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outdoor activities in east Crete

Outdoor activities in East Crete

Jeep excursions

You can explore crete taking part in jeep excursions and safaris.You can enjoy the contrasts of the Cretan landscape with various plantations and small villages,mountainous areas as well the crystal waters across the coastlines.Recommended routes : Mohos over Hersonissos(see map),Tsoutsouros area,Kolokytha Elounda(see map)

Photo of Cretan Safari Land Rover Experience is courtesy of TripAdvisor



Crete has enough gorges.Some are easy to walk through, other are harder.Recommended places:Tsoutsouros,Ha gorge(rough to walk through),Richtis gorge(see map)

Richtis gorge


If you know the climbing technics (harness, ropes, figure of eight) you can go up high or low rocks .Recommended places Agiofarago gorge(see map), Voulismeno Aloni


Enjoy the small Spinalonga Gulf in Elounda. The waters are peaceful and have a light green colour.

Enjoy the safe rock climbing on mountain crags and beach cliffs. Agiofarago gorge, Kapetaniana village

Horse riding





Dikti mountaina

Dikti or Dicte (Greek: Δίκτη) (also Lasithiotika Ori, Greek: Λασιθιώτικα Όρη) is a mountain range on the east of the island of Crete in the regional unit of Lasithi. On the west it extends to the regional unit of Heraklion. According to the Greek Mythology, Zeus was reared on this mountain in a cave called Dictaeon Andron (Psychro Cave). On the north of the main massif, the plateau of Lasithi is located. Read more

Episkopi Ierapetra

dEpiskopi Ierapetras is a village on the Greek island of Crete. Episkopi belongs to the municipality of Ierapetra in the prefecture of Lasithi. It lies north of Ierapetra in the middle of the narrowest part of the island. The village has approximately one thousand inhabitants.
The village was established during the Minoan period, probably between 2500 and 2000 BCE. Is located..Read more

Potamos Malias

Right next to the archaeological site of Malia, a beautiful sandy beach makes the difference. The scenery includes tamarisk trees, crystal clear waters, a small river that spills into the sea (and makes the water a bit chiller!) and many sea urchins on the rocks – in case you are a fan of this mezze! It may be organized but still differs from the rest of the beaches in the area, as it is more peaceful, there is plenty Read more

Church Saint Virgins

Single room church of 12th century with unique frescoes from 14th century.Lies in Agios Nikolaos - Crete Read more