EXPERIENCE THE ISLAND

  EXPERIENCE

There are many places that you should experience here in Western Crete. Amazing world famous beaches that thousands of people visit every year just to catch a day of its beauty.  High mountains with their beautiful roads taking you along olive trees and small cretan villages, go by bike, jeep or rent a car find what suits you. Join one of our boatrips and spend a few hours at sea, explore the ocean by snorkeling and learn from the locals. Hike through one of our gorges and see nature at its best. The choices are many, plan your holiday with Destination Platanias!

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Anoskeli Olive Oil & Wine Tasting with Add Ons

Come and enjoy a tour and tasting at an authentic Cretan Olive Oil fabric and their Winery Production. During the tour you will have a chance to attend the presentation and to hear about the oliveoil and wine making process.  Details of your trip Visit Anoskeli olive oil mill and winery in a rural area of Western Crete and join a fully guided tour by specialized staff to get a first-hand experience of olive oil production and winemaking. Taste the products with excellent quality of this family-run business which values the traditions and supports the local society. The company combines the ancient traditions of olive and grape growing with modern knowledge and techniques to return hope and pride to a village that is no longer left behind. The village name, Anoskeli, travels the world on the company’s extra virgin olive oil bottles. In the family owned linear vineyards, found at an altitude of 250 meters, white (Vilana, Vidiano and Asyrtiko) and red (Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache Rouge) varieties are cultivated. Production is of low yield while the vine harvesting is done manually. The wine making process is conducted under controlled temperatures in the fully equipped privately-owned winery of the company. Price for oliveoil with wintasting of five wines: 5€/persons Mix and match your own excursion!  Check out our Add Ons, choose either before or after your visit to Charma to do something else. Create your own personal local activity agenda, tailor made to meet your personal interests and preferences. Let our private driver take you to experience just a little bit more of Crete from a local point of view, explore a few new gems you might not have found without us… -Stop for 1 1/2 hour for a Village Lunch  -Cafe in a small local village 30 min -Monastery of Kolimbari for 1 hour -Swim at Afrata Beach for 1 1/2 hours You can book the Add Ons when you proceed to the reservation of the activity.

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SURF

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY -  1/2 DAY Live an exciting surf adventure at some of the best beaches in Greece DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP This is from our site's home page. You can pick any other text you prefer. Live an exciting surf adventure at some of the best beaches in Greece Surfing Crete is the only official surf school in Chania that gives you the chance to learn how to Surf, at the best surf spots and at the most beautiful beaches of the island guided by our local instructors. We will check the forecast , search for the best spot according to your level and take your there for a surf lesson that will make your holidays in Crete a lifetime experience! All of our activities are being conducted with total safety, as our surf school's instructors are certified by International Surfing Association(ISA) and experienced lifeguards certified by Lifeguard Hellas. ****************************************** Duration of the activity -- 1.30 hour What's included-- all the equipment needed What's not included-- transportation is not included after 15th of June Are you active every day? -- Yes , if there are no waves we do Stand up paddle boarding ( same charge as surfing lessons) Can customers book 24h or 48 h prior activity? 48hr is preferred Price per person -- 40 euro per person and you can add your commission on this price Yes , if there are no waves we do Stand up paddle boarding ( same charge as surfing lessons)

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Paleochora Beach Tour - Private Trip with Add Ons

FULL DAY Trip with Ad Ons  We will be pleased to pick you up from your place and take you to Paleochora with the minimum of fuss and with possible stops during the trip, please read our Adds Ons bellow. The trip ends with the driver returning you at your starting point, from the same place he left you, the time you agreed. Take a part to Paleochora Beach Tour and explore Paleochora’s superb long beach! Paleochora beach located in front of the authentic village of the same name, is a pure marvel and has golden sand and mirror-like waters. The beach is almost 500m long, which makes it always seem empty. It has fine soft sand and shallow water, ideal for children. The main beach “Pachia Ammos” is permanently waving the blue flag receives thousands of visitors in the summer months.  Details of your trip   Pachia Ammos Beach, Paleochora It is often windy so it is an ideal place for windsurfing or kite surfing. Umbrellas and sun beds can be rented. Numerous good accommodations, excellent taverns and restaurants, and nice bars can be found in the village of Paleochora, located on the beautiful southern coast of Crete. Village Of Paleochora Facilities in Paleochora include bank branches, a post office, a central telephone office, a health centre, doctor’s offices, dentists, chemists, a police station, a coast guard and customs office, and many types of stores. Ferry boats connecting the town with Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Chora Sfakion and Gavdos dock in the local harbor. It is a “real” village with a constant population of about 2000. Paleochora is lively and sometimes a little crowded in the high season but it is very easy to get away from the bustle. In the summer months the main road crossing the village as well as the road along the eastern sea front get closed to the traffic in the evening. This is wonderful if you have children as they can run around without danger. Paleochora is currently one of the fastest growing tourist towns on Crete! Galiskari  

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Sougia Beach Tour - Private Trip

PRIVATE TRIP - FULL DAY Join Sougia Beach Tour and swim in the incredible blue water of Sougia beach! The small village of Sougia in the south-west of Crete has managed to remain unaffected by the growth of tourism in Crete. It is still a peaceful haven, with a long beach, plenty of good accommodation and excellent places to eat, all at prices below those found in most of the island. The beach of Sougia is 1,2 km long and is the longest beach in the South-West of Crete. It is also quite wide (up to 70 meters in places). There are only a few beach chairs and umbrellas in a limited area, the beach never ever feels crowded because it is so long and wide and the sea in Sougia is one of the cleanest in Greece. This has to do with the quality and the depth of the water, the mild development of the surrounding area, and the lack of intense agriculture and the presence of greenhouses, which are evident in other parts of Crete. From early April to late October Sougia attracts visitors looking for a relaxing holiday away from mass-tourism. Whilst you can chose to do very little apart from lazing on the beach or enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of a few beach front cafés there are also a number of beautiful walks you can do in the region. In Sougia, you can taste authentic Cretan recipes, made from fresh local ingredients. This is the reason they are frequented by the locals, too.  Details of your trip The driver will pick you up from your accommodation at the time you like. The drive will take approx. 40 minuites and if you like to fullfill you day, we can reccommend to choose one of our add ons, please read bellow, and make a stop or two. The beach of Sougia is 1,2 km long and is the longest beach in the South-West of Crete. It is also quite wide (up to 70 meters in places). There are only a few beach chairs and umbrellas in a limited area, the beach never ever feels crowded because it is so long and wide and the sea in Sougia is one of the cleanest in Greece. This has to do with the quality and the depth of the water, the mild development of the surrounding area, and the lack of intense agriculture and the presence of greenhouses, which are evident in other parts of Crete. From early April to late October Sougia attracts visitors looking for a relaxing holiday away from mass-tourism. Whilst you can chose to do very little apart from lazing on the beach or enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of a few beach front cafés there are also a number of beautiful walks you can do in the region. In Sougia, you can taste authentic Cretan recipes, made from fresh local ingredients. This is the reason they are frequented by the locals, too. Sougia is a historical site where a lot of excavations still have to take place. This is the reason why it is not allowed to build houses and no land is given out for sale, so an etra guarantee that it will not be exploited for mass tourism. The village has appealed to visitors from northern Europe since the early 1970s and many of the people that you will meet in Sougia have been visiting quite a few times.    

