No two Flowers of Crete day trips are the same. The experience is tailored to guests interests and varies depending on the season, the weather conditions and the opportunities we have to spy rare and beautiful flowers, birds and events. We will see ancient Minoan tracks, Medieval frescoes, enjoy traditional Cretan hospitality in a remote and beautiful location and learn more of the history, culture and folklore of the island.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Elounda Beach, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, CreteGuests will be picked up, either at their hotel, at Babel Bar in Elounda, or at a convenient point en route.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Panagias Keras Church, Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi Prefecture, CreteGuests have the chance to visit this ancient church to see the magnificent medieval frescoes. We will then take morning coffee at a delightful taverna set under ancient plane trees.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kritsa Gorge, Kritsa, Lasithi Prefecture, CreteAs we climb into the mountains we will stop to look down on the gorge, discuss its history and look for the birds that nest on the cliffs. We will then travel on to various sites to find and photograph wild flowers and to walk on a Minoan pack route.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Katharo Plataeu, Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi Prefecture, CreteOnce we arrive on the plateau, we will have a traditional lunch in a small taverna owned by a friend of mine. Here we can see ancient fossils of dwarf hippopotamus, deer and dwarf mammoths that once inhabited the area. After lunch we will explore the plateau, stopping from time to time to photograph and search for endemic tadpoles and frogs in the snow melt river.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kritsa Gorge, Kritsa, Lasithi Prefecture, CreteOn our return journey, if time permits, we can stop for a short walk in Kritsa village, with its bustling atmosphere and interesting shops.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Elounda Beach, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, CreteWe will return to our pick up point for the end of the tourDuration: 10 minutes