Travel in Crete
A fertile source of Greek mythology, the island of Crete is a destination apart in the Hellenic world. It fascinates visitors with the richness of its culture, the splendor of its landscapes, the originality of its natural environments and the authenticity of its inhabitants. As long as one moves away from the most popular seaside resorts, whether on foot or by bicycle, Crete then becomes an inexhaustible source of discovery.
This large island - the fifth in the Mediterranean in size - stretches 255 km from east to west and 55 km from north to south. It is the largest of the Greek islands. Crete is mountainous, aligning three successive massifs which culminate at more than 2000 meters.
In the east, Mount Dikti, dominates the Lassithi plateau, and the region of Agios Nikolaos. In the center, Mount Psiloritis (or Ida) is home to the highest peak in Crete (2456 meters), southwest of the city of Heraklion. While to the west, the massif of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori in Greek) follows the highest point of the island, at Mount Pachnes (2453 m). It is in and around this wonderful mountainous area of the Lefka Ori that most of our hikes take place as the marriage between sea and mountain is successful: dream beaches and coastal villages sometimes only accessible by boat (Agia Roumeli, Loutro), sumptuous course of gorges as famous as spectacular (Samaria, Agia Irini, Aradena…). Without forgetting the mountain itself and its imposing peaks (Mt Gingilos). Finally, visiting towns shaped by 4000 years of history - Chania, Heraklion - adds a fascinating historical and romantic touch to your discovery of Crete.