Hiking is a popular diversion for those who aren't beach-goers. Three mountain ranges form a sort of spine stretching across the island. The same geological forces that created the mountain ranges also created awe-inspiring gorges. Faragi Samarias (Samaria Gorge) is the most famous with a length of 16km, making it the longest gorge in Europe as well as one of the most impressive. Crete is the home of a rich variety of plants that contain, among many hundreds of others, 130 species of wild flowers and herbs which are unique to it. Most of these areas are easily accessible on the weekend.
Will Global Volunteers arrange free time options for me?
No. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Global Volunteers is prohibited from making non-program-related arrangements for you. However, our team leaders and consultants can provide general guidance and advice, including a list of activities explored and enjoyed by previous teams.