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  • Pick up/drop off from a designated spot in Chania with an air-conditioned luxury bus
  • English speaking hiking escort
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

Not included:

  • Admission to Samaria (5 € per adult, children free of charge)
  • Boat ticket (11 € per adult, 5.50 € per child 5-12 years old)
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort

There is no better way to experience the real side of Crete, than to traverse the island's unspoiled soil, swim in its crystal waters and stroll down its traditional villages. This hiking tour of the Samaria Gorge will give you the opportunity to do all 3 and in your own pace.

A National Park and World's Biosphere Reserve, the Samaria Gorge is a scar on the spine of Crete, but one so uniquely beautiful that you wish it never goes away. Extending 13 km long (8 miles), the ravine is home to several endemic species, with the most prominent being the goat Kri-kri, which can't be found anywhere else in the world.

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from designated spots around Chania via a luxurious bus and reach the starting point of your tour in Omalos Plateau around 7am. The panoramic view of the gorge from the plateau is a photophile's delight, so after short stop for pictures, you will begin descending the 600 wooden steps that will take you inside the Samaria gorge. Shadowed by the adjacent White Mountains and with plenty of drinking water to be found along the way in many natural springs, this self-paced hike will create unique memories for every traveler. Behind your group, there will always be a hiking escort to ensure everyone's safety and provide assistance if needed. 

During your hike, you are sure to come across the church of St. Nicolas, built on the ruins of an ancient temple. Just a bit down the road are the Iron Gates, the narrowest pass of the gorge, at only 4 meters (13 feet) width. The hike will conclude at Agia Roumeli, a beach at the end of the gorge, flowing to the Libyan Sea. Make sure you have some time left when you reach it, in order to take a swim in its warm Mediterranean waters.

At around 17:00 you will board a boat to the picturesque village of Sougia, where you will start your trip back to the place where you were picked up from.

Discover the ancestral secrets of the Argolis region with a 1-day tour of Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplion.

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
  • 1 lunch
  • Porfessional guide
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Pick up / drop off service from most of the hotels in Athens
  • All taxes

 

Not included:

- Your international airfare
- Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

We will pick you up from select spots in Athens (departure at approx 8:45) and drive along the scenic coastal roads of the Saronic Gulf for a visit to Corinth, before proceeding to Mycenae. There you can visit the ruins, including the Lion Gate, Tomb of Agamemnon and Palace. Afterwards, depart via Argolis for Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece. After lunch, you will visit Epidaurus where you will explore the famous 4th century amphitheater known worldwide for its acoustics. Return to Athens in the evening (approx. 19:00).

  • Pick up/drop off from designated spots around Rethymno with an air-conditioned luxury bus
  • English & German speaking hiking escort
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

Not included:

  • Admission to Samaria (5 € per adult, children under 15 free of charge)
  • Boat ticket (11 € per adult, 5.50 € per child 5-12 years old)
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort

There is no better way to experience the real side of Crete, than to traverse the island's unspoiled soil, swim in its crystal waters and stroll down its traditional villages. This hiking tour of the Samaria Gorge will give you the opportunity to do all 3 and in your own pace.

A National Park and World's Biosphere Reserve, the Samaria Gorge is a scar on the spine of Crete, but one so uniquely beautiful that you wish it never goes away. Extending 13 km long (8 miles), the ravine is home to several endemic species, with the most prominent being the goat Kri-kri, which can't be found anywhere else in the world.

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from designated spots around Rethymno via a luxurious bus and reach the starting point of your tour in Omalos Plateau around 7am. The panoramic view of the gorge from the plateau is a photophile's delight, so after short stop for pictures, you will begin descending the 600 wooden steps that will take you inside the Samaria gorge. Shadowed by the adjacent White Mountains and with plenty of drinking water to be found along the way in many natural springs, this self-paced hike will create unique memories for every traveler. Behind your group, there will always be a hiking escort to ensure everyone's safety and provide assistance if needed. 

During your hike, you are sure to come across the church of St. Nicolas, built on the ruins of an ancient temple. Just a bit down the road are the Iron Gates, the narrowest pass of the gorge, at only 4 meters (13 feet) width. The hike will conclude at Agia Roumeli, a beach at the end of the gorge, flowing to the Libyan Sea. Make sure you have some time left when you reach it, in order to take a swim in its warm Mediterranean waters.

At around 17:00 you will board a boat to the picturesque village of Sougia, where you will start your trip back to the place where you were picked up from.

Enjoy a full day Athens & Cape Sounion tour with lunch & visit the most famous attractions, including Acropolis Hill & Museum, Olympic Stadium & much more.

  • Entrance fees to the Archaeological sites and Museum
  • Pick up / drop off service from most of the hotels in Athens
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • 1 lunch
  • All taxes

 

Not included:

- Your international airfare
- Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. After a short stop, continue and pass by such significant monuments of Hellenic history as the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, University, National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Find yourselves in the Acropolis, where you will experience architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, including the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the magnificent Parthenon. Continuing your tour, a visit to the modern Acropolis Museum is in order. Nearly 4,000 objects from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece can be found there.

Your soul may be filled, but now it's time to treat your stomach with a traditional Greek lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the Southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon still stand. On the way, you'll have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore.  After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion, before returning to your hotel early in the evening.

Departure at approximately 08:45 - Return at approximately 19:00

  • Pick up/drop off from designated spots around Chania with an air-conditioned luxury bus
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Visit to Preveli Palm Beach
  • Visit to the village of Plakias
  • Photoshooting stop at Kourtaliotis Gorge
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

Not included:

  • Boat tickets to Preveli (12 per adult, 6 per child)
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort

In the morning, we will pick you up from select spots around Chania with an air-conditioned luxurious bus and head towards our tropical destination. We will pass through Rethymno, making our way to Damnoni beach, where you will board the boat to Preveli.

One of the most famous beaches in Crete, Preveli has been a renowned attraction since the 60s, when it served as a haven for the Bohemian youth of the era. It is located at the exit of the Great River, whose banks are lined with palm beach trees thus giving the beach a distinct look for the Mediterranean. Because the river flows through the Kourtaliotis gorge, it forms a small lake, before emptying into the sea, which has earned the beach the nickname of Lake Preveli. You can walk along the river, under the shade of palm and other trees, and start ascending in the beautiful canyon, or even take a swim in the cold ponds formed in the gorge. Be sure to check out the heart-shaped rock formation on the east side!

After spending plenty of time in Preveli, we will proceed to the village of Plakias, where you will have time to explore, pick up some souvenirs or grab a quick bite and sample the delightful Cretan cuisine which combines Mediterranean ingredients and Oriental spices.

On our way back, we will stop at Kourtaliotis gorge to take pictures. The gorge is an important biotope, since rare species of birds of prey live in the caves formed on its slopes. After you have taken enough shots to make even your most well-traveled friends jealous, we will hop back on the bus and return to your drop off points around Chania.