Available from May 2020
The Rouvas forest is located on a small plateau of Psiloritis, 55km south of Heraklion, 16km north of Gergeri and covers an area of 30,000 hectares. The ecological importance of the forest is significant, as it shelters many protected animal species and has a rich ecosystem of flora and fauna. We start our walk through the Rouvas gorge at an altitude of 1.400m. We walk for about 5km enjoying impressive views, before we arrive at the small chapel Agios Ioannis. Here we stop for a rest and relax a bit beside the springs and under the shady plane trees.
After our break, we walk for another 4.5km past rugged cliffs and impressive rock formations towards our final destination, the monastery of Agios Nikolaos.
Minimum number of participants: 4 persons
Maximum number of participants: 8 persons
✅ Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Pick up mainly from hotels at Amoudara, Malia, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Kokkini Hani is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point. In case you don’t know the closest pickup point, please contact us).
✅ Hiking Escort
✅ Transport by air-conditioned coach
✅ Picnic before hiking
❌ Lunch after hiking
❌ Personal Expenses
For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation fees
For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees
Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees
⚠️ Important Notes!!!
- The following are prohibited inside the gorge: radios, singing, excessive noise, disposal of rubbish in places other than those provided, smoking anywhere other than the rest points, consumption of alcohol.
- The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.
Upon reservation, our partners will contact you in order to receive your Voucher which includes your pick-up point and time info. Please be aware that you will have to bring the Voucher with you during the trip.
For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us.
Why to choose this package!
- Explore the Cretan Flora & Fauna
- Very nice for Hikers, even beginners!