GREECE: THE ISLAND OF CRETE

8-day / 7-night centre-based at Kolimbari one-hotel GUIDED walking tour

from $2,230 per person*

Departs: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd May; 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th September; 2nd October

Discover the dramatic landscape and rich history of western Crete, from your base at a luxurious resort in a converted olive oil pressing facility in Spillia Village, on the western end of Crete in the province of Chania. Kolimbari, the nearest settlement to our hotel, is a quiet fishing village with several good restaurants by the harbour, still relatively untouched by tourism.

Beyond Kolimbari the rocky and sparsely populated Rodopos and Gramvoussa peninsulas jut north into the sea. Over a third of Crete’s inhabitants live in the towns of Heraklion, Chania and Rethymnon. The rest of the island is sparsely populated, with unspoilt villages and isolated hamlets.

Walk in beautiful foothills and along stunning coastline; discover ancient Minoan heritage; complete the dramatic Samaria Gorge walk; and follow shepherds’ trails through olive groves to sleepy hillside villages.

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