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Over 50 activities to do in Western Crete. Something for everyone and all ages. Get an unforgettable experience whilst visiting Crete. Top things to do and see!

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Horseback riding - Beach Ride

ADVANCED - 1/2 DAY  For you who have more experience horse back riding, don't miss the opportunity to go for a ride here in the beach of Crete.   Details of your trip The Horse Riding Center is located in Kavros, approx 30 - 40 min ride from Chania and Platanias area.  After an introduction with the professional trainers, 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. A fantastic 7 km long beach ride with gentle trotting will definitely be the highlight of your holiday! May you enjoy the feeling of space and freedom. A memory that will last forever... Min. 1/2 year of regular riding is required.   All horses are gentle, forward and well-looked after. Of course they appreciate an apple, carrot or a slice of bread as a reward! Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

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HORSEBACK RIDING - Magical Kournas Lake

FOR NEW BEGINNERS - 1/2 DAY. The magical Kournas lake, Crete's only freshwater lake, is surrounded by stunning nature. It is known for its terrapins and tourism; and makes with all its tavernas, ceramic shops, and pedalo rental places, a great location for an afternoon filled with fun and admiration. So, why not combine it with a unique horse ride?  Details of your trip The Horseback riding center is located in Kavros, approx 30-40 min ride from Chania and Platanias area. This English-guided ride is at a walking pace only on sweet and well-trained horses. A perfect choice to get into horse riding! Riding mainly over dirt roads amid olive grooves, the chance to meet Family Sheep is quite big. Of course, there are also some short pieces of tarmac to connect the dirt roads. To let you enjoy the lake in its full beauty, we will not ride down along the lake itself, but you'll get to see the lake from a bird's eye view. Especially during the bright morning ride, the large lake impresses with its turquoise colors and the reflection of the surrounding mountains into the lake. But, for those of you who appreciate their sleep when being on holiday, an afternoon version of this ride also exists. All the horses are gentle, forward, and well-looked after. Of course, they appreciate an apple, carrot, or a slice of bread as a reward!   The actual duration of the excursion: 2 hours (08.00-10.00 or 3 hours before sunset) You are kindly requested to be at the ranch, 30 minutes in advance. Upon request is possible to get a transfer with or without spending the afternoon at the lake. This excursion is English-guided Minimum age: 6 years Maximum weight of the rider: 85 kg The riding is done on saddled horses. Young children get a suitable child saddle. For your safety and comfort, please wear long trousers and closed shoes. Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.  

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HORSEBACK RIDING - The Zen Ride

FOR NEW BEGINNERS - 1/2 DAY - The Zen Ride For you who love horses and always wanted to try it, don't miss this opportunity to go for a ride here in Crete. Mrs Kirsty and her professional Team will take you on the green trail thru olive groves and its beautiful nature, of course with very well trained and well looked after horses.  Details of your trip The Horse Ranch is situated in Kavros, approx 30 - 40 min ride from Chania and Platanias area.  After an introduction with our professional trainers, we start the riding on  dirt  roads surrounded with nature and stunning views. For sure some Cretan friends will meet up at the road...the sheeps! This is a tour for new beginners and is absolutely a perfect place to get into horse-riding. This is an excellent choice for people who like to relax on horses whilst enjoying the beautiful mountain and sea views. Although this ride is also available in the morning, the evening version offers a breathtaking sun setting. All horses are gentle, forward and well-looked after. Of course they appreciate an apple, carrot or a slice of bread as a reward!   You are kindly requested to be at the ranch, 30 minutes in advance. Transfer upon request is possible. Possibility to combine it with a free time visit to Kournas Lake on request. All groups are English-guided.  No experience required. Minimum age: 5 years. Maximum weight of the rider: 85 kg The actual duration of the excursion: 2 hours  The riding is done on saddled horses.  Please wear long trousers and closed shoes.    Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

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Elafonissi Tour - BESTSELLER

SEA AND SUN - FULL DAY. Visit Crete’s most loved beach, Elafonissi! A magical place on the southwest coast with crystal clear waters and beautiful pink sand. One of Europe’s top beaches. Book now!  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP You will be picked up by the bus at your pick up point. The drive will go through Western Crete and the village of Topolia where we will have the a 30 minute stop for refreshments/breakfast or a visit in a small stalactite cave called Agia Sofia. We will reach Elafonisi about 11:15 and we will stay there about 3,5 to 4 hours. You will have a plenty of time to walk through the shallow water to discover the beautiful area of Elafonisi, to sunbathe and to swim in the crystal clear water. A fantastic place which often is called as "The Cretan Maldives”. As we return with the bus, there will be a stop in a local village for late lunch for approx. one hour. The guiding in the tour is in English. Schedule: 08:00-09:05 Pick-Ups On the way a stop at Agia Sofia Cave (30 min) 11:15 Arrival at Elafonisi 15:15 Departure from Elafonisi On the way a stop at local village for late lunch (approx. 1 h) 18:30-19:00 Arrival at your hotel Children tickets from 3 y/o up to 12 y/o.

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Jeep Safari - The White Mountains

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.   The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under age of 18 years old. 

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SNORKELING - For all ages

SNORKLING - 1/2 DAY  Join a snorkeling trip starting from Chania! The guiding, equipment, transportation and light snack are all included in the price. Snorkling with licensed Padi Diving guides When you arrive at the diving center, you will need to fill in the necessary paperwork and you will receive snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, snorkel and short wetsuit). The guide gives a short theory session showing how to use the snorkeling equipment and informs you about the safety in snorkeling sites. One of the fast RHIB boats takes you for a 20-25 minute journey to the first snorkeling spot. Before going to the second place, there will be a stop for a light snack. • Level: none (ability to swim) • Minimum age: none • Duration: 10.00-14.00, 14.00-19.00 (Pick up transfer starts approx one hour prior activity) • Small group

