Crete: Healing Nature Eco Tour w/ Tree to Plant

Crete: Healing Nature Eco Tour w/ Tree to Plant

From US$ 191.16 per person

What a wonderful gift to yourself and to nature. This special tour shines a light on the problems facing the Cretan countryside after a series of devastating fires rocked the island.

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Duration 7 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Support a recently fire-ravaged local habitat by planting a tree for yourself or for a loved one
  • Discover one of the best spots for magical views across Mirabello Bay
  • Admire the beauty of unspoilt Cretan landscapes off the traditional tourist trail
  • Enjoy a glorious picnic of Cretan meze in the ancient forest of Krousta
Full description
From the coast, 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 you ascend into the hills, stop to admire the stunning views of Agios Nikolaos and Mirabello Bay. After passing through the traditional village of Kritsa, 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 different way of life and a different Crete. 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 you'll be paid in the best local way possible: with a delicious Greek feast. Move on to the ancient forest of Kroustas with its colorful beehives, to admire the splendors of the forest as you feast on a spectacular picnic featuring organic, local delicacies. Your final stop will be 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, you shall be returned to modern Crete, where your guide will be more than happy to share some insider knowledge on where to visit next. 
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Round trip transportation from the 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)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs or personal shopping
  • Tips/ gratuities for your guide and driver
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

In Plaka: At 09:45 in front of the Agia Marina Church, next to the Blue Palace Hotel. In Elounda: At 09:55 in the square and roundabout at the church side. In Agios Nikolaos: At 10:15 at the bridge in front of the tourist information office.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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
  • This tour can be customized for vegans and gluten-free travelers. Please notify in advance of any allergies or dietary restrictions
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring a hat and sunscreen in the summer months
  • Small group of maximum 6 persons
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Product ID: 107650