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BIKE TOURS

Feel the summer breeze on your face and smell the flowers from the orange trees! Thanassis and his team will take you for a bike ride with breathtaking views and you will see the cretan nature from up and close. All the tours are planned carefully and follow tightly the safety regulations. The half day tours are suitable for bikers in all ages while the whole day tours are for more ambitious cyclists. Biking in Crete with Thanassis and his team is an experience you shouldn't miss.

THE MINIVAN

In a minivan with the bikes on a trailer we ascend to Crete's most unspoilt mountain regions. At the starting point the bikes are unloaded, you get your helmets and an experienced guide will accompany you downhill into the coastal areas. We will be using minor asphalt roads and well-maintained agricultural roads with only soft uphill passages. It is not a competition but fun instead. The service van follows the group throughout the day. 

EASY 1/2 DAY-BIKE TOUR - Deres - 42 EUR

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.   

EASY FULL DAY BIKE TOUR - Paleochora - 68 EUR

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.

Medium Full Day Bike & Hike Tour - Sougia 68 EUR

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.

SAMARIA

Longest gorges in Europe

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GORGES

Cretan soil consists of approximately 95% mountains. Only in Sfakia which name in Cretan dialect means “the land of the gorges” you will find a large number of gorges and canyons. The biggest and the most well known gorge is Samaria, absolutely one of the top sights in Crete. But don’t forget the other options like Agia Irini which is a beautiful especially in the springtime!

 

Falassarna Walk 35 EUR

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).  

IMBROS Gorge - 9 km FREE WIFI on bus

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. 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.  

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SAMARIA GORGE - Long Hike - 28 EUR

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.

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Amazing nature in the mountains of Omalos

JEEP SAFARI

Have an adventure!

If you are not afraid of bumpy roads and you want to see the real Cretan countryside- this a perfect way to experience western Crete. Join the jeep safari to learn more about the life in the villages and to taste the island's own products. Excitement, beauty, cretan taste, amazing views, wild animals these tours have it all. Book an unforgettable day!

Safari Tour 1 - The White Mountains 80 EUR

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...
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Safari Tour 2 - Explore the Secrets 80 EUR

See the beautiful landscape of Crete and try our olive oil, see how it's produced and try our tasty wine at a winery. Learn a few Cretan secrets for a long life.  DETAILS OF YOUR T...
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Paragliding - 15 min Tandem flight - 85 EUR

Experience Crete from a Different Perspective with a Tandem Paragliding Flight. Every year hundreds of visitors choose Cretan Paragliding to give them wings. We offer an easy, safe way to enjoy the exhilarating, unforgettable freedom of life from above.  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP When it comes to your tandem paragliding experience, you’re the boss. We’ll tailor-make the flight to suit your preferences: it can be smooth sailing from start to finish, or if you’re in the mood for adventure,  just chat to your pilot and he’ll jump at the opportunity to take your flight to the next level at no extra charge. We cooperate with the only Paragliding School in Crete certified from the Greek Air Sport Federation. They organize paragliding courses, holidays and Tandem flights. Located in the city of Chania. We’ll take-off from Varipetro which is close to Chania, almost 500 meters above sea level. This is where every local pilot learns to fly, and where most of our students take their first flights. Please note that we need a northerly wind direction in order to fly from Varipetro. This is the home of paragliding in Crete. Experience incredible views of the entire northern coastline including Chania city, Souda Bay and a small lake. There are often thermals that we can catch to reach altitudes of over 1000 meters. Flight duration: 15 minutes Total duration: 90 minutes (transportation from meeting point to take off-briefing-flight-trasportation from landing field to meeting point.) Languages: English, Greek Extras: Video or Photo Paragliding is a 100% weather depended activity. Have in your mind that due to weather conditions, there might be some rescheduling if necessary.

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Paragliding - 30 min Tandem flight - 115 EUR

Experience Crete from a Different Perspective with a Tandem Paragliding Flight. Every year hundreds of visitors choose Cretan Paragliding to give them wings. We offer an easy, safe way to enjoy the exhilarating, unforgettable freedom of life from above.  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP When it comes to your tandem paragliding experience, you’re the boss. We’ll tailor-make the flight to suit your preferences: it can be smooth sailing from start to finish, or if you’re in the mood for adventure,  just chat to your pilot and he’ll jump at the opportunity to take your flight to the next level at no extra charge. We cooperate with the only Paragliding School in Crete certified from the Greek Air Sport Federation. They organize paragliding courses, holidays and Tandem flights. Located in the city of Chania. We’ll take-off from Varipetro which is close to Chania,almost 500 meters above sea level. This is where every local pilot learns to fly, and where most of our students take their first flights. Please note that we need a northerly wind direction in order to fly from Varipetro. This is the home of paragliding in Crete. Experience incredible views of the entire northern coastline including Chania city, Souda Bay and a small lake. There are often thermals that we can catch to reach altitudes of over 1000 meters. Flight durartion: 30 minutes Total duration: About 2 hours (trasportation from meetting point to take off-briefing-flight-trasportation from landing field to meetting point.) Languages: English, Greek Extras: Video or Photo Paragliding is a 100% weather depended activity. Have in your mind that due to weather conditions, there might be some rescheduling if necessary.

