- Spectacular gorges and mountains of Crete
- Fascinating vestiges of ancient civilisations
- Delicious food in local tavernas and meze shops
Crete is a sun-drenched island in the eastern Mediterranean and makes an ideal off-season destination for walkers.
Though only 250km long by 56km wide, the island boasts impressive mountain ranges up to 2500m high, spectacular gorges, as well as authentic villages, tranquil lakes, hidden monasteries and the scattered ruins of past civilisations.
Some of our walks take us up through the orange orchards and olive groves Crete is known for, and on to small isolated villages in the hills, away from the crowds.
We also walk in some of Crete's more rugged and dramatic areas, such as the mountains around the Omalos plateau, as well as limestone gorges, tackling the Samaria gorge, the longest in Europe and the most famous of all.
What makes this trip responsible?
We have an excellent long-term relationship with our local operator, Thanos, who has been looking after our groups for many years. As a part of our continued commitment to responsible tourism, we operate this trip in a way that aims to reduce impacts and to give as much back as possible to the local communities, therefore we chose a hotel that has been run by a local family for many years and we often choose to eat in local tavernas.
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Above Loutro bay