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Ancient Tarra

The beautiful Island of Crete, Ancient Tarra, is mountainous and its main feature is a high mountain range crossing from west to east. You’ll meet the real Southwest of Greece in all its beauty. You will visit several archaeological sites of the ancient civilization, the old cities and ports, the gorge of Samaria and Aradena, the islands of Elafonisi with their crystal-clear sea, and virgin beaches.

A demanding hike, with stunning nature, charming people, fantastic food, and a truly unforgettable voyage.

A feast for the senses, this experience will make you fall in love with life.

8 Days
Trek & Swim
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Trip Highlights
  • Explore several archaeological sites of the Ancient Tarra
  • Swim in some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches
  • Bathing on a beautiful volcanic sandy beach
  • Sightseeing in one of the most beautiful towns on the south coast of Crete
  • Heartwarming people and great food.
What's Included

Double room accommodation in hotel with half board; group airport transfer and other transports as required by the itinerary; boat/ferry transfer; national park entrance fees; skilled tour leader.



Day 1: Welcome to Chania or Heraklion and transfer to Elafonissi.


Welcome to Chania or Heraklion. Lunch in a typical Crete tavern followed by a stroll around city walls, Hammam baths, the old town port and other famous sights. Transfer to Elafonissi, one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in the world with crystal clear turquoise water. Short snack break and a costal warm-up hike to Palaiochora. Unspoiled nature and wildlife will delight your senses. Short refreshment break on arrival and hotel check-in.

Dinner in a typical tavern. Alternatively, overnight stay in Chania and bus transfer to Elafonissi/Sougia next day, depending on the group’s flight schedule.

Drive: 3 hours. Accommodation: Hotel.


Day 2: Paleochora - Sougia morning hike with beach stops along the way.


Paleochora - Sougia morning hike with 3 beautiful beach stops along the way. A spectacular hike which includes a visit to small secluded villages and numerous unspoiled beaches and archaeological sites - a lovely day to spend admiring the views on the Libyan Sea and meditating/practising mindfulness. Lunch on the beach in Sougia followed by swimming and relaxation. After lunch, either a hike to Tripiti beach with a visit to local castles or a boat transfer to Agia Roumelli. Meeting our lovely hosts Andreas and Sifis and their families who will host us and serve us in the following 5 days.

Trek: 14 Km, 3-4 hours; elevation gain/loss: 500m/500m.


Ancient Tarra Trail

Crete trip, Greece



English/French/Italian-speaking local guide
Group airport transfers
All accommodation
Meals from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 8
All land transport required by the itinerary
All entrance fees
Luggage transport (more than four people in a group)
Airline tickets
Travel insurance
Airport taxes
Tips for local staff
Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks
Items of a personal sort
Airport transfers other than group transfers
Airline Tickets (Confirmation and Itinerary)

To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, the following checklist has been created to help you choose your clothing and gear for this trip. Try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.


Good walking shoes
Day pack (20L – 35L)
Sun cream
Fleece Gloves
Fleece Hat
Fleece Jacket or Sweater
Rain jacket
Warm fleece jacket or jumper
Rain pants
Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
Trekking trousers
Warm fleece jacket or jumper
Anti-bacterial hand gel
Personal First Aid Kit/Medications (Lightweight)
2 x 1-litre water bottle
Insect spray


Flashlight or Headlamp
Trekking Poles
Trainers or sandals
Liner Socks (Synthetic)
Shoes for Travel and Free Time
Casual Clothing for Travel and Town Wear (Lightweight, Easily Washable)
Spare laces
Luggage Tags and Locks
Camera and Accessories
Ear Plugs
Reading and Writing Materials
Small Binoculars
Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)
The unit of currency in Greece is the the Euro,

ATM Availability

Time zone: GMT +2
Electric supply and plugs: 220V, 50 Hz, two-pin or schuko plugs.

Common Telephone Numbers (For all prefectures)

Police: 100
Tourist Police: 171
Fire Department: 199