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Charma Beer Brewery Tour - Private Trip with Add Ons

Taste the first fresh local beer in Chania! The Harma Brewery is located in Zounaki village, in the municipality of Platanias, a short drive from Platanias village. The beer production at Harma is aiming to pure and natural beer with excellent flavor and aroma along with a high nutrition value.  It’s not a surprise that Harma beer has become one of the favorite beers among the Cretans as well as the visitors!  Details of your trip Guided tour, from Monday to Sunday between 11:00 and 18:00. Visit Charma brewery and get to know the brewing process, first-hand, while watching brewers doing their magic. Get the chance to smell the aromas and feel the beer ingredients in your hand; learn all about the flavors you will discover in different beer styles. Accompany your tour and beer tasting with local Cretan meze prepared with fresh ingredients from the area.   Mix and match your own excursion!  Check out our Add Ons, choose either before or after your visit to Charma to do something else. Create your own personal local activity agenda, tailor made to meet your personal interests and preferences. Let our private driver take you to experience just a little bit more of Crete from a local point of view, explore a few new gems you might not have found without us… -Stop for 1 1/2 hour for a Village Lunch  -Cafe in a small local village 30 min -Monastery of Kolimbari, 1 hour -Swim at Afrata Beach for 1 1/2 hours You can book the Add Ons when you proceed to the reservation of the activity.

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BOTANICAL PARK-Private Trip with Add Ons

BOTANICAL PARK On the slopes of the White Mountains, next to the village of Skordalou, an incredible Botanical Park is spread out with full of the most exciting plants from all over the world. Wander the paths of the park and get fascinated by the beauty of nature. Meet the animals living by the small pond and enjoy a cup of mountain tea or a delicious meal prepared a Cretan way from local ingredients. The botanical gardens formation and the areas microclimate makes it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals! In this paradise you will also see a burnt 100 year old olive tree, a memorial from the fires in 2003, it tells the history and the origin of the park. It was founded by four brothers who had a dream and wanted to share with us what they believe is heaven on earth. In the park restaurant you will enjoy the meal you have cooked just by yourself !!!  Details of your trip

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Falassarna Beach Tour - Private Trip

PRIVATE TRIP - 1/2 DAY  Join Falassarna Beach Tour and swim in the most exotic beach of Crete! The beach of Falassarna is located 59km west of Chania and 17km west of Kissamos. Falassarna bay is one of the most famous beaches in Greece, which has been awarded as the best beach of Crete and one of the 10 best beaches in Europe in the past. Falasarna spans a huge area and consists actually of five consecutive beaches, with the two most central being the most favorite.  Details of your trip The driver will pick you up from your accommodation at the time you like. The drive will take approx. 40 minuites and if you like to fullfill you day, we can reccommend to choose one of our add ons, please read bellow, and make a stop or two. There are different beaches in Falassarne to choose between. One of them is the main beach of Falassarna  called Pacheia Ammos (i..e Coarse Sand). It is an exotic beach with a length of 1km and a width of 150m. This beach hosts the most visitors of the area, but because of its length it never seems crowded. The beach offers umbrellas and a few snack bars and cafes where you can get food and water. There are also services for water sports and a beach volley court. The sand in Falassarna is white, making the water color tropical. Indeed, if you’re lucky and be here on a day that is not blowing from the west, rare in west Crete, you will be enchanted by the beach and its turquoise waters. Mix and match your own excursion!  Check out our Add Ons, choose either before or after your visit to Charma to do something else. Create your own personal local activity agenda, tailor made to meet your personal interests and preferences. Let our private driver take you to experience just a little bit more of Crete from a local point of view, explore a few new gems you might not have found without us… -Stop for 1 1/2 hour for a Village Lunch  -Cafe in a small local village 30 min -Monastery of Kolimbari, 1 hour -Swim at Afrata Beach for 1 1/2 hours You can book the Add Ons when you proceed to the reservation of the activity.

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HIKE - Walk the Gorge of Vultures- 25 EUR

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. A guided walk into a secluded gorge. Walk along the natural gorge valley, admiring the vertical cliffs dotted with caves and spot griffon vultures flying overhead. Mediterranean flora and fauna, in a spectacular setting.  Details of your trip We meet in Kissamos and provide transport to the start point of a nearby gorge. The path through the gorge is accessible for most walkers. As we walk we’ll explain a little about the history of the area and point out interesting things in the gorge & surrounding area. Aromatic herbs like thyme and sage grow all year round, filling the air with their scents. Goats roam free in the gorge and if we are lucky we might catch sight of the majestic griffon vultures who live & nest in the high cliffs. To pass through the whole gorge needs about 2.5 hours, and the same to return, but we can also do a shorter route, walking part of the way into the gorge and turning back. When we have finished walking, we’ll return to Kissamos by car. Guide Transportation to start and end of walk Walker's snack Notice! To be able to walk for approx. 2 hours on rocky terrain.

SUP & Snorkling tour 59 EUR

SEA AND SUN - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Enhance your traveling experience and get your body moving. Come and see the western coast of Crete on a SUP board. Paddle around the most crystal clear, turquoise watersand discover the amazing spot that not even the locals know, guided by our experienced SUP instructors.  SUP & Snorkeling Tour After an introductory course on the basic paddling techniques, how to stand up, turn and stop, we set course within the bay, explore the caves that lie hidden across the coastline, swim, take pictures, go snorkeling and enjoy what is considered to be the highlight of our guests’ vacations in Crete. We will provide you with all equipment (masks, snorkels) to safely enjoy snorkeling around our coastline and record all these unique memories with our action cameras. All footage will be send to you as reminiscent of this unequalled experience. There is absolutely no need for prior paddling experience, we make sure you feel confident and ready to go within the first few minutes! Our tour is specially designed to please all levels of paddlers, from first timers to pros. While previous paddle boarding experience isn’t necessary and our instructors are certified in water rescue and first aid, participants should still know how to swim.  Dress according to the weather, preferably in clothing that’s comfortable to move in and can tolerate getting wet. A hat/cap and sunscreen are recommended on sunny days. A second change of clothes, that will be kept out of the water, within our premises, during the tour, is also recommended. Children are fro age 8-12 yrs.  

