Magnificent routes through dreamy mountain villages on Crete
Magnificent mountain bike or car tours through high mountains and deep gorges, dreamy mountain villages, ancient buildings and medieval castles.
In addition to widely famous sights, Crete has many small, hidden treasures just a few hundred metres off the transit routes. In almost every village a small kafenion welcomes you and numerous taverns await your visit.
Remote villages and lonely valleys: A tour through the white mountains of Crete
This panoramic tour takes you around the two about 1500 m high mountain ranges of the Fourni and the Agathes of the White Mountains. You will arrive in remote villages on tiny plateaus where only a handful of people live.
A tour through the Apokoronas Peninsula
On the peninsula, which stretches out into the Aegean Sea between Georgioupolis and the bay of Souda, you have time enough for a chat with locals in beautiful coffee houses, for a short hike in the green and for a bath and lunch directly at the sea. You can often see white mountains, sea, Akrotiri peninsula and the city of Chania from the same location.
Mountain bike tour: villages in the hinterland of Georgioupolis
Beautiful villages hide directly in the hinterland of Georgioupolis. In less than 25 km you can experience beautiful landscapes, mysterious churches, an amazing castle and a Kafenio that seems to sink into bougainvillea. And of course there are nice Cretans on top of that. Decide for yourself if you want to do this short tour by car, motorbike or mountain bike.
Round trip through hilly country at the northern foot of the White Mountains
For nature lovers this tour is an absolute must. It takes you to Crete's second natural lake at Agia, a bird paradise in every season. You will cross Crete's 'Orange Valley' with thousands of orange trees and visit the largest botanical garden on the island, whose restaurant is especially popular with vegetarians. You can experience a particularly beautiful gorge from the comfort of your car and make a stop in a mountain village, which is of particular importance for Crete's recent history.
Round trip through the Amari valley in Rethymno
On this tour you will experience a very rural and green Crete off the main roads. You cross through the Amari valley, which begins southeast of Rethymno and always within sight of the Psiloritis, the highest island mountain range, almost down to the south coast.
Villages between the mountain massif Psiloritis and the Cretan Sea
A colourful round dance of very different experiences is waiting for you. Wear an anaconda on your shoulders, watch charcoal burners at work. Visit the Cretan 'Madame Tussaud', let a woodcarver explain his work to you. Drive up to a plateau with 100,000 sheep and goats, descend into a beautiful stalactite cave. This and much more awaits you on this long day.
What would you like to experience while on holiday in Crete?
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- Discover amazing beaches
- Stroll through old towns
- Drive off-road with a jeep
- Cycle through beautiful nature
- Get inspired in a museum
- Visit secluded monasteries
- Enter stalactite caves
- Admire archaeological sites
- Explore pristine villages
- Dare extreme sports
- Hike through impressive gorges
- Get to know Crete's finest delicatessen