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Open today:09:00 - 7:30pm

Monday
24 June
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
25 June
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
26 June
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
27 June
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
28 June
9:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday
29 June
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
30 June
10:00am - 4:00pm
Yoga & Walking In Crete

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.

Walking In Crete   Walking 2

Why Go?

  • Stay at the friendly Sunny Bay Hotel
  • Take part in 5 included yoga sessions
  • Experience the breathtaking scenery this part of Crete has to offer
  • 3 guided walks and 2 guided tours of local points of interest

Pleasant walks

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. 

Distance: 5 to 6km per day

Tranquil tours

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.

Yoga

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 minds.

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.

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.

Rooms include

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

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours 30 minutes

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 10°C,
Apr 14°C, May 19°C,
Jun 22°C, Jul, Aug 26°C,
Sep 23°C, Oct 18°C,
Nov, Dec 13°C

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What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 3 guided walks
  • Guided tour of Polyrinnia
  • Guided tour of the south coast
  • 5 evening yoga sessions
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily, 6 taverna dinners & 4 lunches including 1 picnic lunch

What's extra:

  • Full sea view room supplement
  • Insurance - see here

Optional excursions*:

  • Gramvousa Boat Trip - A full day excursion to this island where you can see the ruins of an ancient fortress and swim in the crystal clear waters of the wonderful lagoon of Balos. 
  • Chania - You can visit this beautiful Venetian harbour town that has excellent restaurants, shops and a great atmosphere by the local regular bus service.

    *subject to availability

Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from from Chania Airport to the hotel takes approximately 45 minutes, depending on weather and traffic.

Included Programme
Listed below are the inclusions in your programme:

  • Guided tour around the picturesque and sleepy village of Polyrinnia including a taverna lunch
  • 3 guided walks to cultural and scenic places of interest of approx 5-6km
  • 5 evening yoga sessions
  • Guided tour of the south coast of Crete including the beautiful monastery of Chryssoskalitissa and the stunning Elafonissi Beach

Walking notes

  • Grade: Easy
  • Distance: 5 to 6km per day
  • Walking boots: Recommended

Optional excursions*:

  • Gramvousa Boat Trip - A full day excursion to this island where you can see the ruins of an ancient fortress and swim in the crystal clear waters of the wonderful lagoon of Balos. Approximate cost: €25.00
  • Chania - You can visit this beautiful Venetian harbour town that has excellent restaurants, shops and a great atmosphere by the local regular bus service. The journey takes approx. 1 hour. Approximate cost: €10.00 per return bus ticket

    *subject to availability

What to Wear/Take
The emphasis is on comfortable, casual clothes throughout the week, with something warm to wear for the evenings if venturing outside. Appropriate comfortable shoes are a must whilst dressing in layers allows for changes in temperature. All specialist clothing and equipment will be provided for the included activities, however we would recommend you take:

  • Good trainers/walking boots
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Shirts or t-shirts
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Daysack/rucksack
  • Swimwear
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent
  • ....your camera – the scenery is wonderful!

For the yoga sessions, loose, light and comfortable clothing is recommended.

Currecny

Euro

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €20.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % add on.

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
11 Oct 2019 18 Oct 2019 7 All Ages £ 1199 BOOK

What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 3 guided walks
  • Guided tour of Polyrinnia
  • Guided tour of the south coast
  • 5 evening yoga sessions
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily, 6 taverna dinners & 4 lunches including 1 picnic lunch

What's extra:

  • Full sea view room supplement
  • Insurance - see here

Optional excursions*:

  • Gramvousa Boat Trip - A full day excursion to this island where you can see the ruins of an ancient fortress and swim in the crystal clear waters of the wonderful lagoon of Balos. 
  • Chania - You can visit this beautiful Venetian harbour town that has excellent restaurants, shops and a great atmosphere by the local regular bus service.

    *subject to availability

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