9 DAYS EXCURSION TO AGIA EIRINI GORGE, MOUNT GIGILOS, SAMARIA GORGE, ST PAUL MARMARA BEACH, LOUTRO, ARADENA GORGE.
1ST day- Arrive in Crete
-Arrive in Heraklion airport or Chania airport.
-Meet with your trekking escort and transfer to Omalos
2nd day- Agia Eirini Gorge:
Enter the white mountains through the Narrow gorge of Agia Eirini. We will hike 7km. It is forested area with steep mountain cliffs. From that gorge, in 1866, 1,000 women and children escaped from the Ottomans. Overnight in Omalos
Πηγή εικόνας: Περιφέρεια Κρήτης / Region of Crete – www.incrediblecrete.gr
3rd day- mount Gigilos:
Climb mount Gigilos,2080 meters overlooking Samaria Gorge, one of the nicest trekking tours in Crete. 3 hours to cliff top and 2 hours to return. Gigilos (2080 meters) . With a quiet impressive geography . There are spectacular of White mountains and the Libyan sea.
Overnight in Omalos.
4th day- Samaria gorge
Samaria gorge is knowledged in 2010as one of the wildest, most virgin and unique natural parks in the world and was included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) of UNESCO. There the walk starts from Xiloskalo, where we enter this vast canyon of 18 km. We usually need 6-7 hours to cross the gorge. The path follows the route of the ancient river Taras. On the way, we can see the caves that formed a natural shelter for the Cretans in war times and now they are natural habitat of the well-known wild goats or kri-kri. Halfway we come across the village of Santa Maria, which is currently abandoned. Three kilometers prior to our exiting this gorge, we reach the Iron Gates (Sideroportes), the narrowest spot of the route, just a few meters wide but 300 meters high. A bit later we arrive in the small fishing village of Agia Roumeli, where we will have free time to swim in crystal blue water. Overnight in Agia Roumeli.
5th day- St Paul chapel, Pebble beach, Marmara beach
Walk the e4 route to St PAUL chapel and swim at the pebble beach, then continue to e4 route to marmara beach lunch and swim at the amazing beach of marmara, return to Agia Roumeli with water taxi.
6th day- Agia Roumeli -> Loutro
Breakfast and take the ferry to LOUTRO BAY free day in the small fishing village of loutro.
7th day- Aradena Gorge
Wake up in the morning and walk Aradena gorge. Aradena is one of the most interesting gorges and one of the longest ones (15km long). The old Sfakians called it Faragas (Huge gorge) due to its size, We will do the easiest and nicest way which is only 7km long. Here you can also do optional bungee jumping . Overnight to Loutro.
8th day- Sfakia -> Heraklion
Breakfast and take the ferry to chora Sfakion, where the coach will wait to transfer us to Heraklion. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner. overnight in Heraklion.
9th day- End of excursion
Breakfast at hotel, free time and transfer to the airport.
- Hotel accomodation based on twin sharing
- Private coach for the entire trip with a/c
- Entrance fees at the Gorges of Agia Eirini and Samaria
- Expert tour guide for the gorges, throughout the tour
- Bottle of water per person
- Hotel Taxes and VAT
- Breakfast and Dinner
- Insurance and medical expenses
- Personal expenses