About this holiday
Feel invigorated and refreshed
as you not only revitalize your
body, but your mind and soul too.
Along with its scenic surroundings,
western Crete offers a warm and
friendly welcome. Our hosts,
walking guide and yoga teacher will
help us recover from the stresses
of everyday life with a mixture of
gentle activities during the course
of our week.
Enjoy countryside full of shaded
gorges, quiet and traditional
nestling villages as well as some
dramatic coastline. Each walk is
different in its own way, taking
in some of the best scenery this
wonderful region has to offer.
Hear tales of Cretan life, past and
present, as you visit a typical village
house before meandering along
mountain paths. On another day
we start from the charming village
of Kaliviani, up and over a ridge to
the splendid beach of Falassarna
as it meets the aquamarine sea
where there is time for a swim. The
final walk takes us to the stunning
Deliana Gorge with its large
population of Griffon vultures and a
charming ancient church.
With 5 included evening yoga
sessions whilst the sun sets, what
better way is there to relax and let
our cares slip away? Our qualified
yoga teacher, Juliet Green, caters
for everyone whether we are
beginners or experienced. For an
hour and a half we find inner calm,
relax our ‘walking legs’ and learn
a new respect for our bodies and
We take in the picturesque and
sleepy village of Polyrinnia,
discovering the fascinating culture
and history of this archaeological
area. There are panoramic vistas
down to the sea and over to the
White Mountains, while in the
spring time the wild flowers bloom
in abundance. Our second tour
takes us down to the south coast
and the beautiful old monastery of
Chryssoskalitissa and the stunning
beach of Elafonissi.
Sunny Bay Hotel
We stay at the comfortable family-run Sunny Bay Hotel, situated directly on a shingle beach and a short stroll to a sea-front taverna for a dinner on most evenings.
Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and delightful terrace area, pool/snack-bar open all day and into the evening, breakfast room and a small mini market.
All rooms have satellite TV, a hairdryer, safe, air-conditioning (both at extra charge), fridge and balcony or terrace with a partial sea view.