Walking roundtrip on Crete 2017-12-13T17:48:40+00:00

Walking roundtrip on Crete

Walking roundtrip on Crete Greece: It is not easy to create new walking roundtrips in the mountains of Crete, because with a gorge hike we often walk the same way back. Yet we did manage to create some unique roundtrips for you, each walk is different and original.

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Walking roundtrip on Crete – An abandoned village in the South of Crete

Kalami, Crete (the abandoned village): This is an easy walk of about 10 kilometres. We also do a village walk through this mysterious abandoned village and at the end of the day we go for swimming and snorkelling at Psari Forada (located by the South coast of Crete).

Level of the Kalami hike: It is an easy walk that everybody can do and there are not too many height differences. During the summer months though you have to pay attention with the heat. The walking trail is not marked, but easy to walk on.

Walking roundtrip on Crete – Life in the villages of Crete

Walking roundtrip “village tour”: Episkopi, Stamnoi, Aitania: A beautiful walking area including a visit to 3 mountain villages. We combine walking through nature and visit mountain villages. Along the way we see nice churches, the way of living in Greek villages, Cretan culture and beautiful seaviews.

Level of the village walk: Almost everybody can do this walk. During the walk we choose from different possibilities, from differences in height up to 200 metres to aged 50+ and 60+ walks. In this walking area of Crete there are many possible walks, from 8 to 22 kilometres. We have created the routes for these hikes ourselves, which you can also do individually with the help of a GPS, since there are no signs along the way.

Village walk on Crete at Kainourgio Chorio:

Kainourgio Chorio: A nice village with traditional little streets to walk through. Starting from  Kokkini Hani the walk takes about 4 kilometres. According to the population census of Castrofilaca, under Venetian rule in 1583, the village is reported as Chenurio Chorio with 134 inhabitants.

Kainourgio Chorio: Church of the Virgin Diktiani: This church was built in two phases. The early Venetian building with one aisle in the south and in the 19th century the building was extended with a northern aisle. On the south wall in the church are traces preserved of an  Arcosolium (a Venetian grave).

Kainourgio Chorio: Tower of Foskolos: This tower belonged to the Foskolos family, to whom also Kainourio Chorio belonged. Today, only the ground floor of the house is being preserved.

Kainourgio Chorio: Patitiria: The winepresses (patitiria), known as Patitiria Foskolou belonged to Foskolos, the land lord of the village. The grapes were pressed here into a delicious red or white Cretan wine.

Gorge of the Holy Anastasia: In the gorge of the Holy Anastasia you see a lot of geological formations and oleander bushes. The church of St. Anastasia was built at the entrance of the gorge. Starting from Kokkini Hani the total walk is about 12 kilometres.

Walking roundtrip on Crete – Roundtrip including a gorge

Walking roundtrip Anopoli gorge: A hike including a visit to the village and the monastery of Anopoli. After our visit to the village we walk via the olive groves to a gorge. Through the gorge the hike goes along some geological spots with rock walls that have fossils within. In the area are several geocaches to be found. In general you can find many geocaches on Crete! Along the coast we walk back to Zorbas Island.

Level Anopoli hike: Almost everybody can do this hike. We can even extend this hike, since the area has inexhaustible possibilities. This hike is also suitable for the aged 50+ to 60+ walkers. This hike has options of 10, 15 or 17 kilometres with height differences of 265 metres. GPS routes are also possible, but there are no direction signs, since we have set out this hike ourselves.

Walking roundtrip on Crete – Roundtrip including a cave

Walking roundtrip Skotino – Kokkini Hani: A walk with a visit to the village of Skotino and the cave of Agia Paraskevi, through a hilly countryside with great varieties with starting and ending point in Kokkini Hani at the coast.

Level walk: Almost everybody can do this walk. During the walk we can choose many different directions. This walk is also suitable for the aged 50+ and 60+ walks. In this walking area of Crete there are many different walks available, from 12, 16 or 18 kilometres and with height differences up to 180 metres. We have created the routes for these walks ourselves, which you can do individually with the help of a GPS, since there are no signs along the way.

Information about hiking on Crete and overview of the possibilities: We offer options for individual walks or group hikes. Our hiking tours are suitable for everybody: from group hikes on Crete, individual hikes on Crete to aged 50+ walks on Crete. But even heavy hiking on Crete is an option.  You can book all our walks and hikes in combination with accommodation on Crete.

Holidays on Crete: Apartment rental and accommodation on Crete the whole year round.

Walking roundtrip on Crete Greece