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  "A woodland in full colour is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart."— Hal Borland

 I just wanted to thank you again for a really lovely week's walking. We could not have been more blessed with the weather, and seeing those glorious beaches and panoramic views without the summer crowds was exceptional. 

–Jillian P, UK

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Crete guided trekking holiday

Crete - Greek guided walking holiday

April  2019 dates to be confirmed 10 days 9 nights 3 centre hiking trip on Crete, southernmost island in Greece

Very happy to announce a new guided walking holiday for 2019. 2 years in the planning we are introducing three places to base ourselves in with 6 days of walks and a full but relaxed itinerary.


I'm always looking for uniqueness in the places I go walking. Crete has this in abundance. With such a big island and so much to offer we've found the perfect three centre 9 day walking holiday that really does get under the skin of the special Cretan culture. The food, the scenery and the people are truly heroic in so many ways.

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To get a pdf brochure of the walking holiday in Crete This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The landscape is dominated by mountains, gorges, beaches and meadows.  Add another layer of Minoan archaeology with a diversity of architecture that represents the multicultural historic influence of the East, West, North and South you realise that Crete has been a cultural gateway for thousands of years. Crete has been the heartbeat and soul of the the Mediterranean.

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In April when we go the flora and fauna will be at its best. The colours, the aromas to match the clarity of the sea and the splendour of the sunsets, we have a variety of species of flowers from the mountains via the plains and meadows down to the sea. A geological and botanical heaven.

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However inevitably, it is the vastness of the terrain, where humans are squeezed, often accommodated on long, winding and mesmerising narrow tracks between the mountains and the sea. There are also wide meadows that we explore and villages through which we pass. The paths that have a close proximity to that area between rock and sea require your attention and the rewards are numerous in the vistas and the experience of journeys that have taken place over thousands of years. You will be breathless for many a reason and I can guarantee a walking holiday unparalleled in the walkitcornwall "stable" of walks. 

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Interested in receiving a full pdf brochure? This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask questions, engage in a conversation and put yourself there April 2019 (dates to be confirmed).

The Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival at Heraklion and transfer to Mirtos, Southern Crete

Day 2 - Walking Day 1

Day 3  - Walking Day 2

Day 4 - Transfer day to Loutro only accessed by ferry. Stop offs and short walks.

Day 5 - Walking Day 3

Day 6- Walking Day 4

Day 7- Full day or half walking day, a choice to walk or chill. Walking day 5

Day 8 - Transfer from Loutro to Chania, the multicultural town north west Crete.

Day 9 - Walking day 6

Day 10 - Departure day, transfer from Chania to Heraklion

We have a local agent who will advise on flights and our co host is Angela Sturmayr of Walking Dimension. She is a professional guide of long standing, knows Crete inside out and speaks 4 languages.

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April 2019 Dates to be confirmed. That's not long y'know. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask some questions and let's get under the skin of Crete.

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