Hiking

  • Hiking
  • Hiking
  • Hiking

The best way to explore the beautiful sceneries of Crete is something that can only truly be done on foot. A stunning diversity of landscape, flora, and fauna make this island a paradise for any type of walker.

The hiking trails around Mirtos are signposted and offer fantastic views to the Lybian sea and the valley of Mirtos.

You can explore:

  • old mountain villages like Mithi, Malles and Selakano
  • the Minoan settlement
  • the Kolektos mountain, a difficult one to climb
  • Sarakina gorge, also possible with bit older kids
  • the woods in Simi
  • the high plateau of Omalos
  • Kalami, a deserted village

The best time to walk is in spring because of all the flowering and orchids you can find. Autumn or winter are also good options because in the summer it gets really hot. It is still possible in the summer to walk the woods or early in the morning when the sunshine is not that hot yet.

Guided tours are also possible.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Additional Information

    Spinalonga

    14 februari 2016
    Spinalonga
    One of the day trips you could consider is a trip to Spinalonga. The island has been used as a leper colony.

    Local Honey

    14 februari 2016
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    At Villa Nostos you can find fresh honey produced by Yannis Stabouli and his son Ilios bees .

    Hiking

    14 februari 2016
    hiking
    The best way to explore the beautiful sceneries of Crete is something that can only truly be done on foot.
  • Bookings

    A booking will be confirmed as soon as a part of the payment has been received. Prices and bank details you will find on the accommodation page.
  • Testimonials

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    Als familie Ik ben de afgelopen jaren vele malen te gast geweest bij Despina in “Villa Nostos”. Als familielid wordt je onthaald en verzorgd!   De studio’s en kamers zijn basic, maar
    Marlies Roth and Despina
    Wonderful holiday Another wonderful holiday in Mirtos has ended. This was our second time on Crete, the second time in Mirtos and the second time at Villa Nostos. No better place to be if yo