Nordic Walking in Crete - 7 Days

Nordic Walking Crete

A week of nordic walking in beautiful Crete with Ian Northcott

16 – 23 May 2020

A week of Nordic Walking in West Crete.

16 – 23 May 2020

Explore the beauty of the island on quiet routes.
Walk through olive groves and over hills, with stunning sea views, always in contact with nature.

Day 1

Airport transfer to accommodation in Kissamos.

Evening: Welcome dinner

Day 2

Early morning: Beach circuit or yoga

Morning: Presentation of the week. Introductory walk around Kissamos town

Afternoon: The Kissamos hills. A walk into the hills through olive groves

Day 3

Early morning: beach circuit or yoga

Morning: Traditional villages walk first part, with stop overlooking gorge and lunch at mezedopoleio

Afternoon: Traditional villages walk second part, with stop at Venetian villa and coastal walk

Day 4
Gorge walk

Early morning: beach circuit or yoga

On this day we walk the impressive Sirikari gorge. We will walk along the path on the gorge bottom, for the most part next to the river bed. We can admire the vertical cliffs enclosing the gorge, and spot the vultures nesting on the rocks. We will walk uphill in the morning, ending into a small oak wood. Then we will have a picnic lunch in a church yard.

After lunch we will walk back downhill, to finish at the stone bridge and get back to the hotel.

Day 5
Leisure day

Suggested extra activities: E-bike tour, shipwreck snorkelling, Balos cruise, scuba diving, bus to Chania town, relax on the beach.

Day 6

Morning: Two seas walk. Walk from Kissamos bay over the hill to Falasarna beach, with great views of the sea to the North and to the West.

Late morning: Walk on the Manna mountain foothills. Walk from Falasarna beach up towards Manna mountain and Lousakies village, where there will be a lunch stop in a traditional cafe.

Afternoon: return downhill to Kissamos, on quiet roads through olive groves.

Day 7

Early morning: beach circuit or yoga

Morning: The Polyrrinia walk uphill. Walk to the ancient town of Polyrrinia, on country tracks. Stop for lunch at the local cafe in the narrow alleys.

Afternoon: The polyrrinia walk downhill. After visiting the ancient Roman aqueduct and the rock cut tombs, walk mostly downhill back to Kissamos on a hill ridge with commanding views of the sea and the bay.

Day 8

Morning: Leisure time, visit the Archaelogical museum in Kissamos or take the olive oil tour to make senses of the millions olive trees all around.

Afternoon: Airport transfer and goodbyes.


  • Nordic walks with Ian Northcott
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome dinner
  • Beach circuits
  • Gorge walks
  • Yoga sessions
  • Local information
  • Leisure day
  • Assistance with transfers

Doesn't include:

  • Flights
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel insurance
  • Other extras
  • Deposit 150€
  • Option to bring your non-walker partner/friend with you
  • All the nordic walks are between 6-10Km long, on quiet roads or country tracks as much as possible, estimated to take 2-3 hours to complete.
  • Guaranteed to run

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Nordic Walking in Crete
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