Apokoronas Nature & Culture
Red Tours, Medium
You have chosen a medium tour suitable for active adults and teenagers in normal condition. Expect firm country roads, some gravel passages and some steeper & faster downhill parts.
This tour is available for groups of 6+ persons only
A mix of nature and culture expects us on this trip. We reach ancient Aptera via a scenic ride starting from the Plateau of Malaxa. Nowhere else on Crete will you find as much concentrated history in one spot: Minoan walls, Doric fortifications, a Greek amphitheater, impressive Roman cisterns, a Byzantine monastery, and a Turkish castle.
After a relaxed visit to the past, we cruise down into the lush area of Apokoronas to the Springs of Stylos, where we can enjoy lunch under fragrant eucalyptus trees. Sleepy mountain villages which are connected by narrow winding lanes and easy natural roads make perfect scenery for our afternoon until we reach the North coast at Kalives.
- on all half-day tours: coffee or snack break
- on all full-day tours: lunch break & coffee break
- Tour Character: Full Day
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: ~60 km
- Elevation Gain: 610 m
- Elevation Loss: 1.444 m
- Min Elevation: 1 m
- Max Elevation: 480 m
- Swimming: possible
- Price: € 90/ € 42 (adult/child)