Summer agenda for Crete: Every year we have an extensive excursion program with a number of regular excursions and some new excursions on Crete Given the current situation, we are open for two months longer in November and December. You are probably interested in what activities we will organize 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 (summer and winter on Crete).

This year we are launching an extra program in November and December. For these months we have put together a special program, with as highlight the Zorbas 20th anniversary party on New Year’s Eve.

High season – High season in 2020

01.07.2020 – 31.08.2020

Activities in Crete – holidays program for Crete Greece: Summer holidays on Crete: On this page you will find a program with activities we do during school holidays in the spring, summer and in the autumn on Crete. Program Zorbas Island summer: Sometimes a day is mentioned twice on this list, which is because of our two-week program. Read more

Walking week – Multiple beautiful walks

07.09.2020 – 14.09.2020

Hiking and walking week in Crete Greece: In the summer & winter walking a whole week through the magnificent and diverse nature of Crete with accommodation. We offer you a variety of hikes to get to know Crete in a different way. Included are: all hikes, transfers, breakfast, dinner and accommodation. Read more

Multi day Jeep Safari – Jeep Safari on Crete

21.09.2020 – 23.09.2020

Jeep safari on Crete Greece: Jeep safari in Crete: a jeep safari on Crete contains many elements for a fun active holiday: adventure, culture, traditional Cretan villages, barbecue and a magnificent scenery on our beautiful island. Read more

Cooking week – Learn how to cook Greek food

05.10.2020 – 12.10.2020

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. Greek cooking holidays is a program of one week. Read more

E4 walk – Walking over the E4 path on Crete

26.10.2020 – 30.10.2020

E4 – walking week: This walking week brings us over the E4-trail in West-Crete: Chania-Akroteri-Rodopou (the middle peninsula of Crete)-Gramvousa (the most western peninsula; with highlight Balos)-Topolia. We are familiar with this area, but it is the first time we will walk here with guests. We sleep in different locations. This walking week is suitable for the more experienced hiker. Read more

Walking week – Multiple beautiful walks

26.10.2020-30.10.2020

Zorbas Walking week: If you like walking, but do want to decide yourself how many days you go walking, then this walking week is something for you! In this week we organize five walks in different locations. You can choose how often you join for the walk or if you like a day of rest, go to the beach or participate in a different excursion like Unknown Crete, cooking workshop or snorkelling.

Cycling week – Tour of Crete

02.11.2020 – 06.11.2020

Zorbas Tour of Crete: We organize the tour of Crete, starting from our starting point Zorbas: five days of cycling, electric or ‘normal’ (for the trained cyclist). We cycle different routes through unknown villages and beautiful nature. In the middle of the week we cycle through South-Crete with a sleep over in the South. You can choose how many days you join. A day of rest, a day at the beach or participation in another excursion like Unknown Crete, cooking workshop or snorkelling is also possible.

Unknown Crete in November

09.11.2020 – 13.11.2020

Unknown Crete in November: A full week with different activities to get to known Crete better from a different perspective. We visit a bronze smith, different villages, make a tour over the Lassithi plateau to see what the farmers do on their fields and visit raki distilleries. This is a true party; families get together to extensively taste and value the raki. After weeks of fermentation of the remains of the grapes in barrels, these remains are put in a kettle to distil. The whole family gets together to see the first raki coming from the kettle. Music is played, the BBQ is put on and they eat while enjoying one or more rakis.

The week of the olive

16.11.2020 – 20.11.2020

The olive week: This week is all about olives! This is a unique opportunity to see the whole process closely, from the olive on the tree till the oil in the bottle. The week starts with harvesting the olives and the collection in bags. At the end of each day, the olives are brought to the factories to be pressed cold. Then the oil is collected in big barrels to settle for a couple of weeks. A part of the oil is already bottled to take home as a souvenir. The main part of this week is taking place in the olive field. Wake up with the sun shining through the branches and have a delicious breakfast. After harvesting for a day, the BBQ is put in and the day is ended with a bite and a drink. You can sleep in the olive field, but also at Zorbas. In summary: a unique experience all about olives, nature and fun!

