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Hiking in Southwest Crete m #1


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    Why travel with Moysidis Travel:

    • Unique tours in mysterious Greece
    • Individual programs according to Your wishes
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    • Unforgettable vacation at affordable price

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    Crete Vacation

    8 days / 7 nights
    Availability : 05/2021 - 10/2021
    Paleochora, Chora Sfakion

    Hiking in Southwest Crete

    Private tour Hiking in Southwest Crete up to 8 people

    Route – m #1 

    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure & Return Location

    Airport Heraklion (HER), Crete 

    Departure Time

    Price Includes:

    • Meeting at the airport / port
    • Arrival and departure transfers
    • English-speaking tour leader (Day 1 – Day 8) 
    • Accommodation: 7 nights (Night 1 – Night 7) (double/twin room on a BB basis) 
    • Meals: breakfast (D2-D8), lunch (D2-D7) and dinner (D2-D7) 
    • Gorge/national park entrance fees
    • All transfers as per itinerary
    • Daily luggage transfers

    Price Excludes:

    • Air transport to/from Crete 
    • Breakfast on D1, lunch and dinner on D1 and D8 
    • Drinks, personal expenses (museum fees etc) 
    • Extra transfers (other than the ones mentioned below) 
    • Gratuities 
    • Travel Insurance 

    Don’t forget your:

    • Hiking boots,
    • hiking poles (advisable),
    • day backpack per person (25-35lt),
    • sun hat,
    • sunscreen,
    • sunglasses,
    • refillable water bottle,
    • camera,
    • swimwear/beachwear/beach shoes,
    • wind/waterproof jacket,
    • warmer layers of clothing for the evenings.


    • For groups over 8 persons, a second tour leader is included and the price is adapted accordingly.
    • For personalized groups (families/ friends) the multi-day hiking programe can be adapted according to clients’ wishes.
    • The above multi-day hiking tours are lead by an English-speaking tour leader and ALL participants must be able to understand English to a satisfying level (safety matters).
    • Hiking poles can be provided upon request and cost 10€/pair for the full 8 days.


    — Accommodation: in Double/Twin rooms with private bathrooms a BB basis (in small, family-run hotels in the villages mentioned in the program, for nights N1 — N7)

    — Single supplement upon request (extra cost)

    — lunches: some picnics, some in local restaurants (D2 — D7)

    — evening meals: in local restaurants (D2 — D7)


    Cancellation policy:

    Cancellation by client:

    Multi-day trips

    For cancellations over 40 days before the excursion date, we refund any amount paid. For cancellations up to and including 40 days before the excursion date, we do not refund any amount paid.

    Cancellation by Moysidis Travel:

    Multi-day trips — Terms & conditions:

    If the weather becomes unsuitable during any multi-day trip, the tour-leader has the authority to make any alterations to the program to best suit the needs of the group depending the current weather conditions. The original program is followed as closely as possible.

    On Day 1 of the multi-day trip, we ask each participant to sign a «Participant agreement, release and acknowledgement of risk» statement in order to participate in the multi-day trip.

    Health issues:

    If any participant suffers from any severe allergy (e.g. to bee stings, food allergies/intolerances) or has medical/health issues we need to be aware of, it is important to let us know in advance. This is clearly a safety measure, personal information is by no means violated and we exercise all discretion.


    Moysidis Travel is covered by Professional Liability Insurance.
    Each participant is advised to take out health/travel insurance before travelling to Crete.


    For a group of 

    per person



    1799 €


    1199 €


    999 €

    * price per person in a double room

    Itinerary tour Hiking in Southwest Crete


    Day 1 Arrival in Heraklion HER

    overnight in Heraklion town

    This day is spent in the coastal town of Heraklion.

    Depending the time of your arrival, free time to explore the town of Heraklion, visit Knossos and/or the archaeological museum of Heraklion.

    Evening meal with your tour leader and rest of the group, overnight in Heraklion.

    Note: private transfer (taxi or minibus) from airport to hotel can be arranged at an extra cost. Transfer time: 20mins

    Day 2 Heraklion — Chania — Paleochora

    In the morning, we take our private transfer along the north coast to the old town of Chania. Here, we have free time to explore the old harbour, the market (Agora) and various quiet neighbourhoods with Venetian and Turkish architecture. After lunch, private transfer south to the small coastal town of Paleochora, the deep blue Libyan Sea. En route, we visit a local winery where we have a tour and a wine tasting. Evening meal and overnight in Paleochora.

