Eastern Crete 8 days trekking
1st day: Heraklion
Arrival at the airport of Heraklion where the group is met by its guide, transfer to the hotel in Heraklion.
2nd day: Heraklion-Sitia
Transfer to Sitia. As soon as we arrive in Sitia, we will check in at the hotel and then we will go for lunch.
Afternoon walk in the village and dinner in a small local tavern.
3rd day: Sitia-Gorge of Rihtis
After breakfast transfer to the village of Exo mouliana. This will take appx 30-40 minutes. After we will arrive to Exo mouliana we will start the walk to the gorge. The gorge is very green because of the trees and drives us to the small beach.
Walking time 4 ½ - 5 hrs.
4th day: Sitia-Palaicastro
Gorge of the dead!!!
After breakfast transfer to Palaicastro. This will take appx 1.00 hrs and as soon as we arrive in Palaicastro, check in at the hotel and then departure for the village of Pano Zakros. Walk through the gorge of the dead which arrives in a partly sandy beach in Kato Zakros. The gorge is full of thyme and Oleander bushes From Kato Zakros later in the afternoon back to Palaicastro.
The walk past the Minoan Palace of Zakros which we will see on our walk.
Walking time 3 hrs.
5th day: Palaicastro-Vai
Departure outside of the hotel and walk towards to Vai!
The walk is along the east coast and passed small bays all the way to Vai where there is a famous palm beach of Vai where we will have lunch. In the afternoon back to Palaicastro.
Walking time 5 hrs.
6th day: Palaicastro-Hohlakies gorge
Transfer to the Hohlakies village appx 20 minutes from Palaicastro.
As soon as we arrive in Hohlakies village we enter the gorge of Hohlakies which brings us down to a small pebbly beach.
This walk is appx 1.30 hrs and then we continue along the east coast back to Palaicastro passing an old Minoan sanctuary.
Walking time 4 hrs.
7th day: Heraklion
Breakfast and transfer to Aghios Nikolaos.
Visit the city and the “lake of Voulismeni” in Aghios Nikolaos where we will have lunch.
In the afternoon transfer to Heraklion.
8th day: Departures
Breakfast and transfer to the airport according to the flights.
Insurance: Limited insurance is held by the operator. The client acknowledges and accepts that there may be no policy covering the Company’s liability to its clients for death, injury, damage or loss occurring anywhere in the world. The client also specifically acknowledges that with respect to passenger accident liability cover this cover may be very limited or may not exist at all. The client acknowledges that the company has taken reasonable steps in safeguarding its liability. Although the Company does hold various insurances this booking condition states that the client must assume he/she is not covered by any Company insurance policy, including all liability insurance, for death, injury, damage or any other loss.
Period: On Request Basis from April to October.
Transportation: We travel by our own mini-bus, which leaves us to walk and continues, with our baggage, to the next place where we will stay for the night.
Accommodation: Hotels in the cities, village pensions throughout the trip (all with private facilities).
The trip prices are based on double occupancy.
Food: Every morning we have breakfast in the hotels and a dinner at local tavern. Lunches are not included.
(Vegetarians are welcome on the trips)
Price per person: 1.150,00€
Group Size: minimum 4 participants.
Difficulty Level: Hike (2)
The hikes offer a moderate trek with a maximum of 4-5 hours walk on rocky terrain.