Cooking week in the olive fields

23.11.2020 – 27.11.2020

Cooking in the olive fields: A week all about cooking on different locations. Get to know the Greek cuisine by cooking the nicest meals yourself. We will cook in a stone oven and make classical Greek winter dishes.

Walking week – Multiple beautiful walks

23.11.2020 – 27.11.2020

Zorbas Walking week: In this week we organize five walks in different locations. You can choose how often you join for the walk or if you like a day of rest, go to the beach or participate in a different excursion like Unknown Crete, cooking workshop or snorkelling.

Unknown Crete in winter

30.11.2020 – 04.12.2020

Unknown Crete in winter: We visit different (indoor)locations in the inland and South-Crete. We will also see Crete by foot, but you don’t have to be an experienced hiker to join. We visit places you won’t see with a rental car.

Canyoning week

07.12.2020 – 11.12.2020

Canyoning week: Are you not afraid to get wet and do you like some exercise? During a canyon hike on Crete you’re active: walking, climbing, descending and swimming (we have wet suites) in a canyon. We also take a climbing rope in case it is needed. In some canyons you have the possibility to swim under a waterfall. During these hikes you will see Crete from a total different perspective.

Christmas and New Year, with highlight a party for 20 years Zorbas

14.12.2020 – 04.01.2021

Christmas and New Year on Crete Greece – Christmas holidays Crete Greece 2020: We compiled a special Christmas and New Year program with a highlight a party because of the 20th anniversary of Zorbas! That’s why we have this special program. Celebrate Christmas on Crete; you don’t have to think about the menu and don’t have to do shopping’s. Every day breakfast and dinner is arranged for you. The complete program for Christmas at Zorbas Island is noncommittal. Please see here the whole agenda.

Flower Walks – Flower Walks on Crete

28.03.2021 – 12.04.2021

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

E4 walk – Walking over the E4 path on Crete

20.04.2021 – 24.04.2021

The E4 trail, the European long distance walking path, actually goes from Spain to Cyprus. The whole E4 path has a length of more than 10.000 kilometres. Anyone who thinks that the path is well marked is wrong. There are even some parts of the E4 trail that are actually not that nice. This is also the case on the islands like Corsica, Cyprus and Crete. Read more

Easterweek – Easter on Crete

25.04.2021 – 02.05.2021

Easter in Crete Greece 2021: Description of Easter holidays in Crete with activities. During the Easter days we cook at Zorbas Island together with our guests. You are welcome to celebrate Greek Easter in Crete. Greek Easter in 2021: Sunday the 2nd of May. Read more

May Holiday – May Holiday on Crete

26.04.2021 – 10.05.2021

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

Wellness week – Relax on Crete

08.05.2021 – 15.05.2021

Enjoy a wonderful wellness holiday in Crete for a week. In this week you will be massaged several times. Of course, your nails are well cared for.

E4 walk – Walking over the E4 path on Crete

11.05.2021 – 14.05.2021

The E4 trail, the European long distance walking path, actually goes from Spain to Cyprus. The whole E4 path has a length of more than 10.000 kilometres. Anyone who thinks that the path is well marked is wrong. There are even some parts of the E4 trail that are actually not that nice. This is also the case on the islands like Corsica, Cyprus and Crete. Read more

Wellness week – Relax on Crete

15.05.2021 – 22.05.2021

Enjoy a wonderful wellness holiday in Crete for a week. In this week you will be massaged several times. Of course, your nails are well cared for.

Cooking week – Learn how to cook Greek food

18.05.2021 – 23.05.2021

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. Greek cooking holidays is a program of one week. Read more

Yoga week – Yoga on Crete

24.05.2021 – 31.05.2021

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.

Excursions on Crete: 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.