Everest High Passes Trek

We are safely back in the UK after the trip of a lifetime.
The experience for all of us was so powerful, we think it will take quite a while for us to understand what happened and digest it all.

David Powell | United Kingdom
 
 

Crete: Mountains and Coast

Crete, the largest and most mountainous of the Greek islands, is the cradle of Europe's earliest civilization and the land where ancient myth and modern reality blend seamlessly against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty. This eight day walking trip explores the southwest coast of Crete, with its spectacular White Mountains, the deep gorges and coastal trails that lead us to charming fishing villages and quiet beaches, accessible only by boat. Packed with highlights including an ascent of Mount Gingilos (2080m), scenic walks through numerous gorges including the longest in Europe, the Samaria Gorge, and sightings of the wild goats (Kri-kri) and griffon vultures on the Omalos plateau, the trip will appeal to lovers of coastal landscapes, history and traditional Greek culture. Whilst the focus is on walking, there is ample time to swim at unspoilt beaches, explore coastal villages and soak up the hospitality during stays at a selection of handpicked hotels.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Chania
DAY 2 Walk through the Agia Irini gorge to the seaside village of Sougia (4hrs)
DAY 3 Through the gorge of Selinou to Lissos (3hrs)
DAY 4 Ascend Mt Gingilos, overnight Omalos Plateau (6hrs)
DAY 5 Walk Samaria Gorge to Agia Roumeli (6hrs)
DAY 6 Coastal walk to the village of Loutro (6hrs)
DAY 7 Walk through Arathena gorge or coastal trail to Anopoli and return to Loutro (6hrs)
DAY 8 Walk to Hora Sfakion and return to Chania (2hrs), trip concludes

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Trip Code: CMC
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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Next Trip:  Daily from 1 May to 31 Oct
price: $1,190.00 USD

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