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Walking in Crete

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Explore Crete on a group walking holiday that takes in golden beaches lapped by turquoise waters, emerald olive groves, seaside villages and ancient ruins

As the largest island in Greece, Crete has much to offer ramblers, from its shores fringed with ribbons of soft sand and coastal paths overlooking the azure sea, to inland mountains, dramatic gorges and fields of olive groves. Come to marvel at the remains of Minoan civilisations dating back to the 7th millennium BC, feast on fresh fish in harbourside hamlets and bathe in crystalline lagoons. 

There’s no better way to experience this historic island than on foot, breathing the tang of sea air as you pass through tiny villages where locals enjoy bowls of plump olives and shots of fiery raki. Stay on the sun-speckled northern coast, in the vibrant city of Chania, where you can wander the old town’s maze-like streets lined with Venetian mansions and Turkish architecture, leading down to a 14th-century harbour marked by an imposing lighthouse.

Take leisurely daily group walks, pausing to admire medieval churches, visit family-run olive oil producers and peruse the 1st-3rd-century ruins of Lissos. You’ll also enjoy free time to swim in the Mediterranean and sail along the rugged coast on scenic boat trips. Walking highlights include a coastal hike to paradisical Balos Lagoon, with its sherbet-white sands and warm shallows where loggerhead turtles swim, and a more challenging journey along Samaria – Europe’s longest Gorge – where you’ll be surrounded by sheer rock walls that tower up to 600 metres high.

Overview

  • Chania  - 7 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Walk through Samaria, the longest gorge in Europe
  • Unwind on the exotic beach at Balos Lagoon
  • Walk to ancient cities from bygone eras
  • Sample deliciously fresh Cretan cuisine
  • Meet a local olive oil producer
  • Explore the tiny streets of Chania’s Old Town

Explore Crete on a group walking holiday that takes in golden beaches lapped by turquoise waters, emerald olive groves, seaside villages and ancient ruins

Accommodation

Hotel Samaria - Crete

A contemporary 4-star hotel in the heart of Chania, near the main square. Restaurant, pool, fitness centre and bar. 84 air-conditioned rooms with balconies, hairdryer, safe, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Chania before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements
Hotel Samaria
(per night) £90
Single supplement £73

Hotel Samaria - Crete

A contemporary 4-star hotel in the heart of Chania, near the main square. Restaurant, pool, fitness centre and bar. 84 air-conditioned rooms with balconies, hairdryer, safe, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
easyJet from Gatwick

April
April 13 (Saturday)
  • 4 Places Remaining
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October
October 5 (Saturday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, 4 dinners, 5 guided walks, some excursions, services of local guide. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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  • £450
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  • £200
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £85

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