Tuesday, 13th April 2021

More and more people choose for an individual walking holiday instead of an organized walking holiday in a group. The big advantage of a self guided walking tour is that you keep your own pace;

you can stop whenever you feel like and you are more free in your choice where to go walking. On our region, Apokoronas, there are many possibilities to go walking on your own with the help of a walking guidebook and/or map or by booking an individual walking holiday at one of the many travel companies.

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When you book an individual walking holiday, most organizations will arrange almost everything for you. You walk with the help of walk descriptions that are given to you by the travel company. Travel, accommodation and luggage transfer are included. The most popular self guided walking holidays take place in the South-West of Crete, along the south-coast and the White Mountains. Other popular areas are in the Rethymno area or at the west-coast (near Kastelli) and eastern Crete. Travel Companies that also organize individual walking holidays are summarized on this website.
 
There are enough possibilities for those who like to walk with the help of a walking guide book and/or maps. On this website you find a summary of available Walking guidebooks and Maps that are available for Crete.

An impression of the beautiful region of Apokoronas in Crete. It has great possibilities for Walking!

Many possibilities to go walking on your own

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Places you must visit in the region - Book for a Tour with KOSTAS & STELIOS MINI VAN

Elafonisi

To the southwest coast of Crete lies one of the most magical beaches. Elafonisi is one of the most exotic beaches of Crete, situated about 80 km from Chania, is characterized by dunes of white sand, crystal clear shallow waters, tranquility and peace that it offers. The landscape refers to exotic beaches and shallow waters often continue for several meters into the sea. The landscape in Elafonissi riveting as it is rare to meet in Greece beach with its own characteristics. To get to Elafonissi you can take the bus or better by renting a car. Surely your visit to the beautiful beach Elafonissi will be unforgettable! After a few minutes' walk to the west you can easily reach the beach and the Cedar forest.

Duration of the tour: 8 hours


40 Euro/hour

Up to 7 passengers

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Elafonisi

One of the most magical beaches

Distance from Almyrida: 93 klm

Lake Kournas

The only natural lake of Crete, is located 30 km from Chania near the borders with Rethymnon, between hills, a great destination for winter and summer. Its name derives from the Arabic word which means Kournas baths or haunted lake ... and that's common for a lake ... The legend tells of a blonde girl who many years ago in an attempt to save himself from the sexual appetites of her father wished the whole region to sink and become a lake. As it happened ... and then ... they tell stories of a young woman sometimes makes its appearance of sitting on a rock in the lake and combing her blond hair. In modern times ... the lake has an important habitat.

Duration of the tour: 5 hours


40 Euro/hour

Up to 7 passengers

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Lake Kournas

A painting adorns of Chania

Distance from Almyrida : 29 klm

Knossos Palace

With large excavations made in Heraklion Crete at the late 19th century and later came to the surface of the ground the remains of a phenomenal civilization, The Minoan civilization which is the first high civilization in Europe in about the years 2800 to 1000 BC. The Arthur Evans, the English archeologist of Knossos, named this culture Minoans, the name comes from the famous King Minos. After the excavations have exposed in the middle of the site of Minoan the actual palace of King Minos rich deposits, the royal apartments to religious sites, the huge central courtyard and finally the throne room where they discovered the "throne Minos.

Duration of the tour: 8 hours


40 Euro/hour

Up to 7 passengers

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Knossos Palace

The throne of Knossos is the oldest in Europe

Distance from Almyrida:126 klm

Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge Farranga or as the locals call it, is located 43 km south of Chania. The entrance of the gorge is situated at an altitude Xyloskalo 1227 meters. H Xyloskalo position took its name from a wooden ladder that was there again and facilitated the descent into the canyon. Also in this area (just before Xyloskalo) is a small road which leads to the ski resort in Kallergis 1680 meters in altitude. The descent of the gorge begins Xyloskalo, with steps at the beginning and then a small path. The descent is quite difficult and takes 6 to 8 hours.

Duration of the tour: 12 hours


200 Euro

Up to 7 passengers

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Samaria Gorge

Samaria was awarded by the Council of Europe

Distance from Almyrida: 65 klm

Falasarna Beach

Falasarna (sometimes written as Phalasarna) is located on the West coast of Crete and, similarly to Elafonisi is popular with day trippers because of its stunning beaches and clear turquoise blue sea. It consists of several sandy beaches of various length, all facing the West (which makes it a wonderful place to watch the sunset from). The sea is generally very clean and with lovely colours because of the sandy bottom. If you are interested in archaeology you can also visit the remains of a fortified Hellenistic harbour. Because of a sudden uplift of the West of Crete 1500 years ago the harbour is now located inland.

Duration of the tour: 7 hours


40 Euro/hour

Up to 7 passengers

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Falasarna Beach

The sunset is unique and magical

Distance from Almyrida: 74 klm

Preveli Monastery

The Holy Stavropegiacand Patriarchal Preveli Monastery of St. John the Theologian, known as the Monastery of Preveli, comprises two main building complexes, the ruined Lower Monastery of St. John the Baptist, and the currently operational Upper (Rear) Monastery of St. John the Theologian. Preveli beach and lagoon, sometimes known locally as "Palm Beach", is located below the monastery, at the mouth of the Kourtaliótiko gorge. Behind the beach is an extensive glade of palm trees. The beach is regularly served by tourist boats from the nearby resort of Plakias.

Duration of the tour: 8 hours


40 Euro/hour

Up to 7 passengers

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Preveli Monastery

The Palm Beach

Distance from Almyrida: 75 klm

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