When culture meets the sea, Crete emerges overflowing with history, beauty and tradition. Venetian buildings with spectacular view, incredible beaches with crystal clear water and a labyrinth full of surprises. Complete package that includes 7 nights’ accommodation in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers and visits.
Highlights: Heraklion (Κnossos Palace, Archeological Museum)
Rethymnon (the Venetian harbor fortress)
Chania (Balos, Elafonissi, Frangokastello, Falasarna Samaria Gorge)
DAY 1: Heraklion
Arrival at the airport or the port of Heraklion and receive your rental vehicle. The capital of Crete is well worth a visit. For both the old town and its old Venetian monuments. The museum dedicated to the Minoan civilization, one of the first in Europe, is remarkable. And above all, you will visit the site of Knossos, about 10 km to the southeast. This Minoan palace, instead of all the legends is also the oldest city of ancient Greece. Dinner and overnight in Heraklion.
DAY 2: 2 Heraklion - Rethymnon
Take the coast road to the west. Admire the beautiful panoramas between hills covered with olive trees and sandy beaches. Take the detour to admire the Arkadi Monastery built in a beautiful natural site and mecca of struggle for independence. Stop for lunch at Réthimmo the old harbor and the old Venetian fort facing the sea. The city center with its maze of narrow streets is always bustling. Dinner and overnight in Rethymnon.
DAY 3: Rethymnon
One of the prettiest towns in Crete! Its old town contains architectural treasures, memories of Ottoman and Venetian periods, imbued with a strong Cretan identity. Around: beautiful sandy beaches, monasteries, rural landscapes and fishing villages, mixed typical flavors, traditional shops or fashionable, trendy bars and nightlife! Visit the Venetian town, Arkadi monastery and Fodele , a pretty village and birthplace of the painter " El Greco " (museum dedicated to the painter). Dinner and overnight in Rethymnon.
DAY 4: Rethymnon - Chania
The city of Chania have a lot to offer the traveler. You can choose from many excursions and visits: Strolling through the maze of alleyways of the old town, lying around in the covered market and especially to walk over the dike to the old recently restored Venetian lighthouse. Hiking in the Samaria Gorge, 16 km of natural wonders, the most beautiful natural site in Crete. Visit, on the western tip of the island monastery Chryssoskalitissa, built on a rock 35 meters above the sea. Make a trip to the peninsula of Gramvousa, known for its many archaeological sites and especially its dreamy beaches . And there are many museums to see, in particular: the archaeological museum in an old Venetian church, Navy museum. Dinner and overnight in Chania.
DAY 5: Chania - Matala
You return to the east back through Rethimmo to address the area of Matala on the southern tip of the island. This old port is located at the bottom of a beautiful bay. Today it is a pleasant seaside resort. Arrive early enough to visit the ruins of the Minoan sites of Phaestos and Triassic. And you will still have time to enjoy the beautiful beach of Kommos near Matala. Dinner and overight in Chania.
DAY 6: Chania – Heraklion
Back to Heraklion. Take the road Lassithi. At about 900 m you will find a relative freshness and orchards dotted with windmills with white sails. Walk through the narrow streets and have a cup of coffee to the small shops of the centre. Dinner and overnight in Heraklion.
DAY 7: Heraklion
Visit Phaistos, the Minoan Palace which is located in south-central Crete is the most important archaeological site in Crete. The Minoan palace of Phaistos corresponds to a flourishing city, not accidentally, it arose in the fertile plain of Messara in prehistoric times, as attested by archaeological finds. Dinner and overnight in Heraklion.
DAY 8: Heraklion – end of trip
Last walk in the city and time to leave your vehicle and transfer to the airport or port.
- 8 days car rental category A (including VAT, unlimited mileage, comprehensive insurance, delivery and recovery)
- 7 nights in hotel on HB basis
PACKAGE NOT INCLUDE
- Tips and extras
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM
Single supplement 40%