Meet and transfer to our private Local Living home in Apokoronas. With a fully equipped kitchen, swimming pool, barbeque and plenty of shared common areas, your home away from home is a great base for exploration and relaxation. Crete is Greece’s largest island, filled with stunning scenery and friendly people. Although most tourists only see the major towns on the north coast, we will be visiting some of the smaller towns of the South-western coast and interior, where our walks take place. Crete has an interesting and full history, beginning with the Minoan culture, which flourished from about 2800 BC and suddenly disappeared around 1450 BC. Crete then passed through the hands of the Romans, Genoese, and Venetians before the Turks finally conquered it in 1670. It became a British protectorate in 1898 after much social and civil unrest, and was finally united with mainland Greece in 1913.
Dig into the included starter kit of breakfast essentials and local delicacies to start your day off right. Get comfortable and explore your new surroundings, then feast on a traditional Greek meal with some local friends for dinner.
Do as much or as little as you like during your stay in Crete. Your home is a great base for active pursuits, cultural exploration and sun worshipping, so fill your days as you like. Hike Europe's longest gorge, the Samariá Gorge, or kayak the craggy coastline. Get to know western Crete through wine tasting, hanging out in local tavernas, exploring nearby beautiful churches and visiting local markets. Get your backgammon on against the locals then bliss out on the beach or by your house's pool.