Things to do in Platanias

Our most recommended things to do in Platanias

From Chania or Rethymno: Samaria Gorge Full-Day Hiking Trip

1. From Chania or Rethymno: Samaria Gorge Full-Day Hiking Trip

Embark on a guided hike through the Samaria Gorge from Chania or Rethymno and soak up the dramatic views across the canyon. Continue to a seaside village to explore and unwind in the sea, before being chauffeured back to your hotel. After being picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Chania or Rethymno, meet your expert guide and journey to Xyloskalo on the Omalos Plateau. From there, together you will start the 18-kilometer hiking tour. As you hike through the Samaria Gorge, admire the ever-changing, dramatic landscapes and scenery. Head downriver on the south side of the White Mountains for incredible photos. At the end of the canyon, find yourself in the small village of Agia Roumeli, where the great canyon meets the Libyan Sea. Explore this seaside fishing village and enjoy a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters. Get recommendations from your guide on where to have lunch. Take the boat to the Hora Sfakion, where your private driver will meet you and take you back. Travel in comfort after your hike as you relax in a modern, chauffeured vehicle.

From Chania: Balos Lagoon Private Tour with Transfer

2. From Chania: Balos Lagoon Private Tour with Transfer

The premise of getting lost in Crete is simple. We will get you ‘lost’ in one of the world’s most spectacular and awe-inspiring seascapes. Wild but with a soft heart. Hosting a palate of ever-changing blues. Perfectly mixing fossilized pink shells with soft white sands. And teeming with extraordinary wildlife. Balos Laguna is an unforgettable must. The ultimate experience is to discover this Great Cretan Seascape on your own relaxation rhythm without being bonded to ferryboats. Let us take you along the off-road route of Gramvousa Peninsula. When the road ends, prepare to hike down to the mountainside until you reach the paradise of Balos Lagoon. Now imagine yourself basking in the warm waters of heaven on earth. Not to mention how much your Instagram feed will be thanking you. This is your Balos escape. Dreamed by you, planned by us.

From Chania: Zeus Cave & Mountainous East Crete Day Tour

3. From Chania: Zeus Cave & Mountainous East Crete Day Tour

Join us on this private day tour and discover all of Eastern Crete's unspoiled beauty. Unearth the mystery of the sacred Psychro Cave in Lasithi and feel its ancient energy. Then immerse yourself in the vivid Cretan culture of the authentic villages of Mochos, Krasi, and visit the iconic town of Agios Nikolaos. Venture through the mountainous region of the Lasithi Plateau on your way to the emblematic villages. Explore the charming streets of Mochos and Krasi, interact with local people, and engage with dramatic nature. Let's take the sacred Minoan path to reach the ancient Psychro Cave fueled with stalactites and stalagmites. Add a guided wine tasting with a ceramic workshop or a delicious Cretan lunch if you'd like to upgrade your experience.

From Heraklion: Eastern Crete and Psychro Cave Private Tour

4. From Heraklion: Eastern Crete and Psychro Cave Private Tour

Discover all of eastern Crete's unspoiled beauty on a private tour from Heraklion and Hersonissos regions. Unearth the mystery of the sacred Psychro Cave in Lasithi as you stroll through it. Immerse yourself in Greek culture in the authentic villages of Mochos, Krasi, and Agios Nikolaos. Enjoy a transfer from your Heraklion hotel or villa and drive over to the eastern side of Crete. Travel through the mountain region of the Lasithi Plateau on your way to traditional villages. Explore the charming streets of Mochos and Krasi, interact with local people, and engage with nature. Reach the ancient Psychro Cave for a scenic walk along the sacred Minoan path, surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. Add a guided wine tasting or typical lunch if you'd like to upgrade your experience. Finally, visit a ceramics workshop in the town of Agios Nikolaos.

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