Crete is an adventure playground for families who love the great outdoors, and this River Trekking Outdoor Family Adventure is for those that want to take it to the next level! In the company of an expert local guide you will hike along the bed of a river, swim where it is deep enough, scramble up rocks, and climb over obstacles on the way to the ultimate goal – the amazing Preveli Monastery.
The day starts with a visit to a waterfall, which is the source of the river which will then be followed. After seeing the waterfall, you will then be taken to an old arched Venetian bridge where the trek itself begins.
You will follow the path of the river, literally in the bed itself. There will be many opportunities to swim and play in the water along the way, and the entire activity is one of adventure and excitement.
As you make your way through the beautiful Kourtaliotis gorge, you will then emerge into an area with a forest of palms trees. The sight and feeling is unforgettable, and this area where the river meets the sea is simply mind-blowing. There will then be some time spent here where you can swim in the river and sea, before finally continuing on to Preveli Monastery.
This River Trekking Outdoor Family Adventure covers around 4kms and takes 3 hours. It is suitable for people of good health and with a general level of fitness. The most important things to bring along, are a sense of fun and adventure!
For more family tours and treks, take a look at our selection of carefully chosen family-friendly outdoor activities in Crete. You can also contact us through the online form.
Families should know
- A physical activity suitable for people of good health and with a general level of fitness
- Not suitable for very young kids
Kids will love
- Walking along the river bed
- Swimming in pools of water
- Exploring the area they walk through
Parents will love
- An active day that captivates the family
- The beautiful palm forest where the river meets the sea
- Swimming in cooling waters following the trek!
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