Walk: The Two Seas

A walk that joins Crete’s North coast and Kissamos Bay to the open West Coast. Take in the infinite views over the Cretan sea from the top ridge. Descend to the ancient Greek port and finish with a refreshing swim in the turquoise water.

Overview

A walk connecting the North and the West coast of Crete.

Itinerary

Day 1

This is a short walk for those who love sea views.

We meet in Kissamos and drive 10 minutes to the start of the walk. We park in a small traditional village and set off on the road among stone houses.

We start walking uphill, crossing a variety of habitats. We come off the road on a small trail in the maquis. Then we walk on wide tracks through the inescapable olive groves.
The route goes uphill, and we reach a dirt track with open views on Kissamos Bay. A little further, we find the ridge and look West at the infinite shades of blue sea.

As we walk down, the landscape is more barren. Low Mediterranean vegetation, thyme bushes, exposed rocks cover the land. In the distance, beyond the blue waters of Falasarna, we see small rocky islands.
We get down to Falasarna, where we have the option to visit the ruins of the ancient Greek harbour lifted 6m above sea level by an earthquake almost 2,000 years ago!
Or we can go for a refreshing dip into the crystal-clear waters.
Alternatively, we can just enjoy a drink at the cafe overlooking the bay.
We get a lift back to Kissamos, a 20 minute drive away.

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Walking distance: 5Km
  • Total time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: easy-medium
  • Terrain: mostly wide country tracks, some rocky parts

25€

  • Guide
  • Transportation to start and end of walk
  • Walker's snack

Walking shoes or sandals, trainers also fine.

To be able to walk for approx. 2 hours, partly on rocky terrain.

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Walk: The Two Seas
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Trip Facts

  • Meet in Kissamos
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