Agenda Zorbas Island, Crete – Season 2023: Every year we have an extensive excursion program with a number of regular excursions and some new excursions on Crete. You are probably interested in what activities we will organise at Zorbas Island during the coming season. In this agenda for Crete we provide an overview of activities that we think might interest you. Mainly special excursions and activities will be highlighted here. By this we mean, for example, multi-day excursions, such as cooking weeks and hiking weeks on Crete. But you can also find more information about new excursions that we have added to our program.

Flower Walks – Flower Walks on Crete 03.04.2023 – 09.04.2023

Walking and flowers on Crete: In the spring, the mountains are like a sea of flowers. Eveywhere are growing wild flowers. During our hikes on Crete we always see a lot of different flowers and plants. Each season you can smell the lovely scent of wild growing flowers on Crete. Read more

The new E4 walk and hike 10.04.2023 – 13.04.2023

New E4-walk in the surroundings of Lendas, South-Crete. The route consists of different walks: gorge hikes, walking along the sea, good walking trails, but also hiking through the mountains. The walks lead us through and along pine forests, monasteries, villages, mountains and caves.

Easterweek – Easter on Crete 14.04.2023 – 16.04.2023

On Friday (14 April) we’ll do a tour through the inlands of Crete with a lot of Easter activities, in non-touristic areas.

Saturday (15 April): in the evening we will visit a church to experience how Easter is celebrated. It looks like New Year’s Eve with fireworks and bonfires.

Easter Sunday (16 April): we’ll have an Eastergrill at Zorbas with Greek live music and dancing. Read more

Cooking week (4 days of cooking) – Learn how to cook Greek food 18.04.2023 – 21.04.2023

Culinary holidays on Crete: Learn Greek cooking in a week, a nice holiday where you learn all the ins and outs of the Greek cuisine, culture and adventure on Crete. On this page you can read more about cooking holidays: read more

May Holiday – May Holiday on Crete 23.04.2023 – 07.05.2023

In May on holiday to Crete Greece: On Crete the sun always shines in summer and it is a great holiday destination that has something to offer for everyone. But what is it like in the spring on Crete?

The southern island has a Mediterranean climate and in May usually starts the dry season which lasts until autumn. Read more

E4 walk Lendas – Tyrypty – Kapetaniano 08.05.2023 – 11.05.2023

New E4-walk in the surroundings of Lendas, South-Crete. The route consists of different walks: gorge hikes, walking along the sea, good walking trails, but also hiking through the mountains. The walks lead us through and along pine forests, monasteries, villages, mountains and caves.

Sailing to the Greek Islands Heraklion – Milos 13.05.2023 – 17.05.2023

Sailing to different Greek islands: 5-day sailing trip to Milos, Kimolos and Poliegos with a Bavaria sailboat. We spend the night on board or in a luxury stone villa in Cyclades style on Milos (2 nights). The villa has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and toilets, a private swimming pool and an outside BBQ, with an impressive view of the bay of Milos and Kimolos.

Saturday 13/5: Departure around noon from the Venetian port of Heraklion. We sail past Kimolos and Poliegos to Milos where we arrive the next day. Look here for the whole program.

Island hopping (Ios and Naxos) 22.05.2023 – 26.05.2023

Day 1: Go from Heraklion to Ios. We go through the kaldera of Santorini. In the afternoon there is the possibility to explore Ios-City or do something else.

Day 2: ‘Unknown Ios’, be surprised by the beautiful nature and culture that Ios has to offer.

Day 3: Go from Ios to Naxos, passing Sikinos and Ikara. In the afternoon/evening there is the possibility to visit Naxos Town or go to a beach.

Day 4: ‘Unknown Naxos’: a route across Naxos with many villages and beaches.

Day 5: Go from Naxos to Heraklion by passing 10 different islands

We stay 2 nights on Ios and 2 nights on Naxos.

Cooking week (4 days of cooking) – Learn how to cook Greek food 29.05.2023 – 02.06.2023

Culinary holidays on Crete: Learn Greek cooking in a week, a nice holiday where you learn all the ins and outs of the Greek cuisine, culture and adventure on Crete. On this page you can read more about cooking holidays: read more

3 days snorkelling – Discover the underwater world 29.05.2023 – 31.05.2023

Snorkelling in Crete Greece: We offer a number of options for snorkelling on Crete: You could go by yourself for snorkelling, there are enough possibilities in the area. We offer snorkelling with a speedboat to deserted beaches or snorkelling with a boat to Dia Island. Going to the South of Crete is also an option within our snorkelling excursion. Snorkel information Crete.

