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culture walk

Fabulous views and rare flowers

culture walk

Fabulous views and rare flowers

Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Fabulous views and rare flowers

culture walk

Fabulous views and rare flowers

Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This trip will take guests over the mountains to the south coast to discover wonderful flowers and experience spectacular views. We will start from Elounda and drive towards the mountain village of Kritsa, stopping en route for coffee and biscuits at a quiet taverna. There will be the opportunity to visit the Byzantine church of Panagia Kera to enjoy the wonderfully preserved mediaeval frescoes. We will then continue to the village of Kroustas and from there over the mountains to the magical viewpoint at Prina. We will be stopping on the way to search for and photograph wild flowers, including paeony, orchids and ophrys. At the mountain village of Kalamafka we will take a traditional lunch at the aptly named Panorama taverna. After lunch we will take a drive down to the famous local springs, which offers cool and shade on warm days. There will be a chance to take a short walk. We will then head home by an alternate route, reaching Elounda at around 5.00 p.m.

Your host

Learn more about Julia

Julia

I moved to Crete some twenty years ago, after visiting the island and falling in love with the atmosphere, the people and the wonderful array of wild flowers. I am a fellow of the Linnaean Society of London and have been acknowledged for my environmental work by having an endemic flower named after me. I am a professional botanical artist and I also attend International Scientific Conferences to talk about the need for conservation on Crete and on the protection of the environment. I have held exhibitions of my art work in the UK, Greece and Hungary and I also run courses in flower painting.

What's included

Food
Lunch of traditional dishes at a lovely taverna in a wonderful setting.
Drinks
Morning tea or coffee at a favourite taverna
Transportation
Transport from and to guests' accommodation or pre-arranged meeting point.

Where you'll be

We will visit exciting remote sites which have a range of wild flowers and orchids. Also the viewpoint at Prina, from where guests can see both the Cretan sea to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Julia
Fabulous views and rare flowers
New experience
From $124/person
New experience
From $124/person