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In Focus: Healing Nature Small Group Eco Tour Including Planting a Tree

Plaka, Greece
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7 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
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At a Glance

7 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Description

Experience Cretan nature and culture on this eco-minded excursion on Crete. Explore lush hills and dramatic gorges as you climb into the hills, then admire gorgeous seaside views before helping reforest an area devastated by fire. Enjoy the fruit of your labor with a picnic lunch, a glass of wine and a shot of raki.

Highlights

  • Explore Crete’s countryside with this guided tree planting eco-adventure
  • Get away from the resorts and see where Crete’s shepherds live and work
  • Experience Crete’s natural beauty and help the island recover from fire
  • Feast on a delicious lunch and enjoy local wine and spirits

What To Expect

Summary

From the coast, we will head inland to the Lasithi region, a charming rural backwater of lush hillscapes and dramatic gorges, to explore the flora and fauna unique to the area. As we ascend into the hills... More
From the coast, we will head inland to the Lasithi region, a charming rural backwater of lush hillscapes and dramatic gorges, to explore the flora and fauna unique to the area. As we ascend into the hills we will stop to admire the stunning views of Agios Nikolaos and Mirabello Bay.
After passing through the traditional village of Kritsa, we will move
... More
From the coast, we will head inland to the Lasithi region, a charming rural backwater of lush hillscapes and dramatic gorges, to explore the flora and fauna unique to the area. As we ascend into the hills we will stop to admire the stunning views of Agios Nikolaos and Mirabello Bay.
After passing through the traditional village of Kritsa, we will move further away from the resort towns on the coast, to the countryside where the shepherds work and live. You will notice that time has stopped here. Fruit trees, agriculture, small houses, and strange green stones complete this nature puzzle. This is a very different way of life and a very different Crete.
We will stop at ancient ruins and old churches untouched by modernity before reaching the barren landscape of an area that was destroyed by fires last year. Here, you will roll up your sleeves and plant your tree. You will give your tree a name and gift it to nature for future generations to enjoy.
Every worker should be paid for their services, and we’re paying you in the best local way possible: with a delicious Greek feast! We will move on to the ancient forest of Kroustas with its colourful beehives, to admire the splendours of the forest as we feast on a spectacular picnic featuring organic, local delicacies.
Our final stop is at a small kafeneio for a shot of raki, a strong local drink with a hint of aniseed. A great way to end your day in the Greek countryside.
Then we shall return you to modern Crete, where your guide will be more than happy to share some insider knowledge on where to visit next. 

What's Included

Local English-speaking guide, round-trip transportation from meeting point (private vehicle), tree to plant, picnic lunch (seasonal dishes, meatballs, Greek salad, fruit), 1 glass of wine and shots of raki (a local spirit)
Breakfast
Lunch
Snacks
Bottled water
Coffee and/or Tea
Alcoholic Beverages
Additional food and drinks, souvenirs or personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide and driver.

Departure & Return

Departure Point

1: Plaka Marina, Plaka 721 00, Greece
2: Elounda, Greece
3: Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Departure Time

9:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a hat and sunscreen in the summer months.
  • Dietary Notes: This tour can be
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a hat and sunscreen in the summer months.
  • Dietary Notes: This tour can be customised for vegans and gluten-free travellers. Please notify us in advance of any allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • This is a child-friendly tour;
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a hat and sunscreen in the summer months.
  • Dietary Notes: This tour can be customised for vegans and gluten-free travellers. Please notify us in advance of any allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • This is a child-friendly tour; however, please note that this might be a long day for small children. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 6 people.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 6176P23

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