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From Gorge to Gulf Full Day Small Group Tour in Crete

Be prepared to fall in love with Crete! You will hike, swim, eat, and cruise your way around the island during this action-packed day. Soak up the awe-inspiring scenery, eat traditional Cretan food, and explore old fortresses on the tiny island of Spinalonga. This the best of the Cretan countryside all in one day!

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7 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Roundtrip transportation via private 4x4 vehicle
    • Speedboat ride with professional driver
    • Olive oil tasting
    • Dolmades
    • Traditional Greek lunch (seasonal dishes)
    • 1 glass of wine and shots of raki (a local spirit)
    • Coffee
    • Water
    • Refreshments (iced tea, seasonal fruits, energy snacks)
    • Entry/Admission - Farággi Kritsâs
    What's excluded :
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Entrance ticket to Spinalonga archaeological site (EUR 8)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kritsa, Kritsa, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    Walk around the traditional village of Kritsa, where we will stop for a coffee at a kafeneio (local café) and the women’s cultural cooperative for local sweets

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Farággi Kritsâs, Agios Nikolaos 721 00, Greece

    Following the old donkey path, we will reach the middle of the gorge, a valley full of olive groves. The trail is approximately 4 kilometres long and is relatively easy apart from one or two boulders to climb over.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Agios Nikolaos, Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    We will take a drive out to a traditional Cretan olive oil farm for olive oil tasting and an introduction to local herbs and flora.

    Next, you will learn the secrets of making one of the most famous and beloved dishes in all of Greece, dolmades (vine leaves stuffed with rice). Enjoy your culinary creations alongside a traditional and delicious Greek lunch of salads, tzatziki, dako (rusks with dressing), and other small seasonal plates, with a glass of wine or a shot of local raki, of course.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Elounda, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    Our speedboats will be waiting to whisk you off to the fortress island of Spinalonga, located in the Gulf of Elounda.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Spinalonga, Greece

    Enjoy walking around the “cursed” island

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Plaka, Plaka, Naxos, Cyclades, South Aegean

    Free time for a swim before we drop you off at your hotel

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Plaka Marina, Plaka 721 00, Greece
    2: Elounda, Greece
    3: Agios Nikolaos, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Plaka: At 9:15am at the Agia Marina church, next to the Blue Palace hotel.Elounda: At 9:25am at the square and roundabout at the church side.Agios Nikolaos: At 9:45am at the bridge in front of the tourist information office.
    Departure Time :
    9:15 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to join this tour.
    • Dietary Notes This tour can be customised to cater for vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free customers. Please notify us in advance if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.
    • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a hat and sunscreen in the summer months.
    • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 4 people.
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: On this tour you will visit a local, family-owned business where you'll learn about making the traditional Greek dish of dolmades
    • All of the food you sample during your tour is sourced from local villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of Crete.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Urban Adventures Greece

Activity ID: V-6176P21

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