“There is a land called Crete in the midst of the wine-dark sea, a fair land and a rich, begirt with water, and therein are many men innumerable, and ninety cities.” So said Homer in the Odyssey. Go! Running Tours in Crete flaunt all that this beautiful yet mystical island has to offer.

Alexandros and Nikos, your private running guides, know Crete inside out and can’t wait to share it with you. They offer sightrunning tours for every taste, from culture vultures to nature lovers and everything in between.

Discover the Mediterranean island’s history, cuisine and natural beauty (and the hidden secrets that only the locals know. Shhh.) What better way to explore than running with a friendly local guide? Pack your trainers and sign up for one of our running tours in Crete today.

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Crete’s magical landscape combines high mountains and crystalline blue seas that are just begging to be explored. Two great examples of this stunning nature are the Elafonisi lagoon and Samariá Gorge. Feeling adventurous? Climb Psiloritis (Mount Ida), the Crete’s highest point at 2450 m, and take in stunning views of the island.

Alexandros and Nikos’ running tours in Crete take you through the breathtaking natural trails of the Grambousa Peninsula, stopping off by Balos. This beautiful beach, with its turquoise paradise lagoon, is a great reward for your efforts and an unrivalled photo opportunity. And why not combine your guided run with a dip in the Mediterranean Sea?

Your trail running can be combined with a history lesson too. The Minoans are considered to have created Europe’s first civilisation a whopping 4000 years ago. Their most obvious legacy lies in the Palace of Knossos, but we are constantly discovering more about this intriguing people. Since then, the Roman Empire, Emirate of Crete, Byzantine Empire, Republic of Venice and Ottoman Empire have all shaped Crete and left their relics all over the island. Running tours in Crete with a private guide reveal its history and legends while you get your morning run in.

After your tour, you’re going to need to refuel. Local cuisine is as fresh as it gets, especially in the rural farmhouses. Crete’s wine matches its famously healthy Mediterranean diet perfectly and you can finish it off with a shot of raki.

Now you’ve got your reasons to visit, all you need to do is choose from our running tours in Crete. Let’s get going!

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