White church in Georgioupolis, Greece

Crete Coast to Coast

Discover a diversity of unspoilt landscapes as you walk from the north to the south coast on the Greek island of Crete. Explore secluded and pristine beaches, the Lefka Ori or White Mountains, the fertile and green Apokonoras plain and the impressive Sfakia and Aradhena gorges, world-renowned phenomenons whose incredible landscapes were formed many centuries ago due to seismic activity. 

During the walks you will feel truly immersed in traditional areas of Crete that few tourists get to see. Walking through olive groves and row upon row of cypress trees you will be enamoured by the white-washed and cobblestoned villages, Greek Orthodox monasteries and churches and surrounding peaks that will be snow-capped during the spring. Also enjoy delicious Greek food in the local tavernas.

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Hiking trail · Crete

Vamos to Georgioupolis

April 24, 2019
moderate
11.1 km
4:00 h
130 m
313 m
This morning begins your exploration by taking rural routes to the coast.
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Hiking trail · Crete

Loop walk from Nippos

April 24, 2019
moderate
12.7 km
4:30 h
338 m
337 m
After a short transfer to Nippos you begin today’s walk, which takes you through lush green areas covered with cypress trees and olive groves.
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Hiking trail · Crete

Lefka Ori Mountain Walk

April 24, 2019
moderate
15.8 km
6:00 h
666 m
665 m
Today’s fairly challenging walk takes you into the nearby mountains where you will probably not encounter another soul.
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Hiking trail · Crete

Through the Sfakia Gorge

April 24, 2019
moderate
15.2 km
5:30 h
346 m
1112 m
At the end of the walk today you will have reached the southern coast of Crete. A short transfer from the hotel brings you to the village of ...
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April 24, 2019
moderate
10 km
4:30 h
615 m
629 m
The first of two walking options for today cuts inland from Chora Sfakion through the Ilingas Gorge.
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April 24, 2019
moderate
7.2 km
3:30 h
506 m
516 m
The second option is a shorter and easier walk and takes you around the coast to Loutro.
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April 24, 2019
moderate
8.6 km
4:00 h
591 m
594 m
On this first option for the day, walk out from Loutro on a short loop via the rural village of Livaniana.
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Hiking trail · Crete

Loop Walk from Loutro (via Anopolis)

April 24, 2019
moderate
15.5 km
7:00 h
995 m
999 m
This longer walking option takes you back up to Anopolis and through the complete Aradena Gorge.
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