Cretan Adventures organizes hiking and trekking tours (from daily to 15-day programs, both guided and self-guided ones).
Our hiking tours in Crete and Greece include all land services and facilities (accommodation, meals, transports, etc), covering the most interesting and beautiful routes and areas of Crete and Greece.
We have planned our programs in such a way to cover everybody's interest for the nature, history and landscape of Crete and Greece.
Crete Hiking and Trekking tours - Grades:
- Grade A - Easy Hiking: For anyone who has a basic physical fitness and with no necessary hiking experience. We walk on dirt roads or well-maintained rocky footpaths. The trip will consist also with rest days and optional walks in Crete.
- Grade B - Moderate Hiking: The hikes offer a moderate trek with a maximum of 6 hours walk on rocky footpaths. Sometimes we cross-streams in the gorges and on the coast we walk on sand and shingles for short distances. Participants should be in good physical condition with a little of experience.
- Grade C - Strenuous/Challenging Trekking: The hikes offer
a demanding trek with a maximum of 8 to 10 hours walk in Crete. Participants need
to be in good physical condition with experience, as we walk on rocky
footpaths on the big mountains and remote terrains.
Hiking and Trekking itineraries in Greece:
8 days Hiking and Trekking Tours:
10 Days Hiking and Trekking Tours:
15 Days Hiking and Trekking Tours:
Self Guided Programs:
8 days Self-Guided Hiking and Trekking Tours:
- Self-Guided Hiking trip in West Crete: Our 8-day trip, explores the southwest coast of Crete, with its stunning views to Omalos plateau and White Mountains, the crossing of deep and beautiful gorges with Samaria gorge among those (Europe's longest gorge, that offers one of the most rewarding walks through a spectacular botanic garden). Coastal trails that lead us to charming fishing villages and quite beaches, accessible only on foot or by boat will conclude our delightful hike in this marvelous part of Crete.
- Self-Guided Hiking trip in Central Crete: Our 8-day exploration focuses on the central region of this fascinating island and takes you from Knossos Palace, ancient Eleftherna to the caves of Zeus birthplace, to the "gorge of Saints" and into the solitary wilderness of Crete's highest mountains, Mt. Psiloritis and Mt. Dikti. Returning eastern to the lake of Zaros, you may have the chance to visit the magnificent archaeological area of Knossos Palace.
- Self-Guided Hiking trip in Mountain Olympus: In central Greece, lays the spectacular mountain ranges of Olympus, Ossa and Pieria. These mountains are home to very unique and diverse flora and fauna, a rich culture and deeply rooted traditions and stunning natural landscapes.
10 days Self-Guided Hiking and Trekking Tours:
- Self-Guided Walking trip in Crete & Santorini:
Our 10-day trip starts from Crete, Greece's largest island with mythical mountains, deep gorges (i.e. Samaria Gorge - Europe's longest gorge) and a unique history to continue to the jewel of Cyclades islands, the spectacular Santorini Island, with its whitewashed cubist-shaped houses, the dramatic volcano and the breathtaking views of what once originated the legend of "Atlantis".
15 days Self-Guided Hiking and Trekking Tours:
- Self-Guided Hiking trip in Crete's Gorges & Summits: Our 15-day trip is the combination of our southwest coast trip (Unforgettable Crete) and central Crete trip (Highest Summit) and gives the chance to the hiker to explore both the southwest coast of Crete, with its spectacular White Mountains, the Europe's largest gorge - the Samaria gorge and coastal trails that lead us to charming fishing villages and quite beaches, accessible only by boat and the central region of the island, from Knossos Palace, ancient Eleftherna to the caves of Zeus birthplace, to the "gorge of Saints" and into the solitary wilderness of Crete's highest mountains, Mt. Psiloritis and Mt. Dikti.
Tailor Made Hiking and Trekking Trips:
Our Tailor made trips are designed specially for your own company or family. You choose the dates, interests, activities and areas in Crete or Greece and we take care of all the details. Alternatively let us draw on over our experience and arrange for you an exciting, private tour for an unforgettable adventure - a Cretan Adventure!!! Contact us for a tailor-made hiking and trekking tour