We visit different locations in South-East, South-West and North Crete to get to know the underwater world better.

Yoga week – Yoga on Crete 03.06.2023 – 10.06.2023

Yoga holiday in Greece Crete: during this period there will be a yoga holiday in Crete. Yoga will be on the beach throughout the week, daily in the morning and in the afternoon. These classes are suitable for everyone, even when you have never done yoga.

Walking week – Differents walks 05.06.2023 – 09.06.2023

The walks take place in four different parts of Crete. We walk through the mountains and along the sea to get to know the island.

3-days of cycling 12.06.2023 – 14.06.2023

Electric cycling on Crete Greece: During a cycling holiday on Crete you cycle through the impressive nature and get acquainted with the culture. You keep on moving while discovering the most beautiful places. From nature admirer to culture lover; with our varied range of cycling holidays, there is something nice for everyone. Electric cycling on Crete is becoming more popular, because this makes cycling in the mountainous landscape a bit more pleasant. Already for years you can book with us a cycling holiday. But now we take it a step further and also offer electric bikes with a place to stay on Crete. Read more.

We stay at different locations while we explore the island per e-bike.

High season 01.07.2023 – 31.08.2023

During this period, we have an extensive family program with soccer, visit to the waterpark, hiking, snorkelling, sailing, cooking and many other activities.

Month of September

The month September is a very nice, relaxing month with nice activities. We have a weekly, changing program for adult holidays.

4-days Unknown Crete 12.09.2023 – 15.09.2023

In these 4 days we will visit West Crete. We visit many little villages, coastal towns, mountains and trails that you would not visit on your own. The regions we visit (among others) are: Balos, Rodopolou peninsula, Potamidia, Topolia, Elafonissi (beach), Paleochora, Sougia, the plateau of Omalos and Rethymnon. We spend the night in local accommodations along the way and in the evening we eat high-quality, Greek culinary at meze restaurants.

Including: transport, overnight stay, read more about this tour.

3-days of cycling 02.10.2023 – 04.10.2023

Electric cycling on Crete Greece: During a cycling holiday on Crete you cycle through the impressive nature and get acquainted with the culture. You keep on moving while discovering the most beautiful places. From nature admirer to culture lover; with our varied range of cycling holidays, there is something nice for everyone. Electric cycling on Crete is becoming more popular, because this makes cycling in the mountainous landscape a bit more pleasant. Already for years you can book with us a cycling holiday. But now we take it a step further and also offer electric bikes with a place to stay on Crete. Read more.

We stay at different locations while we explore the island per e-bike.

Sailing to the Greek Islands Heraklion – Milos 07.10.2023 – 11.10.2023

Sailing to different Greek islands: 5-day sailing trip to Milos, Kimolos and Poliegos with a Bavaria sailboat. We spend the night on board or in a luxury stone villa in Cyclades style on Milos (2 nights). The villa has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and toilets, a private swimming pool and an outside BBQ, with an impressive view of the bay of Milos and Kimolos.

Saturday 7/10: Departure around noon from the Venetian port of Heraklion. We sail past Kimolos and Poliegos to Milos where we arrive the next day. Look here for the whole program.

E4 Richtis – Valley of the Death – Zakros-Canyon – Pefki-gorge (South-East Crete) 23.10.2023 – 26.10.2023

On we first day we drive to the Richtis gorge where we will hike to the eternal waterfall. On the way to Kato Zakros (where we will spend the night), we will visit the famous palm beach Vai. In the evening we have dinner in a great taverne in Kato Zakros. The next day we will walk the Valley of the Death, Zakros-canyon and return along the coast to Kato Zakros. On the last day we will hike the Pefki-gorge before we return.

80s&90s week 28.10.2023 – 04.11.2023

Last year we organised an 80s week and that was a great success. We want to surpass this with a 80s&90s week.

Excursions on Crete 2023: The above summer agenda for Crete is only a small example of what can be done on Crete. Our range of excursions that we organize is very extensive. That way we can offer everyone something nice to do. On top of that, if you have special wishes, you can always contact us. We would like to know this well in advance though, so that we can adapt our excursion program. Just send us an email before you come to Crete on holiday.

In case you like more information, please send an email to zorbasisland@gmail.com