Eurasian griffon vulture sitting at the edge of Platania gorge

Gorgeous gorges

An active day in the wilderness of the Cretan mountains

€ 143 per person

we offer family packages

destination

various locations around Crete

dates

Available upon request

activity profile

family
50%
adventure
90%
active
100%
nature
100%
culinary
40%

Summary

What’s special about Cretan gorges? 

Gorges are scattered across the mountains of Crete. They offer unique interactions with the geology, flora and fauna of Crete. They host many animal and plant species, some of which are only found there, and they have offered refuge to the wildlife and the people of Crete for millenia. Each gorge is a different environment with its own climate, biodiversity, and surrounding geological formations.

Griffon vulture

What will I do on this tour?

We will hike in the gorge and take plenty of time to observe nature. Along the walk, we will pass through changing scenery, from semi-wild to wild landscapes. We will walk through changing vegetation, including garigue, wild oak and pine forests. We will reach plateaus, and enjoy views of dramatic geological shapes and surrounding valleys along the way. We will encounter Cretan birds of prey, and come across many plants that grow in the most improbable places. Gorge paths, although not extremely steep, require some physical fitness. However, we will take plenty of time to rest and restore, sit in the shade and enjoy snacks and meals from local products. At the end of the day, we will leave with the satisfaction of having completed a physical and mental challenge, generously offered by the nature of Crete.

 

on the way through the gorge

Highlights & info

  • Walk through remarkable geological formations

  • Enjoy stunning views of surrounding valleys 

  • Experience a variety of Cretan landscapes along the route
  • Encounter some of Crete’s most unique wildlife

meeting point

  Heraklion or Rethymno

difficulty

medium

duration

09:00 – 17:00 (8 h)

walking distance

  6 km (4 hours)

languages

English

ascent / descent

  400m / 400m

group size

2 - 6 persons

Prices

The cost for the trip is €143 per person.

 

Solo travellers

Please contact us.

 

Family packages

If your group includes children under the age of 12, please contact us.

 

Cancellation policy

Upon a confirmed reservation, cancellations are considered acceptable until one week prior to the tour date

The chapel of St. Anthony
blooming erica

What's included

  • Transfer
  • Guided walk
  • Experienced local guide
  • Lunch with local products
  • First aid kit
  • Third party liability
  • Taxes

Contact

Haris Saslis

Tour responsible