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Buy your tickets to the exotic Balos Beach 25 EUR

The ship departs everyday from the port of Kissamos for Gramvousa and Balos lagoon. Departure time 10.40 - returns to port at 17.45 and 12.30 - returns at 19.30. Buy your ticket here! TIMETABLE  Departure 10.40 – return to the port at 17.45 & Departure 12.30 – return to the port at 19.30 (during high season) Attention: The timetable changes according the season. TICKET PRICES without meals Passengers up to 2 years old travel for free. Passengers between the age of 3 and 12 pay 12€. Passengers over 13 years old pay 25€. The above-mentioned prices (no meals) include VAT, all legal charges, and a written guided tour in your language. TICKETING OFFICES  You may purchase your tickets at the port of Kissamos (Kavonisi), in front of the boats. Port of Kissamos: Latitude: 35.516666 Longitude:23.649947  WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW There is a free parking area at the port of Kissamos.  Details of your trip The ferry leaves from the port of Kissamos and sails in the bay for an hour, after a while you will see a large cave known to be an ancient shipyard. At the end of the bay you will see an impressive geological phenomenon, over time Crete’s west side is rising and the eastern side is sinking. This is happening because of the movement of the African tectonic plate under the Eurasian plate. You can see the ancient coastline along the rocky shore. The self-service bar stays open throughout the whole cruise, offering light meals, salads, soft drinks, coffee, ice creams and more. Gramvousa - The island of Pirates   The highest point of the island is 137 meters, here you find the famous castle of Gramvousa that was built by the Venetians in 1579. The castle played a huge role in the history of the area because of the panoramic view and the legends about a hidden pirate treasure. You need to hike up for about 20 min to reach the top. Please remember to wear good comfortable shoes. You can also have a swim near the chapel of Agioi Apostoli or you can choose to stay on the ship. Another fun fact is that Gramvousa island has three plants that havent been found anywhere else on earth. The boat stays here for around 2 hours. The trip to Balos Lagoon from here is about 20 min. Balos Lagoon   Balos is mentioned as one of the best beaches in Europe. A beautiful exotic beach with warm turquoise water and a pink sandy beach full of shells. It’s a true beauty! If you are in need of a sun umbrella you can rent it from the ship or you can buy food or beverages at any time. We will stay at this magical beach for about 3 hours. Note that you have to be back on the ship both at Gramvousa and Balos at least 10 minutes before the ship departures. The Following things are prohibited: -Any kind of pollution -To collect rocks, fossils, shells, ancient finds and plants -Animal catching  -Camping -To start a fire or smoking near bushes  -Any activity that might threaten the ecosystem Before disembarking in Gramvousa and Balos, please obtain information regarding the exact times of departure of the ship. Both in Gramvousa and Balos, you may return to the ship at any time, but make sure you are back at least 10 minutes before departure.

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IMBROS Gorge - 9 km FREE WIFI on bus

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY Imbros Gorge is located in province Sfakia and is the second largest gorge in Crete, following Samaria Gorge. The picturesque scenery and its wilderness in combination with the low difficulty make the descent of Imbros ideal for families with children. Details of your trip The walking length of the gorge is 9 km and the course lasts about 2.5 hours. You can walk to the gorge all year round and it is definitely worth seeing. .During your descent you will meet various famous locations such as the “Airplane”, “Stenada”, “Mesofarango” and “Xepitira Arch”. Imbros gorge was the escape route for thousands of allied troops retreating from the north of the island. During the period of the battle of Crete in 1941 the troops headed for Chora Sfakion to be collected by ships. From Imbros Village you will start hiking until “Komitades” village. You will meet traces of the old stone paved trail that was once the main passage from Sfakia to Chania. After approximately 1 hour of walk into the gorge, you will reach the narrowest point of the gorge. The walls of the gorge are less than 2 meters apart and tower 300 m. above. At the end of the gorge you will reach “Komitades” village, where the bus will take you to ChoraSfakion. Chora Sfakion is the capital of the remote and mountainous region of Sfakia. The untamed landscape is combined with the quiet. Charming seaside settlement. The sandy beach with the crystal clear blue waters is suitable for relaxation after hiking. A few coffee shops and taverns are located within and around the villages. In its northern neighbourhood, you will find the ruins of the venetian "Fortress of Sfakia” or “Castel di Sfacia or Sfachia” where you can get a panoramic view of Sfakia and admire the wilderness of the nature.

Elafonissi Stranden-SWEDISH Guide

SOL OCH BAD - HELA DAGEN - SWEDISH GUIDE Missa inte vår mest älskade strand, Elafonissi! Denna magiska plats hittar du på den sydvästra kusten, med strandens kristallklara vatten och rosa sandstrand görs besöket oförglömlig ... INFORMATION OM UTFLYKT Din resa börjar med att  du hämtas från ditt hotell eller vid en av de specifika upphämtnings platserna, bussen kommer att köra dig till sydvästra Kreta. Guiden ger dig all nödvändig information om turen på svenska. Under turen ner till Elafonissi kommer det göras ett stopp på 20-30 minuter vid Agia Sofia Grottan. Du anländer till Elafonissi ön ca 11:15 och vi stannar i ca 4 timmar. Du har gott om tid att gå genom det grunda vattnet till ön och upptäcka flora och fauna. Simma i det kristallklara vattnet på denna fantastiska plats som ofta kallas "Kretas Maldiverna". På hemvägen kommer bussen ev att stanna för lunch i Amygdalokefali by på en restaurang med underbar utsikt (40-45 minuters stopp). Rutten till Elafonissi på morgonen går genom Topolia ravinen och vid hemresan går det från en annan väg som leder till byn Sfinari. Det är en rundresa eftersom vi vill att våra kunder ska se ett annat landskap på  hemvägen. Returtid ungefär 17.00-18.00. Barnbiljett är från 3 till 11.99 år. Tider: 08:00-09:20 Pick-Up 09:45 Första stopp vid St. Sofia Grottan i Elos. 10:15 Avresa från grottan. 11:15 Ankomst till Elafonissi Stranden. 15:15 Avresa från Elafonissi Stranden med ev ett stopp vid en lokal by där det finns möjlighet till att köpa en lunch. 17:00-18:00 Hemma vid ert hotell.

Glasbottom Boat Trip - 1 or 2 hours

BOAT TRIP AND SEA & SUN - 1 to 2 hours Discover what's underneath the surface of the sea from above! Join the Glass bottom boat trip!   DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP  Take a few hours break from the beach and join a glass bottom boat trip. A perfect excursion for all of the family, even the smallest children will enjoy this trip. This tour will make shorter stops for swimming it's just a joyful ride to see the beautiful cost of Platanias and all the magic that hides underneath the surface of the mediterranean sea. Sit back and relax and see the beautiful scenery. Captain Argiris and his well experienced team will share with passion and love their knowledge about the sea and the treasures it holds. Discover the fish and wildlife underneath the surface without even getting wet. If you are looking for an easy going activity this is perfect for You! Notice:  If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

BOTANICAL GARDENS & CRETA EVENING

LOCAL EXPERIENCE - 1/2 DAY NEW 2021!    NEW 2021!   NEW 2021! Botanical Gardens  Nearly 20 hectares of land are waiting to welcome you to the Botanical Park, full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land’s formation and the region’s microclimate make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals! In the midst of this colorful and vivid landscape stands a burnt centennial olive tree, a memorial and a reference to the dismal fires of 2003, the park’s history and origin. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to walk around the park or to have coffee and admire the magical view. The Cretan Evening Dinner will be served at 19:00 consisting of a Buffet of Authentic Cretan Cuisine allowing you to take part in an amazing journey of flavors. After the traditional Cretan dinner with a variety of main traditional dishes, follows a presentation of Cretan traditional musical instruments which still exist in the Cretan musical paths. Note that the Cretan Music is considered as the only type of music throughout Greece that remains alive and still continues to evolve from the years when Crete belonged to the Byzantine Empire from the years 1000 AD. Demonstration/presentation of traditional dances such as sirtaki, sousta, maleviziotis, pentozali etc will be given by experienced Cretan dancers. Feel free to join the dance and get taught by the professionals who will be happy and proud to show you at any time. Indicative Time-Table 16.15-17.20 Pick up 18.00 Arrival at Botanical Park. Either visit the park or stay at the restaurant and enjoy the view 19.00 Dinner – buffet style After dinner Cretan dancing show 22.00 Departure from Botanical Park 22.30-23.00 Arrival at your Hotel

