Samaria Gorge is the most famous hiking gorge in Europe, being part of the European trail E4. Thousands of tourists walk it in the summer. For many, this is the main purpose of their visit to Crete. Its length reaches 15 km and its descent takes about 5-7 hours, depending on your pace, from Omalos to Agia Roumeli.
The Minoan palace is the main visitable area of Knossos, an important city in antiquity, with continuous life from the Neolithic years to the 5th c. It is built on the hill of Kefala, with easy access to the sea and the interior of Crete. According to tradition, it was the seat of the wise king Minos.
Visit the Monasteries of Akrotiri Peninsula.
Gouvernetou Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries located in Crete, since it was built in 1537.
The Monastery of Gouvernetou, or Lady of the Angels as it is also called, is located on the Akrotiri peninsula,
about 4 km from the Monastery of Agia Triada or 19 km north of Chania.
Elafonisi is located 76km west of Chania is an oblong peninsula, which often breaks in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. It is a Natura 2000 protected area. The island is full of sand dunes with sea daffodils and jupiners. The endangered loggerhead sea turtle and several more rare animals and plants find shelter on the island; it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants, animals, shells and sand from the area.
After jumping onboard, our first stop on this full day trip is Balos beach, a lagoon of outstanding natural beauty located at the far tip of Gramvoussa peninsula, the most western point of Crete. The whole area is been declared a protected area by the Natura 2000 programme and conservation of the area is our top priority. Leaving only our footprints in the pink-white sand, we take a swim in the turquoise waters of Balos and Gramvoussa island before heading to our next stops, Menies & Thodorou.
Imbros Gorge is located in province Sfakia and is the third most visited gorge in Crete, following Samaria Gorge and Agia Irini by Sougia, all belonging to the E4 European hiking path. The scenery is beautiful and the low difficulty make the descent of Imbros ideal for families with children. The length of the gorge is 11 km and the course lasts 2-3 hours. The route starts from the small village of Imbros, 700 meters above sea level.
Wednesday & Thursday
price at 32.50€
The Minoan palace is the main visitable area of Knossos (or Knossos), an important city in antiquity, with continuous life from the Neolithic years to the 5th c. It is built on the hill of Kefala, with easy access to the sea and the interior of Crete. According to tradition, it was the seat of the wise king Minos. Fascinating myths, of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and of Daedalus with Icarus, are associated with the palace of Knossos.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday