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Highest Altitude

1150

 meters

Difficulty

20

 %

Excitement

100

 %

Kritsa Traditional Cretan products

The ladies of the village of Kritsa have created an association to make traditional Cretan products, using honey, oil and other natural produce from the area. They follow the recipes handed down over the generations. It is well worth a visit, to see (and to buy!) some of the typical local products.


The Katharo Plateau

The Katharo Plateau is situated 16km. from the village of Kritsa, 1200 metres above sea level. During the summer months, May to November, it is used by many shepherds, for the production of milk and cheese. It is also used for the cultivation of fruit and vegetables. During the winter the altitude ensures that it is covered in snow.

There are two local festivals celebrated in the summer – the Feast of Christ and the Feast of the Pastor. The bones of small ancient hippopotami have been found on the plateau. They are preserved in the museum of Agios Nikolaos. Electricity on the plateau is produced by solar panels.


Selakano Forest

The forest of Selekano is one of the most important ecosystems in Crete. It is part of the Natura 2000 programme. The pine forest is 35km. northwest of Ierapetra and extends to Mount Dikti. The flora and fauna are wonderful, with rare trees and wild birds.

In the region known as Mellisokipos (honey garden), bees have created a whole world of their own! It is the area of the greatest production of honey on the whole island.


Sarakina’s Gorge

It is a small gorge located near the village of Mythos, 22 km west of Ierapetra, in the southeast foot of Mount Dikti. Its length reaches 1.5 km. The width ranges from 10 to 3 meters and its walls reach a height of 150 m. Features despite the compact size, giving the landscape particularly impressive appearance. For the descent requires one hour of hiking and its output to the wide riverbed,which after a few kilometers flows into the seaside village of Mirtos.

In bed almost all year rolls the Kryopotamos, who allows his passing with only summer walk, the natural environment in the bed is magical. During passage of the visitor will meet rich vegetation of big trees, oleanders, myrtles and wickers and ponds and waterfalls that will need to cross with some caution.


Mirtos

The name of the village of Mirtos in Lassithi province comes from the blueberries in the area and the wonderful smell produced by the bakeries using them. It is in area full of banana trees, near the banks of the river Krio.

It is located 15 km. from Ierapetra and is the southernmost beach in Europe. It is well developed in terms of tourism. There is a museum in the village.


Gournia Palace

Gournia is a Minoan palace complex located near Pahia Ammos. It was excavated in the early 20th century by the American archaeologist Harriet Boyd - Hawes. The ancient settlement dating from the Late Minoan I period ( 1550-1450 BC ) and preserved in good condition , so called " Pompeii of Minoan Crete ".


The present archaeological site gives a picture of the daily life of the Minoans, who were engaged in fishing, agriculture, animal husbandry and pottery.

Tour Price

79,00€

* Discounts for groups & children
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Highlights!

During passage of the visitor in Sarakina Gorge will meet rich vegetation of big trees, oleanders, myrtles and wickers and ponds and waterfalls that will need to cross with some caution.

Price includes

  • Pickup from Hotel
  • Experienced drivers
  • Fuel and insurance
  • Traditional cretan lunch
  • Unlimited wine

Price does not include

  • Entrance to museums
  • Entrance to churches
  • Entrance to caves

Pickup Points

  • Ierapetra
  • Istron
  • Ag.Nikolaos
  • Elounda - Plaka
  • Sisi - Malia
  • Stalida
  • Hersonissos
  • Anissaras
  • Gouves
  • Kokkini Hani

Reservations Policy

Cancellations

Cancellation notice at least 24 hours before the start of the tour, return the entire amount.

If there is a cancellation within the 24 hours, the refund will be at our discretion. Refunds will be made ​​within 48 hours.


The meal is not predetermined but during the journey after drivers question, can each choose his food. For example there are vegetarians as there are people who do not eat pork and so on. So everybody can choose the meal they wish.

Food menu includes

  • 4-5 first dishes
  • Main dish
  • Salad
  • Desert
  • Raki and unlimited wine
  • Walking shoes or ones that are comfortable for you
  • Camera
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Towel & Swimwear
  • Extra money in case you desire to buy souvenirs, local products etc
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Russian
We operate from April till October
  • Unknown Crete: 09:30 - 17:30
  • East Crete: 09:30 - 19:30
  • Zeus Route: 09:00 - 17:30

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