EASY FULL DAY BIKE TOUR - Paleochora - 72 EUR

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL DAY. Join up for a full day bike tour to see the beautiful south of Crete, ending up back on the north side. This tour takes you from cost to cost with wonderful mountain views.    DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP In a minivan with the bikes on a trailer we ascend to Crete's most unspoilt mountain regions. This is an easy-medium full day tour and not suitable for all ages! Minimum age is 12 years old. Expect good surfaces with a few easy uphill passages. At the starting point the bikes are unloaded, you get your helmets and an experienced guide will accompany you downhill into the coastal areas. The group will be using minor asphalt roads and well-maintained agricultural roads with only soft uphill passages. It is not a competition but a fun adventure. The service van follows the group throughout the day. The group starts its downhill ride from the middle of the island through a breathtaking landscape with picturesque gorges right down to the south coast. With clear weather you can even spot the southernmost point of Europe, the Greek island of Gavdos. Following is the lunchtime break in the village of Paleochora and a rest on its sandy beach. Get ready for the afternoon experience of unspoilt villages in Crete's most remote corner. A speedy downhill ride through the Sassalos Gorge leads you back to the North Coast and the Bay of Kissamos. Notice! Please inform us your gender and height when you have booked a bike tour. Note: Riders should not be afraid of speedy downhills or suffer from vertigo- we total 2000 downhill meters! Minimum age is 12 years old.

Falassarna Walk 35 EUR

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Day or Sunset  walk to the beach of Falassarna A walk to one of Crete’s loveliest beaches and lesser known archaeological sites. Our INFORMATIVE GUIDE will take you on a route through a pretty village, olive groves and on a path with stunning sea views overlooking the far West coast of Crete. When we arrive at the beach there is time for a swim and meal (not included).  Falassarna Walk Join Stelios and his team every Friday, 9:00 am or 16:30 pm for route through a pretty village, olive groves and on a path with stunning sea views overlooking the far West coast of Crete. The walk takes you over the base of the Gramvousa peninsula for a panoramic view of Falassarna Beach. Then we continue the walk down to the archaeological site and the beach. Return at approx 16:00 or 22:00 dependent on whether it is a day or evening walk.

Medium Full Day Bike & Hike Tour - Sougia 72 EUR

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL DAY. Experience a full day of adventure. See the beautiful and famous Agia Irini gorge, swim in the clear sea to cool off and ride your bike through Cretes fantastic nature.   DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP   This is a medium tour suitable for adults and teenegers in "normal" condition. Expect firm country roads, few gravel passages and some steeper and faster downhill parts. You start your descend into the isolated valleys of the White Mountains at 1,200 m. When you reach the entrance of Agia Irini Gorge it's time to put on your hiking boots. For two and a half hours the smell of sage will accompany you through this impressive canyon. A swim in the clear Libyan Sea at Sougia revives you and will give you energy for the afternoon when we bike through Crete's greenest valleys.   Notice! Please inform us your gender and height for installation of the bikes.

VERY EASY 1/2 DAY BIKE TOUR - Meskla 45 EUR

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. No matter age or experience on bike you can join this beautiful cycling tour through wonderful small cretan villages and magical countryside nature.  Details of your trip - Meskla This is a very easy tour suitable for all ages. You bike on smooth straight roads with easy downhill passages. A service van follows the group and there is a stop for coffee and snacks halfway through. The starting point for this very easy bestseller tour is a colorful church surrounded by giant plane trees in the lush, green valley of Meskla. The strip leads you at a calm speed into the Cretan version of the Garden of Eden. Grapes, mulberries, oranges, lemons, figs, kiwis, lotus-fruit and avocados calling out to be picked and tried. The ride through flower-scented villages and a stop in a small kafenion makes this trip truly a remarkable experience. Notice! Please inform us your gender and height when you have booked a bike tour. Suitable for: parent & kid tandem, baby seats.

EASY 1/2 DAY-BIKE TOUR - Deres - 45 EUR

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Crete is a true El Dorado for cyclists. See it's fantastic nature by bike, a great activity for the whole family.  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP The days starts at the meeting point from where you will be taken by minivan up to the village Nea Roumata. Here you find beautiful green landscapes, cycling through chestnut groves and ending up reaching the village Deres. In Deres you will be let in on some secrets of the cretan lifestyle at the kafenion. Here you get a chance to ask and learn things about the cretans. A short ride further down we will meet some history from the Byzantine, Venetian and the Turks when you get to discover the Castello. You will experience a great feeling of peace and harmony as you are cycling downhill, a real nature experience. Passing small farms with all types of farm animals along the road, seeing the picturesque countryside of Crete. Cruising downhill through olive groves and orange gardens you reach the north coast at Tavronitis, here a minivan will bring you back to where you started your day. Notice! Please inform us your gender, height and children's age when you have booked a bike tour. Suitable for: parent & kid tandem, baby seats.   

Cooking Class - Terra Crete - 98 EUR

LOCAL EXPERIENCE - 1/2 day Upplev den kretensiska gastronomin, lär dig laga nyttiga rätter med oss! En rolig och interaktiv matlagningskurs för alla nivåer. På vår matlagningskurs får du prova på och göra allt själv med enskilda arbetsstationer, recept från Kreta och Medelhavet. Let's cook like a Cretan! Based on authentic recipes and using fresh ingredients from the Cretan land we will take you on a unique journey of flavors and tradition. The Cretan diet is well known for the simple and natural ingredients, its healthy effect and the secret to a longer life.  With traditional recipes and fresh local ingredients along with Terra Creta quality products. Learn with the experts how to be creative with a delicious result. All classes are hands on, interactive and full of cooking techniques and tips, as well as nutritional education. After our class you will leave with a new set of skills and notes of authentic Cretan recipes and you will know how to confidently prepare them in your own kitchen at home. There are plenty of laughs, delicious food, local wine and a chance to meet new people while learning how to cook Cretan dishes for family and friends. Our chef will guide you through all of the recipes, so you can enjoy all of your tasty creations with a glass of wine at the end of the class.

Safari Tour 1 - The White Mountains 85 EUR

LOCAL EXPERIENCE - ADVENTURE - FULL DAY. Combine a unique guided Jeep tour in White Mountains of Crete with panoramic views,  traditional Cretan villages, learn  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 1350m and meet the wildlife of Crete by the help of our 4x4 Jeeps, driven by expert English speaking escorts.   DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Tour 1-Explore the White Mountains of Crete The amazing off-road adventure starts after crossing the valley full of orange trees, avocado’s and vegetables gardens. Climbing up the foot of White Mountains and passing through Cretan villages getting the feeling of mountainous Crete you arrive to the coffee stop to enjoy your morning break. Coffee or mountain tea will be offered for free to our guests enjoying the village life far away from mass tourism. Continuing our tour following the off road route up to the shepherd’s hut  “Mitato” far away from touristic areas, where only a 4 wheel driver can approach, you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of northern Crete and, If we are lucky ... eagles and wild goats will show up and give us a very good reason for some extra photo stops. A small rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point 1350 meters in altitude in the heart of White Mountains of Crete, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd, where the famous Cretan “Graviera” cheese was produced and explore an original Shepherd's hut "Mitato". On the way back you will enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania from above until we arrive at Therisso village and working up an appetite we visit a small traditional family Cretan tavern where we will be welcomed by the owner, to introduce us to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality. After the lunch break we will follow the road through the amazing gorge of Therisso that will lead us back to Chania.

