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In Focus: Healing Nature Tour

Tour 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 unspoiled Cretan landscapes off the traditional tourist trail.
  • Enjoy a glorious picnic of Cretan meze in the ancient forest of Krousta.
Adults 12+ years old
Children 6-11 years old
Infants 0-5 years old

Give a Wonderful Gift to Yourself and to Nature in Crete

This very special In Focus tour shines a light on the problems facing the Cretan countryside after a series of devastating fires rocked the island. We visit one of the affected areas, where you get to plant a tree to support the reforestation process. While we are at it, we also explore the historic hills with their ancient ruins and lush olive groves and enjoy a picnic in the ancient forest.

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By planting a tree in a fire-damaged forest in collaboration with a local sustainability training center, your tour supports the protection of Cretan nature.
  • On this tour, you enjoy a picnic of Cretan products sourced from local villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of Crete.
  • This tour is run in collaboration with The European Sustainability Academy, which is dedicated to promoting sustainable living and offers sustainability training for organizations and business leaders.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, round-trip transportation from meeting point (private vehicle), tree to plant, picnic lunch (seasonal dishes, meatballs, Greek salad, fruit), one glass of wine, and shots of raki (a local spirit)

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs or personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide and driver

Schedule details

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Meeting point:
    • Plaka: At 9.45 am at the Agia Marina church, next to the Blue Palace hotel. View map
    • Elounda: At 9.55 am at the square and roundabout at the church side. View map
    • Agios Nikolaos: At 10.15 am at the bridge in front of the tourist information office. View map
  • Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///centuries.foamed.refills
  • Starting time: 9.45 am – 10.15 am
  • Ending point: Same as the meeting point