Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities

Be active in Crete!

Do you want to be active during your holiday? You’ll find the best activities here. There are lots of fun things to do in Western Crete. Something for everyone and all ages, find your holiday adventure here! The Samari gorge is a bestseller, visited by thousands of people every year. You also have the option of a Lazy Samaria if you don’t wish to walk the whole gorge. Another alternative is the Imbros gorge, only 9 km long and not as difficult. Is water your element? Go kayaking or spend a day on a paddleboard. Choose between many bike excursions. We also have an e-bike tour.

Tip! If you are a bigger group travelling together, rent a small bus with a local driver and choose your own destination. Make an unforgettable memory! 

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HORSEBACK RIDING - Magical Kournas Lake

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. For you who love horse back riding, don't miss the opportunity to go for a ride here in Crete. We will take you around the lovely Kournas lake with its beautiful nature around and with very well trained and well looked after horses. You will be picked up at your accommodation and after approx 30 - 40 min ride you will reach the Horse Ranch in Georgioupolis. After an introduction with our professional trainers, we start our 2 hours riding on combined dirt and asphalted roads up to Kournas Lake. A spot surrounded with nature and stunning views. For sure some Cretan friends will meet up at the road...the sheeps! This is a tour for beginners with some experience and is absolutely a perfect choice to get into horse-riding. All horses are gentle, forward and well-looked after. Of course they appreciate an apple, carrot or a slice of bread as a reward! All groups are guided. After the riding, we will drive you back to your accommodation.

AlkaenEUR 45
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HORSEBACK RIDING - Riding & Swimming with horses 2,5h

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 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. We will take you to the lovely Georgioupolis with its beautiful beach and you will get an unique experience.   Details of your trip You will be picked up at your accommodation and after approx 30 - 40 min ride you will reach the Horse Ranch in Georgioupolis.  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. Here we unsaddle our horses, getting into our swim wears and we start to swim and floating with the horses.  When the horses and we are dried up, we will head back to the ranch. All groups are guided. After the riding, we will drive you back to your accommodation.  Horses do not like waves, so in case of too strong wind, this excursion will be postponed. Best to book this ride for the beginning of your holidays! Try wearing your bikini under your clothes and do bring a towel along. 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 - For Absolute Beginners

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY 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 You will be picked up at your accommodation and after approx 30 - 40 min ride you will reach the Horse Ranch in Georgioupolis. After an introduction with our professional trainers, we start the 2 hours 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 choice to get into horse-riding.  No experience 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! All groups are guided. After the riding, we will drive you back to your accommodation. Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.  

AlkaenEUR 40
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Kayaking 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. Kayaking time: 1-2 hours Total time: 4 hours Kayak Distance: 4-7Km Difficulty: for everyone Notice! You need to be able to paddle for 1-2 hours.

AlkaenEUR 45
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SUP-lautailua & snorklausta MORNING

Laajenna lomakokemuksiasi ja laita kehosi liikkeelle. Tule ja koe Kreetan länsirannikko SUP-lautaillen! Melo kristallinkirkkaissa, turkoosinsinisissä vesissä, ja löydä kokeneiden SUP-lautailuohjaajien johdolla rannan tuntumassa olevat sopukat, joita harvat paikallisetkaan tuntevat. Marathin ja Loutrakin rannat kirkkaine ja tyynine vesineen luovat täydellisen suppailuympäristön ja ovat ihanteellisia kohteita niin aloittelijoille kuin kokeneemmillekin lautailijoille. Hyppää sinäkin SUP-laudalle!   Hinta*: 59€/aikuinen, 45€/8-12 -vuotias lapsi

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SURF

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

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Samarian rotko - pitkä vaellus - 35 EUR