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PADI Discover Scuba Diving

For beginners - Adults and Children - 1/2 DAY. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater and feel weightless?  If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving gives you the opportunity to try it first.  Our goal is to provide our customers with an adventurous Diving activity, one that will remain unforgettable. We will do our best for you to enjoy your Scuba Diving experience in a safe and relaxing manner. PADI Discover Scuba Diving PADI Discover Scuba Course (min. age 10) Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater and feel weightless?  If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving gives you the opportunity to try it first.   If you decide to take this diving course, you will be provided with PADI Discover Scuba Diver e-Learning Manual which includes all the required paperwork, theory and a certification verifying you have completed the course.  When transferred from your pick up point to the dive center and after completion of the paperwork, you will be all suited up, your scuba unit will have already been prepared for you to continue your instruction in beginning with different skills.  We will transport you with our boat to the dive location. When your instructor is satisfied with your performance of the skills, exercises and your comfort level being underwater, you will then enjoy your dive to a maximum dive depth of 12 meters for 30-45 minutes. (Instructor – student ratio is 3:1) When you complete this course, you will be transferred to your original pick up/ drop off point.  After this diving experience, you are now ready for the next level of courses, the Scuba Diver or the Open Water Course. For Children: Bubble Maker PADI Bubble Maker course (ages 8-10) A PADI program which introduces scuba diving as an activity to children ages 8-10.This is a great opportunity and an incredible experience for children to try out diving in Chania’s safe waters.  They are introduced with the use of the specialized equipment which is tailored to children and followed by an actual dive with a PADI instructor at a maximum depth of 2 meters.  This course is offered one-on-one (one child with one PADI instructor).  

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Private Jeep Tour To Elafonissi and Falassarna

Sun and Sea  EXPERIENCE - ADVENTURE - FULL DAY Escape to Crete’s amazing beaches Elafonisi and Falasarna, swim in turquoise crystal clear waters, explore traditional villages along the way and absorb the beauty as we are safely navigating through the Cretan Countryside.  There’s something undeniably artistic in the way the Cretan landscape unfolds, from the amazing sandy beaches in the north coast to the rugged canyons spilling out at the cove-carved and cliff-lined southern coastline. In between, orange and olive tree valleys, traditional villages, and spectacular views of the White Mountains. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Our escort will pick you up from your accommodation for a private tour with premium off-road vehicle from Chania to Elafonisi beach for swimming and 2 hours free time for area exploration. On the way to the South Coast we are crossing many historic Cretan villages like Topolia, Vlatos, Elos and Gorges whose views are breathtaking, with many photo stop opportunities. After our dive at the famous Elafonisi beach we are heading west travelling next to the gleaming sea and crossing Cretan villages of west coast like Chrisoskalitisa, Amygdalokefali, Sfinari. Then we reach Falasarna sandy beach for swimming and 2 hours free time to relax and enjoy the crystal clear waters. Here your lunch packages will be provided by us, ready to take with you down to the beach at any time of the day you wish. The day closes with a smooth ride through the North coast line of West Crete back to your hotel or villa or accommodation. A unique premium backcountry day escape, an exciting adventure embraced by the renowned Greek hospitality while enjoying the sights and professional but relaxed service!!!

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Private Jeep Tour To Balos Lagoon

LOCAL EXPERIENCE - ADVENTURE - FULL DAY This premium safari road trip is an authentic experience to visit Balos Lagoon in privacy and comfort, since you don't have to schedule your entire day according to the departures of the ferryboats. Arriving at the heights above the magnificent Balos Lagoon you are receiving a lunch box before the hike down to this paradise beach begins. The trip is ideal for everyone who's looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, for example youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Your private escort-driver, with a comfort off-road vehicle, will pick you up from the hotel and you will enjoy an interesting sightseeing tour on parts of North-Western Crete, listening to local stories and enjoy the panoramic views of the area. After Kissamos we will drive along on an off-road route at Gramvousa peninsula until we reach a specific spot at the top of Gramvousa peninsula, above Balos Lagoon where we will have to park the vehicle. From there your escort will direct you to follow a hike route about 20 to 40 minutes down to the mountainside until you reach Balos Lagoon. Find a cozy place on one of the white sandy beaches of Balos and spend 2 hours time there discovering the area and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Balos. On the way back up to the parking and following the same hiking route of 30 to 40 minutes approximately, you will have many opportunities for lifetime memorable panoramic photos of Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island from above! Your lunch packages will be provided by us, as well as a bottle of water, ready to take with you down to the beach. The day closes with a smooth ride through the North coast line of West Crete back to your hotel or villa or accommodation. A unique premium escape, an exciting adventure to visit Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Peninsula, swimming in crystal clear waters, embraced by the renowned Greek hospitality and enjoying the sights and professional but relaxed service! Notice!  The prices are for group participation with minimum of 4 pax to start per vehicle.   The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under age of 18 years old. 

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Elafonissi - PRIVATE TOUR

SEA AND SUN - PRIVATE TOUR - 7hours Visit Crete’s most loved beach, Elafonissi! A magical place on the southwest coast with crystal clear waters and beautiful pink sand. One of Europe’s top beaches. Book now!  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP You will be picked up by the driver at your accommodation. The escort will give you all necessary information about the trip in English or greek.  During the drive to Elafonissi there will be a approx 30 minute stop, either at Agia Sofia Cave or at a small traditional village for coffe or breakfast. If you want, the next stop is at the holy Monastery of Chrisoskalitisa (if you translate it means “The Golden step” ) for a visit. It has a magnificent view. It is optional to enter or not. Entrance fee: 2€ We will reach Elafonissi where you stay for about 3 - 4 hours. You have plenty of time to walk through the shallow water to discover the area. To sunbathe and to swim in the crystal clear water. A fantastic place which often is called the “Cretan Maldives”. The route to Elafonissi goes by Topolia Gorge and Elos both ways. * Prices valid for departure from Platanias region

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Let's go fishing!

SEA AND SUN - 1/2 DAY  Let's go fishing! Captain Michalis and his crew will take you on an unforgettable fishing trip!  Details of your trip Departing daily at 9.00 for the morning trip and at 14:30 for the afternoon trip from the Kolymbari port to unique destinations in area of western Crete, Captain Michalis shares his many years of experience and passion for fishing with you. Combining our respect for sea, the traditions and the history of our place, this excursion promises beutiful emotions that will be unforgettable. The trip includes a meal of FRESH fish cooked on board, accompanied with local drinks and fruits. The boat has all necessary equipment for fishing and all the measures needed for your safety. All Food and drinks are included in the price.   Duration: 5 h (Kindly be at the harbour latest 15min before the departure) Route: Kolimbari - Menies - Choirinisia - Thodorou Island - Kolimbari   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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SUP - Boarding Tour Chania

