What you can expect

Comfortable sea front hotel

Stay at the friendly Sunny Bay Hotel

Yoga

Take part in 5 included yoga sessions

Walking off the beaten-track

Experience the breathtaking scenery this part of Crete has to offer

About the trip

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.

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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
  • Solos Board: Breakfast daily, 3 taverna dinners & 3 lunches
  • 3 guided walks
  • Guided tour of Polyrinnia
  • Guided tour of the south coast
  • 5 evening yoga sessions
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected

Itinerary

  • Arrival Day
  • Polyrinnia to Sikari Gorge
  • West Crete & Tradition
  • Kissamos & Kaliviani
  • Day at leisure
  • Walking the Gorges
  • Crete's South Coast
  • Departure Day
What’s Extra
  • Full sea view room supplement
  • Insurance – see here

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrival Day

Arrive in Crete and transfer to our hotel. This evening we have our welcome drink and information meeting outlining our fantastic week of Yoga and walking followed by dinner at a local tavern – The Cellar.
  • Dinner Included
DAY 2

Polyrinnia

Today we have a fascinating guided tour around the picturesque and sleepy village of Polyrinnia discovering the culture and history of this important archaeological area. The views are stunning with a panoramic vista down to the sea and over to the magnificent White mountains, and in the spring time the wild flowers are in abundance. Our tour is followed by a delicious lunch at local restaurant at Kissamos City. In the afternoon we have free time to explore the town of Kissamos and visit the local archaeological museum which is well worth a visit (entry fee EUR 4.00).
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DAY 3

West Crete & Tradition

Today we visit a wine factory with wine tasting, followed by cheese and honey  producers then onto an olive oil factory/ museum. Here we will learn more about the cultivation and production of wine, raki, cheese and oil which all play such a big part in Cretan life, its culture and economy. Then we will make a visit to a typical village house where a Cretan welcome awaits you and where you will be regaled with tales of Cretan life past and present. Lunch at a local cafeneion with amazing balcony view.  
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DAY 4

Kissamos & Kaliviani

Today we will take a walk starting from the charming village of Kaliviani heading West ascending on a path that takes us up to the ridge overlooking the glorious beach of Falassarna. At the top we have the most amazing views back to Kissamos and at the same time views down to the wide expanse of pale sand as it meets the aquamarine sea on the far West coast of Crete. At the end of the walk there is time for a swim in the crystal clear sea. We also have a yoga session in the afternoon.  
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DAY 5

Day at leisure

Today is a day at leisure to do as you please. Perhaps relax by the pool or take an excursion on the Gramvousa Boat Trip (approx €27). Lunch and dinner is not included today so you are free to discover a local Taverna of your choice.
  • Breakfast Included
DAY 6

Walking the Gorges

After breakfast we walk the Sirikari Gorge another beautiful gorge walk that is pretty and peaceful, ending up in the village of Polyrinnia where we take lunch in a local tavern. Stunning scenery and home to many nesting Griffon vultures. There is an option to extend this walk by 6 km.
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DAY 7

Crete's South Coast

Our last day of walking takes us down to the South coast of Crete visiting the beautiful old monastery of Chryssoskalitissa and the stunning beach of Elafonissi. A lagoon and protected area of outstanding natural beauty. Evening yoga session at the hotel followed by farewell dinner at the Cellar taverna.
  • Breakfast & Dinner Included
DAY 8

Departure Day

After breakfast we checkout and transfer to the airport for our flight home.
  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

3* 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.

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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