Crete on the E4 Trail

This guided hike starts from Chania, Crete, on the 20th of September 2024 and finishes on the 25th of September 2024.
Usually, we associate the island of Crete only with the sea, beaches, yachts, and, of course, its vast historical heritage. Quite undeservedly, another opportunity offered by this incredible island remains far back in our minds - to explore its mountains and coastal hiking trails.

Crete's terrain is mountainous, and the rocks are mainly composed of sandstone. Rivers have carved through the mountains, forming deep gorges. On the southwest side of the island, the shores are steep and therefore untouched by the mass construction of roads, hotels, and resorts. The wild nature, combined with beautiful views of the sea, is what attracts many hiking tourists from around the world.

One of Europe's hiking routes also passes through Crete. It's the International Tourist Path E4 (Ευρωπαϊκό Μονοπάτι Μεγάλων Αποστάσεων Ε4). In Crete, the section of the E4 starts from the west, from the town of Kissamos or Kastelli (Κίσσαμος ή Καστέλι) heading east, crossing the island's most important mountain ranges until reaching the town of Kato Zakros (Κάτω Ζάκρος).

We offer you an organized six-day hiking trip in Crete, including visits to Chania and Heraklion.
  1. Crossing the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) and traversing the Samaria Gorge;
  2. Hiking along the beautiful Cretan coastline;
  3. Strolling on the beach of Elafonissi, known for its pink sand and turquoise water;
  4. In addition to the hike, we offer a visit to the town of Chania and the famous Knossos Palace in Heraklion.
Trip Highlights
  • A walk in the old town center of Chania, the most beautiful city in Crete.
  • Crossing the White Mountains (Lefka Ori).
  • Traversing the Samaria Gorge. Hiking along the beautiful Cretan coastline.
  • A walk on the beach of Elafonissi, known for its pink sand and turquoise water.
  • Visiting Knossos and its Archaeological Museum in Heraklion.
Trek Suitability
For those who want to join the group, should be:
  • Fit and active traveler
  • Ready to spend 1 night in a mountain hut (no hot shower)
  • Walk 4 days (3-7 hours) along rocky terrain


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Prices per person for 6 days / 5 nights

Persons EUR 650

In Brief
Group Tours
Crete, Greece
Crete, Greece
20 / September
Min 6 / Max 20
3 star hotel
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Breakfast: 1, Lunch: 0, Dinner: 1
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Startign date: 20:09:2024

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Meeting in Chania - 20.09.2024
Welcome to Crete!

Meeting in Chania, Crete. Exploring the old town center around the port and having lunch. We leave part of our luggage at the hotel in Chania, taking with us only the backpack containing the necessary items for the mountain hike. After lunch, departure to Omalos village (1040m) in the White Mountains. Hiking to the Kallergi Hut (1580m). The trail passes through the peak of Kukule (1629m). Near the hut, there is a viewpoint overlooking the Samaria Gorge.



Samaria Gorge - 21.09.2024
Samaria Gorge
Hiking along the length of the Samaria Gorge. Arrival at the small village of Agia Roumeli on the seaside, from where we take a ferryboat to the town of Paleochora at 17:00.


Hiking to Elafonissi - 22.09.2024
Hiking to the beach of Elafonissi
Transfer by bus to the starting point of the hike. Hiking to the beach of Elafonissi (known for its pink-hued sand). The hike follows a path parallel to the coastline.


Elafonissi beach - 23.09.2024
Elafonissi beach
Walks in the area around Elafonissi or on the beach. In the late afternoon, departure for Chania.


Heraklion - 24.09.2024
Departure for the capital, Heraklion. Visit to the Minoan archaeological site of Knossos. 


End of the trip - 25.09.2024
End of the trip
Exploring the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion. In the evening, we head to the airport in Heraklion, from where we depart back home.

The prices start from 650 EUR

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Starting date: 20.09.2024

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The Pack Includes

 Guide in English and Greek
 5 Nights Accommodation  
 Dinner and Breakfast at the Kallergi Hut
 All transfers during the tour;
 All entrance fees
 Airport transfers

The Pack Does Not Include

 Travel to and from Crete and visa
 Organised luggage transport from hut to hut
 Dinners in the hotels and lunches
 Personal expenses
 Travel insurance