SEA AND SUN - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY - Nea Chora, Chania. Explore Chania on a SUP board! Do you want to have fun, enjoy the sun and crystal clear waters on a SUP board? Come join us on our most popular tour! DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP This trip is easy, fun and suitable for everyone! Our experienced instructor will teach you the basics of stand-up paddle boarding so you will feel safe and confident during our trip. After that, we will take you to a small beautiful oasis, the island of Lazareta. Lazareta is located in front of New Chora beach in the center of Chania. You won’t reach this gem by foot! You will discover the small beaches of Lazareta and hear about the history of the island that goes back to the Venetian period in 16th century. We will have time to enjoy swimming and sun. The water is very clear and friendly and there are plenty of fishes to see! While you’re relaxing in the sun, you can enjoy the breathtaking view above the town, where the White Mountains open wide and big at the back. Our instructor guide Socrates is a SUP paddler, surfer and a Dive Master. He has 20 years of experience in watersports and know this area like our own pockets. This is a unique experience you won’t forget! •  Duration: 2,5 hours •  Skill level: Beginners, Moderate, Intermediate •  Minimum age: All ages (under 15 years old with a guardian) Notice! We reserve the right to change or cancel the trip due to a bad weather conditions.

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Olive oil and Wine Tastings

Traditional and classic road trip with private guidning! Taste the green gold, the awarded Cretan olive oil, with us and give a hug to one of the oldest olive tree in the world! DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP We will take you to the heart of Western countryside and you will learn all about collecting the olives, the olive oil process and how we use olive oil here in Crete. Wine production has developed considerably in the area in recent years as well. Besides olive oil, you will have a great opportunity to taste local wine varieties and hear about the wine making process. Our stops in Kolymbari and Vouves will deepen your understanding of the importance of these fields in everyday life in Crete. Route: Platanias - Kolymbari - Vouves - Anoskeli - Platanias Duration 4h  

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From Falassarna to Balos Beach - with Speed Boat

Sea & Sun -  HALF DAY Join us a trip to Balos Beach witch starts from Falassarna.  A 11 meters long Speed Boat is waiting to take you from Falassarna to Balos Beach. We will spend a couple of hours at the famous Balos Beach and Gramvousa island with its crystal clear waters.  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP You can visit Balos Lagoon by joining in our group cruise – 17 people – which starts daily at 10:00 in the morning from Falassarna. We are back at Falassarna at 13.00 3 HOUR DURATION MAXIMUM 17 PEOPLE 11 METERS INFLATABLE BOAT HORSEPOWER 800HP [ 2x 400 ] WC & SHOWER DOLBY SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM Deposit Payment: 10 Euro/person Payment at Spot: 50 Euro/person Departure from Falassarna. Be at Falassarna latest 09:30. We will send you the exact location when you have proceed the deposit payment for the reservation.

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Village Road Trip

A picturesque upper village of Platanias, narrow country roads, chapels and churches, orange and avocado farms... Our Guided Village Road Trip in Platanias has it all! DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Our journey will start from Platanias square, from where we will drive up to the upper village and admire the wonderful view over the sea from the main church of Platanias, Agios Dimitris, and its beautiful cemetery. We will also peak in an interesting war museum underneath the church and hear the story how the olive tree saved the whole village during the German occupation. Next we will take the small country roads through the olive groves to the orange valley called Drakiana. By the river we will have a stop for a fresh orange juice and to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere before returning back to the vivid centre of Platanias.   Route: Platanias square - upper village - Drakiana Duration: 2h  

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Botanical Gardens

Explore the magical Cretan nature! Follow us to the famous Botanical Gardens of Crete full of plants from all over the world! DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Small traditional villages and fascinating mountain roads! This road trip is for you who love nature trails and green sceneries. The first part of our trip we will drive through orange farmers villages Patelari, Alikianos and Skines among the citrus, avocado and nut trees. When reaching up at an altitude of almost 500m in Karanou village the trees will change to apple and cherry trees. Mountainous views will take us to the foot of White Mountains where Botanical Garden was built 20 years ago to praise the unique microclimate of Crete. The garden introduces thousands of plants from all over the world along the 2,5 km walking path. By the small pond you will meet gooses, peacocks, donkeys and deers. Before return we will offer you local snack  in the park's own restaurant to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Route: Platanias - Patelari - Alikianos - Skines - Hliaro - Karanou - Lakki - Botanical Gardens - Fournes - Platanias Duration 4h

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Horseback riding - Beach Ride

INTERMEDIATE - 1/2 DAY  For you who have more experience horse back riding, don't miss the opportunity to go for a ride here in the beach of Crete.   Details of your trip The Horse Riding Center is located in Kavros, approx 30 - 40 min ride from Chania and Platanias area.  After an introduction with the professional trainers, 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. A fantastic 7 km long beach ride with gentle trotting will definitely be the highlight of your holiday! May you enjoy the feeling of space and freedom. A memory that will last forever... Min. 1/2 year of regular riding is required. All horses are gentle, forward and well-looked after. Of course they appreciate an apple, carrot or a slice of bread as a reward! Duration: 2+ hours Price: 70€ with E-mail pictures included Riding options: 07.00 - 09.00 or evening sunset ride   Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

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KNOSSOS - A Culture Trip

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 20 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 3 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.To be paid upon arrival.  Indicative Time-Table 06.40‐07.50 Pick up 09.00 20min stop for breakfast 10.30 Arrival at Knossos – Guiding from an official guide 12.00 Departure from Knossos 12.20 Arrival at Heraklion 12.30‐15.30 Free time at Heraklion City If you wish you can visit by yourselves the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion 15.30 Departure from Heraklion 17.00 20min stop for coffee 18.00‐18.30 Arrival at your Hotel

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HORSEBACK RIDING & Swimming with horses

BEGINNERS - 1/2 DAY  Don't miss the unique opportunity to combine riding and swimming with horses! We will take you to the lovely Georgioupolis with its beautiful beach and you will get an unforgettable experience.   Details of your trip The Horse Ranch is situated in Kavros, approx 30 - 40 min ride from Chania and Platanias area.  A more challenging beginner's ride which is only possible when the sea is very calm. After an introduction with our professional trainers, we start our 2,5 to 3hours riding on combined dirt and asphalted roads down to the magical beach of Georgioupolis. An exciting adventure for young and old. 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. This ride does not include an actual beach ride. Horses dislike waves, so in case of too strong wind, we will swim in the lake, as we always will in the middle of summer. Try wearing your bikini under your clothes, and to bring a towel along.  Kindly notice that you need to know how to swim in order to attend this activity.   All horses are gentle, forward and well-looked after. Of course they appreciate an apple, carrot or a slice of bread as a reward! Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