HORSEBACK RIDING - Magical Kournas Lake

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY.   Crete offers splendid opportunities for horse-back riding and Zoraïda's Horse-Riding lets you taste the finest! From hourly rides to full equestrian holidays, always an experience and for many the highlight of their holidays. Crete welcomes YOU!  Details of your trip Gentle, forward going and well-looked after horses. Our sweet horses do appreciate a juicy apple, fresh carrots or a slice of dry bread as a reward :-) Small guided groups or private rides Combining dirt and asphalted roads, we will make way to the magical Lake of Kournas. Peaceful and unspoiled nature with amazing views guaranteed. No doubt we will meet family sheep... Riding along the turquoise lake is really a very unique way of visiting the only sweet water lake on Crete. A perfect excursion to get into horse-riding! Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

HORSEBACK RIDING - Riding & swimming with horses 2,5h

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY.   Crete offers splendid opportunities for horse-back riding and Zoraïda's Horse-Riding lets you taste the finest! From hourly rides to full equestrian holidays, always an experience and for many the highlight of their holidays. Crete welcomes YOU!  Details of your trip Gentle, forward going and well-looked after horses. Our sweet horses do appreciate a juicy apple, fresh carrots or a slice of dry bread as a reward :-) Small guided groups or private rides A more challenging beginner's ride which is only possible when the sea is very calm. Through nature and the village outskirts we will reach the sea. Unsaddling the horses and getting into bikini-mood is next. Get to experience the unique feeling of floating on a swimming horse! When the horses and we are dried up, we will head back to the ranch. Horses do not like waves, so in case of too strong wind, this excursion will be postponed. Best to book this ride for the beginning of your holidays! Try wearing your bikini under your clothes and do bring a towel along. Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

HORSEBACK RIDING - Advanced 2 h

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY Walking, trotting & slow galloping. Min. 2 years riding and +12 years old   Crete offers splendid opportunities for horse-back riding and Zoraïda's Horse-Riding lets you taste the finest! From hourly rides to full equestrian holidays, always an experience and for many the highlight of their holidays. Crete welcomes YOU!  Details of your trip Beach ride  A 30 minute walk through greenery and the village outskirts to the beach will give you the chance to connect to your horse and to properly warm up its legs. Get ready for some exciting canters during an actual 8.5 km long beach ride. An unforgettable experience! Who told you, you need wings to fly? Gentle, forward going and well-looked after horses. Our sweet horses do appreciate a juicy apple, fresh carrots or a slice of dry bread as a reward :-) Small guided groups or private rides Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

Boat Tour - Platanias 3h - 25 EUR

SEA AND SUN - 1/2 DAY  Make sure you join up Captain Argiris and his crew for a 3 hour boat trip. Discover Platanias seaside with snorkeling and swimming, learn a few things from the crew and see some history that's hidden on the seabed…  Details of your trip Details of your trip You will be greeted by the Captain and his friendly crew at the small harbour of Platanias. Life jackets are available for anyone who would like. The boat will head out to the island of Agios Theodori and if the weather allows they will take you around the hole island. Then it's time for the first stop, go for swimming and snorkeling just by the shore of the island and from here you might see the famous Kri Kri goats. The amazing service minded team of the boat will take good care of you and show you some hidden treasures of the sea, share some of their knowledge of the wildlife and show them to you. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask, they are more then happy to answer you. The boat will continue a bit further down and make another stop and here you can see a old war plane that crashed during the world war II. During the ride home to the harbour you will have the view of the busy coastline of Platanias. This trip has been very loved by its visitors and many choose to do it one more time at their next visit to Platanias. Notice:  If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be cancelled and you will get 100% refund on your payment.

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Sunset Safari Tour with Wine Tasting, 4- 5hours 71 EUR

LOCAL EXPERIENCE - FULL DAY. Premium Sunset Safari Tour in the Northwest side of the inland of Crete... Allow yourself to indulge in a romantic off-road route experience with the best panoramic view in a semi private tour up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle. Our evening tour begins from Chania city centre and tourist areas, heading towards the White Mountains through uncharted mountain routes. Our premium off-road vehicles driven by well trained escorts will help you enjoy the best panoramic sunset view of Northwest Crete from above. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Sunset Safari Tour,  4 - 5 hours Unpaved off-road routes, wild and dense vegetation, non tourist places, unique panoramic views, ideal for sunset capture stops, combined with a wine tasting accompanied by Cretan delicacies platter, are only some of the experiences that you will gain in a 4-5 hour premium sunset safari tour. After our off-road exploration through orange and lemon tree valleys in villages of Patelari, Varipetro, Alikianos and Vatolakos, we reach an amazing point in the heal of Vatolakkos at 700m altitude where we will have the best panoramic view of the sunset and the possibility to admire the entire city below. After experiencing the sunset, we continue our road-trip to Cretan Villages, full of amazing sights and stories until we reach Manousakis Winery where we will taste their wine. After the tasting, we begin to reach the end of our Sunset Safari tour, driving back to our hotels full of memories, premium service and experiences, adventures and best panoramic views of Chania from above.

Elafonissi Tour - BEST SELLER - 39 EUR

SEA AND SUN - FULL DAY. Don't miss out on our most loved beach Elafonissi! This magical place you will find on the south-western cost, with its crystal clear water and pink sandy beach makes the time there breathtaking...  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Your trip starts by being picked up from your hotel or at one of our specific pick up points, the bus will drive you to the south west of Crete. The guide will give you all the necessary information about the tour in English, Greek or German. During the drive to Elafonissi there will be a 20-30 minute stop at a small traditional village called “Elos” at about 10:00a.m for breakfast. The next stop is at the holy Monastery of Chrisoskalitisa (if you translate it means the Monastery of the Golden step) for 15 minutes. It has a magnificent view. It is optional to enter or not. Entrance fee: 2€ You will reach the Elafonissi island about 11:30 and we stay for about 4 hours. You have plenty of time to walk through the shallow water to the island and discover the beauties of the flora and fauna. Swim in the crystal clear waters of this fantastic place which often is called “Cretan Maldives”. At you return the bus will make a stop for lunch at Amygdalokefali village at a restaurant with lovely view (40-45 minutes stop). The route to Elafonissi in the morning goes from Topolia Gorge and at the return it goes from another road that leads to the village Sfinari. It is a round trip because we want our clients to see a different scenery at the way back. Return time approximately 18.30-19:00 Children ticket is from 3 y/o-12y/o.

