Wild Nature

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Situated at an altitude of 650 meters at the southeast foot of Mt Katsonissi the Wild Nature Eco-Camp lies in a forested area of 27 acres. It is just one kilometer from Meronas, one of the most beautiful villages of the Municipality of Amari.
The entire camp is covered with olive trees, myrtle, oak and plane trees. It overlooks the Amari valley, with panoramic views of the mountains, Psiloritis Samitos and Kedros.

The location of Amari between Kedros and Psiloritis mountains stuns even the most well-travelled adventurer, standing out in the minds of many as the richest eco-touristic destination in Crete.

Spread over a dramatic landscape with various morphological contrasts, the area combines all the characteristics that make up the perfect environment for an eco-touristic paradise for mountaineers, hikers, cyclists, nature lovers and adventurers alike.
Here in the heart of Rethymno and Crete the natural beauty is enchanting, along with the hospitable locals, their work and their longstanding culture.
Picturesque villages are nested in the ragged slopes of the tall mountains. Dramatic gorges split the lime-stone rock, chiselled by millennia of rain and snow.
From green pastures one can see bare mountain tops rising strikingly in the distance. The rich vegetation includes many rare species and even some notable plants unique to the area (endemic tulips, orchids, irises, gladioli, etc.).
There are also a variety of rare species of birds around the Potami dam and in the distant slopes of Psiloritis and Kedros.
In every corner of the lush green Asomathianos plain, there are temples with magnificent murals and unassuming churches reminiscent of old Christian times. Stone footbridges, old water-mills, archaeological sites and abandoned forts add even more to the endless list of things you can explore in the area.

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    Wild Nature Eco-Camp

    Experience Crete’s unique natural beauty while staying in the one-of-a-kind eco-touristic camp “Wild Nature Eco Camp” in the picturesque village of Meronas in Amari.
    Lose yourself in the camp’s magical and peaceful environment and enjoy the special atmosphere created by the spacious cloth and wood lodges. A camp that fits harmoniously in its natural environment, in the heart of a lush green forest with a view of Psiloriti.
    Diverse nature, picturesque villages, Byzantine churches, rural life and agricultural cultivation comprise the unique scenery around the camp.

    A new holiday concept

    The establishment of the Wild Nature Eco Camp aims to develop a purely eco-tourist holiday at the edge of the Amari region. This increasingly popular form of tourism is for small groups of tourists whose main objective is to get to know the natural and human environment while not throwing off the natural balance of the environment.
    The most significant activities on your visit include visiting cultural sites such as villages, churches and other historical and archaeological monuments and exploring nature with mild forms of activity such as walking and cycling.

    Customer's profile

    The Wild Nature Eco-Camp caters to a clientele purely eco-touristic. Common to all our guests: love for nature and the desire for real contact with the authentic life of the country.
    These are usually families who join us, small school groups and walking clubs. We often receive young cyclists - in group or individual - who engage in the practice of mountain biking and young adventurers who go to the "conquest" of the high peaks of Mount Psiloritis, or exploring the deep gorges of the region. More often we receive vacationers who have a cultural interest for Amari, with visits to Byzantine churches, archaeological sites and historical monuments.
    Neither age nor experience can be a constraint to join us. Only youth spirit and passion for nature count!

    The natural environment

    Surrounded by towering mountains, deep gorges and wild highland, cultivated olive groves, oak trees and pastures, the Eco Camp Wild Nature appears as the ideal base for a wide range of activities in contact nature. Also including visits to ancient Byzantine churches, villages (purely pastoral and agricultural), historic monuments and archaeological sites.
    Hiking, biking escapades, botanical discoveries, bird watching and cultural tours, trips to the south coast for swimming and sea kayaking are the agenda.

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