Going for day walks is the option that the majority of people choose on Crete.
Most walks can be done as day walks, giving you the opportunity to return to your base in the evening. There are however several disadvantages to day walks when compared to walking tours:
But if you get one of the walking guides recommended in the books section of this site you will find some walks that are still feasible in a day and within reach of where you are staying.
If you are keen on walking in Crete it is worth choosing
where you will stay carefully so that it makes it easy to use as
a starting (and finishing) point for day walks.Some of the
best places are on the south coast:: Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro and Hora Sfakion. Each of these villages offers several beautiful
day walks in its vicinity.
If you are staying on the north coast consider walks in the northern part of the island as well as walks starting from the plateau of Omalos which is not too long a drive from the coastal areas of North Crete.
Please go the section Walks descriptions to find some detailed day walks descriptions.