Trekking "In the Heart of Crete"
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About the event
Crete is among the main tourist destinations in Greece due to the numerous archaeological and naturalistic sites and the particular cultural heritage it possesses, expressed through linguistic, literary, musical and gastronomic specificities.
It is about 95 km from mainland Greece and constitutes the southern limit of the Aegean Sea and the northern one of the Libyan Sea. On all sides it is surrounded by a large number of smaller islands and islets, including Gozzo, the southernmost point of physical Europe.
Its name comes from the presence of a very large amount of clay (or clay, material with which the inhabitants built tools and vases). Its terrain is mostly mountainous and the plains make up a modest percentage of its territory. Among these, the most important is the Messarà plain, located in the central-southern area.
The coasts are generally very indented but there are profound differences between the northern and southern coasts. The former is more densely populated due to the coastal ranges that descend more gently towards the sea. The second, on the other hand, is mostly steep and steep and has a much drier climate and has always been sparsely populated.
We will walk among wild mountains that exceed 2000 meters of altitude, we will descend through natural canyons and we will arrive at the sea in small fishing villages where a crystalline sea will be waiting for us.
A truly unique journey through history, mountains and sea that will change the way we travel and see the island.
Day 1: Arrival in Chania and transfer to Omalos. Afternoon excursion at sunset to the Kallergi Refuge;
2nd day: excursion to the summit of Mount Gigilos panoramic balcony on the island, about 15 km and +800 meters;
Day 3: excursion in the Samaria canyon with arrival directly to the sea in Agia Roumeli;
4th day: from Agia Roumeli to Loutro path E4 directly overlooking the sea;
Day 5: excursion to Balos Beach, a real paradise on earth, in the afternoon return to Chania and arrival in Bergamo in the evening.
Difficulty: E <Escursionistica>
Difference in height: about 2000 meters in total to be divided into 5 stages
Length: 60 km overall to be divided into 5 stages
Walking hours: 4-5 hours a day with stops and a lunch break.
Departure times: 8.00 - 8.30
Overnight stays: in hotel or B&B
How to get there: Meeting at 5.00 am at Orio al Serio airport (BG) or directly in Chania (Greece) at 8.30 am.
Adults: 490 euros
Children aged 15 to 18 accompanied by an adult: 350 euros
The fee includes: planning and drafting of the itinerary, professional accompaniment with a guide, insurance, overnight stay with breakfast, local transport costs (buses and ferries to the islands)
The fee does not include: return travel expenses, food expenses, anything that does not appear in the item “the fee includes.
Recommended clothing: suitable for the season, hiking boots, backpack, waterproof cape, spare T-shirts, sweatshirt, light long trousers, swimsuit, spare parts, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and camera.
For info or registration please contact me I will be happy to answer all your doubts or concerns
Roberto Salomone: 3209105295
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