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Hiking Kormokopos Wood & Trail Sfakia

guided hike

Hiking Kormokopos Wood & Trail Sfakia

Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Hiking Kormokopos Wood & Trail Sfakia

guided hike

Hiking Kormokopos Wood & Trail Sfakia

Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Our course begins from the village of Agios Ioannis Sfakion (745m). From the square of the village we head to the beginning of the path, which starts uphill in a big pine forest. Arriving at its highest point, we have a view of the sea in the area of ​​Agia Roumeli village. Then we go downhill and we find ourselves in the cave of Kormokopos (1060m). On the way back we climb to Papakefala peak (1.750m), with a wonderful view of the Libyan Sea and the southern coastline of Sfakia. Finally, we return back to the village where local traditional food and homemade delicacies will be waiting for us.

Your host

Learn more about Stelios

Stelios

I am Stelios. My friends call me 'Bouranis'. I am from the mountainous Cretan villages of Agios Ioannis Sfakia & Koxare Agios Vasilios. I was born and raised in south Rethymno. I have made hiking adventures all over Crete and I love nature-centered travels. I believe there is a separate bond between humans and mountains. As a Mountain Leader i know a lot about the local paths around west Crete and the E4 hiking path of the island. I also have a great idea of animals, plants, culture, local food and Cretan dance. Come with me to discover the Wild Crete!

What's included

Food
Traditional Cretan lunch Tell me if you are following a special diet, such as vegan or gluten-free
Equipment
Let me know if you don't have mountain equipment (boots, baton, bag and jacket) so i can give you or rent from the local shop

Where you'll be

The forest village of Agios Ioannis at Sfakia province is the starting point of the most beautiful and best marked trails of Chania prefecture. The Kormokopos path runs at an uphill route through the dense forest for about an hour until you reach the highest point of the route with the great view. The word Kormokopos means place where trees are cut, due to the dense forest of the area. The Papakefala peak is hidden inside the pine forest.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should already have hiking experience. They should feel comfortable in nature.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Easy hiking. You have to wear mountain clothes and trekking shoes. We are not responsible if the weather conditions won't allow us to do the route. All participants must have travel insurance.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Stelios
Hiking Kormokopos Wood & Trail Sfakia
New experience
From ₹7,273/person
New experience
From ₹7,273/person