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1-week hiking and swimming tour in Crete, Greece

1-week hiking and swimming tour in Crete, Greece | Greece

Discover the natural areas and cultural sites of Crete on this 1-week hiking and swimming program led by SNAM-UIMLA certified guide Chantal.


8 Days

All year



* Enjoy hiking, swimming and sailing in Crete.

* Discover the landscapes and historical sites of the island.

* Learn about the local culture and sample its flavours.


Would you like to take part in a hiking and swimming program in the stunning Mediterranean? Then come with me on this tour in Crete and discover the nature and culture of the biggest island in Greece.

I invite you to enjoy a whole week exploring the natural and historical sites in Crete. One of the main attractions of this program will be to hike around different gorges, such as Aradena, Agia Eirini and Samaria. These gorges are situated in the western side of the island, in the region of Chania. Also, we’ll explore the Omalos plateau, Mount Gigilos and the Marmara beach. In addition, we’ll have the chance to visit the cities of Rethymno and Chania.

If you don’t have lots of hiking experience, you don’t need to worry. The hikes on this programs are easy and we’ll be constantly combining them with swimming. Our hikes will have a duration of around 3-6 hours each day of the program. As for the accommodation, we’ll spend the nights in lodges and hotels. At the bottom of the page, you can take a look at a more detailed description of the itinerary.

Does this tour in Crete sound appealing to you? Then don’t hesitate to send the request to book your place. I’m sure this will be an incredible experience!

Another great option could be this 1-week hiking program in Lombardy, Italy. Check it out!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Flight to the start

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Minimum 4 people.


Day 1: Arrival to Heraklion and transfer

Day 2: Rethymno - Loutro

We’ll drive to the city of Rethymno and explore its beautiful streets. Then, we’ll go to the village of Vrysses and have lunch. We’ll continue to Chora Skafion and then hike to the Loutro beach, where we’ll enjoy swimming. Accommodation in Loutro.

Day 3: Loutro

On this day, we’ll visit the Aradena gorge and the Marmara beach. Here, we’ll have the chance to see some of the local animals and to enjoy swimming. Night in Loutro.

Day 4: Agia Roumeli

On day 4, we’ll sail to the Agios Pavlos beach and then continue to Agia Roumeli, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 5: Samaria

On this day, we’ll explore the Samaria gorge and enjoy hiking for around 6 hours through a beautiful natural area.

Day 6: Sougia

We’ll go to the Agia Eirini gorge and get to the village of Sougia, which offers us an amazing view from the sea. We’ll enjoy swimming and then continue our hike to Lissos, where we’ll visit an amazing ancient sanctuary. Finally, we’ll drive to Omalos.

Day 7: Mount Gigilos - Chania

Day 7 will be the day of Mount Gigilos from where we’ll contemplate an amazing panorama and then head to Chania. Here, we’ll visit some of the city’s main points of interest and then return to Heraklion. Night in a hotel.

Day 8: Sightseeing in Heraklion and transfer to the airport


About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I am the director of a trekking agency based in the Queyras Regional Park and specialized in guided and self-guided walking, snowshoeing and cycling trips in the southern alps.

I created my agency with 3 other mountain leaders 20 years ago.
Who in the present work with me, and we as a team, take care of all the trips.

Please get in touch with me, if you want us to organise you a great trip in the Alps !


French | English



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