1 independent reviews for Crete guided walking holiday

Reviews for Crete guided walking holiday


review 20 Nov 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We enjoyed a custom trip around Crete. Elpida at the office was terrific help in planning our trip. Our guide Dimitris was superb - engaging, knowledgeable, at all times thoughtful and kind - he did everything to make our trip one of the best ever. The most memorable time for us was seeing the Northwest and Northeast sections of Crete - gorgeous - although we loved hiking the Imbros Gorge, exploring Chania and Heraklion, and being in the mountain villages. Learning to love tskoudia, to recognize wild horta and then try different kinds at our meals, to enjoy Greek coffee at breakfast and any time - and Knossos and the archaeological museum in Heraklion were absolute knock-outs!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take the advice of the local agency folks - they really know what they are doing. Just tell them what is important to you (hiking? eating? museums?) and what kind of pace you want to keep up. As far as what to see and do, you cannot go wrong on Crete - the natural landscape, the villages, the ancient sites, charming and interesting cities - all wonderful!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Well the tourism certainly helps the Greek economy. The hotels did recycle and save on laundry - but we used a lot of gasoline driving many miles to see the whole island.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Absolutely one of the best ever. Our guide was so good that we engaged him privately for a four day extension to the Mani in the southern Peloponnese.

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