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Forage Crete

Heraklion, Greece
About Forage Crete
Nature and wild food tours on Crete. Join one of our tours to enjoy leisurely hikes and explore the delicacies hidden in Cretan nature, off the beaten track. You will be guided by a local biologist with international experience. ​Please don't hesitate to contact us to arrange a tailor-made even.
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- Beautiful nature in the Psiloritis Natural Park, a UNESCO Geopark
- Average to high difficulty route (750m ascent)
- Stunning views of Crete
- Small groups (up to 10 people)
- Led by a biologist and a local from the area
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- Wild life refuge within the Psiloritis Natural Park, a UNESCO Geopark
- Medium difficulty circular route (400m ascent)
- Stunning views of the Amari valley
- Small groups (up to 10 people)
- Led by a biologist and a local from the area
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from $136.42
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

We had a brilliant day on Forage Crete's Mochos tour. Haris was an excellent and knowledgeable guide - he's wonderfully passionate and informed about Crete's plants, their lives and uses. The hike was super (made even better by yummy treats Haris brought along for a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank HarrietO1804
Reviewed August 23, 2019

My partner and I did a tour with Forage Crete which we really enjoyed. Haris is a great host with excellent knowledge of Cretan botany with a PHD from the UK. We hiked up Mount Dikta where we gathered local herbs and learnt about the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RolandM56
Reviewed July 5, 2019

My family and I (a mother of 59 years, three children aged 20-25) did the Mochos tour and had a wonderful time. The whole experience was just us plus our host, Haris. The hike was fairly strenuous but not overwhelming, and it was absolutely beautiful....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

We spent our first full day in Crete with Haris doing two hiking routes, collecting yummy greens, enjoying the beautiful Cretan nature, learning about the island, and preparing some plant goodies that were the perfect Cretan souvenirs. Haris was the kindest host, and the best...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fátima S
Reviewed March 1, 2019

Having stayed in Heraklion for extended periods of time, I will first say that I found my day in the peaceful Cretan countryside with Haris a much needed alternative to the bustle of city life. Beginning in the charming village of Mochos, Haris took me...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mike B
Reviewed October 28, 2018

In my initial contact, I told Haris my primary interest was in identifying woody and herbaceous plant species in eastern Crete; food foraging was a secondary interest. He was agreeable to the shift of focus. So we spent a wonderful day walking over a mountain...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mid214
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We went to a beautiful and very informative walk in the countryside where we gathered and tasted some wild plants. Later we even cooked typical Cretan recipes incorporating those plants! Finally we made medicinal oil that we kept as a wonderful memory for this day....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brunom519
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is truly a memorable experience that one must try when in Crete. The drive up to Mochos Village, the walk through the terrain, the discovery of wild plants, the smell of fresh air, the unique culinary experience, everything has been amazing! Haris is one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Candy M
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a must do in Crete. Harrys, the host, is genuine and well versed. His homy dishes will come with an explanation involving culture, tradition or science. We truly enjoyed what we cooked and we can't wait to try it back home again. On...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank luisgui
Reviewed June 19, 2018

After reading Natural Born Heroes (amazing book by Chris McDougall), we were very excited to set up a foraging tour during our time in Crete on vacation! We did not know exactly what to expect but we were blown away the entire experience. Our guide,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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