Action & Adventure in the Gorge of Saints
The island of Crete is blessed with one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world. What better way to celebrate it than with an action-packed day of hiking, swimming and climbing in the famous Gorge of Saints.
Your day will consist first of a hike across the gorge. The whole area is surrounded by pink oleanders, indigenous wildlife, and stunning panoramic views of the sea. There’ll be a bit of climbing and scrambling involved — but don’t worry. It’s an easy trek perfect for the whole family.
Then, you’ll slowly start making your way down to Agiofarago Beach, a secluded cove that once used to shelter the monks of the nearby monasteries. After arriving at the beach, you’ll be blown away by its beauty. The crystal-clear waters of the Libyan Sea are some of the purest in the world, perfect for a refreshing dive after your hike.
Afterwards, you’ll be taken to visit a secret cave — the former house of a monk and local hero of the Greek Revolution. There, you’ll discover a natural lagoon that connects the cave with an underground passage to the endless sea.
Perfect for those who like getting out into nature, our Action & Adventure in the Gorge of Saints is a sun-soaked day for all!
SPECIAL TIP: Don’t forget the essentials! Bring your daypack, trekking or sport shoes, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit and a small towel.
Families should know
- Easy/Moderate level. This walk is suitable for anyone in good health and normal fitness
- The activity can be adjusted to include a rock climbing activity upon request
- Please bring your daypack, trekking or sport shoes, water bottle, hat, sun cream, sunglasses, swimming suit and small towel
- Price includes professional family friendly guide and all necessary equipment for climbing (plus one water bottle per person)
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Excellent service – Maria was able to answer all of questions and offer a number of good choices for our family. She also did some research on our behalf to see if activities were in or out of season. We had a fabulous time on our selected activities and the guides we were with were excellent with our 5 children (ages 15-7). Would definitely recommend!
Dear Ben, we are extremely happy that your family has such a memorable experience in Crete, the island of our hearts – apologies, if we sound biased.. :-) Please do come back and we promise to you even more memorable experiences for all and each of you! All the best!
We did rock climbing and rappelling with two very patient and helpful guides. This was by far the over all highlight of the trip. Every single one of my kids tried rock climbing and loved it. Even when it was hard, or they slipped, they still gave it a 100%. It was a proud parent moment for sure.
Amanda, rock climbing is not easy so you have every reason to feel proud of your kids. We wish you all the best and hopefully we will have you back to Greece one day soon!
I am interested in booking a couple of activities with your company for my family (two adults and two children, ages 9 and 12). Can you share your pricing with me for the Gorge of Saints (Crete), archeologist for a day (Crete) and palace/pottery tour?
Thank you for message. All activities you selected are amazing! Maria has already emailed you with the details from each activities.