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Corfu Paratrike Flight over the Western Coastline

1. Corfu Paratrike Flight over the Western Coastline

Get a bird's eye view of the western coast of Corfu on this exhilarating paramotering tour from Vatos. Soar from the Ropa valley over the stunning sandy beaches of Kontogialos and Glyfada. Cover more ground in less time with a motorized paragliding flight. Meet your guide in Vatos and sit back on scenic drive through the countryside of Corfu to the Ropa valley. Put on your flight gear and ensure that you are properly strapped in. Experience the adrenaline rush of taking off from the ground. Let your pilot navigate for you as you sit back and enjoy the flight.  Spend 20 minutes enjoying sweeping views of the waves hitting the coast below you before experiencing the thrill of safely landing. Return to your meeting point in Vatos at the end of your tour. 

Heraklion:Cretan Villages with Patsos Gorge

2. Heraklion:Cretan Villages with Patsos Gorge

Meet with your guide at the terminal of Cretan Spiti Travel at Eleftherias Square in front of Astoria Capsis Hotel at 08.30 and start driving to our first stop Zaros, an attractive, refreshingly unspoiled village famous for its spring water, which is now bottled and sold all over Greece, and an ideal base for walkers to explore the beautiful nature. Zaros also has some fine Byzantine monasteries, and delicious farm-raised trout served up in tavernas around town and on emerald-green Lake Votomos which will be visited. Then we continue our drive to the traditional Cretan village of Vatos, a small village hidden in the green where we find all the elements of its tradition. Walking down the alleys we visit the old school and its fountain as well as the museum with the farming tools and utensils of earlier times. We finish at a cauldron of the village where you make Raki (the famous alcoholic beverage of Crete). Spili is our next stop known for its Venetian snake with a long line of 25 stone lion heads that run cool water from their mouths. Optional lunch at Spili. Then we visit Lampini, the church and the museum of Panagia. The church is inscribed with a cupola, and depicts frescoes of the 12th and 14th century. It was an Episcopal church, since the village of Lampini once accommodated the seat of the famous Episcopate of Lampis, which had existed since 431. Drive to Gorge of St. Antonios, walk through a very nice hiking trail in the gorge with super green and lush surroundings up to the cave of St. Antonios. Late in the afternoon at 18:30, we return to Heraklion at the terminal in front of Astoria Capsis Hotel.

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A proper exploration of the interior of Crete, with a friendly, knowledgeable guide and a nice, understanding driver. First stop was a natural spring with lovely clear water to drink and a lake full of trout. Next we went to a village where they showed us a home distillery, explained how they make Raki, the local spirit, showed us the tiny church and one-room school, now unfortunately closed. We visited a Byzantine-era church currently being restored, which was burned by the Nazis but where the wall paintings are still visible, after that we sit down for an excellent meal at a restaurant in Spili. Finally we headed to Arkadi Monastery - very touching and with an impressive heroic history. We would recommend the tour.

very beautiful excursion culturally and humanly. Small churches, old school, tastings, church nestled in the rock and the impressive Arkadi monastery. Our guide was very dynamic, enthusiastic and available. Thank you very much for the beautiful memories.