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Jeep Safari - Wine and Olives

LOCAL EXPERIENCE - ADVENTURE - FULL DAY. 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 TRIP Tour 2. Explore the Secrets of Wine and Olives Starting our Day trip Safari to Cretan culture we visit an Olive Mill and then a winery for an informative tour in the Cretan secrets for a long life! We visit an ancient olive tree which is 3000 years old and an exhibition on the history of olives. Working up an appetite we arrive at a small village tavern, where we introduce you to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality. On the way up to Mesavlia we cross the gorge of Deliana with its picturesque creek nestled amongst lush vegetation. There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos of sheep and goats on our way to the cavernous chapel of Ag. Paraskevi, where we will make a short stop. On the way back we pass through Cretan villages and Olive grooves.   The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under age of 18 years old. 

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Cooking Class

LOCAL EXPERIENCE - 1/2 day Eleni and her mother Chrisoula are ready to help you prepare some fabulously tasty dishes made with hearty Cretan ingredients such as extravirgin olive oil, fresh vegetables, local meats, delectable cheeses, aromatic herbs and a splash of wine. We’ll also be there to reveal interesting information about the herbs of the island, including the therapeutic properties of olive oil and tips about the products we use The Cooking Class! After preparing the main dish and while we wait for it to cook, head out on a guided tour of the farm and our traditional house. You’ll discover our enchanting vegetable garden so you can see all the produce in season and take in the scents of the aromatic and therapeutic herbs. You can also admire the free-range chicken and sheep before heading to the olive groves where you can learn about olive oil production. Lastly, we’ll head to the wine cellar for an entertaining wine tasting session to try a variety of bouquets, from some of oldest 20-year old wines to our most recent production. Don’t forget to try our local spirit called Tsikoudia or Raki before passing by the wine press and ending the tour at the citrus orchard. At the end we’ll all sit down to try the different plates that we’ve prepared together, along with good local wine. If you’re looking for a healthy Mediterranean diet or have an appreciation of fine Cretan food, you’re going to thoroughly enjoy these traditional Cretan cooking lessons, complete with lots of food tasting and foodie strolls through the garden. Notice! Let us know if you’re vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant or have any special requests and we will do our best to settle everything. MENU Made in Every Lesson Appetizers: Kalitsounia, Dakos, Tzatziki Salads: Cretan Salad Main dish 1: Gemista or Boureki (depending on seasonal vegetables) Main Dish 2: Pork meat with tomato sauce & onions Extras: Eggs freshly collected by chicken will be collected and cooked (if chickens have laid eggs. Duration: 6 hours in afternoon / evening

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Country Road Trip with Winery

Have you ever wondered how it is behind the popular holiday area? Take a path thru Cretan lifestyle in the countryside and visit a winery! DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Our guided country tour will take you inland to the countryside of Platanias municipality. Enjoy the amazing green views and pittoresque small villages! You will also learn many interesting facts of everyday life in the countryside and the local's self-sufficient economy. There is always time for short stops for photos or simply just to breath deep fresh air and admire the incredible views. A longer stop will be at Manousakis winery in Vatolakkos where you will have a tour at their premises and hear about the wine making process in Crete. Tasting will include five different wines from winery's own production and are paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt. Return trip through the orange walley will complete our country tour giving you lovely memories and convincing you of the versatility of Crete! Route: Platanias - Gerani - Loutraki - Manoliopoulo - Limni - Tomadiana - Skonizo - Vatolakos - Koufos - Patelari - Platanias Duration 4h  

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IMBROS Gorge - 9 km

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL 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. Indicative Time-Table 08:30-09:20 Pick up 10:20 Arrival at Imbros gorge – free time for coffee and/or breakfast 10:40 Beginning of the hike 13:00 Hike ends at Komitades Village (depending on how fast you walk) Departure for Sfakia (or else called Chora Sfakion) 13:30 Arrival at Sfakia where you can swim or enjoy a meal at the local taverns 16:30 Departure from Sfakia 18:00-18:30 Arrival at your Hotel

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Tennis 35 EUR

On your vacation you might finally have time to focus on your training or maybe you would like to combine it with some family activities?

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Honey and Cheese Tastings

Join us for a unique tasting trip which you can only find with Destination Platanias! We will introduce you to the real Cretan tastes, honey and cheese, straight from the local producer. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Our trip begins by following the western coastline to the Kolymbari village where we will visit a beautiful Gonia monastery which has a significant history at the area. From Kolymbari we will continue to Rodopou peninsula and you will have a unique meeting with a local honey producer at Rodopou village. Did you know that there are different varieties of honey and the honey producers are actually producing much more than just honey? The bee keeper’s mother also makes famous Greek cheese, Graviera, and yoghurt which are both delicious combinations to pair with honey. On the way back we will have a small stop at the village of Ravdoucha where we will enjoy the incredible seaviews of the Kissamos bay.  Route: Platanias - Tavronitis - Kolymbari - Rodopou - Ravdoucha - Platanias Duration 4h

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Mountain Road Trip

Mountain stories! Experience the beautiful White mountains of Crete and enjoy the amazing Cretan sceneries.   DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Our road trip will start with colourful sceneries through the orange valley and continue climbing up slowly to the west side of the mountains. After passing Meskla village we will have a short stop to visit a small Sarakina gorge where we will see the impressive rock walls of the gorge just a short walk away from the road. Curvy road will take us all the way up at Zourva where we will have a break with a simple snack with incredible view. Breathtaking sceneries will continue after the lunch to the next village Therisso which played an important role in Crete's modern history. On the way back to Platanias we will drive along the Therisso gorge where you can admire the high vertical cliffs and the huge Plane trees. Route: Platanias - Patelari - Meskla - Zourva - Therisso - Varipetro - Agia - Drakiana - Platanias Duration 4h  

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SAMARIA GORGE - Long Hike

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 18 years old free of charge) , Ferry fee: 13€/adults and 6,5€/children up to 11,99 yrs ( 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 21:00 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 5 y/o-12y/o. Indicative Time-Table 05:20‐06:10 Pick up 07:30 First stop Omalos Plateau. 08:00 Begin hike Xyloskalo (1.200 m) 14:00 End hike at Agia Roumeli Village (it depends on how fast you walk) 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

