Specialist Tours Crete

Different Ways to Experience Kriti

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Mountain skiing to Psiloritis in central Crete

Specialist Tours Crete

range from skiing to raw food yoga retreats, from hiking, tantric yoga workshops to spring flower workshops. Whatever your interest is, Crete has a fascinating diversity, being such a large island with so many beaches, coves, seaside villages and mountains, lakes, gorges, plateaux and everything in between.

Hiking in Crete

Hiking in Crete with Dromolatis - one who walks

Dromolatis - a professional experienced guide for trekking in the White Mountains of western Crete with a local Cretan mountain man

Aori Walks - multi-day hikes in the White Mountains with Anne Deckel

The Happy Walker - this walking group offer an 8-10 day flora walking tour of Rethymnon in central Crete in spring to coincide with the flowering of orchids.

Wineries of Crete

Wineries of Crete

Get tasting all around the vineyards of Crete.

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Paragliding in Crete

Specialist Tours Crete - try tandem paragliding, paratriking and overall blissing out in Crete's skies with Power Fly Crete. George Kissanakis and his team will keep you safe and show you the exhilaration that comes with flying.


Below you can see Mona on her flight to celebrate her 80th birthday. Young or old, you can enjoy this magical adventure...

Flora Workshops

Poppies and lavender in springtime
orchis tridentata (image by Andreas Loukakis)
orchis papilionacea (image by Andreas Loukakis)

Flora Workshops – Crete in Spring & Autumn

Trips led by Julia Jones, the Founder of Flowers of Crete. She is a botanical artist and writer and during the spring and winter months guides mountain tours in search of rare and endemic species.

  • Flower Finding Trip around Melidoni, Rethymnon
  • 26th March – 2nd April, 2019
  • Flowers of Crete Botanic Art Workshop
  • 16th – 23rd April 2019
  • Late-flowering Orchid Finding Trip
  • 15th - 22nd May, 2019
  • Autumn Bulb Finding Trip
  • 5th - 12th November 2019

Details on these fascinating flora workshops…


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Yoga stretch by the sea

At Agios Pavlos is Yoga Rocks, offering workshops, retreats and teachings from those who have studied a variety of yoga practices. A place for serene practice and contemplation, with workshops for all levels.


10 Days Tantra Yoga

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Luxurious Traditional Villa, Kissamos Crete

10 days of tantric yoga in Crete

10 Days Tantra Yoga Luxury Experience in Crete - a luxuriously well-catered sumptuous experience of tantric yoga practices in safe and comfortable surroundings near Kissamos in western Crete.

Enjoy an authentic adventure for the senses which includes:

  • 9 nights luxury accommodation in a private villa
  • All entrance fees, transfer costs, tour leading, and guiding fees for the activities included in the itinerary
  • All daily delicious meals
  • 40 hours of tantra yoga workshop (all levels of yoga practitioners are welcome)
  • A private sailing day experience
  • An English speaking holiday facilitator
  • Local refreshments and simple local snacks for the villa refrigerators
  • Transfers to and from the airport of Chania (CHQ) or Chania port

10 days of tantric yoga in Crete

6 Day Detox Retreat

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Om Shanti Retreat Centre

Amiras Village, Heraklion

Detox retreat in Crete

6 Day Detox Retreat in Crete - enjoy a small mountain village, views to the sea, fresh air, yoga and meditation and quiet in the rural retreat near
Amiras village:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Morning and evening Hatha yoga classes
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Daily detox smoothies and vegetable soups
  • Group sharing and inspirational activities
  • Detox massages with flowers and herbs
  • Life-giving local herbal tea infusions

Accommodation is provided in the retreat centre, with the quietness and calmness of the mountains behind and the vast Libyan Sea in the front, hiking and beach visits will help with your healing program and overall relaxation.

Led by an alternative healer and qualified Shivananda yoga teacher, with your group size of less than 10 participants, English, German and Greek are spoken.

7 Day Wellness Retreat

Yogini Wellness
Aspros Potamos, Makri Gialos
Lasithi, Crete

Wellness retreat at Apros Potamos in eastern Crete

7 Day Wellness, Yoga and Pilates Retreat in Eastern Crete - this retreat in the south of Crete near Makrys Gialos Beach will nurture your soul.

Allow the facilitators Despina and Eleftheria to lead you through a combination of yoga, pilates, dance therapy sessions, and offers you a wide range of practices.

The full retreat includes:

  • Yoga classes - Hatha, Nidra and Ashtanga yoga
  • Pilates practices
  • Yoga meditation therapy
  • Pranayama and chanting of therapeutic mantras
  • Partner Thai yoga therapeutic massage
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Dance therapy sessions
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Wild Crete

Specialist Tours Crete - Wild Crete Travel has been offering tours on Crete for over seventeen years. These unusual travel study tours draw on the guide's many years of living and working on Crete as well as the team's long-term relationships with the local people. The tours provide an authentic experience that will enliven your senses and inspire you to live closer to the earth and her seasons.

Colourful powdered herbs in big bags at the market

Wild Crete is the passion of Patricia Kyritsi Howell, a Greek American naturalist and medical herbalist. The author of Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians (2006) and director of BotanoLogos School for Herbal Studies in the mountains of north Georgia (USA), Patricia continues a family tradition of savouring Greek cuisine. Patricia teaches classes about wild food cuisine, the traditional cuisine of Crete and the Mediterranean Diet. www.wildcrete.com

Says a tour guest: "Every person we met, every meal we enjoyed, and every piece of history you shared created an incredibly rich experience. You’ve created a phenomenal trip that no one could do on their own."

Getting Here

Take a 1 hour flight from Athens to Heraklion with Aegean Airlines or Olympic Air, with many flights available per day.

Or take a 9.5 hour overnight ferry from Pireaus port of Athens to Heraklion port.

More on flights and ferries below.

Car hire in Crete is a really good idea as it is a large island 60 km by 260 km. There is so much to explore.

When you book with our car rental partners - Rental Centre Crete - you are supporting a local company with excellent service and an easy online booking procedure. We are sure you will be well looked after by the team. Choose from hybrid or non-hybrid vehicles.

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