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Richtis Waterfall and North Coast Tour

1. Richtis Waterfall and North Coast Tour

Take a tour to Richtis beach on the far side of Mirabello Bay and trek through the forest to the stunning Richtis waterfall. After pickup from your accommodation, enjoy the beautiful scenery on the 1-hour drive to the bay of Mirabello. Leave the asphalt and travel off road down to Richtis beach, hugging the mountainside.  Park at the bottom and enter Richtis gorge to start the 30-minute walk to reach the falls. Follow a trail through the forest, listening to the sounds of birds and running water. Stop to admire the incredible waterfalls, with time to climb up the stairs to the top of the falls, take photos, or swim in the cool waters.  When you are ready to leave, head back to the beach along the same trail. During the tour you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch at a local tavern, with wine and water included. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in the Elounda area.

Crete: Sarakina Gorge, Forests, and South Coast Safari

2. Crete: Sarakina Gorge, Forests, and South Coast Safari

This tour will take you high into the mountains of the Lassithi Range (or Dikti Range), offering you an abundance of stunning panoramic views. Picking you up from your accommodation at 10:00AM, you will then start your climb up through several very picturesque traditional villages, one of which you shall stop at for a short break to shop or grab coffee. You will next go off road and move on up through the Kroustas Forest to a point approximately 1,000 meters above sea level. From way up there you will be able to see both the Lybian Sea (south coast) and the Aegean Sea (north coast). You will also be able to view the stunning peaks of the snow capped Mount Spathi (2,140 meters above sea level, second highest on the island), whose north face is home of the Psychro Cave, birth place of the Greek god Zeus. The views you will encounter throughout your tour can't be beaten, and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photographs. Whilst in the mountains you will be taken to a traditional Greek taverna for a meze lunch with local wine, and at the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin.

Hersonissos: South Eastern Crete & Sarakinas Gorge Day Tour

3. Hersonissos: 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.

From Heraklion: Imbros Gorge Hike and Sfakia Private Tour

4. From Heraklion: Imbros Gorge Hike and Sfakia Private Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes of Crete, where history, culture, and natural beauty come alive. Experience the breathtaking Imbros Gorge on an 8-kilometer trek through a dramatic canyon adorned with vibrant flora and intriguing rock formations. Our knowledgeable driver-guide will drop you off at the beginning and pick you up at the end, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable adventure. Refresh with a swim in the pristine Lybian Sea at a carefully chosen beach, where crystal-clear waters and soft golden sands provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation. Soak up the sun and let the gentle waves wash away your fatigue. Explore the charming village of Sfakia, immersing yourself in authentic Cretan life. Stroll through narrow streets, admire traditional architecture, and engage with friendly locals. Savor mouthwatering Cretan cuisine at local tavernas, indulging in the rich flavors of freshly made dishes. Cap off your day with a visit to the awe-inspiring Aradena Bridge. Marvel at panoramic views of lush green valleys, rugged cliffs, and the sparkling sea from 138 meters above the Aradena Gorge. Capture unforgettable photos and take in the beauty of this island paradise. This expertly crafted tour offers the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion. Don't miss your chance to discover the enchanting beauty of Crete and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your tour now and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

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The tour was exceptional. Our guide picked us up near our hotel and we drove to richtis falls. The walk to the falls was challenging enough to be exciting but easy enough for anyone to do it. We had plenty of time to swim in the falls and then got lunch after. Lunch was a delicious array of Greek cuisine and our guide made sure to converse with us about different types of food. After the falls we went to see Krasi and the olive tree, which was fascinating. We then went to an olive farm and got to sample the products and browse. The tour was especially good because of our guide who made sure to educate us about the culture, history and the ecology of Crete.

Our full day adventure was incredible, our tour guide Michael was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable - from Cretan history and culture to Greek Mythology and vegetation. The hike through the gorge was exhilarating, not too long but not too short either! Michael was very helpful, guiding everyone up and down the gorge. The food at lunch was amazing - we stopped at a very local taverna (very authentic compared to other touristy one we have stopped at on different tours). However, we must mention the wasps flying around whilst try to eat really wasn’t nice. They had smoke to try keep them away but it didn’t work that well.

Our guide Rolf was with us in the hotel before his time. There was therefore an extra round through the city. On the excursion that followed, we received a lot more information from Crete, and Rolf looked after us very well here. The whole day was very enjoyable from start to finish. By the way, the food was tasty too. Thank you for the impressive day.

We really enjoyed the tour and walk in the gorge - and the dip in the waterfall. It Is a beautiful part of Crete. Our guide Rolf was very friendly and had lots of great stories about local culture, history and nature.

incredible day with a great guide...fall don't tell everyone otherwise I will have more room for next year...