Vaella kuuluisa Samarian rotko! Vaellus alkaa Omaloksen kylästä laskeutumisella puisia portaita alas rotkoon Valkeiden vuorten kohotessa ylväinä ympärillä. Lähtopiste Xyloskalossa on 1250 metrin korkeudella merenpinnan yläpuolella naapurivuoren Gigiloksen huippujen noustessa aina 2080 metrin korkeuteen. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP   Bussi noutaa sinut retkipysäkiltäsi aikaisin aamulla ja matka jatkuu Omaloksen tasangolle, jossa aamiaismahdollisuus pienessä tavernassa ennen vaellukselle lähtöä. Retkellä on mukana englantia, saksaa ja kreikkaa puhuva ammattitaitoinen ja kokenut opas. Opas on antaa tarvittavat tiedot vaellusta varten ja huolehtii käytännönjärjestelyistä kuten sisäänpääsylippujen ja laivalippujen hankinnasta.Sisäänpääsymaksu rotkoon (5 euroa, alle 15-vuotiaat maksutta) ja laivalippu Sougiaan 10euroa (6-11-vuotiaat 5 euroa) tulee maksaa oppaalle retkelle lähdettäessä.  Vaellus alkaa aamiaisen jälkeen ja jokainen saa vaeltaa rotkon omaan tahtiinsa. Opas kulkee ryhmän viimeisenä tarkistaen, että kaikki sujuu hyvin ja huolehtii, että kaikki saapuvat ajallaan rotkon päätepisteeseen, Agia Roumelin kylään. Etukäteen ilmoitetussa tapaamispaikassa opas jakaa laivaliput. Kylässä on uintimahdollisuus ja useita tavernoita, joissa voi nauttia lounasta. Laiva lähtee noin klo 17:15 kohti Sougian kylää ja kestää tunnin. Bussikuljetus takaisin Plataniakseen lähtee välittömästi kaikkien ollessa paikalla ja saapuminen Haniaan on noin klo 20:00. Plataniakseen saavutaan luonnollisesti jo hieman aiemmin.   Huomioithan ettei retki sovellu sydänvikaisille, iäkkäämmille henkilöille eikä raskaana oleville. Vaellus taittuu alle kuudessa tunnissa ja siinä ajassa ehdit hyvin valokuvata ja pitää taukoja tarpeen mukaan. Älä turhaan kiirehdi vaan nauti ympärillä olevasta luonnosta! Vaellus on selkeästi merkitty ja pääasiassa kulkua alaspäin, joten illalla kunnon venyttely on paikallaan. Muistathan laittaa jalkaasi tukevat ja mukavat kengät. Sandaalit kannattaa suosiolla jättää hotellille.

AlkaenEUR 35
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IMBROS Gorge - 9 km FREE WIFI on bus

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

Helppo kokopäivän pyöräretki - Paleohora - 72 EUR

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

Falassarna Walk - 35 EUR

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

Keskitason kokopäivän yhdistetty pyöräily- ja vaellusretki - Sougia - 72 EUR

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

Hyvin helppo puolenpäivän pyöräretki - Meskla - 45 EUR

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

Helppo puolenpäivän pyöräretki - Deres - 45 EUR

Kreeta on pyöräilijöiden todellinen El Dorado. Koe pyöränselässä saaren upea luonto, mahtava aktiviteetti koko perheelle.   RETKIKUVAUS Päivä alkaa tapaamispaikalta, josta minibussi nappaa sinut kyytiinsä ja vie ylös vuorille Nea Roumatan kylään. Pyöräreitin alkuosa kulkee läpi kastanjapuuviljelmien ja kauniin vehreän maiseman päättyen Deresin kylään, jossa pääset tutustumaan kreetalaisen elämäntavan saloihin paikallisessa ukkokuppilassa. Kuulet kreetalaisista ja sinulla on myös mahdollisuus kysellä itse lisää. Lyhyen kakkososuuden jälkeen kohtaat historian havinaa Castellossa niin bysanttilaiselta, venetsialaiselta kuin turkkilaiselta ajalta. Koe ihana rauha ja ympärilläsi vallitseva luonnon tasapaino viilettäessäsi verkkaiseen tahtiin alamäkeä. Tämä retki on todellinen luontokokemus. Ohittaessasi pieniä maatiloja näet erilaisia maaseudun eläimiä sekä kuvankaunista kreetalaista maaalaismaisemaa. Kaartaessasi läpi oliivipuuviljemien ja appelsiinitarhojen retki päättyy Pohjois-rannikolle Tavronitiksen kylään, josta minibussi tuo sinut takaisin retken lähtöpisteeseen. Huomio! Muistathan ilmoittaa sukupuolesi, pituutesi sekä lapsesi iän ilmoittautumisesi yhteydessä. Tarjolla myös vanhempi-lapsi -tandempyöriä ja lastenistuimia.