SAMARIA GORGE - Long Hike - 35 EUR

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL DAY Make sure you visit our famous Samaria Gorge. Starting with it's wooden staircase in Omalos village which is surrounded by the magnificent Lefka Ori. The starting point is 1250 meters above sea level and neighbouring mountain Gigilos stands tall peaking at 2080m in full view. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP The bus picks you up from your hotel early in the morning and brings you up to Omalos plateau where you can enjoy breakfast before you start the hike. You will be accompanied by the professional mountain guide who speaks English, German and Greek . The guide will be there to explain all the necessary information about your hike and provide you the tickets for the entrance and ferry boat. Entrance fee : 5€ (until 15 years old free of charge) , Ferry fee : 10€ ( Sougia ferry). Those have to be paid to the guide upon arrival . After your breakfast you enter the Samaria Gorge. Each one of our clients walks on their own pace and the guide will be at the end of the group to help out if you need him. When you reach the end you will see the village of Agia Roumeli. A meeting point is arranged to get your ferry tickets from our guide. You have time for a swim and lunch. At about 17:15 the boat leaves and brings you to Sougia(one hour boat trip). At Sougia the buses are waiting for our guests to bring them back to Chania (About 20:00 return time in Chania). For the other areas such us Platanias, Agia Marina etc the bus needs a little more time. This trip is not suggested for people with heart problems, elderly or pregnant women!! Six hours should see you through in comfort and leave you time to take photos along the way -as you will certainly want to do. There are no particular difficulties as it gradually makes its way down toward sea level. Be sure to wear strong and comfortable footwear. NO SANDALS! Children ticket is from 3 y/o-12y/o.

SAMARIA GORGE LAZY- 35 Eur -Short Hike

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL DAY. Make sure you visit our famous Samaria Gorge. If you are tired of walking but want photos for you Insta-followers, If you do not feel like walking today but want to admire the terrific natural environment, If you want to live a superior experience without getting tired, then this excursion is made for you! We will arrive around 7 o’clock in the morning and after a breakfast you will have the chance to photo-shoot the entrance of the gorge and admire the creation of the nature. The hiking escort will give you all necessary instructions and then he will enter the gorge with the rest of the group (you will meet again at Agia Roumeli). The driver will take you to the small village of Sougia where you embark on the boat to reach the village of Agia Roumeli which is the exit of the gorge of Samaria. You can walk until the exit of the gorge, to the “Iron Gates” or swim and have a lunch there until you meet with the rest of the group. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP  The gorge of Samaria is the biggest, most imposing and beautiful gorge in Greece and 2nd in Europe, and that is why it is internationally renown and mostly visited, since more than 300.000 people cross it each year. It has a wonderful landscape with rare geo-morphological formations. It is a unique biotope with particular richness in fauna and flora. It has a rich mythology as well, that goes back to pre- historical years and a tumultuous history during the difficult years of Crete. Samaria Gorge was proclaimed National Park of the White Mountains of Crete in 1962 when a couple of local families were still living in the village of Samaria, in the middle of the gorge and who were mainly busy with cattle-breeding and woodcutting. The surface covered at the time was 48.500 sqm., whereas the expansion of the Park today at 250.000 sqm. includes a remarkable part of the White Mountains. The main fauna species is the world-famous Cretan Chamois (wild goat - CAPRA AEGAGRUS CRETICA), an extremely beautiful and dashing animal that has been preserved, is now living freely in the gorge of Samaria and in the three gorges parallel to it. There is a total of 450 species of Cretan flora in the gorge, of which 70 are endemic, i.e. they grow in the gorge only. Among the well- known flora species, you find the perennial gigantic cypresses once used in shipbuilding and in the construction of the pillars of the Palace of Knossos by the Minoan Civilization.   Please note that the hiking escort will be with you until Omalos Plateau. You will meet again at Agia Roumeli with the rest of the Samaria Gorge group. Please note that Boat Ticket is not included and is paid on the spot in cash. NO SANDALS! Children ticket is from 3 y/o-11,99 y/o. Indicative Time-Table 05:20-06:10 Pick up 07:30 Short stop at Omalos (1.200 m) – free time forbreakfast and to take some pictures 08:00 Departure from Omalos to Sougia 09:00 Departure from Sougia to Agia Roumeli by boat 10:00 Arrival at Agia Roumeli walk into the gorge up to the Iron Gates (optional with fee – not included) Free time to eat & drink and to swim. 16:30 Meet your guide at Agia Roumeli and get the ferry-boat tickets to Sougia. 17:00-17:30 Departure from Agia Roumeli to Sougia 18:30 Arrival to Sougia 20:00 - 20:30 Arrival at your Hotel

AQUA CRETA Limnoupolis Waterpark, start from Chania

FOR CHILDREN - FULL DAY  An exciting day filled with sun and water fun awaits the visitors of Limnoupolis! The park has something happening in every corner, a total of 11 water slides, all unique, and guarantees to fill you with the super adrenaline rush you’re after. LIMNOPOLIS - WATERPARK The little friends of "Aqua Creta Limnoupolis" will immediately get excited with the colorful experience of the specially designed kids pool and its island with many amusing games with a twist, a big barrel that overturns and plunges you with water and many smaller slides suitable for the younger ones.  The impressive variety of exciting activities is designed to cater to the needs of every age group, so you are not likely to ever get bored at any point! Apart from our little friends who explore endless games at Limnoupolis, the parents have their own chance to enjoy countless hours of relaxation in the sun. The huge central swimming pool of "Aqua Creta Limnoupolis" is a 1,500-square-meters “water oasis”, there is also an especially designed area where you can dive from the diving platform where the depth is 3.80 m. The surrounding area of the central pool is equipped with comfortable sunbeds and cool sun umbrellas for our visitors to relax under the bright sun at no extra charge. The bar operating in the area will ensure that your favorite tastes and cool drinks are not to be missed. For thoses who want to take it a bit easy the lazy river is perfect, it’s in a green atmosphere of natural stones, caves and waterfalls, or relax on a sunbed on the grass.  The park offers stable and free wifi, a simple restaurant, a mini market, bars for beverages, icecreams, snacks and more.  

KNOSSOS - A Culture Trip 35 EUR

LOCAL EXPERIENCE - A Culture Trip - FULL DAY. Knossos palace is Crete’s most visited archaeological site. Discover the well know myths about the Minotaur and the Labyrinth while walking through the history of the Minoan civilisation. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP The first excavation of the site was conducted in 1878 by Minos Kalokerinos of Herakleion. This was followed by the long-term excavations 1900-1913 and 1922-1930) of the Englishman Sir Arthur Evans, who uncovered virtually the entire palace. While walking through the palace you can admire the Frescoes, pottery and the Throne room. This great civilization was destroyed at the explosion of the volcano of Santorini island. You will be picked up from your hotel or at one of the pick up points, the guide will fill you in with all the information about our trip. On the national road outside Rethmyno there will be a stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast. Upon arrival at the Palace of Knossos the professional archaeologists-guide will guide you for 2 hours. The guided tour will be in English. After the tour in Knossos you will be driven to the city center of Heraklion where you have time to visit either the archaeological museum of Heraklion or have lunch and admire the capital of Crete. You have approximately 2 hours free time. While returning there will be a 20 minute stop for a refreshment and then you will be back at Chania about 18:30 p.m   Notice! Entrance fee for Knossos Palace and Archeological museum : 16€ (children up to 12 years pay 8 euros). To be paid upon arrival. Children ticket is from 3 y/o-12y/o.

