Wildlife holidays

A 5-day wildlife tour of Crete

from € 1085 per person

we offer family packages

destinations

various locations around Crete

dates

17 - 21 April

Additional dates upon request

activity profile

family
90%
adventure
80%
active
60%
nature
100%
culinary
80%

Summary

What’s special about Cretan wildlife? 

Located at the south-easternmost point of Europe, Crete is a natural experiment; a small piece of land created by powerful forces of nature. Right at the union of the African and the Eurasian tectonic plates, the island has been created by their continuous pressures distributed unevenly along the rift. In a close distance from three continents (Europe, Asia, Africa), differing in terms of climate, fauna, flora and culture, Crete has been widely affected by these influences. In addition, the isolation provided by the sea and the high mountain-ranges of the island make Crete a unique arc of civilisations, geology, wildlife and cultures.

 

What will I do on this tour?

On this tour, we invite you to explore and interact with the wildlife and culture of Crete. We will visit many of Crete’s ecosystems, including gorges, high mountain ranges, plateaus, lakes and rivers, coastal areas, cliffs and olive groves. We will encounter some of the many plants and birds of Crete, visit ancient historic trees and take part in seasonal activities in local communities. We will experience a wide range of fine Cretan cuisine and wines and explore Crete’s longstanding and diverse cultural history. There will also be opportunities for swimming and relaxation. ​

Campanula on sea rocks

Highlights & info

  • Visit Crete’s high diversity of ecosystems, including: Gorges, high mountain ranges, plateaus, caves, lakes and rivers, coastal areas and cliffs, islets, olive groves and vineyards
  • View migratory bird along migration routes of Eastern Europe towards North, as well as the wide variety of raptors of the island
  • Encounter high plant diversity of about 1800  species growing on Crete, 10% of which are endemic
  • See butterflies, insects, reptiles and more
  • Walk among ancient historic trees
  • Be part of local communities and seasonal activities
  • Taste a wide range of fine Cretan culinary products and spirits
  • Experience Crete’s long and diverse cultural history
  • Swimming and relax along the way

duration

daily variations

difficulty

easy

languages

English

walking distances

  short walks

group size

2 - 6 persons

Prices

The cost for the trip starts at €1085 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

little ringed plover
Tulips & Lupins

What's included

  • Transfers
  • Shared accommodation at selected 5* hotels
  • Full range of meals based on the Cretan cuisine
  • Guided tours and walks
  • Experienced local guides
  • Full range of meals based on the Cretan cuisine
  • First aid kit
  • Third party liability
  • Taxes

Contact

Haris Saslis

Tour responsible