Guided walking tours Crete

Michalis lived most of his life in the big city of Athens, at some point he realized that there is nothing like being in touch with nature.
So he decided to move to the birthplace of his parents where he started to make his dream come true, to make a living by doing what he loves the most, climbing mountains, walking trails and sharing his knowledge and passion for Crete and its history and culture with other people.

To the peak of the Psilortis mountain

The PSILORITIS mountain range is listed as both a UNESCO GLOBAL and a UNESCO EUROPEAN GEOPARK because of its unique flora and geological features.
Hike through a variety of landscapes on your way to the top in only three hours and be rewarded with a spectacular view over CRETE!

✓ free pick up and drop off at Melidoni X Village
✓ trekking poles & photo album
✓ walking distance 10 Km
✓ 5-6hrs walking duration
1 person at 160€; 2 people at 180€; 3 people at 240€; 4 people at 280€; 5 people at 350€; 6 people at 420€; 7 people at 455€; 8 people at 520€

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historical walking path, Monastary of Arkadi - Margarites

The starting point is the historical monastery of Arkadi, from here we walk over some plains and hills offering wide views and a glimpse of the sea. From there the trail takes us along various excavation sites that all belonged to the ancient city of Eleftherna. Many findings from here can be admired in the brandnew museum that is nearby. The final part of the route takes us into the village of Margarites where you can enjoy many pottery shops, a refreshment and explore small Venetian streets.

✓ free pick up and drop off at Melidoni X Village
✓ trekking poles & photo album
✓ walking distance 12 Km
✓ 4-5hrs walking duration
1 person at 160€; 2 people at 180€; 3 people at 240€; 4 people at 280€; 5 people at 350€; 6 people at 420€; 7 people at 455€; 8 people at 520€

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NIDA PLATEAU, on the trace of Zeus

The day beginns with a road trip towards highest village of Crete, Anogeia, to reach the NIDA PLATEAU at 1450 meters. This plateau is the birthplace of Zeus and the unique venue where the Goddess Demeter fell in love with the human Jason. Our walk starts at the Poros at the souhtern side. We will soon pass some springs and some typical stone-built shepherds' shelters, called Mitato. Upon moving further towards the south we can see the entire Messara plain and the coast near Matala. Some parts of the walk are in the shade of oak trees which allows us to sit down and have short break to enjoy the view.Afterwards we reach the Kamares Cave at 1700 meters where the famous 'Eggshell Pottery' (part of the permanent exhibition in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion) was found. Once back on the Nida Plateau we will visit the Idaion Andron Cave where the Ancient King of the Gods and the god of the sky, weather, Zeus was born.

✓ free pick up and drop off at Melidoni X Village
✓ trekking poles & photo album
✓ walking distance 10 Km
✓ 4hrs walking duration
1 person at 160€; 2 people at 180€; 3 people at 240€; 4 people at 280€; 5 people at 350€; 6 people at 420€; 7 people at 455€; 8 people at 520€

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Mount Gigilos, high up next to the Samaria Gorge

Mount Gigilos is situated on the western side of the famous Samaria Gorge and is dominating the landscape around the Omalos Plateau with its impressive summit of 2080 meters. The path that leads up starts just at the opposite of the entrance of the Samaria Gorge and takes us along rugged scenery and impressive rock formations. Once we reach the peak we will be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the entire Samaria Gorge, the Omalos Plateau and the range of the White Mountains.

✓ free pick up and drop off at Melidoni X Village
✓ trekking poles & photo album
✓ walking distance 9 Km
✓ 4-5hrs walking duration
1 person at 160€; 2 people at 200€; 3 people at 240€; 4 people at 320€; 5 people at 350€; 6 people at 420€; 7 people at 490€; 8 people at 560€

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Lefka Ori, Cretan Alps

The famous chain of the white Mountains,also called the Cretan high Dessert or Cretan Alps, proudly feature more than 50 peaks that are above 2000 meters. Within 2 hours of hiking you can experience the breathtaking view and stunning scenery of the trail that leads you to the highest summit. From the top you can enjoy a full panorama view, revealing the Samaria gorge, cape Gramvousa, Gavdos island, mount Psiloritis and mount Gigilos

✓ free pick up and drop off at Melidoni X Village
✓ trekking poles & photo album
✓ walking distance 9 Km
✓ 3-4hrs walking duration
✓ 25km off road drive EXTRA CHARGE at 130€ price for 1-8people

1 person at 160€; 2 people at 200€; 3 people at 240€; 4 people at 320€; 5 people at 350€; 6 people at 420€; 7 people at 490€; 8 people at 560€

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Cretan South Coast, from Anopoli till Marmara beach

This hike starts at 580 meters and leads over a rocky trail down towards the south coast. During this part you will enjoy some dramatic views on the Libyan Sea, Gavdos Island and over the village of Loutro. You will enter the Aradaina Gorge from the slope on the eastern side. After arriving at the riverbed we continue walking through this spectacular gorge until we reach Marmara beach where you are rewarded with a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea.

✓ free pick up and drop off at Melidoni X Village
✓ trekking poles & photo album
✓ walking distance 9 Km
✓ 4-5hrs walking duration
1 person at 160€; 2 people at 200€; 3 people at 240€; 4 people at 320€; 5 people at 350€; 6 people at 420€; 7 people at 490€; 8 people at 560€

request or book here