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Ferry tickets to Balos Beach

The ship departs everyday from the port of Kissamos for Gramvousa and Balos lagoon. STEP 1:  Buy fast and smoothly your Ticket here! Departure 10.40 – return to the port at 17:30 to 18:00 Departure 11.00 – return to the port at 18.00 to 18.30  Departure 12.40 – return to the port at 19.30 to 20.00  STEP 2 : GET YOUR BOARDING PASS AT THE OFFICE IN KISSAMOS HARBOR SHOW YOUR VOUCHER FROM DESTINATION PLATANIAS TO THE OFFICE OF GRAMVOUSA BALOS CRUISES. Please be at port at leats  40 minutes prior departure! Location: Port of Kissamos STEP 3:  GO ON BOARD THE CRUISE / FERRY - ENJOY THE DAY! 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 19€. Passengers over 13 years old pay 38€. The above-mentioned prices (no meals) include VAT, all legal charges, and a written guided tour in your language. GOOD TO KNOW 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.  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, Stop for 1 1/2 hour.   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 1.5 to 2 hours. The trip to Balos Lagoon from here is about 20 min. Balos Lagoon, Stop for 2.5 to 3 hours   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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Sunset Jeep Safari with Wine Tasting

LOCAL EXPERIENCE - HALF 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 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 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.   The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies. The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience.    The Trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, have mobility or kinetic problems or back problems or pregnant or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats or people taller than 1,95cm or heavier than 130 Kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old.

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Glass Bottom Boat Trip - 2 hours

BOAT TRIP AND SEA & SUN - 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! Tips! Make your reservation at least 3 to 5 days in advance. Notice:  If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

ParaTriking

Challenge yourself with paragliding during your stay in Crete and get a completely unique experience. To have the opportunity to see beaches, sea and nature from above, we promise it will be a memory for life!  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP We start the trip with a Van that will pick you up from your accommodation (Chania-Platanias region, upon availibiity) and depending on the weather circumstances we choose a spot of take off. You can choose between three time ranges of ride: 10 min, 20 min and 30 min. There are 2 flight modes that you can choose. One way is called Paragliding and it concerns the flight from a mountain without an engine. In each flight there is the pilot behind and the passenger in front. The same goes for the other mode of flight, the Paratriking. It is a tricycle with a motor and parachute that takes off from the beach and lands at the same point. Both ways are completely safe and are aimed at people of all ages without weight and height restrictions. People with special needs can also do this activity! In addition, there is an extra offer to get the flight with you up in the air on video and photos, taken with a professional go pro camera. If you order it by adding that in the basket when you make the reservation,  you will get it directly at the end of the flight on an sd card. Also at the end you will get a commemorative diploma of your brave flight! The activity provides complete equipment and safety such as helmet and belt and it is important to know that our equipment is constantly updated and upgraded with the necessary controls.

Paleochora & Gialiskari Beach

TWO EXOTIC BEACHES - FULL DAY  Discover the beaches at the southside of Crete and join the Paleochora Beach Trip! The main beach “Pachia Ammos” is permanently waving the blue flag receives thousands of visitors in the summer months. Galiskari Pebble Beach, a short ride from Paleochora with incredible clean crystal clear waters. Just amazing!  Details of your trip 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. The driver will guide you throu the trip all down to the southside where you will find Paleochora. There are two popular beaches well worth visiting: Pachia Ammos Beach, A children friendly sandy beach with shallow waters and with umbrellas and sun beds that can be rented. Its a very long and wide beach and a popular beach during summer for many. Of course you have several options of excellent taverns and restaurants, espesially at the harbour area. In the village of Paleochora, you can also find some shops, cafees and bars. Other facilities you will find in Plaeochora are banks, post office, a health care center, a police station and a coast guard and more. A ferry Boat leaving forSougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Chora Sfakion and Gavdos dock in the local harbor. Galiskari You can choose if you would like to visit Galiskari Beach or just stay and in Paleochora. We recommend you to visit Galiskari, where you will have a swim you never forget. Its a bebble Beach with waters that makes you feel you are in a dream. Its so crystal clean and clear, that its for sure a memory for life! You will have approximately three to four hours in Paleochora/Galiskari before we leave the southside and head north. * Prices valid for departure from Platanias & Chania region

Sougia Beach - FULL DAY

PRIVATE TRIP - FULL DAY Join a private trip to Sougia Beach and swim in the crystal clear and magical blue waters of Sougia! The beach is very wide and long with a few beach chairs and umbrellas. There are many smaller taverns  where you can enjoy a splendid Cretan meal. Details of your trip The driver will pick you up from your accommodation the time you prefer. The drive will take approx. 1 1/2 hour non stop or around 2 1/2 hours with a few stops on the way. Along the way to Sougia you will pass through many of Crete's olive and orange groves. We will make a stop to smell the oranges and for some photos. As we continue up through the White Mountains with its gorgeous views, you will have the opportunity for a stop again for more photos and to sit down in one of the mountain villages for a Greek coffee. Usually we drink Greek Coffee with a bit of sugar and if you feel a bit hungry, we recommend you to ask for a spinach pie (kalitsounia) or a Sfakiani Pita (a Cretan pancake with goat cheese and honey). Reaching Sougia Beach you will have plenty of hours for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling. Sougia Beach is a pebble beach and the crystal clear waters are impressive. Actually Sougia is a archeological site which is why its still very few hotels and quite untouched place. If you are interested in hiking during you visit in Sougia, please let us know and we will assist you with information about some beautiful walks close by. You will have approximately three to four hours in Sougia before we leave the southside and head north. * Prices valid for departure from Platanias & Chania region

Village Life & Cretan Cookery Lession

AUTHENTIC CRETE - countryside and cooking! A unique guided tour with wonderful scenery as well as a real insight into traditional Cretan life and an opportunity to try your hand at Cretan cookery. It begins with a visit to a typical village house where a Cretan welcome awaits you with tales of Cretan past, present and tradition. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Village Life & Cretan Cookery Lession There is an optional small walk through pretty countryside to the local cafenion where you will have the opportunity to pick local produce to use in your cookery lesson. Whilst you wait for your traditional cretan lunch to cook, you can have a relaxing drink and enjoy the panoramic views from the cafenion veranda. The day ends with you enjoying your lunch Cretan style! A true taste of Crete!

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A day as a beekeeper

An exiting and a playful tour of apiary. Experience a day as a beekeeper!  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Learn about honeybee biology and lifecycles, colony jobs, honey production, pollination, challenges within an apiary, and more in the bee yard with two experienced beeks. You will learn to handle beekeeping equipment, smoke a hive, hold a frame of bees or honey, spot eggs, pollen, honey and possibly see a queen bee! In the end of the tour different tastings will be served. Duration: 2hours (One hour in the fields and second hour tastings) Location: Rodopou    

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Falassarna Sunset

SEA AND SUN - HALF DAY  Why to choose Falassarna afternoon? Watch the amazing sunset. Have fun and choose between a variety of water sports (at extra cost). Swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean sea. Sunbathing on a white-sand beach. Relax by the beach with a refreshing cocktail in hand.  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Falassarna Beach is located in the western part of Cape Gramvousa. At the northern end of the beach there are the ruins of the ancient Grecoroman city of Falassarna. 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. Falassarna spans a huge area and consists of five consecutive beaches, with the two most central being the most favorite. This idyllic stretch of coastline offers visitors endless opportunities for relaxation, adventure, and exploration. With its crystal-clear water and white sandy beaches, Falassarna is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Since the beach faces West, Falassarna is famous for its majestic sunset, which is considered the best in all Crete because of its unhindered horizon view, as visitors literally watch the sun dive in the sea.   Timetable: Indicative Time-Table 15:30-16:40 Pick-Up 17:15 Arrival at Falassarna Beach Free Time 20:30 Departure from Falassarna Beach 21:00-21:45 Arrival at your hotel Children tickets from 5 y/o up to 12 y/o.

Beach Bums - Quad Safari

ADVENTURE - HALF DAY   Transform your holiday into a real adventure and come with Anthony and his team on a quad safari  through the wild nature of Crete to the regions of Crete which other tourists will never see. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP At the starting point you will be briefed on how to use the quad bikes and about safety as this has priority. After a quick test ride you will start your journey under the lead of a professional guide into the mountains with unimaginable sea views. Feel on the top of the world- the nature is lush, the views are amazing. You will explore regions of Crete which other tourists will never see.   Our powerful 4x4 CFMoto 450 ATVs will maximise your senses while riding through mountain tracks, Cretan villages, pine forests, olive groves, and so much more. Light snack and transfers in selected areas are included in the price.    Needed: Full Driving Licence (class B) is necessary. Length of the tour: 65 km Duration: 4hrs Off Road Percentage: 50% Price: 99 Eur per person and quad 135 Eur for two person on one quad   The trip is not recommended to people suffering from having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old. 

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Olive Oil & Wine Tasting at Anoskeli

PRIVATE TRANSFER & TASTINGS - HALF DAY  Come and enjoy a tasting at an authentic Cretan Olive Oil fabric and their Winery Production. During their 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.  Included in the trip is the two way transfer to Anoskeli and one guided tour. The transfer driver will pick you up at your accommodation and after approx 30 min you will arrive at the winery. At this point you will decide with the driver the time he will return to pick you up. The tour and tasting takes 1 1/2 hours. The guided tours start at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00. After the tastings you will be seated  and you will have the opportunity to taste the extra virgin bio-olive oil, 5 different wines and tsikoudia (raki) accompanied by Cretan snack  Included in the wintasting price is: Tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 5 brands of Wine. Tasting is  accompanied with dish of fresh bread with olive oil oregano-lemon-salt and a dish of Cretan delicacies (such as two local cheese varieties, tomato, cucumber, olives, smoked ham)

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IMBROS Gorge - 9 km PRIVATE

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 7 h PRIVATE TRIP 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 Imbros ideal for families with children.   Details of your trip The trip will start from your hotel and the drive from Platanias area to Imbros village will take approximately 1,5h. 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. Imbros is considered as an easy hike and is suitable for all ages. During your descent you will meet various famous locations such as the “Airplane”, “Stenada”, “Mesofarango” and “Xepitira Arch”. The 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. 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 you will be picked up. Please notice that the duration for the trip is 7 hours and depending on time used for walking other stops on the way are possible. You can choose to have only transfer service or guided tour in English as well. With an additional payment you can also extend your trip.  

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Boat Tour 3h - Platanias

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 swimming and jumping from the boat, learn a few things from the crew and see some history that's hidden on the seabed…  Details of your trip Tips! Kindly make your reservation as soon as possible or at least 3 to 5 days in advance. 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 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. 

SUP - boarding tour Souda

SEA AND SUN - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY - Transfer included!  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.  Stand Up Paddling 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 and enjoy what is considered to be the highlight of our guests’ vacations in Crete. We will provide you with all equipment to safely enjoy sup boarding 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.    

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Charma Brewery Beer Tasting

BEER TASTINGS - HALF DAY  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 The driver will pick you up from your accommodation at the time you like. The drive will take approx. 20 minutes. (Add the transfer when you proceed with the reservation) Guided tour for 30 min, from Monday to Sunday between 10:30 and 19:30. At Charma brewery you will learn 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. The presence in the production area is not allowed. However, the brewery and the visiting area are constructed in such a way, that the visitors can have direct contact with the production. (bird eye perspective). 1. BREWERY TOUR & BEER TASTING Follow our experienced staff around our brewery facilities and get the chance to know all about the brewing process and brewing ingredients in our final stop in front of our brew house. The tour is followed by a beer tasting experience with 4 fresh beer samples (100ml each) accompanied with Cretan breadsticks. Duration about 45 min (guided tour & beer tasting) 2. BREWERY TOUR & BEER TASTING ACCOMPANIED WITH SNACK Follow our experienced staff around our brewery facilities and get the chance to know all about the brewing process and brewing ingredients in our final stop in front of our brew house. The tour is followed by a beer tasting experience with 4 fresh beer samples (100ml each) accompanied with beer snack as follow: 2 sorts of cheese, 2 sorts of cold cut, cherry tomatoes, salty olives & croutons Duration about 1 hour (guided tour, beer tasting and snack) 3. BREWERY TOUR & BEER TASTING ACCOMPANIED WITH LUNCH Follow our experienced staff around our brewery facilities and know all about the brewing process and brewing ingredients in our final stop in front of our brew house. The tour is followed by a beer tasting experience with 4 fresh beer samples (100ml each) accompanied with Cretan lunch. The dish includes 2 sorts of meat, barley rusk, cherry tomatoes, salty olives, borek with vegetables & tzatziki. This dish can be offered also as vegeterian, meat is replaced by spinat pastry and potato salad. Duration about 1 1/2 hour (guided tour, beer tasting & Cretan lunch).   The participation of children up to 16 years old in the guided tour is free of cost. You can book both the transfer and the tastings with us.  If you book transfer: The driver will pick you up from your accommodation at the time your prefer, and pick you up for the return at Charma upon agreed time..

