Trekking through Crete

(3 customer reviews)
Tour is rated as #7 in destination Crete Island
Duration 📅

7 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻


Language 🌐

English, French

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle

Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Difficulty 🚥



Travel book personalized with maps, practical information, etc.
All hotels during the entire stay
Car rental during the entire stay
All excursions mentioned with English or French speaking guide
Any modification you wish on the activities, hotels, and price
24-hour telephone assistance

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Explore the island of Crete on a 7-day itinerary, by following beautiful hiking trails. If you love adventure, this itinerary is for you! Be accompanied by an expert team and have a 100 percent personalized experience, with hotels and activities included.


🏁 Tour Itinerary: Trekking through Crete

Day 1: Arrival at Chania

You arrive (preferably at Chania airport) where we welcome you and present you the program of your stay. Then, you leave by transfer in the direction of Omalos. The plateau is surrounded by mountains and rises to an altitude of 1080 m. You follow the path that goes up to the top of Gingilos, nicknamed “the throne of Zeus”. The many sheep that roam the plateau recall the agricultural past of the place. You will then return to your hotel to rest for the magnificent day that follows!

🏚️ Accommodation: To Ellhnikon or similar.


Day 2: The gorge of Samaria (B)

You wake up very early this morning to arrive at your destination early! After breakfast, you rejoice on foot from the Omalos plateau and the “Xiloskalo” site where the entrance to the Samaria gorges is located. You descend along the gorges (entrance ticket not included) to the beach of Agia Roumeli. On this 6-hour trail, discover the incredible beauty of the Samaria Gorge. It’s no wonder why thousands of people visit Crete just to cross this gorge! Optional: luggage transport from Omalos to Paleochora.

🏚️ Accommodation: Paralia Rooms or similar.


Day 3: From Sougia to Paleochora (B)

After having spent the night at Agia Roumeli, you take the boat to go to the port of Sougia. From there, you start towards the beautiful village of Paleochora. This very nice walk, almost exclusively by the sea, offers many possibilities for swimming. It presents no particular difficulty. Some passages are quite rough but are not long. Take with you plenty of water and hats, because there is little shade on this route, with some exceptions made in the site of Lissos. Reach Paleochora with its many traditional restaurants and help yourself to a Cretan meal!

🏚️ Accommodation: Libyan Mare or similar.


Day 4: From Paleochora to Elafonisi (B)

You leave from Palaiochora towards Elafonissi, which is about ten kilometers away. The main attraction of Elafonisi lies in its crystal clear waters, that border the lagoon. The fine sand is sometimes tinged with pink, coming from coral debris. This very isolated site is in the heart of a wild environment. However, at the height of summer, you will not be the only ones to come and enjoy the tranquility of the site. You just have to walk a little along the lagoon to find a quiet corner. At the end of the day, you are transferred to Falassarna.

🏚️ Accommodation: Falasarna Hotel or similar.


Day 5: From Falasarna to Balos (B)

Today, you will reach the most famous beach of Crete, Balos. Starting off from Falasarna beach, just follow the directions on the way to get to the lagoon; it’s not possible to miss it! The hike on this day will be the most difficult of the stay. The reward? Swimming in the blue lagoon of Balos beach and well-deserved relaxation while waiting for the return by boat to the port of Kissamos and transfer to Chania. Enjoy the site and relax!

🏚️ Accommodation: Monastery Estate or similar.


Day 6: Explore the city of Chania (B)

Today, you can explore the city of Chania and visit the Tsagkarolon Monastery, where the monks produce unique varieties of wine, olive, and honey. You can take the opportunity to go to Seitan Limania, a beautiful secret beach for swimming and relaxing in the sun. Return to Chania to discover the many exceptional Byzantine, Venetian or Ottoman monuments. The nautical museum, the archaeological museum, the house of El Venizelos, and the war museum are also not to be missed.

🏚️ Accommodation: Monastery Estate or similar.


Day 7: End of your trekking journey (B)

Depending on your flight schedule, you will return to the airport to catch your flight. Have a great fly and we hope to see you again soon!

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  1. Daniel

    A wonderful trip – maybe needs some warnings that the Samaria gorge could be difficult for people with ailing limbs etc – but to be fair, it was a fantastic tour.

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  2. Daniela

    We had a great experience with Eco events in Crete!! An amazing experience!! I didn’t know that Greece is sooooo beautiful!! Definitely do another tour with them in the years to come!!!!

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  3. Charles

    One of those brilliant holidays that just worked from end to end. Fantastic and knowledgeable guide. he was so helpful and took a good care of us

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