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Paragliding - Balos Lagoon flight 185 EUR

Experience Crete from a Different Perspective with a Lagoon Paragliding Flight. Every year hundreds of visitors choose Cretan Paragliding to give them wings. We offer an easy, safe way to enjoy the exhilarating, unforgettable freedom of life from above.  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP When it comes to your tandem paragliding experience, you’re the boss. We’ll tailor-make the flight to suit your preferences: it can be smooth sailing from start to finish, or if you’re in the mood for adventure,  just chat to your pilot and he’ll jump at the opportunity to take your flight to the next level at no extra charge. We cooperate with the only Paragliding School in Crete certified from the Greek Air Sport Federation. They organize paragliding courses, holidays and Tandem flights. Located in the city of Chania. We’ll take-off from Varipetro which is close to Chania,almost 500 meters above sea level. This is where every local pilot learns to fly, and where most of our students take their first flights. Please note that we need a northerly wind direction in order to fly from Varipetro. It is a flight close to an hour during in which we manage to fly close to the vertical rocks and see Balos from above (a worldwide famous beach). Flight durartion: 1.00 hour Total duration: 2:00 hour (trasportation from meetting point to take off-briefing-flight-trasportation from landing field to meetting point.) Languages: English, Greek Extras: Video or Photo Paragliding is a 100% weather depended activity. Have in your mind that due to weather conditions, there might be some rescheduling if necessary.

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  • WINE TASTING - LUNCH

    Tour in winery is included

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  • winw tasting - simple

    With a  tour at the winery

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WINERY TOURS

The roots of wine production are very deep in Crete. The Cretan soil together with sun and the right temperature creates the unique taste for Cretan wines. Wine has always been an important part of Crete and nowadays the more developed wine producing methods have raised the quality and respect of the Cretan wines among the wine lovers.

A small family-owned Manousakis Winery in Vatolakkos still follows the traditional ways of growing their grapes and producing the wine. The grape fields are taken care of with the respect towards the nature and the grapes are even today picked up with hand work.

WINE TASTING

Come and enjoy a tour and tasting at the Manousakis Winery! During the tour you will have a chance to attend the presentation and to hear about the wine making process including a tasting of different wines paired with small local Cretan plates or even a nice lunch if you wish.

Wine Tasting - Simple 8 EUR

Come and enjoy a tour and tasting at a Winery! During the tour you will have a chance to attend the presentation and to hear about the wine making process.

COOKING CLASSES

GET THE CHANCE TO LEARN RECIPES FROM CRETE

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COOK, EAT & EXPLORE….

The kitchen is a place where creativity, inspiration, fun and magic come together. With the guidance of our chef you will learn to turn fresh local quality produce, focusing on food for health and vitality, into authentic Cretan dishes. The cooking classes go far beyond just teaching you a recipe from a cookbook. Our local chefs are passionate about getting you involved in the cooking process, further inspire you to strengthen your skills in the kitchen.

HANDS-ON 

A truly hands-on experience whilst learning culinary techniques and having fun. Learn to cook authentic Cretan recipes. This not a cooking class were you only watch the chef, with our class you will all get busy with your very own pots and pans.

Cooking Class - Terra Crete - 98 EUR

Experience the Cretan gastronomy, learn to create healthy dishes, cook with us. A fun and interactive cooking class for any level of experience. Join our cooking classes, a truly hands-on ex...

Private Chef

Designed to give a unique, modern and stylish dining experience. A local chef that brings a restaurant style dining experience to your very own home or accommodation.

CRETAN CUISINE

The Greek cuisine is known for its good quality products and the amazing taste of its food and wines. Some dishes are the same everywhere in Greece, whereas some others are local culinary specialties. The same dishes can be cooked differently or with different ingredients depending on the region. Food is an important part of the Greek culture.
Crete is famous for its traditional cuisine. The nutritional value of the Cretan cuisine was discovered by the American epidemiologist Ancel Keys in the 1960, being later often mentioned by epidemiologists as one of the best examples of the Mediterranean diet. 

CRETAN CUISINE

Famous for its traditional cuisine