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SAMARIA GORGE - 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). DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP 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. 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 5 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

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Limnoupolis Waterpark

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. Toddlers (<110cm) Free When you booking transportation with us, the departure from Limnoupolis is at 17:00.

Kayaking in Falassarna

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Join up for 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. Price: 58 Eur per person ( Payment to coach at spot).  Service Fee: 10 Euro per person upon the confirmation of the reservation. Kayaking time: 1-2 hours Total time: 4 hours Kayak Distance: 4-8Km Difficulty: for everyone Notice! You need to be able to paddle for 1-2 hours.

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Falassarna Beach Transfer

HALF or FULL DAY  Falassarna, one of the locals' favorite destinations. With its amazing sandy beaches and the crystal clear water, Falassarna is worth a visit! Join our Private Trips to Falassarna Beach, where you will have a private driver who shows you the better parts. The beaches have all got sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, but you are of course allowed to spend your day at the beach for free.  Details of your trip The driver will pick you up from your accommodation at the time you like. The drive will take approx. 40 minutes. At Falassarna the driver will leave you off at the main beach called Pachia Ammos. It's a beach longer than one kilometer and at least 150 meter in width. The sand is very thin and soft, and the water turquoise. The beaches have all got sun beds and umbrellas for rent, but you are of course allowed to spend your day at the beach for free. There are also many beach snack bars and cafes available. Watersports such as jetski, surf and SUP can be found along the beach for rent. The driver will pick you up at the same spot you were dropped off and at the time you prefer. Please notice: Prices valid for departure from Platanias region

BALOS LAGOON TOUR

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 Total cost of the excursion: Adults 50€ The total price for an adult is 50€. An adult will pay 30€ upon booking and the remaining amount 20€ will be paid in cash at bus to the guide. Children 30€ The total price for a child age 3-11,99 yrs is 30€. A child will pay 20€ upon booking and the remaining amount 10€ will be paid in cash at bus to the guide. Children under 3 yrs are free of charge.   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. The sea route to the island of Gramvousa takes approximately 45 minutes. On the ferry there is a kitchen with self service dishes, meals and snacks as well as drinks. 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 walk to the top of the island to the Venetian fortress. Here you have 2 hours before the ferry continues to the lagoon of Balos which is 20 minutes from Gramvousa island. As soon as you arrive at the lagoon you will have 2,5-3 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.

Brewery cooking classes - CHARMA - 79 EUR

LOCAL EXPERIENCE - 1/2 day In collaboration with the local Cretan Brewery, can we offer a culinary experience in its place brewery, in Zounaki, Platanias municipality. In the open kitchen of the restaurant, surrounded by orange trees and avocado, we will prepare beer dishes as well as traditional delicacies. The taste of Harma beer and the aromas of its brewing will they accompany our culinary concerns for about 4 hours. Live this experience with us and come to know and taste from near the beauties of the Cretan land. Brewery cooking classes Live this experience with us and come to know and taste from near the beauties of the Cretan land. The course menu includes 2 starters, 1 salad, 1 main course and dessert as well as beer of your choice (lager, dunkel, pale ale). The cost includes the materials for the preparation of the dishes, beer tasting and tour of the brewery, accompanied by beer of your choice (lager, dunkel, pale ale) during the meal, copy with the recipes as well as a certificate of participation. Detailed program: 11:00 – 11:15 Welcome to the Cretan Brewery. A few words about the company and its philosophy. Description of the course and presentation of elements of Cretan Diet. 11:15 – 13:00 Preparation of the dishes with everyone's participation & beer tasting accompanied by an appetizer. 13:00 – 13:30 Guided tour of the brewery. 13:30 – 13:45 Break. 13:45 – 15:00 Lunch together with your creations!

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 Tasting

PRIVATE TRANSFER & TASTINGS - HALF DAY Come and enjoy a wine tasting! The family-owned Manousakis Winery in Vatolakkos still follows the traditional ways of growing their grapes and producing the wine. Try five different kinds of  wines with local Cretan rusks. Book your transfer and tasting with us!   Details of your trip Terroir Tasting Tour A tasting of 5 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt.  The tasting takes about one hour. After the tastings you will be seated in the beutiful atmosphere of the winery to enjoy their fine wines.  Transportation If you would like to book transportation, please choose the type of vehicle when you proceed the reservation. The driver will pick you up at your accommodation and it takes approx 20 min to drive to  the winery. Please inform the driver the time you wish to be picked up. The tasting takes about one hour.    

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Boat Trip To Magical Menies Beach

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! Transfer Included!  Boat trip to magical 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 in Chironisia Bay 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, 14.30 Return time: 14:15 or 18.30 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.

ParaGliding or ParaTriking

Challenge yourself with paragliding during your stay in Crete and get a completely unique experience. To have the opportunity to see beaches, sea and nature from above, we promise it will be a memory for life!  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP There are 2 flight modes that you can choose. One way is called Paragliding and it concerns the flight from a mountain without an engine. In each flight there is the pilot behind and the passenger in front. The same goes for the other mode of flight, the Paratriking. It is a tricycle with a motor and parachute that takes off from the beach and lands at the same point. Both ways are completely safe and are aimed at people of all ages without weight and height restrictions. People with special needs can also do this activity! In addition, there is an extra offer to get the flight with you up in the air on video, taken with a professional go pro camera. If you order it by adding that in the basket when you make the reservation,  you will get it directly at the end of the flight on an sd card. Also at the end you will get a commemorative diploma of your brave flight! The activity provides complete equipment and safety such as helmet and belt and it is important to know that our equipment is constantly updated and upgraded with the necessary controls. Service Fee: 10 Euro per person upon the confirmation of the reservation. Price:   Tandem Paragliding 20min   140€ 30min    170€ TANDEM PARATRIKE 10min       90€ 20min       130€ 30min       160€ (Payment to coach at spot).

