Aspect of the village of Spili

The heart of Crete

A journey into the past and present of the Amari Valley

€ 136 per person

we offer family packages

destination

Psiloritis natural park

dates

Available upon request

activity profile

family
90%
adventure
60%
active
50%
nature
60%
culinary
60%

Summary

What’s special about the area? 

The Amari valley, located in central Crete, is an area of unspoiled nature, monuments and villages. Visitors can experience the authentic, diverse landscape shaped by the surrounding mountains of Psiloritis and Kedros, in an area with sites of archaeological interest, such as Byzantine churches dating back several centuries ago, and Minoan archaeological remains.

 

What will I do on this tour?

On this tour, we visit historic monuments, such as the Arkadi monastery, and we walk on paths in the stunning nature of the area, and among ancient olive trees, some of which are over 2,000 years old! We visit a couple of quiet, picturesque mountain villages, where we also sit for a cosy, relaxed lunch. Expect our table to be packed with authentic, hearty Cretan plates. At the end of the day, we head back home with Crete filling our hearts and minds.

Mount Giouchtas overlooking the North coast
View of a village alley with a blooming bougainvillea

Highlights & info

  • Experience first-hand the diversity of the Cretan landscape

  • Visit historic monuments

  • Walk around villages off the beaten track

meeting point

  Rethymno

difficulty

easy

duration

09:00 – 17:00 (8 h)

walking distance

  short walks

languages

English

ascent / descent

  50m / 50m

group size

2 - 6 persons

Prices

The cost for the trip is €136 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

Church of Panagia in Meronas
View of the Amari valley from above

What's included

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

Contact

Haris Saslis

Tour responsible