Hiking, Altenative tourism in Chania, Crete

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HIKING TOURS

The area is abundant with places where you can walk through nature and admire its peaceful and wild beauty. The alternations of nature, the flora and fauna, the streams, all compose a beautiful picture well-worth visiting through hiking.

There are designated and delimited trails for hiking lovers who comprise the main part of incoming tourism mostly during spring and autumn months from all around Europe.

The development  of hiking  and creating newroutes  is  far:

– The general  topography
  The climatic  conditions
– And  the  “human” and  warm  attitude  of the owners of  rooms  and hotels that  have won  in the purity and  the warmth of  their  permanentand repeated  visits  of tourists  inaccommodation  as if they  are  their owncottage.

 

 

 

Deliana Gorge

A wonderful hike with panoramic view, instantly visible since our entrance in the Deliana Gorge, equally in beauty to the Samaria Gorge, but without its being crowded and great in length. An amazing place with a large population of wild birds and a beautiful ancient temple which we will be visiting at the end of our hiking trip

 

DETAILS
  • Every Sunday.  A walk of approx 2 – 3 hours suitable for adults and children
  • Approx 7km
  • Meal included
  • Gentle walk through gorge with rest stop at old church
  • Day or evening walk: depends on the time of the year as to whether it is a day or evening walk

PRICES

40€ adult – 20€   Children under 12 years old
Falassarna to Kolymbari area
45€ adult – 22€   Children under 12 years old
East of Kolymbari area

Ancient History – Polyrinia

Our hiking trip starts with an entertaining tour in the beautiful village of Polyrinia learning about the culture and history of this historically important area.

After enjoying the stunning view of the mountains and the sea, our descent through tracks in fertile rural areas and olive groves begins.

 

DETAILS

  • Every Wednesday  9:00 or 16:00
  • Approx 8km
  • A walk of approx  3 hours suitable for adults and children
  • Meal included
  • Guided Tour of old village, fortress and archaeological site
  • Opportunity to visit olive wood shop
  • Walk down to Kissamos
PRICES
40€ adult 20€   Children under 12 years old
Falassarna to Kolymbari area
45€ adult 22€   Children under 12 years old
East of Kolymbari area
Sirikari – Kissamos

We start from high hills, far away from massive tourism, before we pass through a beautiful and peaceful gorge. After a short stop at the Venetian Bridge, we approach the ancient village of Polyrrinia and spend some time in this traditional village with the stunning view. Then, we are led to the tracks through fertile rural areas and olive groves heading to Kissamos.

 

Those who will choose the longest distance have the option to meet the others who will choose the shortest one and have lunch together at the end of the hiking trip.

DETAILS

  • Every Monday 9:00 or 16:00.
  • Approx 7km or 12km for the longer version
  • A walk of approx 2 – 3 hours suitable for adults and children
  • Meal included
  • Guided tour

PRICES

Falassarna to Kolymbari area
45€ adult 22€   Children under 12 years old
East of Kolymbari area

40€ adult 20€   Children under 12 years old

Traditional life in a village – Topolia

This hiking trip combines the magnificent landscape with a close look to the traditional Cretan life.

The trip starts with a visit to a typical Cretan house where you will be warmly welcomed. You will listen to old and modern stories about the Cretan life.

A truly amazing landscape with paths twisting and turning through the mountains of western Crete

 

DETAILS

  • Every Thursday 9:00 or 16:00. 
  • Approx 8km
  • A walk of approx  3 hours suitable for adults and children.
  • Short stop in Milia.
  • Meal included
  • Guided tour
    PRICES
Falassarna to Kolymbari area
45€ adult – 22€ Children under 12 years old
East of Kolymbari area

40€  adult – 20€ Children under 12 years old

Falassarna Beach

Starting from the charming village of Kaliviani we head 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 an optional visit to Falassarna archaeological site as well as a swim in the crystal clear sea.

Longer version approx 9km.

Shorter version approx 6km.

Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit!

DETAILS

  • Every Friday, 9:00 am or 16:30
  • Approx 7km
  • A walk of approx 2 – 3 hours suitable for adults and children
  • Meal not included
  • Guided tour

PRICES

Falassarna to Kolymbari area
35€  adult  – 17€ Children under 12 years old
East of Kolymbari area

30€  adult – 15€ Children under 12 years old

 

In the area of Kissamos there are also many organized trails. Ask our office !!!

Our English speaking driver/guide is informative, experienced and friendly

Important Information

Hiking is designed for people in physical fitness, able to walk through narrow paths or rough unmade trails with constant alternation on the ground morphology.

Sturdy comfortable footwear is essential. (Hiking boots are advisable or trainers, as these might be preferable to some people)

Please, make sure of your having adequate water, sunscreen cream and a hat.

 

Have a nice hike!