SAMARIA – LONG TRAIL
On your Samaria gorge adventure, the bus will take you first along the north coast and then up into the White Mountains to the Omalos Plateau, the entrance to the gorge. There, at a height of 1.100m, you will begin the 16km walk through the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe. The strenuous, but spectacular walk, ends at the seaside village of Agia Roumeli. From there, you will be transferred by boat to Chora Sfakion, where the bus will be waiting for you to take you back home. Good walking shoes are necessary.
The magnificent gorge of Imbros, a natural beauty, is less popular than the Samaria gorge. Its trail runs for 7km, and it makes it an easier walk. It runs almost parallel to the Samaria gorge and it takes almost 3 hours to complete. The bus will be waiting for you at the exit of the gorge at the village of Komitades. Our next stop, is a beautiful beach where you can swim or enjoy a meal at the local taverns. This walk is suitable for children.
CHANIA – ELAFONISSI
In this excursion the first stop is the city of Chania. Here, Turkish and Venetian architectural styles meet and form an impressive townscape. Especially in the old town, narrow streets and alleys, old mansions and arcades, mosques and minarets, bear witness to the long presence of Venetians and Turks. We continue the excursion by visiting the most southwest point of Crete, Elafonissi; an exotic beach with pink sand and turquoise waters.
After a two hours’ drive along the north coast, we turn south into the heart of Crete. In Elafonissi, the south-westerly point of Crete, you have 3 hours to swim in the crystal-clear waters and enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and its surrounding nature.
On the new road, the bus takes you west through the outskirts of Chania to the port of Kastelli. Here, a boat will take you to the small island Gramvoussa with its imposing Venetian castle and breath-taking views. After 2 hours, the boat will take you to the lagoon of Balos. The fabulous, clear water of the lagoon and the white, coral sand makes this area an irresistible paradise.
PREVELI PALM BEACH
On this excursion you will have the opportunity to visit Preveli and Damnoni beaches on the south coast of Crete. The first stop is at Kourtaliotiko gorge, one of the most impressive gorges of Rethymno, with its unique, natural beauty and several, small waterfalls. The bus then takes you to Damnoni beach with its beautiful turquoise waters and white sand. Upon arrival, you will take the boat to Preveli Palm Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in Crete, an ideal place for swimming and relaxation. You can visit the palm tree forest. The boat then takes you back to Damnoni beach. This is an excursion to remember!