Hiking following Zeus' footsteps
Michaelis was born in Mélidoni, in the heart of the island of Crete. Since his earliest childhood, he has traveled the trails, walking, running, cycling ... he has always accompanied his grandfather and his father in the Cretan mountains. His passion ? Discover unexplored trails. Michaelis lives and breathes nature and Cretan culture.
The island of Crete is an island of contrasts: fertile valleys, arid plains, immense sandy beaches and rocky coasts. These two peculiarities characterize the island, and make it rich: the existence of numerous caves and the innumerable gorges which allow hiking . Most of the gorges start from mountainous areas and go to the sea; they play a very big role in the conservation of fauna and flora. Hikes with Michaelis are an excellent way of discovery and intellectual break-out ...
Every year, Michaelis prepares new hikes, which you will not find anywhere else. He adapts the levels to the different groups wishing to entrust him with the coordination of their stays. Programs and itineraries can be modified by Michaelis during the week, depending on the weather (the weather changes very quickly in the mountains), or the levels of the groups, not always aware of the difficulties of the terrain and the temperatures in Crete when they are make their reservation.
All of our local guides are professionals. They know the trails and mountains of Crete, and have been practicing them forever. They are attentive and caring. They love their island and are aware of the value of their environment and their culture.
Our goal : to help you discover Cretan nature and history while climbing mountains, following ancient routes through traditional villages or visiting locally significant historical sites and battlefields , but also international.
The objective of our hiking trips is not athletic performance but active and educational walking.
Individually or in groups, we can offer hiking days or stays, à la carte. The difficulty levels will of course be adapted to your experience.
Our 2021 stays
May 17 to 24 : SOLD OUT
October 20 to 27: 12 places available
November 1 to 11 *** : 6 places available
November 10 to 17: 8 places available
base 8 days / 7 nights : 785 € / person (3 hikes)
*** base 11 days / 10 nights: 1120 € / person (4 hikes)
Guaranteed stay from 6 participants
This rate includes : reception at the airport, airport / accommodation / airport transport, accommodation in a shared room, 3 or 4 accompanied hikes (adapted to the group level), breakfasts, 3 dinners (water + 1/4 wine included), the specialist hiking guide in Crete, transport to the island, fuel, accompanying driver when necessary, organization and coordination of the stay.
This price does not include : air transport (count between 250 and 350 € depending on your departure airport), lunches or picnics, dinners not included in the program, entrances and site visits, personal expenses, drinks of convenience (coffee, tea, aperitifs, etc.), tips, single supplement (120 €), optional activities.
ALLIANZ TRAVEL is our insurance partner for this trip. (not compulsory but recommended)
Do you want to participate in one of our stays on predefined dates?
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enter the Code RANDMICH2021
Do you want to discover Crete, and practice 1 or more hikes with Michail, on the dates of your choice? enter the Code RANDOIND2021
by filling out the form below and giving us your desired dates of stay.
We will then make you a personalized proposal.
(place of accommodation: SPILI, heart of the island)
You are: a group of friends, an association of hikers, a large family ... You want to combine discovery of the island and hiking.
Michalis will adapt its proposals to your experience. Contact us and together we can build your hiking or trekking trip or simply your day, on the date of your choice.