Kayaking in Falassarna

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. An accessible sea adventure in turquoise water. A short, wonderful sea kayak excursion in West Crete. We paddle to Limpet island, just off Falasarna beach. Then we visit the shallow sunken Allied ship.  Details of your trip We set off from Kissamos and drive 20 minutes over to the West coast. We launch from the pink sands of Falasarna beach. Alternatively, we meet directly in Falasarna so you can hang out on the beach afterwards.We paddle across the bay with turquoise waters to the small off-shore Limpet island. We navigate around the shallow reef and go along the island. We get back to the main island to discover the secret of an Allied WWII transport ship sunk in shallow waters. We make our way back to shore over extensive seagrass meadows.We take advantage of the sit-on-tops and jump in the blue element. We don our masks and snorkels and we take a closer look at the shallow reefs, the shipwreck, the seagrass meadows and the sea life in it. We land back in Falasarna beach, on the soft pink-sand shores and snack in the shade of the tamarisk trees. We can also enjoy a drink at the cafe with an overview of the bay. Kayaking time: 1-2 hours Total time: 4 hours Kayak Distance: 4-7Km Difficulty: for everyone Notice!

BALOS LAGOON TOUR - 45 EUR

BALOS LAGOON Cruise - FULL DAY - WITH TRANSFER One of Crete’s top beaches! Visit one of Europe's most beautiful beaches, Balos Lagoon with crystal clear waters and white sand, with a stop at the Gramvousa island. A wonderful boat cruise with all the comforts on board.  Details of your trip Your day starts with being picked up from your hotel or at one of the specific pick up points.On the bus the guide is going to give you all the necessary information about the cruise.The ferry is waiting for you when you arrive at the port of Kissamos, Kastelli. You only pay 10 euros now at the booking point as a deposit and the remaining 28 euros during the excursion. The guide will collect the money for the boat tickets from you so you can skip the lines at the ticket offices. About 10:20 you will set off for the island of Gramvousa which takes approximately 45 minutes. On the ferry there is a kitchen with self service dishes, meals and snacks. You can sit back on a deck chair or in the lounge. Once you arrive at the island of Gramvousa you can either have a swim or you can take a hike to the top of the island to the Venetian fortress. Here you have 2,5 hours before the ferry continues to the lagoon of Balos which is 20 minutes from there. As soon as you arrive at the lagoon you will have about 3 hours there to enjoy. You may at any time go back to the boat for food or also hire umbrellas if the heat is too intense. After swimming and relaxing at the lagoon, the boat will take you straight back to the port of Kissamos. This is a great photo opportunity as the sun will be behind you as you look out on the scenery of the island. At 18:00 the ferry is arriving at the port, return time in Chania is approximately: 19.00. Notice! To see the Gramvousa fortress you need to walk uphill a couple of hundred of meters to reach the top of the island. Children ticket is from 3 y/o-12y/o.

BE AN ARCHAEOLOGIST FOR A DAY! ONLY FOR Kids 40 EUR/ PARENTS FREE

FOR CHILDREN - 1/2 DAY Play-Dig-Learn! Let’s help prehistory come to life for children! We have constructed an archaeological pit for children to learn the purpose of archaeology and have a great time too!  Dig the interiors of a minoan house! Lillipopite Archaeologist We pick you up (afternoon time) from your accommodation and transfer you to the archaeological pit, which is based on real-life archaeological excavations from the Minoan time period. When a group of children comes to dig with us, we take the time to help them understand what an archaeologist does and how he or she works. We teach archaeological techniques and explain why excavating is done in a specific way. As they dig, we supervise their progress, helping them to understand each step’s purpose. Using a combination of Minoan artifacts and fossils buried in the soil, we help our junior archaeologists reconstruct history. Note: Parents must join and it’s for free.

Hike & Kayak Adventure - 2 Days

Join Manu and Fiona on this exciting Hike & Kayak Mini Samaria Adventure - 2 Days. Truly experience the wonders of nature in this human powered 2 day exploration of Samaria National Park, the White Mountains and the Cretan South.  Kayak along rugged coastlines, and hike the longest gorge in Europe, enjoying stunning views, spectacular nature and local wildlife. This is for you who is pretty fit and able to do 15km on the kayak first day and walking Samaria the next day. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Day 1: Sea Kayak - Rugged Southern Coastlines   Welcome meeting and briefing in the traditional town of Kissamos, followed by a car transfer to Sougia, on the South coast. See the stunning southern coastline from a different perspective, as you kayak with a guide from Sougia to the small villlage of Agia Roumeli, only accessible by boat. Enjoy the flexibility of the kayaks as you explore small bays and beaches, rock formations and sea caves along your way. Expect soaring cliffs, turquoise clear waters and plenty of opportunities for swim/snorkel stops as you go. Spend the evening at your leisure in Agia Roumeli. Refuel with a cold beer and great food with a sea view at one of the tavernas, take a dip in the Libyan sea from the pebble beach or hike up to the old fortress overlooking the village for some really spectacular sunset views. Overnight in Agia Roumeli. Day 2: Hike - The Longest Gorge   Today you will hike, at your own pace, the stunning gorge of Samaria – the longest gorge in Europe. It runs 16km from Agia Roumeli to Omalos in the White mountains. Take advantage of your perfect positioning (waking up almost at the entrance to the gorge) to get an early start, or plan the day as you wish. Most walkers need 5-7 hours to cross the gorge. You will walk the gorge uphill – easier on the knees! – and should arrive at the impressive narrow point “Portes” early on in your hike, with very few other walkers around. Perfect photo opportunity! Experience the gorge in relative solitude, allowing you to fully appreciate the scenery and enjoy the changing environments around you, as you pass from rocky riverbed and coloured rock faces, past the abandoned village of old Samaria, through shady pine forests and finally ascend to the exit in the mountainous village of Omalos, where we will be waiting to collect you and transfer you to the town of Chania or Kissamos.   Scheduled dates May: 17/5 – 18/5 2021 – From 190€ (Single room supplement: 35€) June: 20/6 – 21/6 2021 – From 190€ (Single room supplement: 45€) July: 16/6 – 17/7 2021 – From 230€ (Single room supplement: 55€) August: 18/8 – 19/8 2021 – From 230€ (Single room supplement: 55€) September: 13/9- 14/9 2021 – From 190€ (Single room supplement: 45€) October: 26/10 – 27/10 2021 – From 190€ (Single room supplement: 35€) Note Activities & routes listed in the itinerary are weather dependent. We will always try to stick as close as possible to the itinerary but the activities and may be rearranged or substituted in case of need. Extra fees are: Samaria Entrance fee : 5€ (until 15 years old free of charge)    We are flexible. We have fixed dates but you can ask us about coming on your preferred dates. We offer multi-day tours that include accommodation, but if you have your own favourite place to stay, we can organise just the activities, ask us.    

