Tour of Crete: Heraklion, Rethymnon, Chania [8 days]
from 568 €
Heraklion, Rethymnon, Chania
Crete of myths and culture, sparkling and enlightened, erotic but also captivating, with beautiful landscapes and beaches that cannot be compared to others, with fascinating hinterland and picturesque villages with wonderful people, a small diamond in the Mediterranean is worth visiting to experience unique authentic moments.
The heart of Crete beats in Heraklion a destination with abundant history and remarkable monuments that hide within an entire culture. Walk from Lions Square to the old port where the Venetian fortress stands majestically. Explore the Markets with the local products.
A visit to Knossos, the centre of Minoan civilisation and capital of Minoan Crete is a must.
Both the old and the modern town of Rethymnon, are a feast of charm and unforgettable images. A walk in the old city, framed by the castle of Fortetsa, will be unforgettable. Visit the Venetian port and explore the alleys with the beautiful Venetian mansions that all have a story to tell you. A story that only the locals know but they generously share at a table with appetizers and raki, with a gurgling laugh and endless Mantinades.
Chania. Venetian houses, Jewish and Turkish neighbourhoods compose the beautiful scenery of Chania while Faros, a faithful guardian and emblem of the city, stands imposing and arrogant in the ports entrance
Arrival at Heraklion airport. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
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.
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
Departure for Rethymnon. Leisure evening in the city. Overnight at your hotel.
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.
Excursion Sea and Mountain
Morning departure towards Southwest of Crete. Arrival to the Askifou plateau for a photo stop. We continue to Sfakia, visit 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.
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 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 Argiroupolis for dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Chania – Departure
Morning trip in the old town of Chania. Transfer to the airport of Chania for your departure flight.
0€ / per person
- 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
- Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price
- International airfares
- city tax
- 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