Michaelis was born in Melidoni, in the heart of the island of Crete. Since his earliest childhood, he has been walking the paths, walking, running, cycling ... he accompanied his grandfather and his father in the Cretan mountains since time immemorial.
His passion ? Hiking. Michaelis lives and breathes nature and Cretan Culture ..
The island of Crete is an island of contrast : fertile valleys, arid plains, huge sandy beaches and rocky shores. These two particularities characterize the island, and make it rich : the existence of numerous caves and innumerable gorges which easily allow the excursions. Most of the gorges go from mountainous areas to the sea ; they play a very important role in the conservation of fauna and flora. Hiking with Michaelis is an excellent way of discovering and stopping wondering ...
Each 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 group levels, not always aware of terrain difficulties and temperatures in Crete when make their reservation.
All our local guides are professionals. They know the trails and the mountains of Crete, and practice them forever. They are attentive. They love their island and are aware of the value of their environment and their culture.
Our goal : make you discover Cretan nature and history while climbing mountains, following ancient routes through traditional villages or visiting historical sites and battlegrounds from a local point of view , but also international.
The goal of our hiking holidays is not sports performance but active and educational walking.
Individually or in groups, we can offer days or long stays hiking, a la carte. The levels of difficulty will of course be adapted to your experience.
Dates of the walking stays for 2020
27th of april to 4th of may : 8 places available
25th of may to 1rst of june : 8 places available
15th to 22th of june : 8 places available
14th to 21rst of september : 8 places available
5th to 12th of october : 8 places available
19th to 26th of october : 8 places available
"HIKING with MICHAELIS following Zeus' footsteps"
base 8 days/ 7 nights : 785 € / People
This rate includes : airport reception, airport / accommodation / airport transportation, accommodation in a shared room, 3 guided tours (adapted to the group level), breakfasts, dinners (water + 1/4 wine included), guide, transportation on the island, fuel, driver, coordination of stay.
This price does not include : air transport (between 250 and 350 € depending on your departure airport), entries and site visits, lunches (except for the free day) or picnics, personal expenses, drinks of convenience (coffee, tea, aperitifs ..), gratuities , the single supplement (120 €) optional activities.
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Would you like to participate one of our stays?
Fill out the form below,
enter the code RANDMICH2020
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 his proposals to your experience.
Contact us and build together your hiking or trekking holidays or just your day, on the date of your choice.
A hiking project for 2020 ? Let's us prepare your stay now.
We will get the best accommodations, the best and services. (CODE RAND2020).