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What to expect

Varied Walking Programme

Five fully guided walks included

Traditional Greek Tavernas

Enjoy meals in local Greek tavernas with the group

Seafront Hotel

Stay at the family-run Sunny Bay Hotel

About the trip

Join us as we discover the beautiful north-western region of Crete – the largest and most varied of the Greek Islands, on this sociable walking holiday for solo travellers. Marvel at the views of the Cretan coastline and look forward to social taverna evenings – the perfect way to finish off a day’s walking!

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What's included?

  • Flights & Transfers
  • Airport Taxes & Charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Solos Board; Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 3 taverna dinners
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 5 guided walks
  • Accompanying Solo's Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected


  • Arrival Day
  • Polyrinnia & Kastelli
  • Villages & Hillsides
  • Crete West coast
  • Day at leisure
  • Ravdouha
  • Sirikari to Polyrinnia
  • Departure Day


  • Insurance click here
  • Climate Crisis Resilience Tax  – €3 per night, payable locally

What you'll be doing


Arrival Day

We arrive into Crete and transfer to our hotel. This evening, we gather together to enjoy a welcome drink and information meeting at the hotel, followed by dinner at local taverna – The Cellar.

  • Dinner Included

History & Discovery

After breakfast, we drive to the archaeological site of Polyrrinia and the day begins with a fascinating tour around the picturesque village of Polyrrinia discovering the culture and history of this important archaeological area. After taking in the panoramic views of the sea and mountains, we descend on paths through fertile agricultural land and olive groves to Kissamos (Kastelli) where we enjoy a late lunch. The afternoon is free for relaxation or exploration.

Walking Distance – 9 km approx.

  • Breakfast and Lunch Included

Traditions & Views

Today our walk encompasses wonderful scenery as well as a real insight into traditional Cretan life. We begin with an informative tour around a typical village house where a Cretan welcome awaits, and hear tales of Cretan past and present. Passing from the small hamlet with its abundance of trees – walnut, orange, lemon, cherry and olive, we follow a path through the mountainous countryside with amazing mountain and sea views, up to the traditional village of Milia, continuing through the beautiful hillsides to appreciate fantastic views.

Walking Distance – Approx 9km

  • Breakfast and Lunch Included

West Crete

Our walk today encompasses beautiful scenery over to the far west coast of Crete. Our route takes us through a pretty village, olive groves, along a path with stunning sea views which overlook the west coast of Crete. We end up at the stunning sandy beach of Falassarna. Here, we have time to swim in the crystal-clear ocean.

Walking Distance – Approx 6 km

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day at leisure

Today can be spent at leisure to rest at the hotel or take an excursion such as the Gramvousa Boat Trip. This is a full day excursion to the island where you can see the ruins of an ancient fortress and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the wonderful lagoon of Balos. Approx €29

  • Breakfast Included


Today we take the main road leading from Ravdoucha to the beach, where we meet the Byzantine church of Agia Marina. This location has a unique sea view, and the temple is built in the rock recess. The church has a frescoed wall painting. As in many chapels on the Rhodopes peninsula, we also see inscriptions from the various travellers of the time. We follow a coastal path to the villages of Ravdoucha and Nopigia. We pass remote pebble beaches, such as the creeks of Choni and the quay of the Dark. Also on the path is the restored Byzantine church of St. Basil. We finish with a delicious Cretan lunch at the village taverna.

Walking Distance – Approx 8 km

  • Breakfast and Lunch Included

Sirikari Gorge to Polyrinnia Trail

Our final walk is along the spectacular gorges from Sirikari to Polyrinnia. This stunning walk will certainly not disappoint and takes in fantastic views. You may even spot Griffon vultures circling overhead. A beautiful way to finish our week of Cretan walking. In the evening, we meet for our final evening dinner together.

Walking Distance – 7 km approx.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Departure Day

Check-out and transfer to the airport for our flight home.

  • Breakfast Included


Sunny Bay Hotel Three-star

We stay at the comfortable family-run Sunny Bay Hotel, situated directly on a shingle beach and a short stroll to a seafront taverna.

Facilities Include

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.

Room Includes

All rooms have satellite TV, a hairdryer, safe, air-conditioning (both at extra charge), fridge and balcony or terrace with a partial sea view.

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Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 16 °C 8 °C
March 17 °C 10 °C
April 20 °C 12 °C
May 24 °C 15 °C
June 28 °C 18 °C
July - August 29 °C 21 °C
September 27 °C 19 °C
October 24 °C 16 °C
November 21 °C 13 °C
December 17 °C 10 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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