Douliana and Almyrida Nature Walk

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Explore Crete’s mainland on a budget-friendly nature walk in Apokoronas, providing an economical yet enriching experience.

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Discover the beauty of Apokoronas, where the flora and fauna, the Agios Ioannis church, and stunning mountain and sea views create a truly unique journey.

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Embark on an easy and safe walking route from Douliana to Almyrida, with a duration of only 1-1.5 hours.

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Tour Highlights

  1. Visit traditional Cretan villages & see the mainland.
  2. Learn everything about the flora & fauna of Crete
  3. Delicious gastronomy experiences at a local restaurant
  4. Swim at the north coast of Chania and enjoy the sunshine
  5. Enjoy walking through nature and stunning green landscapes.
  6. Explore a magnificent natural path with beautiful surroundings.


One of the best ways to explore the mainland of Crete is on foot! This nature walk takes place in Apokoronas, the Eastern province of Chania. There is something unique in this area. The nature around and the history of the region have many things to teach. The natural and historical monuments of Apokoronas are waiting for you to explore. The tour starts from Douliana, a charming village lost into nature, walking to Almyrida on the North coast of Chania. The route through the wilderness is magnificent. There are plenty of flowers, plants and trees. There is a lot to explain about this place’s flora and fauna, and you will find amazing landscapes to take pictures and memories of. Agios Ioannis’ church that you will see during the route, covered with plants, is a beautiful, peaceful and historical place. You will always enjoy the view of the mountains in the South and the sea view in the North. It is an easy and safe walking route. You will need only 1-1.5 hour to reach Almyrida. There you will have the chance to swim and enjoy the crystal clear water of the North coast. After that, we will drive you to Fres village to have traditional Cretan lunch at a local “kafeneio” (meze-tapas restaurant). This tour will fill your soul with energy and happiness, and you will gain many beautiful memories from these charming places! If you wish to explore more options return to the Hiking, Cycling & Outdoor Adventures page.


  1. Hotel pick up and drop off
  2. English speaking, local driver
  3. English speaking escort
  4. Bottled water per person
  5. Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  6. All taxes, fees and handling charges
  7. Private tour
  8. Traditional Cretan lunch
  9. Photos taken on tour are sent electronically via e-mail


  1. Gratuities (optional)
  2. Additional food and drinks

Guest Stories

Great Tour What a great tour! We chose the tour on a windy day in Chania and were so glad we did! It was excellent. Andreas was so knowledgeable about the area and the wine and he answered all questions we had. The group was small enough that it felt personal and the wineries we visited were absolutely brilliant! We loved the stop off at the oldest olive tree too. Great way to spend a day of our holiday!
The World War II battle for Crete Yanis, our driver and guide, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared a lot of facts and photos of the battle for Crete and he explained the significance of each stop along the tour. The stop at the military collector’s mini museum was excellent. There were many unique and rare items in his collection that are tied to the battle. The pace and timing of tour was just right, along with a fresh sandwich from a local shop. I would recommend this tour to any interested in the history of the battle for Crete.
Rich S
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Battle for Crete. As a former New Zealand Army officer I was very much looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint. The whole tour was excellent and covered so much ground literally and figuratively. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Being able to visit the actual battlefield sites really put so much into context. Highly recommended.
Tata C
Fantastic cooking class on Crete Everything about this experience was wonderful! The driver, Nikkoli was very knowledgeable and hospitable, the hosts for the class were gracious and warm, the good was amazing and the other guests were terrific. I am so lucky to have found this class and highly recommend!
Sue T
Relaxing excursion This was such a nice relaxing tour. Very simple and easy day! We were picked up at our hotel, it happened to be one of the pickup locations luckily. We drove to two different wineries but also made some stops along the way for cool lookout spots and even a 3,000 year old olive tree.
Sarah S
Cooking in Crete!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The staff and tour were excellent. We had such a good time being taught how to cook stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. I highly recommend this tour. The food that we created was simply delicious. Just a high quality experience.
Top bloke as guide Our guide had superb knowledge about the area we went to. He was friendly and accommodating. Despite our lack of knowledge and messing this company around we still got to Di our tour.
It was a great tour! This tour allows you to learn more about the culture and history of Crete. They will explain in detail about the food and the background to it. I thought it was a little pricey due to the strong yen, but it was a valuable experience that money can't buy. I'm really glad I participated. I recommend it.
Awesome Wonderful experience. We were taken up into the mountains of Crete to a host house. Over the next 4 hours, we had a tour of the house, learned about Cretan history, had a local wine tasting, and made an incredibly delicious meal. It is vegetarian friendly and comes with a few surprises. I gained a newfound appreciation for olive oil—there can never be too much. One of the highlights of my trip.
Richard Z
A Real Cretan Cooking Experience Yannis led us on a wonderful trip to a farm in the countryside with great views, warm and gracious hosts and cooks, and a night of fun and friendship. This was well worth the time to learn about Crete style cooking and Greek history
Todd W









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