Cretan Cephalanthera (Cephalanthera cucullata)

Spring has sprung

Immerse yourself into the wildlife of Crete

€ 143 per person

we offer family packages

destination

mountain regions of Crete

dates

Every Saturday and Sunday (March to June)

+ Additional dates upon request

activity profile

family
80%
adventure
80%
active
50%
nature
100%
culinary
50%

Summary

What’s special about Cretan wildlife? 

Crete is home to a very diverse biodiversity, including over 300 birds and 1,800 plants, many of which can be found nowhere else on earth. The Cretan mountains are home to a big part of this exceptional biodiversity. In an area of unspoiled nature, we will experience the authentic, diverse landscape shaped by the mountains of Crete. If you are looking for a quick introduction to the mountain wildlife of Crete, look no further.

 

Gyps fulvus pair

What will I do on this tour?

On this tour, we will hike on mountain paths to explore the local flora that is in full bloom during springtime, and we will look up to the skies to observe the native and migratory bird fauna of Crete. During the tour, we will identify several flowers, herbs and birds of Crete, we will find ourselves at vantage points with 360 views, and we will take time to visit a picturesque village for a pit stop and a leisurely stroll. At the end of the day, we will head back home full of mental images of encounters with the wildlife of Crete.

Calendulas in front of a Minoan tomb

Highlights & info

  • Discover many unique plants and birds of Crete
  • Experience the diverse natural landscape of the island
  • Walk in areas where people and nature have coexisted for thousands of years

meeting point

  Heraklion or Rethymno

difficulty

easy

duration

09:00 – 16:00 (7 h)

walking distance

  20' - 45' walks

languages

English

ascent / descent

  0 m / 0 m

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 yellow viola fragrans species within a junction of roots
Person collecting herbs under an old olive tree

What's included

  • Transfer
  • Guided walks
  • Experienced local guide
  • Lunch with local products
  • First Aid kit
  • Third Party Liability
  • Taxes

Contact

Haris Saslis

Tour responsible