About this holiday
This holiday ticks all the boxes
for walkers: breathtaking views
and delightful walks during the
day, time to take a dip in the
afternoon, and sociable taverna
dinners with delicious Cretan food
in the evenings.
Based in the unspoilt coastal
town of Kastelli-Kissamos we’ll
receive a warm welcome from
our hosts, Stelios and Angela.
They have put together a varied
selection of walks through some
of Crete’s iconic gorges, which
provide spectacular scenery as
well as welcome shade from the
sun. If you fancy walking the
famous Samaria Gorge, this will
be available as an optional
Smaller than Samaria but no
less impressive Agia Irini is a
peaceful and stunning gorge
walk culminating with time on the
South coast for lunch and a swim.
Double Gorges of Karanos
We walk down one gorge and
up another on this shaded and
secluded circular walk with
stunning scenery from start to
finish. We end with lunch at the
beautiful botanical gardens in the
foothills of the White Mountains.
Double Gorges of Deliana
Today we take in 2 impressive
gorges, small churches, one
with beautiful old frescoes, and
delightful little villages. The
gorges are also home to the
impressive Griffon vultures which
we are sure to see, and at certain
times of the year, stunning black
Village Life Tour and Sirikari
A real highlight of the week is
the visit to Stelios’ parents house
where a Cretan welcome awaits
before we begin our walk up to
the mountain eco village of Milia
and then through the beautiful
Sirikari gorge. We round the walk
off with an excellent taverna
lunch sitting under the grapevines
and enjoying wonderful views
back to the Sirikari gorge.
Evening in Chania
One evening we take a trip via
shuttle bus to the beautiful
Venetian harbour town of Chania
to enjoy a delicious meze meal in
the well known and atmospheric
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.