A three-day adventure in Kapetaniana and the wider area of Asterousia, the center of outdoor activities in Crete. A different activity every day. By exploring the local area, you can experience a range of activities. On top of that, you will taste the delicious local cuisine, making it an ideal destination for a three-day adventure.
Day 1: Rock Climbing
Kapetaniana is probably the most historic, in terms of climbing history, area of Crete. Rock climbing is based around the isolated village of Kapetaniana, and the climbing route was secured by Zbynek Cepela in the ’80. The picturesque, isolated, and wild nature of the Asterousia mountain range offers remote and peaceful rock climbing. However, it is only 75km away from Heraklion, and therefore it is very accessible.
There are over 150 climbing routes spread across the area, with a wide range of grades on solid white limestone rock. Almost all crags offer spectacular views of the Libyan Sea! The most ideal time of the year to visit, is either spring or autumn.
Day 2: Via Ferrata
We invite you to join us in an exciting and adventurous activity. A Via Ferrata (Italian for “iron path”) is a protected climbing route, built with a steel cable rail fixed to the rock, metal steps, ladders, suspension bridges, and zip wires. It is the only Via Ferrata in Crete, located in the Asterousia mountain range. It is moderately difficult (international grade B), well-protected, and offers a fantastic view of the Libyan Sea in the entire way! It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy nature, as well as challenge yourself physically and mentally. Plus, the adrenaline that the activity offers is unbeatable! You will also get to experience some of Crete’s most striking and rugged landscapes, with the added safety of the steel cable rail.
Day 3: Canyoning
The gorge is a typical canyon of the Asterousia mountain range, with long descents at the beginning, solid limestone, and spectacular views of the Libyan Sea. It is located south of the Asterousia mountain range and west of the summit of Kofinas (1231m). Crossing it will require 4-5 hours.
|What to bring
Minimum number of participants, 3 persons
|• Experienced, English speaking climbing guide
• Free transport from/to your hotel with our vans. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
• Free Wi-Fi
• Lunch pack (water,energy bar, fruits, juice box)
•Canyoning, climbing, Via Ferrata equipment, upon request
|• Private expenses (coffees, alcoholic drinks etc.)
• Anything that it is not mentioned at the “Price includes” list
|• Trekking shoes
• Windproof jacket
• Sun Screen
• Hat – sun glasses
Pickup from any hotel within the highlighted area