Crete Excursions Southwest-South-East
+ South-Coast Tour for swimming and snorkelling and visiting the Monastery Chrissoskalitisa
and the Lagoon Elafonissi
this excursion can be booked for an extra charge 35 € per person (if you don´t have a car)
+ The Samaria Gorge
is the oldest National Park and nature reserve of Crete. If you are not able to hike through the National Park of Crete Samaria Gorge for health reasons (for those who cannot walk downhill for a long period of time or have knee issues), you can go by ferry from the coastal Village Paleochora to the village "Agia Roumeli". This car free village is only accessible by ferry and it is the exit (bottom) of the Samaria Gorge. From Agia Roumeli it is only a short walk of 1 hour through the famous most narrow place (The Iron Gate) of the Samaria Gorge. We call this tour the Lazy-Tour Samaria.
+ From Paleochora with the ferry boat to the coastal village Sougia for hiking through the Agia Irini Gorge
This Gorge is part of the European Walking Path E4.
+ From Paleochora by ferry to the car-free-villageLoutro
for swimming and snorkelling.
+ From Plakias to the mountain village Spili and southward to the hidden beaches of Crete to Triopetra Beach Gorge
and, Ligres Beach
to Sandhills Agios Pavlos
The Mammut-Tour: for this tour you must start early in the morning
+ On the wheels southwards first you visit the archaeological site and Gortys
and then you continue southwards to the excavations of Phaistos
and then again towards south to the coastal town Matala
in the footsteps of hippies and easy life. Visit the Hippie-Caves and get your swimming trunks wet in the deep blue of the sea.
+ Day Cruise to the offshore Island Koufonissi
This small Island is a Wildlife Refuge. Due to its stunning natural beauty and important ecosystem, it has been included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. This day-cruise can be booked in advance price per person 35 €. Place of embarkation for this tour is the small harbour of the coastal village Makri Gialos.
+ Day Cruise to the offshore Island Chrissy Island
Chrissy Island is 7 km long with a maximum width of 2 km, is located 8 nautical miles south of the most southern town Ierapetra Crete. Chrissy Island with its natural beauty is a nature reserve and part of Natura 2000 Networking Programme. You will be inspired from the exotic natural landscape of the cedar forest and the bays with golden sand and turquois water. Some of the trees are over 300 years old.
While swimming in the crystal-clear water you will smell the Cedar wood. The distinguishing features of the island are many shells. The Island is uninhabited, there is only a small bar for the visitors and a small tavern. Chrissy Island becomes more and more popular. Book your ticket for Chrissy Island before your got to Crete! You can purchase your Boat-Ticket from us. Place of Embarkation is the south coast town Ierapetra.
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15-days-self-drive-tour a beautiful track through the unspoiled southern Crete with 3 locations Paleochora, Plakias and Koutsounari in small traditional hotels. Carefully selected guesthouses with friendly hosts. With wild landscapes, thrilling beauty and warm welcoming hosts, southern Crete is a land built by Zeust. You can feel the Gods--Spirit in the roar of waves rushing on the shoreline, in the tranquility, and in the energy that pulses through the wild gorges. Discover the secrets of this world for yourself and feel your own spirit awaken.