Samarian rotko - lyhyt vaellus - 35 EUR

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

Samarian rotko - pitkä vaellus - 35 EUR

Vaella kuuluisa Samarian rotko! Vaellus alkaa Omaloksen kylästä laskeutumisella puisia portaita alas rotkoon Valkeiden vuorten kohotessa ylväinä ympärillä. Lähtopiste Xyloskalossa on 1250 metrin korkeudella merenpinnan yläpuolella naapurivuoren Gigiloksen huippujen noustessa aina 2080 metrin korkeuteen. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP   Bussi noutaa sinut retkipysäkiltäsi aikaisin aamulla ja matka jatkuu Omaloksen tasangolle, jossa aamiaismahdollisuus pienessä tavernassa ennen vaellukselle lähtöä. Retkellä on mukana englantia, saksaa ja kreikkaa puhuva ammattitaitoinen ja kokenut opas. Opas on antaa tarvittavat tiedot vaellusta varten ja huolehtii käytännönjärjestelyistä kuten sisäänpääsylippujen ja laivalippujen hankinnasta.Sisäänpääsymaksu rotkoon (5 euroa, alle 15-vuotiaat maksutta) ja laivalippu Sougiaan 10euroa (6-11-vuotiaat 5 euroa) tulee maksaa oppaalle retkelle lähdettäessä.  Vaellus alkaa aamiaisen jälkeen ja jokainen saa vaeltaa rotkon omaan tahtiinsa. Opas kulkee ryhmän viimeisenä tarkistaen, että kaikki sujuu hyvin ja huolehtii, että kaikki saapuvat ajallaan rotkon päätepisteeseen, Agia Roumelin kylään. Etukäteen ilmoitetussa tapaamispaikassa opas jakaa laivaliput. Kylässä on uintimahdollisuus ja useita tavernoita, joissa voi nauttia lounasta. Laiva lähtee noin klo 17:15 kohti Sougian kylää ja kestää tunnin. Bussikuljetus takaisin Plataniakseen lähtee välittömästi kaikkien ollessa paikalla ja saapuminen Haniaan on noin klo 20:00. Plataniakseen saavutaan luonnollisesti jo hieman aiemmin.   Huomioithan ettei retki sovellu sydänvikaisille, iäkkäämmille henkilöille eikä raskaana oleville. Vaellus taittuu alle kuudessa tunnissa ja siinä ajassa ehdit hyvin valokuvata ja pitää taukoja tarpeen mukaan. Älä turhaan kiirehdi vaan nauti ympärillä olevasta luonnosta! Vaellus on selkeästi merkitty ja pääasiassa kulkua alaspäin, joten illalla kunnon venyttely on paikallaan. Muistathan laittaa jalkaasi tukevat ja mukavat kengät. Sandaalit kannattaa suosiolla jättää hotellille.

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Families travelling with children and grandparents or 2-3 families travelling together is already a group with some special needs. In order to make things smoothly for everybody, planning is most often needed. As well as when a group consists of people working together or having same interests on their vacation. There’s no point of wasting your precious time during the vacation when everything could be planned a bit before with our help!

We Recommend Group activities as:

  • Bike Trip

  • Olivoil and Winetasting with Add Ons

  • Charma Beer Tasting

  • Boat Cruise

  • Jeep Safari

  • Falassarna Beach

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