Posted on 2019-04-01
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Crete Hiking Tour: Preveli Palm Forest & Kourtaliotis River Private Hiking Tour

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  • +€140.00
  • +€239.00

Overview

Crete hiking tour is the perfect opportunity for a refreshing day of hiking along the majestic Kourtaliotis river and the Preveli Palm Forest accompanied by an experienced mountain guide. Enjoy impressive Ryan landscapes and swim in the crystalline and warm waters of Preveli beach in the Libyan Sea.

◾ Journey through the exciting landscapes of the Kourtaliotis Gorge
◾ Admire the endemic Cretan palm tree of Theophrastus (Phoenix Theophrasti)
◾ Visit the beautiful beach of Preveli on the south coast of Crete and soak up the sun
◾ Enjoy a swim in the crystalline and warm waters of the Libyan Sea

About this experience

DURATION: 6 hours
MEETING POINT: In front of the old Bridge near the Preveli Monastery
LANGUAGES: English
OPENING SEASON: May to October
WHO CAN COME: This Crete hiking tour is private and suitable for anyone above the age of 12. Only your group will participate.

What's included, what's not

✔ Experienced mountain guide
✔ Third-Party liability insurance
✔ First Aid kit
✔ Light lunch
✔ Water (1 lt)
✔ Walking poles (on request, depending on availability)
✔ All local taxes
✖ Transport from/to your accommodation
✖ Entrance fees for organized historical/archaeological sites
✖ Beverages and drinks
✖ Transportation from /to your hotels (can be arranged and an extra cost)

Description - What to expect

Start your Crete hiking tour along the impressive Kourtaliotis river, reaching one of Crete's major palm forests, the Preveli Palm Forest, which hosts the endemic Cretan palm tree of Theophrastus (Phoenix Theophrasti).

Visit the beautiful river bridge and depending on the group's request and time availability, the two emblematic monasteries of the area. The path leads to the beautiful sandy beach of Preveli, where the visitors can enjoy a relaxing swim in the crystalline waters of the Libyan Sea.

Itinerary
Walk along the trail of the lush gorge of Kourtaliotis
Hike down the path to Preveli River and reach the palm forest and the beach
Get free time at the beach for sunbathing and swimming
Enjoy a light lunch
Visit a nearby monastery (optional)

Bring with you

Please bring with you sunscreen oil, a hat, sunglasses, walking or trekking shoes, swimming suit, and a towel

Cutoff time before activity

  • 3 days

Prepare for the experience - Things to know before you go

Please inform us of any dietary needs