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Elena's Kri Kri tour 2024

6 June 2024 - 13 June 2024


Admittedly... It's probably a bit of a special title for this trip, but if you've been to Crete in the areas around Agia Apostoli, Stalos, Agia Marina and Platanias, you've probably wondered many times about the small island that lies immediately outside . This is where the so-called Kri-Kri goats go and which today is a nature reserve, where we two-legged creatures are only allowed once a year. Public access to the island is always on 8 June. There is one of two uninhabited islets off the coast of western Crete. One is called Agios Theodoros, also called Thodorou, and the islet a few meters further north is called Mikros Agios Theodoros. Administratively, they are part of the municipality of Platanias, in the Chania region

With its mouth wide open lies the largest of these ancient Akoition (meaning uninhabited) islets, like a sea monster with its little offspring at its side, turned to stone by the god Posidion and saving the inhabitants from certain death. The mother with her 70 hectares size and her offspring Glaroloula is next to it, whose name refers to the hundreds of seagulls that welcome you as you approach. In Minoan times, Theodorou was a holy asylum and you will also find one of the very old temples built on the island. During the Venetian period, a fortress was built on the island in 1583 due to its dominant position. In 1897 it became part of the independent Cretan state and in 1930 both islands were protected and turned into Nature Parks.

Since 1935, the so-called Kri-Kri goats have roamed the island. The first wild goat from the Samaria gorge was released together with 2 females on the peaceful island, so that they could reproduce without interference and contribute to increasing the population of the Kri Kri goats in the Samaria gorge, which were on the verge of extinction. However, it quickly turned out that the goats were "married", which led to minor changes in the original species, in order to avoid inbreeding of the stock on the island.

Only one day a year is it allowed to visit the island. It is always on the 8th of June, when several priests from all over the northern part of the Chania region gather around the small temple named after the holy Saint Theodore. Here there is an opportunity to participate and at the same time see some of the plants that only grow on Theodorou and maybe be lucky enough to catch up with a wild goat.

In small and medium-sized boats, it is sailed from early morning in a shuttle service to and from the island, and this is where we are going. If you are interested in nature, this tour is a unique chance to experience something that is only possible once a year.

In addition to visiting Theodorou and seeing the coast of Chania from the water side, we have included a program with several culinary experiences, excursions and surprises and of course a city trip to the old Chania city center.

For this tour, as on our other tours, there is deliberately not a day-by-day description, because this tour is for those who may have already been to Crete early and for those who want to be surprised.

The Kri-Kri Ø tour departs ONLY from Billund..

Departure Billund Thursday 6/6-24 at 15:55 - Arrival Chania Thursday 6/6-24 at 20:30

Departure from Chania Thursday 13/6-24 at 21:15 - Arrival Billund Thursday 13/6-24 at 23:50

All times are in local times

Throughout the trip, Michael Halle from Elenas is with us as a tour guide.


What comes with:

  • Flight (Atlantic Airways) from Billund 6/6-24 at 15:55, hand luggage + 1 pc. checked baggage (15 kg) per
  • Direct transport to/from the hotel from the airport
  • Accommodation in double rooms at the 3-star Ideal Hotel Resort, Platanias
  • Large breakfast buffet and dinner buffet every day
  • Excursion trip to Theodorou
  • City tour to Chania with accompanying lunch (incl. drinks)
  • 1 x party dinner (incl. drinks)
  • 1 additional surprise excursion and 2 lunches Incl. drinks)
  • Danish tour guide with us on the whole trip from Billund until we are back home

Ideal Hotel Resort is located with direct access to the beach, from which there is an unobstructed view of Theodorou. On the lovely sandy beach, there are sun loungers and parasols for free use by hotel guests, beach and snack bar. In addition, the hotel has 2 pools, a fitness center, Wi-Fi in the rooms and hotel area, as well as a restaurant, bar and pool bar.

See pictures from Ideal Hotel Resort here (opens in new window)

There should therefore be every opportunity to have an early summer trip to Crete with sun and 24-25 degree heat, in good company with others in this small group trip with a maximum of 20-22 travelers.

Practical information

At the bottom, under practical information, you will find a direct link to our co-organizer Apollo Rejser , who is responsible for the booking itself. This ensures that you are of course also insured through the Travel Guarantee Fund. Press the link "Book travel here" at the bottom of the page.

A deposit of DKK 1,400 must be paid per travelers (+ possibly additional order of cancellation insurance/travel insurance, if desired). The remaining part must be paid no later than 60 days before departure. Payment specification appears when ordering.

We reserve the right to cancel the trip and thus refund the full amount paid if the trip cannot be completed due to lack of registration, force majeure or other external circumstances. Any cancellation due to lack of registration will take place no later than 60 days before departure.

We point out that travelers follow all possible Corona restrictions.

Meeting time on departure is no later than 2 hours before departure.

The technical travel organizer is Apollo Rejser, Amager Strandvej 390, 4., 2770 Kastrup, CVR. 17435930, Member of the Travel Guarantee Fund no. 0830..

What does it cost?

The price for this trip is from NOK 9,995

(The price is per person for 2 people in the same room on the same booking)

If a single room is desired, there is a supplement of NOK 1,995 per person. person

Discount codes for use when purchasing goods at Elenas CANNOT be used when booking travel.



Inspirational pictures

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