Hiking to Kroustas’ Historical Nature Park

Family Experiences  | Antonis Farsaris | Manolis
10 out of 5
( 13 review(s) )

Wander through one of the largest and most beautiful forests of Crete following minoan paths with an experienced local guide

Our meeting point of the excursion is set outside the elemmentary school of Kroustas at the far end of the village at 09.00 a.m.

From there we will head at the area named  “Tourkisses” in the heart of the forest of Krousta.

Together we will wander through the historical and natural forest of Krousta, where we will follow the ancient Minoan trails to reach our first destination, which is Fortezza.

Along the way, we will cross the path that leads to the valley of Korakia, exploring the flora and fauna of the area. There, we will also explore the old lodgings of the area, walking through stunning old oak trees, grand pine trees and lush maple trees. At the same time, we will be informed about the historicity of the area, passing through the ancient Minoan buildings, the old farmyards and the modern lodges (called metohia).

Our final destination will be Aki’s metohi (lodge) at the forest’s heart where we will taste local Cretan dishes while we enjoy the view and Cretan hospitality at it’s best.

After a few hours, we will take the road back, full of new experiences, fresh air and amazing flavors.


Who can participate in this experience?

Everyone older than 12 years and above, whose state of fitness is considered medium and above.

What should i bring / wear?

Comfortable clothing and closed shoes (trainers or hiking boots) are required. Sunscreen, glasses and a hat are advised but optional.

From 70€
per adult

From 45€
per kid


4.5 - 5.5 hours


Snack, water, juice, full meal


Rods and Cretan turban (called a sariki)


Greek, English


4-20 persons

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8 reviews for Hiking to Kroustas’ Historical Nature Park

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Μαρία Στάμου

    Πραγματικά ξεχωριστή εμπειρία, το δάσος είναι μαγευτικό. Ευχαριστούμε πολύ Αντώνη και Μανόλη!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wendy Atkins

    It was a great experience which i totally recommend!the nature was amazing and the view was magnificent!!!! It was worth it and especially in the end with Aki’s food!!!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessie G.

    Really enjoyed the nature and the food was the best ending for a perfect day!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5



  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kate Frank

    Antonis is the man he represents the “Cretan hospitality”.it was a nice walk with easy paths and unexpected things to see!!
    But don’t forget to take a hat with you!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter A.

    We had the chance to experience an extraordinary day. What wonderful people and places!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Amazing place to visit! Really enjoyed the nature of Kroustas. Highly recommended!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Amazing food, friendly people, full of nature…. Have a great day!!!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    Amazing food, friendly people, full of nature…. Have a great day!!!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel C.

    This experience was something i had been looking for while being in Agios Nikolaos. After some days of enjoying beach and sea was this trip something really outstanding and brought me to a completely different face of Crete. Antonis will give you quite interesting information about how people and nature have learnt to live together in this beautiful island of Zeus.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    What a memorable day! It was such a fabulous hiking in a wonderful place with the best company. We learned a lot about the area and had a really nice time. Great views..amazing guide.. tasty food! (I repeat tasty food!). I would recommend this unreservedly for all of you; friends/couples/families. Just amazing!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


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  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Γιάννης Σωρός

    Αν πάτε Κρήτη πρέπει οπωσδήποτε να επισκεφθείτε τον Κρουστα και να ζήσετε αυτή την εμπειρία

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