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South Eastern Crete & Sarakinas Gorge Day Tour

1. South Eastern Crete & Sarakinas Gorge Day Tour

Through this route we explore the south-eastern Crete. We head to Agios Nikolaos and stop in the traditional village of Kritsa, one of the most famous villages of Crete with its narrow picturesque alleys and its traditional shops. Afterwards we ascend through a beautiful route with magnificent views and end up at the Katharo Plateau at an altitude of 1250 meters where we stop for coffee in a traditional cafe. We cross the forest of SELAKANO and end up in the SARAKINA Gorge which will surprise you with its beauty. Continuing and after our amazing meal, we reach the southernmost end of eastern Crete, the village of Myrtos with its amazing beach where you can have a swim in the crystal clear waters of the LIBIAN SEA. Returning through a very beautiful route we arrive at your hotel. This route will leave you with the very best memories.

Sarakina Gorge - Southern Crete hiking & swim Adventure

2. Sarakina Gorge - Southern Crete hiking & swim Adventure

Explore the natural beauty of South Crete on our "Sarakina Gorge" safari tour! Discover the charm of Kritsa village, capture breathtaking Mirabello Gulf views, and navigate the off-road terrain of Kroustas Pine Forest. Savor a cup of coffee in Males village. Afterward… The highlight of your tour awaits at Sarakina Gorge, a sublime natural spectacle that is certain to fill you with wonder and amazement. Hike through this stunning canyon, surrounded by towering rock formations and lush vegetation. The brave may even take a dip in the natural pools that dot the landscape. After hiking ... Taste Crete with a delicious lunch combined with local wine in the family’s restaurant. As the journey continues, venture to the coastal haven of Myrtos, where crystal-clear waters beckon you to refresh in the embrace of the South Cretan sea. Dive into a Cretan paradise!

Uncharted East Crete & Local Secrets from Herakion

3. Uncharted East Crete & Local Secrets from Herakion

There still exists a purity of experiences in this world, and you can find it here in East Crete. Have the inside track from our top local insider unearthing gateways to an unseen world by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle at your disposal. Venture from village to village to see the island through the eyes of a local. Get off the beaten track & follow archaic trails across the Minoan mountains embraced by ancient forests. From a perfect mountainside peak take in the bird’s eye panoramas of the Libyan & Aegean Seas. Then lose yourself in the deep veins of magnificent gorges that host wild beauty with a soft heart. Somewhere between heaven & earth, discover a secret paradise of our forefathers nestled within an oasis of towering aged trees & perennially flowing waters. Revel in genuine tastes of Cretan cuisine with local cooking techniques on a wood oven or open fire. Looking for stories that define people & culture, we want to give you access to Crete’s best-kept secrets.

Uncharted East Crete & Local Secrets from Elounda

4. Uncharted East Crete & Local Secrets from Elounda

Experience East Crete like a local on a custom private tour with a knowledgeable guide from the Elounda or Agios Nikolaos region. Get the inside track as you uncover the region's best-kept secrets, venturing from village to village to marvel at sights like the Kroustas Forest Historical Landscape Park, Agia Fotia, and much more. Start your guided day trip with a convenient pickup from your hotel, villa, or Agios Nikolaos port, and travel in your choice of luxury vehicle as you set out to explore East Crete. Venture from village to village to see the island through the eyes of a local. Stop at the hanging Byzantine monastery of Kremasta, an oasis of calm. Then, head to the villages of Kritsa and Kroustas for a glimpse into the past. Connect with locals as you wander around these traditional Cretan villages where time seems to have slowed. Next, go off the beaten track and follow ancient trails across the Minoan mountains as you visit the Kroustas Forest Historical Landscape Park. Admire Crete's natural beauty as you breathe in the clean mountain air and take in panoramic views of the Libyan and Aegean Seas. From here, you'll make your way to Agia Fotia, the ideal spot to break for lunch at one of the local taverns. Then, travel to Sarakinas Gorge to discover a canyon with gurgling water, rich vegetation, and bird life. Finally, head to Ierapetra to bask in the warm turquoise waters of the Libyan Sea. Hop back into your vehicle, sit back, relax, and enjoy some complimentary snacks as you travel back, where your tour comes to an end.

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The guides are really very nice, experienced and nature-loving. They explain and show a lot, we ate fruit fresh from the trees, smelled lots of herbs and saw some animals very close, even vultures! There was a great atmosphere on board - highly recommended!! They (Nicos and Zacharias) love their job and their home, it shows!!

The day in the jeep was great! Punctual and very friendly guide Program respected Excellent day on safari in the mountains Beautiful beach with crystal clear water Just a pity that the guide does not speak French as requested when booking

An excellent safari tour in the south of Crete. Any time!