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First I was a bit unsure, if this hike was right for me. I do a lot of hiking by myself in my home country and I was worried that it wouldn’t be challenging enough. After all I decided to book it and I am wasn’t disappointed at all. You walk your own pace and there form some small groups. Or you can have the luck that you are walking alone. Even though there are like thousand people in the gorge daily it doesn’t feel overcrowded. If you have a normal/fast pace you have at least 3h of free time to get yourself a cold beer and enjoy your time on the beach. The organization was very good and our guide Thomas was s cool guy. A freaky Cretan mountaineer that has a lot experience and knowledge. If I had a chance I would rather walk in both ways not just down. But hey we are on vacation and we don’t need to overwhelm ourselves. In conclusion it was I nice trip worth the price. I would totally recommend it.
Perfect day-trip for a small group of persons. It is highly recommended. Christos, our guide, explained very interesting details about Crete and our excursion, and Stavros, our driver, drove us safely to Elafonissi and had good music in the car. Both were really helpful and kind with us. The excursion was really worth, there were not so many tourists, the sun was there, the water was transparent and hot to swim in it, and the sand was really pink. The restaurant and the cave on the way back were also worth the trip. I highly recommend this tour and thank our two nice guide and driver!
Trekking the gorge was a must, but bare in mind it is strenuous and takes at least 5 hours! The start is early and day is long. You do not get a guide whilst walking! Basically travel from near your hotel location to the gorge and back is provided. This relieves a lot of stress so I would recommend it over public transport. There is a rather long wait between finishing the hike and the boat trip (4 hours). This was actually very welcome as we could spend time recovering on the beach. But just remember, bring swimwear with you as there’s lots of time!
The Palace and Museum were worth the visit, Heraklion itself is full of shops and restaurants, I am sure it has many other places of interest but after visiting the museum and getting something to eat we had no time to explore it further. It’s a long day out, half of it is spent travelling on a coach there and back with a stop for a drink and snacks each way although we weren’t very impressed with the choice of cafe or the coffee. In hindsight we would have hired a car but understand why some people prefer to travel by coach/do a tour.
Elafonisi is a gorgeous beach! Transparent and delicious water, white and pink sand, confortable infrastructure. It is one of the most beaches I've ever been! Our driver and guide were nice. I am glad I chose to go with the bus tour, because the road is tricky! My only remarks is that the stops could be in a more interesting location (such as some cute villages we passed by), and that we should have more time at the beach. We arrived at 11.00 and left at 15.00. We could have easily stayed until 17.00 and still come back with day light.