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Gerani - West Crete

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Gerani is composed of several side streets along the coastal road. Formerly the beach was totally covered with bamboo and reeds. The owners have cleared it here and there and built various individual hotels and apartments. Everything is very familiar and large hotel concerns have not established themselves here. This makes the vicinity very attractive. The distance between the different establishments is large. The scenery is not dominated by buildings. Even the beach is unspoilt, often devoid of people and mostly sandy with not much shingle. There are plenty of taverns and for those who want some "action it is 30 minutes walk to Platanias with every variety of entertainment. The Christiana-Appartments are lovingly run and the Hotel Aegean can be recommended. If you have some money left in the holiday budget a hire car or scooter is a good idea.

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Gerani is composed of several side streets along the coastal road. Formerly the beach was totally covered with bamboo and reeds. The owners have cleared it here and there and built various individual hotels and apartments. Everything is very familiar and large hotel concerns have not established themselves here. This makes the vicinity very attractive. The distance between the different establishments is large. The scenery is not dominated by buildings. Even the beach is unspoilt, often devoid of people and mostly sandy with not much shingle. There are plenty of taverns and for those who want some "action it is 30 minutes walk to Platanias with every variety of entertainment. The Christiana-Appartments are lovingly run and the Hotel Aegean can be recommended. If you have some money left in the holiday budget a hire car or scooter is a good idea.... continue

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Book in advance HIKING THROUGH THE NATIONAL PARK OF CRETE SAMARIA GORGE:
Full day experience
Things to know before you go most of our tours provide round-trip transport from your accommodation in western Crete.
This tour is carried out by the company Haidemenakis.

Helping you explore Crete, with the whole family in tow this offered excursion in western Crete will be a real adventure. We offer this tour only with pick up points from the northwest coast, as the transfer from the eastcoast is too long. When you have a hotel at the east coast and you want to pass the Agia Irini Gorge we recommend to book an overnight in Chania-City. We can arrange this for you, we can offer a package 1 night in Chania plus the transfer to the Gorge: info@kreta.com

Departure Time 05:50 AM, Returns to original departure point / pick up point.
This hiking tour will lead you through sceneries of uncommon beauty and of exceptional wilderness.
Ride in an air-conditioned bus comfortably through the white mountains and enjoy the stunnig views. Your guide tells you about the area’s history about flora & fauna.
The tour will take place in almost every weather condition - the organizer will take the final decision in case of very bad weather conditions. In this case you´ll be informed from us and the tour will be moved to another day or cancelled. In case of cancellation on our part you´ll get your money back.

Not suited for the elderly and for people with cardiovascular disorders.

The National Park Samaria Gorge is the largest and oldest nature reserve in Crete.

With a length of 17 km Samaria Gorge is the longest canyon in Europe. This tour is a classic day hike, one of the highlights in western Crete, and a must to see for everyone interested in nature.
You need to be in good health and have no heart or circulatory problems. Good shoes, headgear and a bottle of water should be your equipment, then you can start. There are water sources in the gorge where you can refill your bottle.

We have various pick-up points on the west coast, which are located on the coastal road. You will find the time of pick-up and the meeting point later in the booking process. First you have to tick off your date, then pick up point and number of guests to book will follow.
The starting time depends on the pick up point. Usualy the time is from around 05:30 - 06:00 a.m. (earliest pick-up point). Return to the pick-up point around 8:00 p.m.
Most hotels provide guests with a breakfast package (if meals have been booked), please ask for a day before your tour to arrange this.

This guided tour takes you to the table land Omalos to the entry of the Samaria Gorge. The entry is reknown Xyloskalo (entrance to the Samaria Gorge 1250 meters above sea level), the tour guide collects the entrance fees. Per person = 5 euros. Then you get started.

At the end of the trip, the tour guide is waiting for you in a tavern at the coastal village Agia Roumeli ( End of Samaria Gorge) and he will handing out the boat ticket. Extra Cost for this ticket per person € 10. from Agia Roumeli you ´ll go by ferry-boat to the next coastal Village Sfakia or Sougia( it depence on date), as the village Agia Roumeli at the end of the Samaria Gorge is a carfree zone. Coming from the ferry boat the bus will be waiting there, which will take you back to the pick-up point /Hotel.

This tour is exhausting, but can also be carried out with well-trained children from the age of 9.
Kreta.com - We work with professional managers, to ensure higher quality and reliability. This tour is carried out from the company Haidemenakis S.A.
Kreta.com- We are the stuff of special memories and authentic emotions contact us: info@kreta.com Please bear in mind that this excursion is non-refundable. If you must cancel this tour you won´t get money back. You can book this tour till 48 hours before arrival ( subject to availability), payment with credit-card. After booking you´ll get an email-voucher from us with all information needed.
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