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Topolia Gorge Hike including Honey Experience

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27€

Your day will start at the honey factory close to Kissamos. Here you'll get to taste the different Honey found in Crete called Thyme honey and learn more about how honey is collected, processed and brought to market.

The Topolia Gorge (also known as Topoliano) is situated inland in Kissamos, in the western part of the Chania region. It starts near the village of Topolia and stretches around 1,500 meters before emerging into a lush valley near Koutsomatados village. The hike through the gorge, which is quite manageable, takes about an hour. Despite its relatively short length, the gorge is striking, featuring a rugged landscape. The sheer walls tower at a height of 300 meters, and the stream bed's width ranges from 5 to 50 meters. The stream is lined with plane trees, oleanders, and other plants typical of Crete's countryside. Numerous birds seek refuge in the crevices, cracks, and caves of the otherwise bare gorge walls. The gorge is notable for its many shallow caves and hollows within the walls.

Inside the gorge, you'll find Saint Sophia or Hagia Sophia's cave, with only a small section accessible to visitors. Additionally, there's a chapel dedicated to Saint Sophia near the main road. The cave entrance spans 25 meters, boasting two main rooms and impressive stalagmites. Moreover, a rare spider species known as Pholcus creticus has been discovered in this cave.

Max of 30 per group

Duration: Approximately 1 hour - 1.5 km

Start time: Arranged to your scheadule

Difficulty Level: 2

What's included

- Tour Guide - Option for lunch HIGHLIGHTS: - Panoramic views - Griffon vultures - Flowers - spring orchids and Autumn cyclamen - Traditional village of Polyrinnia

Accessibility

- Not wheelchair accessible - Not Stroller accessible - This is an intense hike only for hikers with no physical or medical constraints.

What to expect

Pick up from your hotel and drive to the Omalos plateau entrance of the gorge where there is time to purchase a hot drink and breakfast and use the facilities before you start. Walk through the gorge which is 16km and takes approx 6 hours. Free time for some optional lunch, rest, and swim at Agia Roumeli 17.30 boat departs to Paleochora. Arrive at Paleochora at approximately 19.00 where your driver is waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Additional Information

- Make sure you have the correct walking shoes along with sunscreen, water etc for this hike

Departure & Return

Pickup at approximately 8 am at your hotel. You will be returned to the hotel when you have completed the hike.

- Order a Lunch packet from us (this will include fresh fruits, water, juice, a sandwich and a snack)

- Drinks such as water, juice, or energy drinks can also be arranged

Meal &Drinks options:

Transfer Options

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OTHER OPTIONS & LOGISTICS The transport price is to the location where the bus will wait for you and take you back to your location afterward. - Transport prices might differ at the time of booking - Taxis can also be organized

for up to 50 people

340€

280€

for up to 18 people

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