Tour the island of Crete from north to south

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Vamos / Chania
  • Distance 73 km / 45 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $648

Overview

The beautiful island of Crete is the largest of Greece's 2,000 islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Among its more than 8,000 m2, it hides beautiful Hellenic villages, untouched beaches and archaeological remains of the ancient Minoan civilization. 

This route from north to south will take you both along coastal as well as mountainous trails, in the interior of the island. On one hand, you can visit the beautiful beaches at Glyka Nera, Filaki, Marmari, among many others. 

You'll also enter Crete's most important mountain range: Lefka Ori Park or White Mountains, where you can explore beautiful trails, peaks, and plains.

  • Get to know the beautiful and picturesque village of Chania
  • Visit the Imbros Gorge, the second most visited on the island.
  • Tour the Sfakia Canyon out to the splendid Libyan Sea. 
  • Bungee jumping from the Aradena Canyon Bridge. 
  • Relax and take a swim on the amazing turquoise beaches. 

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Baggage transfer service according to itinerary
    • Transfer from Hora Sfakion to Chania or Heraklion
    • Information dossier with maps and route details
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Travel to and from Chania or Heraklion
    • Lunches, dinners, drinks and snacks
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Public transport
    • Personal equipment
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    You can reach Chania International Airport or Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport. From the first, in Chania, you can choose the most comfortable options that are to rent a car or take a taxi to Vamos; or even take a bus on a journey of about 1 hour. 

    The city of Heraklion is further from our starting point, however, if you decide to go there, you can take a bus to Agioi Pantes where you will transfer to Vamos. This trip can take up to 4 hours. 

    The last destination of your route is Loutro, a small community that can only be accessed by sea or on foot, so for the return you must take a boat to Hora Sfakion.

    From this city, you can take the bus to Chania, where you can spend a few days before returning home.  

    FAQs

    This route runs between coastal, rocky and/or slippery trails, with some ascents and descents, so it is important that you have a good physical condition and a little mountain walking experience.

    Although rated as of medium-low difficulty, temperatures in the Mediterranean can be very high, so you will need to be in the best physical condition to perform the stages smoothly.

    So that you can enjoy the beautiful island of Crete, our recommendation is to visit it in spring, late summer and early autumn, when the weather is much cooler.

     Between July and August, temperatures are quite high, and although the sea breeze helps to mitigate the heat, the sun can be very intense from sunrise to sunset. 

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you. If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.