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7 nights in Kissamos village in Kastelli in Crete. Full board trip.

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 During this trip to western Crete you will have the opportunity to rejuvenate yourself and nature. Thanks to the hikes in magnificent places in this still well-preserved nature and in this forgotten side of Crete. And also thanks to the yoga sessions , given by a professional. You will also have the joy of experiencing Cretan life through its songs, dances and gastronomy!

In addition to its picturesque surroundings, western Crete offers a warm and friendly welcome. Our hosts, walking guide and yoga teacher will help us recover from the stresses of everyday life, with a mix of gentle activities during our week.

Hikes in West Crete :

Enjoy countryside full of shady gorges, quiet, traditional villages and a dramatic coastline. Each walk is different in its own way, taking in some of the best scenery in this wonderful region. Hear stories of Cretan life, past and present. 

Visit a typical village house before meandering along mountain trails. We discover the picturesque and sleepy village of Polyrinnia. You will discover the fascinating culture and history of this archaeological area. 

There are panoramic views to the sea and to the White Mountains. While in spring, wildflowers bloom in abundance. Then you will go to the south coast and the beautiful old monastery of Chryssoskalitissa and the beautiful beach of Elafonissi. 

Another day, you start from the charming village of Kaliviani, up and over a ridge to the splendid beach of Falassarna. It meets the aquamarine sea where we take the time to bathe. 

The final walk takes us to the stunning Deliana Gorge with its large population of griffon vultures and a charming old church.

Yoga in West Crete:

With 5 evening yoga sessions included, what better way is there to relax and let our worries slip away? Our qualified yoga teacher, Juliet Green, caters to everyone whether we are beginners or experienced. 

For an hour and a half we find inner calm, relax our “walking legs” and learn a new respect for our body and mind. Feel invigorated and refreshed, not just your body, but your mind and soul as well.

PRICE: FROM €1280/p. flights included from your city in Europe.

ITINERARY

HIKES AND YOGA IN WESTERN
CRETE – 8 DAYS FULL BOARD
Hikes are easy to
medium difficulty of around 6km/day
This 8 day trip is an immersion in the
unknown deep western ridge, with hikes , yoga sessions, and
gastronomic and meeting experiences with Cretans.
Cretan evening with local dance entertainment.
7 nights in the village of Kissamos (far west ridge). 3 star hotel

Meet your local representative and transfer to your hotel in Kissamos, a village west of Crete. Dine at Cellar Taverna located right on the seafront in Kissamos Bay. It’s a well-established family tavern for 20 years, with an excellent reputation among tourists and locals.
A fascinating guided tour around the quaint and sleepy village of Polyrinnia exploring the culture and history of this important archaeological area. The views are stunning with sweeping views of the sea and the magnificent White Mountains, and in the spring the wildflowers are in abundance. Our visit is followed by a delicious lunch at Odysseus Tavern with a magnificent view of the Sirikari Gorge. An easy walk around the village of about 2 km. Return to Kissamos. Evening yoga session at the hotel followed by dinner at the Cellar Tavern.
And encounter with Cretans in a village – visit and dinner at the Botanical ParkAnimated Cretan evening – Kissamos A walk that encompasses marvelous landscapes as well as a true insight into traditional Cretan life. The tour begins with a visit to a typical village house where a Cretan welcome awaits you and where you will be regaled with stories of past and present Cretan life. We then take a walk with truly magnificent landscapes on paths that wind through the mountains of western Crete. Lunch in a village tavern. An easy to medium walk of about 6 km. Around 4:30 p.m., departure for the botanical park of (Chania about 40 minutes of transfer). A traditional Cretan evening awaits you today! With visit to the famous Chania Botanical Park before. A delicious buffet meal with products grown and produced in the gardens of the park is served to you. A good quality local wine is included. Then, evening entertainment in a delightful outdoor amphitheater – a spectacular performance of Cretan dance in traditional costumes with live music and an informative explanation of each dance, its origins and meaning. Of course, public participation is actively encouraged and by the end of the night, you will have learned some new dance moves! Return to Kissamos around midnight.
Free morning. This morning gives you time to explore the town of Kissamos and visit the local archaeological museum which is well worth a visit. Lunch at the tavern. In the afternoon we will take a walk from the charming village of Kaliviani heading west uphill on a path that takes us up to the ridge overlooking the glorious beach of Falassarna. At the top we have the most amazing views of Kissamos and at the same time views of the wide expanse of sandy beach and the aquamarine sea of ​​the far west coast of Crete. At the end of the walk there is time for a swim in the crystal clear sea followed by an evening yoga session on the beach as the sun sets. Dinner in a tavern by the sea in Falassarna. Return to Kissamos. An easy to moderately easy walk of about 6 km.
1) Transfer to the lagoon of Balos and relax on the beach 2) Hike in the Georges of Samaria. 16km/6h00walk Balos Lagoon: Transfer by bus to Balos. Admire the magnificent views of the Gulf of Kissamos, the peninsula of Gramvousa and the lagoon itself! A picnic basket is given to you to take away.The picturesque nature of this place attracts crowds of enthusiastic tourists every year, and the crystal clear waters of the lagoon are ranked among the highest levels of beaches in Europe and worldwide! White, as well as pink sands and incredibly azure water are the norm here. A paradise beach!!Return to Kissamoe. Yoga session and dinner at the tavern.Georges of Samaria (from 01/05 to 31/10): Departure at 7:00 am from Kissamos. It is the most famous attraction and the longest gorge walk in Europe. Spectacular scenery,an impressive ravine and a real sense of accomplishment – ​​walking through the Samaria Gorge is an unforgettable experience from the plateau of Omalos, through the huge and impressive gorge and to the coastal village of Agia Roumeli where you can swim in the crystal clear Libyan sea. Lunch in the village. Return at 5:00 p.m. by boat to Paleochora. Arrival around 6:30 p.m. and transfer to Kissamos. Yoga session and dinner at the tavern restaurant.
A delightful walk with scenic views as we ascend the Deliana Gorge – just as beautiful as Samaria, but without the crowds and the distance! A stunning gorge with a large population of griffon vultures and a fascinating old church to visit at the end of the hike. Lunch is at the local village tavern. An easy to medium walk of about 6 km. Return to Kissamos and evening yoga session at the hotel followed by dinner at the Cave Taverna.
Transfer to the south coast of Crete. Hike visitingthe magnificent old monastery of Chryssoskalitissa and the magnificent beach of Elafonissi, a lagoon and a protected area of ​​outstanding natural beauty. A picnic is provided for eating at the beach. Return to Kissamos.Evening yoga session followed by a farewell dinner at the Taverna Cellar.
The order of the excursions may vary depending on the climate,situations beyond our control. An extension of several days is possible in a hotel or other type of accommodation of your choice.