Walking Holidays in Greece - Crete


Crete (Greek: Κρήτη classical transliteration Krētē modern transliteration Kríti) is one of the thirteen peripheries of Greece. It is also the largest of the Greek islands at 8336 km² (3219 square miles) and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean. Crete is a location of significant ancient history and a popular tourist destination; its attractions include the Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos the classical site of Gortys the Venetian castle at Rethymno and the Samaria Gorge as well as many other natural sites monuments and beaches. Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization (ca. 2600–1400 BC) the oldest form of Greek and hence European civilization. The island has also been called Classical Latin Crēta Vulgar Latin Candia.

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Coast and Gorges

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We have put together a stunning trek combining some of the prime walks South West Crete has to offer taking in three gorges and three coastal sections of the E-4 route. Walk along...

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Crete - Bays & Coves

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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...

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