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The Island

Western Crete has long been a favourite destination for British walkers with many returning year after year to savour this very unspoilt part of the island. The region offers spectacular contrasting scenery.
The White Mountains dotted with remote mountain villages rise to over 2400m providing some challenging walks for the experienced.
Radiating from these mountains are numerous gorges running down to the sea theCrete Walking Holiday most renowned being the Samaria Gorge.

Undoubtedly the sea is one of Crete’s main attributes and coastal paths are enhanced by the Libyan Sea with shades of blue extending from the clearest pale turquoise to deep indigo blue.

It’s a destination where the people are as pleasant as the weather and the delicious locally produced foods (a haven for vegetarians by the way).

Crete Sea Walking

The Centre

In the far South West corner of Crete the location of our chosen base Paleochora straddles a narrow peninsula linking two beautiful bays.

One side has a quiet sandy beach and the other rockier side offers endless views of the folds of mountains along the coast.

The ferry comes and goes and the emphasis of Paleochora's slow pace of life is on taking a coffee and pastry in one of the many coffee houses or enjoy delicious Cretan cuisine of fresh fish local cheeses vegetables and honey in a shady taverna.

The village provides a refreshing and relaxing base at the end of a day’s walking.

Self-Guided Walking

Crete Walking Gorge

Surrounded by lush hills carpeted in Springtime with wild flowers and deliciously scented herbs Paleochora has plenty of inland walks to explore.

In addition the coastal paths winding their way between turquoise bays and shady gorges.  With efficient ferry boats and water taxis accessing further walking along the coast the opportunities are endless and varied.

Paths are well marked although often stony underfoot and some routes require an element of scrambling.

Buses are reliable and depart daily from the bus station in the village including an early departure to the head of the famous Samaria Gorge from where you return by boat.

Small local shops and bakeries provide the makings of a perfect picnic!

Much of the region is remote and sparsely populated so we would not recommend walking alone.


Walk Grading

Self Guided - Easy Moderate & Challenging

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On The Rocks

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On the Rocks offers its guests a quiet and calming place to stay on the eastern side of the Paleochora peninsular. Set by the rocky waters edge, stunning views can be enjoyed from all rooms and from the colonial style terrace furnished with comfortable wicker sofas and armchairs.

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Aparthotel Finikas

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Aparthotel Finikas offers simple and quiet apartment accommodation set in lush gardens close to the beach and village centre of Paleochora. Apartments are well sized with veranda, bathroom and kitchenette with fridge and tea making facilities.

Family owned, your welcome will be warm and friendly and service efficient. An evening aperitif and excellent breakfast can be enjoyed in the attached typically Cretan coffee house and dinner in a local taverna.

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Accommodation Details Click to View When it's Best To Go
Walking can be enjoyed for most of the year in south west Crete. July and August is only for the heat-hardened walkers. Ferry boats are less frequent from the end of October to Easter which impacts on some of the walks




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Chania is the most convenient airport with flights from May to October from the major UK airports. More distant Heraklion also has flights from April. You can also travel to Chania via Athens all year round.

There are flights as follows:

Chania - nonstop from Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle.

Heraklion - nonstop from Heathrow Gatwick Luton Stansted Bristol Bournemouth Cardiff Birmingham East Midlands Norwich Manchester Leeds Humberside Newcastle and Glasgow. connecting flights from Edinburgh Aberdeen Inverness Dublin and Belfast. There is a higher transfer cost if you wish a transfer to/from the hotel, if taking a car it is no higher.

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Crete

2012 & 2013

Based on 7 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. Self guided walking includes our unique walking booklet for your chosen area and local walking map.  'With flights' includes typical charter flights between London Gatwick and Chania Airport. Group A hire car is included with collection and return to the airport; transfers are available at a supplement.

Please note these prices will differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices.

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Prices are per person and in GBP / UK £. 

Aparthotel Finikas (B&B only)

Dates

7 nights B&B Standard Room        With Flights

Extra night Per person

Single supplement per night

Own travel arrangements7 nights B&B Standard Room

01Apr-26Jun

604

27

12

379

27Jun- 30Sep

654

32

12

409

01Oct-01Nov

604

27

12

379

Room supplements None

On the Rocks (B&B only)

Dates

7 nights B&B Standard Room        With Flights

Extra night Per person

Single supplement per night

Own travel arrangements7 nights B&B Standard Room

01Apr-11Jun

694

39

31

469

12Jun- 31Aug

784

49

39

539

01Sep-01Nov

694

39

31

469

 

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