When culture meets the sea emerges Crete 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 Heraklion airport. Transfert to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
DAY 2: ELOUNDA – AGIOS NIKOLAOS
Breakfast and morning departure for Elounda. Embarkation on a small boat to reach the island of Spinalonga and its Venetian fortress. Barbecue lunch in tavern possibility of swimming (weather permitting). On the way back, stop over Agios Nikolaos seaside resort on the Gulf of Mirabello. Back to the hotel dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3: KNOSSOS - LASSITHI
After breakfast, departure to visit Knossos and the museum. We continue to Lassithi plateau located in the heart of Mount Dikte. Visit the "eco park" LASSINTHOS .We continue passing through some traditional villages. Lunch in a traditional tavern and in the late afternoon visit of Kera Kardiotissa Monastery famous for its Byzantine frescoes. Visit the Cave of Psychro. Back to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: RETHYMNON
Departure for Rethymnon. Leisure evening in the city. Overnight at your hotel.
DAY 5: RETHYMNON
Breakfast and morning departure to visit the famous Monastery of Arkadi, the Mecca of the modern history of Crete. Visit the old Venetian harbor and the old town of Rethymnon. Lunch in a tavern. Walk in the narrow streets of the town. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 6: Excursion Sea and Mountain
Morning departure towards Southwest of Crete. Arrival to the plate Askifou for a photo stop. We continue to Sfakia, visit of the village and taste of the famous "pita Sfakiani" traditional cake with honey from the region. Lunch in a tavern. Departure to Fragokastelo (Venetian fortress) free time for swimming. In the afternoon visit of the village Aradena. Dinner and overnight in Chania.
DAY 7: CHANIA - Excursion Cretan Panorama
This tour gives you the opportunity to discover the traditional villages of the westside of Crete passing by the cretan nature. Photo stop at the fortress of Aptera, important site of the Greco-Roman antiquity. We continue to Argiroupolis, village known for its natural springs, visit of the village and tasting of local products .Lunch in a tavern and free time. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Transfer to the village of Argyroupolis for dinner. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 8: CHANIA – end of trip
Morning trip in the old town of Chania. Transfer to the airport of Chania. Assistance to the formalities of departure. End of our services.
- 7 Days accommodation in 3-4* hotels
- 7 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners
- Mini bus rental for the whole trip, driver, fuel consumption and tolls
- Entrance fees to sites
- All taxes
PACKAGE NOT INCLUDE
- Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price
- International airfares
- Any meals not specified in the itinerary
- Optional activities that are not included in the day-to-day itinerary
- Other expenses of a personal nature (ex. alcoholic beverages) and tips
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM
Single supplement 40%