Summer Running Retreat

Summer Running Retreat


1999 €




7 nights

Summer Running Retreat


September 16 2024 to September 23 2024

Join us for a 7 night running retreat in the most delightful time of year in Crete with perfect temperatures and warm waters.

This running retreat is ideal for road runners and those wishing to try some easy trail running.  There will even be an option to join the community in a local race towards the end of the retreat which winds it way through delicious orange groves and cute villages followed by a big party.  This holiday is as much about the food and good company as it is about the running.  Every day you will experience the tasty local Cretan cuisine, have the option of swimming in the crystal clear blue waters and have the option to participate in some cultural events.  We will be staying in a beautiful retreat centre nestled in olive groves with views of the sea and the mountains.  What makes this particular retreat so special is that you get to go to the peak of Western Crete’s tallest mountain, Pachnes!!  We will head up there for sunset and then make our way back down by the light of the full moon.. a truly incredible experience

Day 1 – Monday

Arrive day and pick up from Chania airport

Shakeout community run 7km


Day 2 – Tuesday


Gonia Odigitria road run 10km

Lunch in Afrata beach

Afternoon swim and beach time

Dinner in local taverna

Day 3 – Wednesday


Travel to south of the island, beach/swim


Full moon hike/run to Pachnes

Dinner local taverna

Overnight stay in mountain village of Anopoli

Day 4 – Thursday


Sfakia to Loutro coastal trail run

Lunch in Loutro

Afternoon free time beach/swim

Boat trip to Sfakia

Dinner in local taverna

Day 5 – Friday

Early breakfast

Rodopou 10km run/hike


Afternoon free

Dinner in local taverna

Day 6 – Saturday


Rest Day / Free time

Option for day out in Chania, beer factory tour, wine tasting, beach time

Day 7 – Sunday


Moussouron race


after party

Dinner local taverna

Day 8 – Monday

Departure day


Transfer to Chania airport

**All trails are subject to change dependent on weather. Bonus miles optional add on. Go your own pace, never any pressure. All runs are optional

What’s included:

All breakfast, lunch, dinners

Transport to and from trails

6 nights in retreat lodging, 1 night in mountain accommodation

Boat trip

Cretan Wild T shirt

Accommodation based on 2 people sharing a room (single occupancy available at an extra cost)

What’s not included:

Liability insurance

Snacks outside of meal times

Activities in free time

Alcohol excl beer and wine