Top of a stony hill with ruins of an ancient sanctuary - views over the Mirabello gulf - domestic snacks at a local taverna
From Agios Nikolaos port ca. half an hour drive on the coastal road will take us to the Istron - one of the places with the most beautiful bays and beaches.
There our good 1 hour uphill walk will start on the cart track through lush vegetation, to bring us to the top of the stony hill of Vrokastro with the ruins of a circular sanctuary from 12th century B. C.
Feeling free like an eagle we will enjoy the breathtaking views over all the Mirabello gulf - the biggest one in Crete.
Traveling in a circular route (ca. 1 hour downhill walk), we will pass a small church in the middle of a lush green area.
Then, on to a local taverna. We will taste Cretan snacks and toast with a glass of raki. Before we get too woozy from food and drink, we will be on our way back to a jeep.
Please do note: I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 6 amount of people and need a larger vehicle.
- Walk through rocky scenery with free-climbing walls and olive groves
- The ruins of the circular sanctuary from 12th century B. C. on the top of the hill
- Observe spectacular bays as if through an eagle's eye
- The details about the plants on the walk, Crete and the area
- Snack at the local taverna
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet at the Agios Nikolaos port entrance or other mutually agreed location. Please note: If your location is not within a radius of 10 km - for example Irakleion (air)port - by request.
End location: End location is the same as the meeting location.
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
You'll be driven by the Mitsubishi Outlander jeep.
Please do note: 2 back seats are less comfortable / smaller than the other 4 seats.
If you are more than 6 persons and you need a larger vehicle, please do let me know.
The price includes the transfer by a private jeep, organization of the tour and a guiding.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 euros - per person for a snack and beverage - optional.
You can have some extra cash with you to cover your personal expenses.
Snacks and beverages and to cover your personal expenses are not included in the price.
Sport shoes, skin and a head protection and a bottle of water are recommendable.
Please do note that participation in this walk is at your own risk.