Activities & Tours - Discover Crete's hinterland

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.

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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.

  • location: Idi Mountain/ Psiloritis, Rethymno
  • Type: Jeep/4X4/Motorbike, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

The gorge of Samaria is the longest and one of the most imposing gorges in Europe. Perhaps the most popular trekking path of Greece runs along its course.

  • location: , Chania
  • Type: Hiking, Adventure
  • duration: 1 days

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.

  • location: Lasithi Plateau at Dikte mountain, Lasithi/East Crete
  • Type: Biking
  • duration: 1 days

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.

  • location: Asterousia mountain range (South Heraklion), Heraklio
  • Type: Hiking, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

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.

  • location: Lasithi mountains, Lasithi/East Crete
  • Type: Hiking, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

On the northern side of the White Mountains and just 20 kilometers away from the town of Chania there is a mountainous paradise.

  • location: Chania inland and White Mountains, Chania
  • Type: Hiking, Jeep/4X4/Motorbike, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

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.

  • location: Chania inland, Chania
  • Type: Jeep/4X4/Motorbike, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

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

  • location: White mountains, Chania
  • Type: Jeep/4X4/Motorbike, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

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.

  • location: Chania, Apokoronas region, Chania
  • Type: Jeep/4X4/Motorbike, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

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.

  • location: Fodele village, Malevizi region, Heraklio
  • Type: Biking
  • duration: 1 days

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.

  • location: Wine Routes, Heraklion hinterland, Heraklio
  • Type: Hiking, Guided Trips/Tours, Courses & Seminars
  • duration: 2 days

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.

  • location: Nida Plateau & Anogia region, Psiloritis mountain, Rethymno, Heraklio
  • Type: Biking
  • duration: 1 days

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...

  • location: Chania inland, Chania
  • Type: Hiking, Jeep/4X4/Motorbike
  • duration: 2 days

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.

  • location: Asterousia mountain on the southern coast of Crete, Heraklio
  • Type: Biking
  • duration: 2 days

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.

  • location: Selakano forest, Lasithi mountains, Lasithi/East Crete
  • Type: Hiking, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

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?

  • location: Messara Plain, Center of Crete (Heraklio hinterland), Heraklio
  • Type: Guided Trips/Tours, Courses & Seminars
  • duration: 2 days

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.

  • location: Vatolakos, Chania, Chania
  • Type: Jeep/4X4/Motorbike, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

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.

  • location: Psiloritis mountain, Anogia, Zaros, Rethymno, Heraklio
  • Type: Biking
  • duration: 2 days

This trip offers a scenic cycling tour through West Crete's sunny coastlines and marvelous hillsides, complemented with the fun and support of a guided tour.

  • location: Apokoronas region, Chania, Chania
  • Type: Biking
  • duration: 7 days

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.

  • location: Heraklion & Dia isle, Heraklio
  • Type: Hiking, Water Element, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 2 days

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.

  • location: Plakias region, South coast of Rethymno, Rethymno
  • Type: Hiking, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

Just a few kilometers away from Chania the mountains await us, in a surprising route at the northwest side of the White Mountains.

  • location: Chania inland, Chania
  • Type: Hiking, Jeep/4X4/Motorbike, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

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.

  • location: Psiloritis Mountain, Anogia, Zaros, Asterousia Mountain, Lentas, Kapetaniana, Heraklion inland, Archanes, Rethymno, Heraklio
  • Type: Biking
  • duration: 8 days

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.

  • location: Mirabelo region of East Crete, Aghios Nikolaos, Lasithi/East Crete
  • Type: Biking
  • duration: 2 days

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..

  • location: Chania inland, Chania
  • Type: Hiking, Jeep/4X4/Motorbike
  • duration: 1 days

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.

  • location: East & Central Crete, Herssonisos, Lasithi Plateau, Heraklion, Heraklion inland, Heraklio, Lasithi/East Crete
  • Type: Biking
  • duration: 7 days

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.

  • location: Heraklion, Crete, Heraklio
  • Type: Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

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.

  • location: North, west and south coast of Chania prefecture in Crete island., Chania
  • Type: Hiking, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 8 days

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.

  • location: All over Sitia area, on the most important peak-mountains that functioned as sanctuaries during the Minoan civilization., Lasithi/East Crete
  • Type: Hiking, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 8 days

Head to the south-west region of Crete - Sfakia, where towering mountains, deep gorges, tales of adventure, and local cuisine await you. You’ll get it all on this full-day Crete tour that combines everything you could want from a great day: hiking, cooking, wine-tasting, cheese-sampling, storytelling and much more, to make up one epic, authentic Cretan adventure!

  • location: The region of Sfakia in the prefecture of Chania. , Chania
  • Type: Hiking, Guided Trips/Tours, Courses & Seminars
  • duration: 1 days

On the tour of Crete, enjoy a fascinating hike through Europe's longest gorge and bathe in the pristine waters of the Libyan Sea. Take a boat trip along the south coast of Crete and admire the cliffs.

  • location: Omalos, Samaria Gorge, Agia Roumeli & Sfakia, Chania
  • Type: Hiking, Water Element, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

Experience a guided walk through the Imbros Gorge and enjoy a relaxing swim stop in the village of Frangokastello on the south coast of Crete. Admire the beautiful scenery of the island and jump into the Libyan Sea.

  • location: Imbros Gorge, Frangokastello, Chania
  • Type: Hiking
  • duration: 1 days

Visit a cheese factory and a deserted monastery in the mountain village of Miriokefala. Walk the ancient Akropolis of Argyroupolis, see roman mosaics and venecian villas. Waterfalls of Lappa, freshwater lake of Crete and sandy beach of Kalivaki.

  • location: Argiroupoli, Kournas Lake, Rethymno
  • Type: Biking
  • duration: 1 days

See the famous Lasithi plateau (840m) in eastern Crete with its internal drainage system. Visit the ancient little monastery of Vidiani and the Homo Sapiens Museum. Enjoy a BarBQ inside the plateau and relax while swimming and snorkeling at the sea.

  • location: Lasithi Plateau, Lasithi/East Crete
  • Type: Biking
  • duration: 1 days

Discover central Crete with its plateaus and ancient pathways as well as its diverse flora and fauna. Drive through the wonderful mountain landscape, stop in idyllic little towns and visit the birthplace of Zeus.

  • location: Lasithi Plateau, Lasithi/East Crete
  • Type: Jeep/4X4/Motorbike, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

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...

  • location: Psiloritis, Asterousia, Dikte mountain ranges and coastal areas, Heraklio, Lasithi/East Crete
  • Type: Hiking, Water Element, Adventure, Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 8 days

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.

  • location: The city of Chania, The Old town and the Harbour Area, Chania
  • Type: Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: 1 days

Skip the concrete and head straight for the secrets of Heraklion. Hit the backstreets and hidden pathways, check the highlights, try local treats, and discover all the “ingredients” that have combined to make Heraklion such an amazing destination.

  • location: Heraklion, Heraklio
  • Type: Guided Trips/Tours
  • duration: days

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