Conquer Crete's Trails and Terrain
Your Gateway to Thrilling Running and Hiking Experiences in Crete
ABOUT CRETAN WILD
At Cretan Wild, we aim to share the beauty of Crete with runners from all over the world. Crete is a unique place, full of history, energy, and natural beauty. We believe that running is one of the most simple and accessible ways to experience this magic. Through adventure running, we offer runners of all levels the opportunity to explore the island’s stunning terrain and diverse landscapes, from the mountains to the coastline.
Most Popular Trails
Calendar of Scheduled Tours
Aradena Gorge & Marmara Beach Trail
Pachnes Full Moon Tour
Free Community Run
Pachnes Hiking Tour
Free Community Run
Pachnes Running Tour
Theriso Gorge Road Run
What People Say About Us
My husband and I spent three months in Chania and were able to explore part of the island around Chania on a running basis with Helen from Cretan Wild. Helen showed us the most beautiful trails and with her joy of running and her love for Crete, she took us to the most beautiful corners….
Sita FurtLink to Review
What an experience! Helen is just AMAZING! We had a wonderful sunset run and we explored some areas that I would not have seen otherwise! Helen is so knowledgeable and such an enthusiast about running! I was expecting simply a running experience but ended up making a new friend! Thank you !
Antonio SpanoudakisLink to Review
A MUST DO…. What an amazing experience to hike-run with Helen. She is such a wonderful, warm, welcoming person and really loves what she does. I live in Chania for many years but Helen showed me some wonderful paths I never knew. She knows very well the area and the paths and you will have a wonderful time with her discovering them. DO NOT MISS IT…
Vasso PapadakiLink to Review
Helen is a superstar! Her enthusiasm is infectious. The trail walk she organized for me was stunning. Not only did I discover a marvelous Cretan landscape, but also learned some excellent technique tips that have improved my overall experience on the trails. Thanks for a one-of-a-kind birthday experience!!
Aimee DuBruleLink to Review
I ran with cretan wild in Malaxa trail and on Rodopos peninsula and I loved it! Helen had everything well organized, I felt safe and she also helped me with the trail running technique. It is also amazing to run with such a running star and hear all the running stories from the past. I hope I will have a chance to come back and run on Crete again!
Ema PřímáLink to Review
The full moon trek to Pachnes was one of the best experiences I had this summer. Watching the sun set and the moon rise from the peak of the mountain was breathtaking …and a great compensation for the uphill trek! 🙂
Evangelia BLink to Review
Helen’s running and adventure excursions around Crete provide experiences that are unparalleled on the island. She has dedicated herself to finding the best routes and is excellent at adapting to everyone’s abilities, be it total beginner or seasoned professional like herself. What’s more, she has a warm and infectious energy and is incredibly good company..
Bridget RichardsLink to Review
Absolutely awesome! Helen totally rocks. She is so much fun to run with, and really takes care of everyone. She is always positive and upbeat and is so inspirational with everything she does. It’s always a fun day out with Helen, so if you have the chance to run with her, do it! You’ll be glad you did.
Trevor GeorgeLink to Review
Thank you for everything! I had the most remarkable running tour with Cretan Wild company. Everything was perfect from booking the trip to the organisation of the routes. In every instance I felt that our guide Helen truly cared about our group and she went above and beyond to make our journey with her a memorable one…
Maria VogiatziLink to Review
An amazing hiking experiece to Samaria Gorge! On top of organizing everything and knowing all the details, Helen is also a wonderful hiking companion. A really fun day, plus Helen’s comprehensive knowledge of first aid created a really safe atmosphere on the technical terrain of Samaria.
And as an added bonus, Helen has the best taverna recommendations! 😉
Kristjan OroLink to Review
Helen is a terrific host! Not only does she know all the best running routes, but she can recommend great cafés, shops, and other sites to see around Crete! Personable, respectful, knowledgeable, friendly, and super helpful…Helen and Crete Running is the best kept secret in Greece!
Kelly HarrisLink to Review
I highly recommend!!!! I have joined Helen for a few different experiences now and I can honestly say I have always had the best time. Helen is so fabulous, so knowledgeable, kind, caring, patient and an all round amazing person to be around. Her positivity shines through and you are left with not only having a fantastic day and experience but with the feeling that your can conquer anything in the future that you want to do.