Outdoor Activities In Western Crete.
Crete Adventures specialises in providing outdoor activities in Western Crete around the Hania district, we do operate as far east as Rethymnon and as far west as Falasarna. We offer our outdoor activities to: Adventurous holiday makers, Adult adventurers, and Families. There is a minimum group size of only 2 people. We also have many years experience in delivering group activity trips to Crete, working with: Schools, collages, youth groups, military and corporate groups. From our main base in Western Crete near Hania we can offer a great range of adventurous activities on a half or full day basis for adventurous holiday makers. We primarily offer activities to exclusive small groups, however we do cater for larger groups and can offer a complete activity package that includes all accommodation, catering and in country transfers including to activity locations used in our activity programmes. Pro-Active Adventure Ltd, is a UK based activity company and is the parent company of Crete Adventures, so you can be sure of the same high standards of health and safety as the UK. Pro-Active Adventure is licenced by the AALS and is badged by LOTC, so we ensure Crete Adventures operates to the same safety procedures and operational practice as we do in the UK. Crete offers a fantastic range of activity opportunities that are not over exploited like many are in France and other popular overseas destinations. Instructors all hold UK based national Governing Body Awards for the activities they lead, and have at least three years post qualifying experience. We have a dedicated team of specialist instructors that lead our outdoor activities in Crete. The team is supported by local instructors who obviously have an un-paralleled knowledge of the area. All equipment used for outdoor activities in Crete are EU tested and approved and is inspected by the Crete team to the same rigorous procedure as UK regulations.
Outdoor activities in Western Crete offered by ourselves include:
- Climbing and Abseiling
- Mountain Biking
- Gorge Walking also known as Canyoning
- Team initiative Exercises
- Raft Building
- Cultural and Historical Visits
Outdoor Activities In Western Crete For School Groups
You can choose either a standard five or seven day Cretan activity break, or we will work with you to develop the exact activity programme you want. We do not uses hostels or bunk houses, you will be able to choose from one of three hotel accommodation blocks just on the edge of the village of Kalyves which is our operational base. All accommodation is 3 – 4 bedded self catering apartments, so you have the option to self cater if you want all are of a very high standard and you can see pictures of the accommodation on the accommodation page. All of the hotels are just across a small road from the Mediterranean Sea, there is a small private beach close by. All rooms are obviously in the same building and you will mostly have the whole hotel block to yourself. Catering is provided by a traditional family tavern that we have known and worked with for year’s, you will be provided by a buffet breakfast including cooked foods as well as cereals, you will receive a packed lunch in the morning to take out on activities, the evening meal is a fixed choice of tradition Cretan dishes.
Crete has a much more sympathetic climate for groups wishing to enjoy outdoor activities than many other European destinations and is a bit more “Off the beaten track” than the regular favourites such as, say France, and will make your school trip abroad much more exciting. There are also so many other cultural and historical experiences that can run alongside your activity visit to make your activity trip to Crete a truly memorable experience. Prices compare amicably with UK based activity residentials, cheap flights are now available to Crete which are comparable to bus transfers to UK based activity centres. For an exciting overseas school residential trip with a difference just e-mail or phone our UK office for full details, help with planning, UK transfers and advise on flights.
Outdoor Activities In Western Crete For Families And Adult Groups
All of our listed Cretan activities are available to the independent travel who may just wish to purchase day or even a half day of activities, we can also arrange for short programmes of activities to make your family break a little more exciting.
As well as our wide range of outdoor activities in Crete, we can offer support services to complete your activity break. We offer taxi transfers from airports, car hire, accommodation (both self and full catering), equipment hire and advice on the best places to eat and visit in your free time.
Crete Adventures is your one stop shop for all your outdoor activities activities in Crete.
Things You May Want To Know About Our Outdoor Activities In Crete
- Many years experience of delivering activities in Crete
- All specialist equipment provided
- Same safety standards as our UK parent company
- Suitable for age groups of 8 – 50 year olds with an average level of fitness
- Full insurance
- Very experienced instructors, no gap year students employed
- Flexible activity programme
- Activities available on demand for family and small groups
- Transfers from your hotel to activity location can be catered for
- All our outdoor activities in Crete can be delivered to meet all levels of ability
- One of the widest selection of outdoor activities in Crete
- All activities are based in Western Crete