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Looking for fun and exciting things to do in Crete? You are in the right place! If you want a little bit more action during your holiday we are sure you will find something that suits you here. Jeep Safari in the mountains with the local experts, Kayaking along the coast of Crete, Horseback Riding on the beach, Hiking in a gorge or gliding in the sky with a professional Paraglider instructor. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions or if you are looking for a specific activity, we will do our very best to find it for you.

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Sea Kayak along the peninsula West Cost - 65€

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Discover the peninsula of Rodopo in West Crete on a sea kayak. We go exploring along one of the fingers in West Crete, to find remote coves, navigate through shallow rocks, admire the rugged landscape, be awed by the vertical cliffs, jump in to relax with a snorkel.    Details of your trip We set off from Kissamos and drive 20 minutes over to the West coast. We launch from the village of Sfinari.  We navigate around the shallow reef and go along the island.  Kayak sit-on-tops on the peninsula in the rugged West coast of Crete. An adventure on the edge between the elements, where sea, sky and land all meet. Kayaking time: 2 hours Total time: 4 hours Kayak Distance: < 10Km Difficulty: for everyone This activity is weather dependent. We have two options for starting points, on either side of the peninsula, chosen depending on the winds. Notice!

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.

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!

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.    

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