Arrival at Chania Airport (CHQ) or Heraklion (HER) and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day and evening is at leisure. Overnight stay in Chania.
Explore the natural beauty of Crete at your own pace; one week's self guided hiking tour of the island's best locations.
START / FINISH - Chania (or Heraklion)
Activity code: CR-TR01
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate. [Participants should be in good physical condition with a bit of hiking experience.]
Duration: 8 Days
Crete’s rugged scenery is ideal for a walking holiday - gorges and mountains dominate the landscape. Crete offers an inexhaustible source of vivid impressions - tall mountains, plains with wild vegetation, small traditional villages and an incredible array of ancient palaces, particularly from the Minoan Civilisation (Knossos, Festos, Malia, Zakros).
This walking holiday is available as an individual reservation only. The itinerary includes sightseeing opportunities in Chania and Heraklion together with hiking in the White Mountains, the Samaria Gorge and many off the beaten track locations.
We include most meals, opportunities for sightseeing, accommodation and transport with a fully detailed timetable, maps and route planner.
The hotels and guest houses in this itinerary are generally small, independent or family-run, properties which add significantly to your travel experience on this fascinating island. We select accommodation which has been personally inspected and experienced by our team - all hotels and guesthouses are comfortable and fully equipped with heating, en-suite bathroom/shower, air-conditioning, telephone, and television.
Suggested equipment to bring
J Veilands, Australia, October 2016