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Exploring the Katharo Plateau

Elounda, Grekland

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Upplevelse under ledning av Julia

6,5 timmar
Inkluderar mat, transport
Upp till 6 personer
Hålls på Engelska

Vad du kommer att göra

Guests are collected from their accommodation and we will then drive to our destination on the Katharo Plateau, stopping en route at Panagia Kera for refreshments and a loo stop. Once we are in the mountains, we will stop from time to time to search for flowers, identify birds and to enjoy the views. Depending on the weather and the season, we can expect to find orchids, ophrys and a variety of endemic flowers.Guests are able to specify their special interests and if I am able I will always build the day so that they have the best experience. I try to interest my guests in understanding rural life on Crete, including some historical information, local folklore, etc. After exploring the plateau, we will have lunch at a friend's traditional taverna, before we take a leisurely drive back to Elounda taking in the wonderful scenery on the way.
Other things to note
We will be driving in a jeep on some rough and unmade roads in the mountains. The off-roading experience can be omitted, but guests need to specify in advance.
Guests are collected from their accommodation and we will then drive to our destination on the Katharo Plateau, stopping en route at Panagia Kera for refreshments and a loo stop. Once we are in the mountains, we will stop from time to time to search for flowers, identify birds and to enjoy the views. Depending on the weather and the season, we can expect to find orchids, ophrys and a variety of endemic flowers.Guests are able to specify their s…

Säkerhetsåtagande av Julia

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Detta ingår

  • Mat
    Lunch in a friendly and traditional mountain taverna, where guests can expe...
  • Transport
    Transport to and from guests' accommodation, and to selected destination.
Från $92
/person

Möt din värd, Julia

Värd på Airbnb sedan 2018
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I am the founder of an organisation called Flowers of Crete, which promotes an interest in protecting the natural environment on the island. My special interest is in endemic flowers and orchids. I am semi-retired but previously I was a writer and artist in the UK. I wrote over 12 books on various subjects such as nature, crafts and cookery. I appeared on television and radio from time to time and I have had art exhibitions in UK, Hungary and Greece. My passion is for wild flowers and remote locations and I take my guests to areas they will always remember.
I am the founder of an organisation called Flowers of Crete, which promotes an interest in protecting the natural environment on the island. My special interest is in endemic flowers and orchids. I am semi-retired but previously I was a writer and artist in the UK. I wrote over 12 books on various subjects such as nature, crafts and cookery. I appeared on television and radio from time to time and I have had art exhibitions in UK, Hungary and Greece. My passion is for wild flowers and remote loc…
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Var ni kommer att vara

My trips are so unique and varied it is impossible to select each place that we will visit, but destinations include the Katharo Plateau, Thripti mountains and Kalamafka in the east and the Omalos Plateau, Elafonisi Island and Falarsarna in the West.

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Andrew
juli 2019
This is an excellent trip for anyone interested in the nature and scenery of the beautiful island of Crete. Our driver Jane collected us from our villa and took us up into the mountains to the south west of Agios Nikolaos. First stop was the church of Panagia Kera with its Byzantine frescos, before we began our ascent. We were treated to spectacular views over Mirabello Bay from the mountain roads before a short walk to see how the forests had been "sculpted" by goats. We had refreshments on arrival in Katharo before beginning the main walk with our guide Steve, who literally wrote the book on Cretan flora. We passed through traditionally-farmed fields and orchards, halting at the irrigation ponds to marvel at the dragonflies. Butterflies were everywhere - blues, coppers and swallowtails. Lunch at Ianni's taverna was simple, traditional and very, very good. We travelled in early July when it was very hot by the sea, so the cooler temperatures on the plateau were very welcome. April, May or early June would have offered a greater abundance of flowers.
This is an excellent trip for anyone interested in the nature and scenery of the beautiful island of Crete. Our driver Jane collected us from our villa and took us up into the moun…

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    Upp till 6 gäster som är 8 år eller äldre kan delta.

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    Denna upplevelse inkluderar alkohol. Endast gäster som uppnått laglig ålder kommer att serveras alkoholhaltiga drycker.

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    Guests should wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket of some sort, depending on weather conditions. Also sunscreen and bottled water