EXPERIENCES AND EXCURSIONS

Creating a lifelong memory to mark a special occasion or as a special gift can be more precious than jewellery, certainly longer lasting than flowers!.  Living in this wonderful area we can offer many unique and unforgettable experiences, below are just a few ideas (no more socks for Christmas!)  but please contact us to design the perfect experience for you or your loved one. 

 

Sunrise Beach Breakfast

From Almyrida join your captain on your private boat to sail across the bay as the sun comes up. Reaching an empty Thai style beach, you may disturb a few goats to have breakfast and a swim before returning back to Almyrida. 

What a way to start the day!


Sunset Boat Trip

From Kalives or Almyrida your captain will take you out across and around the bay, to hidden coves and Karga Island for swimming or snorkeling before a champagne toast to the sunset before returning back for dinner.

Pre-dinner drinks with a twist.


All Day Boat Trip

Your own boat for the day. As a couple or a larger group, explore the coastline, reach places accessible only by a smaller boat, snorkel and even water ski, lunch at hidden away tavernas and learn fascinating facts about the area all the while looking out for sea turtles, rays and even dolphins! 

For fishing enthusiasts, get up at the crack of dawn and go out with a local fisherman for a ‘no frills back to basic’ trip!


Private Yacht

Charter a private yacht by the hour or day from Chania Harbour.  A catered sunset dinner, party with DJ or live musicians, sail across to Santorini in style. For the ultimate treat why not cruise to Athens to see the Opera, spend the next day visiting the Acropolis and museum, dine in the city before cruising back on day 2 in the comfort of your own cabin. Pure indulgence.


Pamper & Wellness

Be spoilt: total day or overnight packages with massage, therapies, steam rooms in hammams or treatments at your villa. If preparing for a celebration or just for a girl’s day out - why not hire the entire spa for massages, facials, hair, make up and beauty treatments, manicures and pedicures with champagne, cocktails and breakfast/lunch? 

 

For the men have a full grooming session with massage, hair, beard and facial treatments.

Be well: yoga, pilates, meditation centres, shiatsu massages, reflexology, acupuncture – take care of your body and your mind. One to one consultation with a nutritionist and personal trainer for your loved one wanting to make a positive change for health.   


Active

For the more active person:

Like the water:  try sea and cave diving (how about a wedding under water??), stand up paddle boarding, surfing, sailing, water skiing, catamarans, canoes – or motorized sports such as parasailing and jet skis. 

Like to ride: horse riding along a beach at sunset, or trekking through the countryside. Mountain bike rides for all levels, enjoying the amazing countryside with personal guides at your pace, including downhill routes! 

Like to walk: Hiking up the mountains or down a gorge (the longest in Europe is Samaria but we can take you to the undiscovered ones). Nature walks to learn about medicinal herbs and edible plants. 

Like to fish: go out with a local fisherman for a no frills experience.

Like to shoot: drive up to the mountain retreat to clay pigeon and target shoot before a hearty lunch.  

Like to drive: see our section on Explore 


Cultural & Educational

Depending on the season so many things to experience:  olive picking and pressing, Cretan cookery courses, winery tours with meals, arts and craft classes including glass blowing, pottery, wood carving, lace making, painting, photography, nature and wildlife tours, why not learn Cretan dancing?

Crete is built on myths and history: ancient ruins, architecture and archeological sites as well more recent important event. With a private guide plan your own route, take your own time and really learn about this diverse, fascinating island.


Explore

As well as hiking, boats and bikes, a wonderful way to explore the island is by car. Dramatic scenery, winding roads with hidden villages – every trip can become an adventure. Get away from the crowds, enjoy your interest, your tour, your way. 

Safaris- large groups can book the standard package jeep safari, smaller groups can hire hummers, jeep wranglers or land cruisers to tailor make your route and itinerary for some exploration off the beaten track! 

With a guide and private transport visit the major landmarks of the island, learn the history of the area with walking tours, explore the cities with a culinary or shopping experience, visit local wineries for a combined meal and wine menu. 

Private boat trips can take you to private beaches and hidden coves.

Helicopter tours: see the island from the sky with a private helicopter tour, or fly across to Santorini for the day – the only way to travel!


Fun

Try a mystery escape room. Pick a plot, make a team, solve the clues and escape!  For a competitive pre-wedding activity, the men and ladies can pick a different room!

Love to dance? Of course we have Greek dancing, but why not join a tango class, salsa and zumba clubs or even belly dancing!  A bachelorette party with a difference. 

Why not arrange a treasure hunt? Follow the clues all over the village to reach the end destination. 

Themed parties for children and adults, an orchestral concert in your own garden, competitive activities, team building – give us your wish list and let us create it for you.