A Week in CreteEnjoy a week walking in Crete from Chania.
Enjoy a week walking in beautiful Western Crete from the charm of Chania’s vibrant Old Town, built around a picturesque harbour with tall Venetian houses and quaint narrow streets. Chania has numerous attractions including the excellent naval and archaeological museums and covered markets.
The wild countryside, interspersed with attractive villages, gorges and archaelogical remains; dramatic coastline tracks and lush beach paths all make for a great week’s walking. Add in the local cuisine, swimming from sandy beaches, spectacular vistas and breathtaking scenery and you have the perfect mix.
- Swimming opportunities from beautiful sandy beaches visited during the walks.
- Optional gorge walks including the spectacular above grade walk (D+) of the Samaria Gorge (in season).
- Traditional Greek cuisine with dinners at local tavernas.
- From Chania, walk in the foothills of the White Mountains, through olive and citrus groves with spectacular viewpoints.
- From Kastelli walk down the little known Sirikari gorge ending at a taverna for dinner.
- Optional excursion to the Minoan palace of Knossos at Heraklion.
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- Return flights and airport transfers.
- B&B en-suite accommodation.
- Dinners taken in local tavernas.
- Services of a dedicated leader.
The family run, two-star Hotel Falassarna, located close to the beach at Nea Chora and a short walk from Chania’s harbour front.
On 14 October 2014 and 09 November 2014 departures our group will stay in the perfectly located Hotel El Greco.
- Gatwick-Chania (c3hrs 45mins), charter.
- Gatwick-Heraklion 2 Apr, 16 Apr (c3hrs 45mins), charter.
- Regional flights from Manchester and Birmingham, please contact us for information and supplements.
- Gatwick-Chania via Athens returning to Heathrow - Aegean Airlines November and December departures only.
- From Chania airport: Chania (c30mins) & Kastelli (c1hr).
- From Heraklion airport: Chania (c3hrs 15mins) & Kastelli (c3hrs 25mins).
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A big bonus was being able to visit Odessa, which was previously cancelled, and well worth the visit. However, the real holiday highlight was Santorini!
Pam Young joined a group heading off on one of our Isle of Man walking holidays. A newcomer to Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, she was so moved that she felt inspired to compose a poem! Laura – Community Editor
Sheila Cornett enjoyed one of our walking holidays to the Orkneys and took the time to put together some images and thoughts about her trip. Laura – Community Editor
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