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Greek Night Experience with Beer and Wine tasting or Cooking

LOCAL EXPERIENCE  The Experience where you'll learn how to dance Greek, Drink like a Greek - All while enjoying local Cretan Cuisine and making friends with locals.  We will be waiting for you at the longest restaurant table in Crete - 15,3m Ever wanted to experience and discover Greece and Cretan culture to its fullest? Come and experience a Greek Night with a traditional Cretan Buffet, Breaking a plate, and traditional Cretan dances, and learn more about the history of Cretan food and culture. The Venue was first an old Greek Prison and is now transformed into an experience to dance, enjoy Cretan cuisine, and make new friends! We can offer you two options:  1. Greek Night Experience with Beer and Wine tastings We kick off the evening with a Cretan Beer & Wine tasting. This is your chance to taste and learn more about Local breweries and wine. We recommend all clients be at the meeting point/location at 17H50, in order to start on time.   2. Greek Night Experience with Cooking Class Have a once in a lifetime experience and become a chef for a night in a Cretan restaurant. Help prepare the food for the evening, break a plate, and dance like a Cretan on a fun night out in Kissamos. Cretan Buffet Menu: Appetizers/sides 2 types of freshly baked pieces of bread 3 types of Greek cheeses Olive Paste Olives Fava Salads: Cretan salad  Pasta salad Mix salad: Mains: Soutzoukakia Gemista Boureki Potatoes Chicken Curry - South African twist Pork Stifado Pastitsio  Rice Fasolakia

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FREE Guided village walk

Is it your first time in Platanias or maybe you have visited the village already several times but stayed mainly at your hotel? Join us for a small Monday tour around the village!  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Get to know the basic services the village is offering for its visitors and take a peek how people live in Platanias. Let's go for an easygoing village walk and get familiar with your holiday surroundings!  We will take you to the narrow streets of upper village of Platanias and to show you the stunning views over the village to the Cretan sea and the spots where you can see the coastline from Kolymbari all the way to Chania. Have a peek in villagers living style! We will also see the main church of Platanias, Agios Dimitris, and its cemetery as well as War Shelter, the local World War II museum under the church. The tour takes approximately one hour and is suitable for all ages.

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PREVELI BEACH - Palm Beach

SEA AND SUN - FULL DAY 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. Please note that Rubbish disposal and taking seashells from the Beach is strictly prohibited. Kourtaliotis or “Kourtaliotiko” Gorge The Kourtaliotiko Gorge is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful gorges of Crete. Inside, the Kourtaliotis River flows, crossing its 2.5 km in length and its towering slopes that reach 600 meters in height. The gorge begins from the village of Koxare in the prefecture of Rethymno and reaches the lake of Preveli. Stone steps begin from the Kokaere - Asomatous road and reach the interior of the gorge, at the church of Agios Nikolaos and the springs of Kourtaliotis. The gorge is an important biotope, since rare species of birds of prey live in the caves formed on its slopes.   Indicative Time-Table 08:00-09:00 Pick-Up 10:30 Arrival at Damnoni Beach/Embarkation 11:00 Departure by boat to Preveli Beach 11:30 Arrival to Preveli Palm Beach 14:30 Departure by boat from Preveli Palm Beach to Damnoni Village 15:00 Free time to swim or optional lunch 16:15 Departure from Damnoni village 16:30 Kourtaliotis Gorge/Photoshooting stop 18:30-19:15 Arrival at your hotel

SIRIKARI GORGE

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES  Another beautiful gorge walk that is pretty and peaceful, ending up in the village of Polyrinnia where we take lunch at a local taverna! Stunning scenery and home to many nesting Griffon vultures.  Details of your trip 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. Every Thursday Approx 7km or 12km for the longer version A walk of approx 2 – 3 hours suitable for adults and children Meal included Guided tour. Your English speaking driver/guide is informative, experienced and friendly

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E-bike Tour: Traditional Villages of Kissamos

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY Join Fiona and Manu at their "off-the-beaten-track" guided E-bike tour. Together with them you will discover the secluded corners of Crete, 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. After the pick up from your accommodation, you will set off from Kissamos on quiet roads and venture inland among olive groves and gentle valleys. Together with the group you climb steadily and see the local farmed landscape. The guide direct you to the village of Rokka, the site of an old town on an impressive huge rock overlooking a gorge. Here you park the bikes and explore the alleys and site on foot. Alternatively, the ride will go through country backroads to the village of Polyrrinia. This was a strong town in antiquity, easily understood when you see its position perched on top of a commanding hill. Their we park the bikes and explore the narrow alleys and the historical ruins of aqueducts and rock cut houses. Price: 48 Eur per adult and 35 Euro per child ( Payment to coach at spot).  Service Fee: 10 Euro per person upon the confirmation of the reservation. 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.

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Santorini - One day Cruise

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.   DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP  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  

Karavitakis Winery Wine Tasting

WINE TASTINGS - HALF DAY  Sophisticated Karvitakis winery, surrounded by 150 acres of vineyards in Pontikiana village on the hilltops of Kolimbari area, provides a beautiful environment for a fabulous wine tasting experience. Karavitakis winery is producing wines from local and international grape varieties but also experimenting with more rare varieties from all around the world. Details of your trip The roots of wine production are very deep in Crete. The Cretan soil together with the 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. The  tasting takes between 1 to 1.5 hours. The tastings start at 11.00, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30 and 17.00. After the tastings you will be seated in the beautiful atmosphere of the winery to enjoy their fine wines.  Some of Karavitakis wines are: Kotsifali Merlot, Klima White, Elia Blend.    Notice: Transfer Prices valid for departure from Platanias and Chania region

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Sea Kayak along the peninsula West Cost

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Discover the peninsula of Rodopo in West Crete on a  sit-on-top kayak. You will 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 Activity will start from Afrata or Ravdoucha, depending on the wind. From here you launch off and will be introduced of the kayak from Manu or Fiona.  You will then navigate around the shallow reef and go along the coast on Kayak sit-on-tops. 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! You need to be able to paddle for  a couple of hours

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SURF - All Ages - Popular!

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY -  1/2 DAY Live an exciting surf adventure at some of the best beaches in Greece DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP 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 Notice! If there are no waves we do Stand up paddle boarding ( same charge as surfing lessons)

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