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Magical Crete

"Crete’s mystery is deep - whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force 

branching warmly and purely through his veins and his soul to grow." 

Nikos Kazantzakis (Report to Greco) 

1 - 11 June 2022 

MAGICALCRETE

Destination        

  • Hora Sfakion, Crete

Duration    

  • 10 days

Small group

  • 6 - 12 participants

Basic package

  • English, Greek, German & French speaking tour guides
  • 9 main meals, of which are
    • 7 main meals with traditional Cretan cuisine
    • 1 cooking workshop with consumption
    • 1 musical-culinary treat with organic wine 
  • Excursions, activities & workshops
  • 1 herbal balm from own production
  • 1 day off
  • Transfer during the excursions
  • Entrance fees & tickets to the above excursions
  • Full CO offsetting of all excursions 

Guest package (only in combination with basic package)

  • Your guest package on request:                 individual & tailor-made
  • 10 nights in room/apartment with sea view (breakfast optional)
  • Additional nights or individual accommodation requests possible

Travel package (only in combination with basic package)

  • Your individual travel package tailor-made on request: transparent & fair
  • Round trip (Your airport - Crete) 
  • Full CO offsetting of travel emissions
  • Airport transfer optional

Health, safety & entry

  • All current travel information is provided by the Greek Ministry of Tourism
  • Travel Cancellation Insurance with Special Supplement-Covid-19 cover recommended
  • Sturdy, treaded, closed shoes and, if necessary, walking sticks are required for hiking.
  • The hikes listed in the itinerary require surefootedness and are moderately difficult (duration approx. 3-5hrs).

Tour operator

  • ESTIA Sfakiá, EOT-licensed travel agency, Savina Chamalidis, Hora Sfakion/Crete

1.290 €

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Crete, an ancient and storied island, lies on the southern edge of the blue Aegean Sea between Europe, Asia and Africa. Its inhabitants are gifted with a warm and generous nature, and its beauty has excited and enchanted visitors down through history. Together, we will explore the southwestern part of this magical place, Crete, where a festival for all the senses awaits us.

The island’s breathtaking beauty is born of Mediterranean sun and sere landscapes of rock, cleaved by magnificent gorges cut deep into the sides of the island, jeweled with a wealth of fascinating indigenous flora and fauna.

Warm Mediterranean hospitality embraces us. The face of an ancient culture smiles at us, beautiful and mysterious, a culture which over the millennia has drawn from the wisdom, art and histories of three continents, whose delights include a marvellous Cretan cuisine, celebrating a bounty taken from both the sea and the land, bringing health to the body and filling the soul with delight. 

Experience Crete differently! 


TOURPROGRAMME

Garden of the Senses

On a journey into the ethereal world of fragrances, we learn all about the production and use of plant essences and scented waters.

In Between Continents

We set sail! Magical boat trip to the island of Gavdos with a dream bath at Cape Tripiti, the southernmost point of Europe between Europe, Africa and Asia. Our boat is exclusively at our disposal and takes us to the most remote places of the legendary island of Calypso.  

Thyme Time

Join us for a magical walk out into the surrounding nature. On our way between stones and rocks through the Cretan Macchia we discover thyme in full bloom - getting enchanted by its magical beauty and aromatic scent.

Elixir of Beauty

News from the beehive: We learn a lot about honey and discover the benefits of the ancient but modern superfood from the cradle of Europe in a whole new way.

Coastal Magic

We discover the enchanting dune landscape of Frangokastello  and listen to the soft whisper of the sand on the Orthi Ammos dune beach.

In the Herbal Kitchen   

Crete's little herbology takes us into the world of culinary, medicinal and tea herbs: 

  • Herbal teas - infuse & enjoy
  • Home-made extracts & balms

Summit Magic Pachnes

Through the unique mountain high desert of the White Mountains we hike through a breathtaking and stunning scenery to the top of Pachnes at 2454m to enjoy a full panorama view.

Cooking Workshop

Experience the diversity of Cretan cuisine, which will not only delight your palate, but also your heart and soul. Discover the specialities of the famous Cretan diet. Taste, cook and enjoy!

On Ancient Paths

We hike on ancient paths through breathtaking and unique landscape of Sfakia.

Musical-culinary feast

We gather, celebrate and feast on organic Cretan wine, traditional food and Cretan live music. It’s a great opportunity to share our magical experiences!

In the Bakery

Sweet delicacies according to grandmother Anna's traditional recipe: We discover the miracle fruit carob - Crete’s unknown yet miraculous sweet superfood. 

Magical Mystery Tour

Follow the tracks through the village on a playful treasure hunt: hidden places, winding alleys and secret signposts will lead you to the treasure. 

Daily DE-high-LIGHT

Experience the diversity of marvellous Cretan cuisine, celebrating a bounty taken from both the sea and the land, bringing health to the body and filling the soul with delight. 

CAREFREE & SECURE

Basic & Guest Package

  • Book without deposit: carefree & secure
  • Full tour price only due on the 20th day before departure
  • Cancellation free of charge up to one month before departure
  • Free rebooking up to one month before departure

Our cancellation conditions are as transparent and fair as possible.

So you can book and travel carefree and secure!

TRANSPARENT & FAIR

Travel Package

  • Our travel service: transparent & fair
  • Deposit in the amount of the flight costs plus fee
  • The cancellation conditions of the booked airline apply.
  • We will refund you all amounts granted by the respective airline in the event of cancellation.
  • We will forward personal vouchers directly to you.  

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