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Trekking a shepherd's route.

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Experience hosted by Christos

8 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet in Ancient Falassarna.
There we will drop off our cars and we start moving up the hill towards the unique Balos Lagoon.
The route is unique, as it is not a usual walking or trekking path, and the experience, as well as the views on the way, are just astonishing! Cretan nature will be all around us and we will get photos of local herbs and flowers, depending on the season. On the way we will make a small stop for a quick snak, with local products.
While reaching Balos, have your cameras ready!
Arriving to the Lagoon, you will enjoy the most relieving swim ever! We will spend some relaxing time there and after that we will climb up the hill, at the other end of Balos, take some more photos, say goodbye to the local goats and continue. Last part of our experience takes place in one of the best restaurants in Crete, called "Gramvoussa", in Kalyviani village.
Eating here is a true gastronomical experience!
Other things to note
In case of impropriate weather conditions, experience will be rearranged.
We will meet in Ancient Falassarna.
There we will drop off our cars and we start moving up the hill towards the unique Balos Lagoon.
The route is unique, as it is not a usual walking or trekking path, and the experience, as well as the views on the way, are just astonishing! Cretan nature will be all around us and we will get photos of local herbs and flowers, depending on the season. On the way we will make a small stop for a quick s…

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What's included

  • Food
    Snack on the way, which includes: Mineral water, cretan rusk, local cheese...
From £277
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Christos

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I am an experienced tourist agent, having studied Arts and Civilization at Ecole de Louvre, in Paris. I have worked for 20 years in the Cyclades, especially Santorini and The Small Cyclades. I have been organising tours, weddings, boat tours, trekking routes, bird watching, for small or large groups of people.
I have also worked as an incoming escort (representative) for large tour operators (Tourlite - Zeus from USA).
I have been escorting groups at Santorini and Chania, showing them around, visiting special spots (e.g. trekking Ancient Falassarna-Balos route, Agios Ioannis Sfakia (White Mountains))
I am an experienced tourist agent, having studied Arts and Civilization at Ecole de Louvre, in Paris. I have worked for 20 years in the Cyclades, especially Santorini and The Small Cyclades. I have been organising tours, weddings, boat tours, trekking routes, bird watching, for small or large groups of people.
I have also worked as an incoming escort (representative) for large tour operators (Tourlite - Zeus from USA).
I have been escorting groups at Santorini and Chania, showing the…
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Where you'll be

We will walk towards one of the best spots of Chania, but in a unique way. Trekking all the way from Ancient Falassarna to Balos, following a non usual or official route, the route followed by the shepherds daily with their herds.

Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

A backpack

Trekking equipment