Walkers in total awe of the sheer size of the "Platanos"tree
Surprises abound, our nature walks expose you to the incredible fauna and flora of Crete, to landscapes steeped in mythology and ritual, to Cretan folklore, local herbalism, religious and social culture, and much more. Exploring Apokoronas on foot is a must for anybody who visits this part of the world. Ideal for those who just love a good walk, our unique nature walks guarantee you exactly that. Under the guidance of a multilingual, photo award winning guide, you are guaranteed to have one of the most memorable days of your holiday.
All our nature walks take place within the Apokoronas area, allowing for a leasurely day out. We leave Georgioupolis at 8.30am, and depending on the time of the year we head for a different, but always close-by location. Our group day starts with a morning coffee, getting to know each other and then starting our walk.
Each walk is on average 6.5 km, allowing for a leasurly stroll through the fabulous nature of Apokoronas. During this walk many flowers, trees and animals will be pointed out to you, and you will learn some fascinating aspects of their lives. Your guide is also an award winning photographer who is happy to show you a few "tricks of the trade" during these excursions.
After our walk we go to a local taverna for a light meal and return to Georgiouplois around 17.30.
Our Nature walks are not strenuous, professional hikes, but they do require a certain amount of fitness and agility. Participant numbers are limited to 19, and those taking part are requested to wear sturdy, closed shoes, appropriate clothing, including a hat, and to bring sufficient water (at least 500ml) with them. A small carrier bag to collect waste you might generate from wrappers, water bottles, toilet papter etc is also advisable to facilitate proper disposal upon your return to your lodgings.
Your Hidden Crete Group Leader
All the Hidden Crete excursions are lead by Enda McMullen, who lives permanently on Crete and spends most of his time outside in nature, studying and photographing Crete's phenomenal Fauna and Flora.
"Enda McMullen, master of all things botanical and faunal in Crete."
Dr. Matthew Pye, Botanist, The University of Sydney.
"Possibly the best tour guide in the world, Enda McMullen. What he knew about Crete was amazing."
(_helentaylorjay on Tripadvisor)
The guide was very informative & helpful, a very entertaining trip over some very rough terrain
(robertcains on Tripadvisor)
Enda is not only a mine of information, he is also an award winning photographer who is only too willing to help you make the best of your camera and get that special, unforgettable shot...