    Transfer time: 2hrs + 1hr — Hiking time (approx.): 0 — Elevation difference (m): 0

    Day 3 Paleochora — Lissos — Sougia — Omalos

    Our first hike of the week! All along the way this coastal walk offers magnificent views of the high White Mountains, down to the clear blue sea. a clearly-marked path, we follow the coastline and pass the temple of Asklipios in ancient Lissos before arriving at the small village of Sougia for a well-deserved swim! From here, transfer to Omalos mountain plain, evening meal and overnight in Omalos.

    Transfer time: 1hr — Hiking time (approx.): 5hrs 30´ (15km) — Elevation difference (m): 0-270-20-150-0

    Day 4 Samaria Gorge — Agia Roumeli

    Samaria is just of the many gorges Crete, but it is definitely the best-known. This natural treasure lies in the heart of the Samaria National Park (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which is home to numerous endemic species of plants and animals. Its breathtaking scale and impressive topography attract visitors from all over the world and the magnificent scenery will not leave the hiker untouched. We start our hike from Omalos in the cool, early morning air and after an approx. 6–7 hr hike, we reach the small, coastal village of Agia Roumeli (no road access), where we are rewarded with a refreshing swim! Evening meal and overnight in Agia Roumeli.

    Transfer time: 15mins — Hiking time (approx.): 6hrs (13+3km) — Elevation difference (m): 1250–0

    Please note: if Samaria Gorge National Park is closed for any reason this day, an alternative schedule is followed. Any transfer costs are included. Overnight remains in Agia Roumeli.

    Day 5 Agia Roumeli — Marmara — Loutro

    We follow the coastal path to Agios Pavlos beach with its picturesque, tiny, Byzantine chapel the shore. From there, our path takes us gradually upwards through a pine forest then follows the coastline towards Marmara marble beach where a refreshing swim awaits us! The last part of our path leads along the scenic coast to the small village of Loutro with no road access!

    Evening meal and overnight in Loutro.

    Transfer time: 0 — Hiking time (approx.): 6hrs (14,5km) — Elevation difference (m): 0-110-150-0-70-0

    Day 6 Loutro — Anopolis — Aradena Gorge — Loutro

    The first part of our hike is uphill from Loutro to the plain of Anopolis, from where we are treated to outstanding views of the Lefka Ori (White Mountains). The entrance to the lesser-known but equally impressive Aradena Gorge lies to the west of the plain. The dramatic landscape and rough outlines guarantee a stunning experience. The gorge ends at the turquoise waters of Marmara marble beach. Here there is time for a swim before the last part of our hike along the coast to Loutro. (Optional taxi-boat transfer available for the section Marmara to Loutro, extra cost). Evening meal and overnight in Loutro.

    Note: a less demanding route is followed depending the level of the group

    Transfer time: 0 — Hiking time (approx.): 7hrs 30′ (14km) — Elevation difference (m): 0-690-580-0

    Day 7 Loutro — Glyka Nera — Chora Sfakion — Heraklion

    The last hike of this tour takes us from Loutro to the beach of Glyka Nera (Sweet Water) along a well marked, coastal path above the endless shades of blue in the sea below. The fresh water springs, both the beach and in the sea, keep the water significantly cooler than usual even during the summer months. The path then follows the side of the cliff and ends just above the village of Chora Sfakion (Sfakia). From here, private transfer to Heraklion.

    Evening meal and last overnight in Heraklion.

    Transfer time: 2hrs 30′ — Hiking time (approx.): 3hrs (4,5km) — Elevation difference (m): 0-150-0

    Day 8 Heraklion HER — departure

    The last morning is spent in Heraklion, with free time in the town depending your departure time. The tour leader’s duties end after breakfast.

    Private transfer to the airport upon request (extra cost) and departure.

    Transfer time: 20mins

    In order to sign up for the tour Hiking in Southwest Crete, please contact Moysidis Travel at: +30 699 280 0329, +49 1577 559 3278 or write to e-mail: moysidistravel@gmail.com.