Are you thinking about a trip to Crete to visit during summer? Why not consider visiting Crete in the spring? Thanks to its mild and pleasant temperatures, along with the ability to manage journey times, exquisite meals and lower rates for accommodation This is the ideal place to enjoy a peaceful getaway. Take in the stunning landscapes lit by the blossoming of trees and flowers with their blooms, amidst the landscape of the snow-capped White Mountains. The Arosmari Village Hotel is a serene, natural village that offers a week-long escape. The hotel is composed of sensitively refurbished the stone and cypress-wooden cottages offering the ideal setting to relax on a getaway.
The accommodation at this property includes comfortable rooms, with ceilings made of wood as well as shady patios. The stunning garden, which is filled with lavender and roses is surrounded by a lovely chapel, as well as an impressive stone shepherd’s residence. There is a large swimming pool in the same area, but perhaps more impressive are the hidden places throughout the gardens, where chaise seating areas are shaded by an orange or lemon tree. This tranquil spot is great for relaxation after a hard afternoon of exploring. Morning guests can enjoy breakfast that is delicious, followed by moderately difficult trails lead by Jonathan Peat.
Megala Chorafia, a flower-covered plateau located near Aptera Minoan The City of Aptera is one of my favourite walks. The views are stunning over the Mediterranean in addition to stunning archaeological ruins. In addition, I’m amused by the array of flora beneath my feet, which includes Jerusalem Blue pimpernels, sage and tiny wild orchids. Sometimes, it feels like that I’m walking through a huge salad bowl. Jonathan adds to my experience by telling me stories about the area as well as giving instructions on making plant concoctions.
It is possible to taste some of the most delicious fruits the area has to offer on our walks every day. We were able to find Taverna Moustakas (Stilos) thanks to our insider knowledge. In this place, we can sample many local wines, meze and succulent lamb chops. Walking through Stilos as well as its surroundings One of the most impressive sights is a fifth-century BC Hellenistic bridge which has stood the years. When we travel through the fields, we will discover even more of the beauty in the area, like wild asparagus and cyclamen, the final destination is towards the tiny town of Maza.
We arrive at the magnificent cathedral of St. Nicholas, which is adorned with exquisite frescoes designed by Ioannis Pagamenos (a talented Cretan artist from the late th century). After taking the time to stroll around in an olive grove, we finally reach the destination. Jonathan and Myriam are friendly hosts and provide unforgettable meals they create for us. After a brief break, we embark on a long trek through the Omalos plateau following the ancient Venetian paths. We’re surrounded by a vast expanse of empty plains and cliffs that have goats all about, and we witness majestic buzzards, griffons and other avian species flying high in the skies.
People can experience the blissful pleasure of a tranquil slice of Greece on this off-season walking holiday. By taking three distinct routes between Naxos and Santorini tourists are able to have access to numerous routes that will take you out of the bustle and noise of the crowds. Both islands are breathtaking when the weather is warm, and before the peak tourist season. The tour package includes all transportation, route directions, maps and B&B accommodation at charming hotel (macsadventure.com). If you’re looking to discover the less well-known regions of Corfu’s popular west coast, a self-guided tour is offered by Hidden Corfu.
The drive to St. Nicholas church, which was followed by a trek along Venetian pathways on the Omalos plateau were nothing short of spectacular. Jonathan and Myriam were our guides who knew the area and their gracious hospitality made the experience even more enjoyable. This journey will be cherished for many years, from the rough faces of the bird-flying high-flyers to the delicious tasty picnic food and masterful frescoes created by Ioannis Pgomenos.