2018 sure is proving to be a year of change. This is the latest one, Hidden Crete’s very own blog, so we say: “Hello World!”.
Hidden Crete is a new, innovative program by Ballos Travel Agency based in Georgioupolis. With this program we aim to offer visitors to the island a different experience from the standard beach – taverna – organised tour routine. Crete has so much more to offer, and through the Hidden Crete program we intend to make the “other Crete” available to those who want a different experience.
Rather than concentrating on the over-used tourist hot spots of the island, the Hidden Crete program concentrates on the vast natural wealth of Crete’s fauna, flora, geology and its social life today and throughout history. Our excursions do indeed seek the road less travelled, thus ensuring an unforgettable experience for the participants.
The Hidden Crete format consists of day excursions which take the participants to places and areas which would not normally be visited by the “standard” tourist. Under the guidance of our dedicated guide, Enda MacMullen, participants are introduced to the exquisite world of Crete’s wild flowers, its vast insect world, wonderful landscapes, and the mythology behind landscapes and plant names. Although not a trained botanist or historian, Enda’s knowledge is vast and in-depth, making these excursions the perfect memories for years to come.
All our day excursions are designed to give maximum impact on unique experience, and are combined with locations chosen specifically for their unique beauty and the enormous photo opportunities these areas present. If needed, our guide, who did have a photographic training many years ago, is more than willing to part with some “tricks of the trade” to ensure that your holiday photos are of a quality and beauty that will make it a joy to see and share them over and over again.