Manousakis Winery Wine Tastings - Private Trip with Add Ons

Try five to seven different kinds of  wines and get a tour in the vineyard.   Details of your trip Premium Tasting   You must have been wondering what would be a good local wine to bring back home either for yourself or for a friend of yours as a gift. Get to know the wine selection - maybe you will find your new favorite one! During the Premium tasting tour you will have a possibility to taste seven different wines paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt and learn about wine making process at the Manousakis winery. Prices:  

HORSEBACK RIDING - For Kids

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY.   Crete offers splendid opportunities for horse-back riding and Zoraïda's Horse-Riding lets you taste the finest! From hourly rides to full equestrian holidays, always an experience and for many the highlight of their holidays. Crete welcomes YOU!  Details of your trip Gentle, forward going and well-looked after horses. Our sweet horses do appreciate a juicy apple, fresh carrots or a slice of dry bread as a reward :-) Small guided groups or private rides Parents welcome to join on walk Guided walk for children in the rural outdoors (30 min.)  Every child deserves to get to experience the kind nature of a horse in a safe way. Parents are more than welcome to walk or ride along.  Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

Boat Trip To Magical Menies Beach 25 EUR

BOAT CRUISE & SEA AND SUN - 1/2 DAY. Menies is a secluded beach many kilometers from the nearest village, untouched by man. On our way to this paradise we will stop at caves for you to explore and to swim in crystal clear waters. We welcome you to a 4 hour boat trip to enjoy the sea and the sun!  Boat trip to Menies We start our adventure from the harbour of Kolympari taking you to the beautiful beach of Menies also known as Diktyna located on the northeastern shores of Cape Rodopos. The beach is in a small bay where the Foundas Gorge ends. It's a lovely secluded beach with pebbles and crystal clear waters, the usual winds blowing in the area doesn't reach this paradise.The wild beauty will win you over for sure!  On our way to the beach we will make a stop at caves giving you the chance to swim and explore the shores of this charming area. We will guide you to places of historical and geographical importance of Crete, we will for example show you the monastery of St. George, dating from 530 BC, and the remains of the ancient port.  Menies beach is several kilometers away from the nearest village and it has not been altered by man in any shape or form. It is a virgin landscape that awaits you! A perfect place to swim and relax in the company of the amazing nature of Crete. Boat leavs harbor at  time: 10:15 Return time: 14:15 Duration: 4 hours Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get a 100% refund on your payment.

Limnoupolis Waterpark, start from Chania

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Safari Tour 2 - Explore the Secrets 89 EUR

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PREVELI BEACH - NEW!!!

SEA AND SUN - FULL DAY. NEW 2021! NEW 2021! Preveli is located about 35km south of Rethymno and 10km east of Plakias. Beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli or Phoenix, is located at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotis Gorge, where the Great River (Megas Potamos) flows. It is certainly the most famous beach in south Crete, accepting thousands of visitors every summer. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP During the 60s and 70s, it was a favorite destination for the hippies. On the banks of the Grand River there is a large colony of Theophrastus palm trees, which give the region a sense of a tropical landscape. The river, forming a small lake, 500m long, before emptying into the sea, has water all year round. You can walk along the river, under the shade of palm trees and other trees, and start ascending in the beautiful canyon. You can swim in the cold ponds formed in the gorge. A big fire in 2010 burnt almost everything of this paradise, but the palmgrove recovered and still remains a heaven on earth. At the exit of the river, a sandy beach with pebbles and sand is formed, with sea water being very cool due to the river. In the eastern part of the beach, there is a beautiful rock reminding of a heart. The beach is not well organized because the area is protected, without any umbrellas. You will come from the bus to Preveli by boat. Boat schedule : 11:30 Damnoni - Preveli & 15:00 Preveli - Plakia/Damnoni Please note that Rubbish disposal and taking seashells from the Beach is strictly prohibited.

E - bike Tour: Traditional Villages of Kissamos

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY We will take you off-the-beaten-track on our guided e-bike tours. Together, we will discover the secluded corners of Crete that we have got to know, away from the crowds and near the sun, sea and natural beauty.  Details of your trip An E-bike ride to the historical villages inland of Kissamos. Good for those who love to explore traditional history on quiet roads and gentle hills. We set off from Kissamos on quiet roads and venture inland among olive groves and gentle valleys. We climb steadily and see the local farmed landscape. We direct ourselves to the village of Rokka, the site of an old town on an impressive huge rock overlooking a gorge. We park the bikes and explore the alleys and site on foot. Alternatively, we ride through country backroads to the village of Polyrrinia. This was a strong town in antiquity, easily understood when we see its position perched on top of a commanding hill. We park the bikes and explore the narrow alleys and the historical ruins of aqueducts and rock cut houses. Cycling time: 2 hours (3½ hours Long tour) Distance cycling: 27Km (46 Km Long tour) Elevation gain: 560m (870m Long tour) Total time: 3 hours (5 hours Long tour) Difficulty: easy Road: 100% paved   Notice! To be able to pedal gently for 2-3 hours.

Santorini - One day Cruise 165 EUR

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea. This beautiful island is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera and may have led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, through a gigantic tsunami. Another popular theory holds that the Thera eruption is the source of the legend of Atlantis. The major settlements include Fira (Phira), Oia, Kamari, Perissa, Imerovigli, Pyrgos, and Therasia. During our visit you have the opportunity to see nearly all of them.      Santorini - One Day Cruise Early departure with the bus from Chania towards the city of Rethymno.About 1 hour drive. Upon arrival at the port of Rethymno you will have to show your ID cards or Passports in order to enter the speed boat. Departure time: 08:00   Arrival about 10:30 a.m at Santorini. The tours on Santorini will take place in the following languages: English-French- German-Italian- Russian-Polish. (Czech and Hungarian depending on demand).Our guides will assist travelers to board on their bus and during the ride they will provide them information regarding the culture and the history of the island.  1st stop on Oia. The travelers will spend some free time and will enjoy the unique view.(1,5 hours )  2 st stop: Fira. The travelers will explore the picturesque alleys, shop or they will simply gaze over the view and the magnificent cliffs of the Caldera.( 2hours) After having completed their visit in Fira , our guests have 2 hours free time to choose between the following options : Α. Fira. The travelers can either remain in the beautiful capital of the island. (We recommend) Β. Beach of Perissa and Perivolos. They may enjoy the swimming in the magnificent black beach of Perissa. For their convenience, we have selected several local restaurants/bars where they can get a 10% discount on the menu prices for main dishes and drinks. C. Volcano tour. Traditional Aegean- style small boats will take them to the volcano site (extra charge 15€)   Departure time from Santorini: 17:30 . Arrival in Chania area about 22:00  

Elafonissi SUNSET Tour - 39 EUR

SEA AND SUN - 1/2 DAY. Don't miss out on our most loved beach Elafonissi! This magical place you will find on the south-western cost, with its crystal clear water and pink sandy beach makes the time there breathtaking... Elafonisi beach has been voted several times as one of the most majestic beaches not only in Europe but also in the world. The area features exotic beauty: dunes, cedar trees, white lilies, black rocks, rare species of animals and birds that live there, blue waters and bright white sand.  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Your trip starts by being picked up from your hotel or at one of our specific pick up points, the bus will drive you to the south west of Crete. The guide will give you all the necessary information about the tour in English, Greek or German. Our tour to the beautiful island of Elafonissi starts a little bit after noon with a direct drive through the mountains. Approximate time of arrival at the beach 15:15 p.m . We will be staying in Elafonissi until 19:00.( In September-October times will change as sunset is earlier).After that we will go for dinner in the village of Amygdalokefali in a restaurant which has one of the best sunsets in the area as it is at the edge of the cliff overwatching the sea.Time there about 1 hour and then we will return to Chania( approximately 22:00).   This tour is ideal for guests who want :   Small groups which are not exceeding 20 pax. Not an early wake up as it starts about 13:00 p.m . To be arriving at the beach after the overcrowded time allowing more relaxing moments. Not so much time in the bus as there are few pick ups. A more romantic perspective watching the sunset.

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