeper knowledge of this magnificent monument.
This is a tour to the eastern side of the island. A tour that combines with spectacular views from the golf of Mirabello, visit to the old Venitian fort of Spinalonga, the coastal village of Elounda and the beautiful, laid back comopolitan atmosphere of the town of Aghios Nikolaos.
See the historical beauties of Chania, while having fun, gliding on your own personal Segway! On this tour you will discover the beautiful old City of Chania, and explore the old Venetian Port.