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Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa Hotel

Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa Hotel Code: CHQKALY

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Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa Hotel Code: CHQKALY Greece \ Crete

Fairytale location - in the beautiful, rocky Karavos Landscape Park, surrounded on one side by a high rock, and on the other by a bay with fiords, where pirate ships hid in the old days. The perfect choice for amateurs of exquisite sights! Legend says that in the caves near the hotel, hid the mythological princess, Kalypso, which is where the hotel got its name. On the premises of the resort there are 4 swimming pools, you can take advantage of the offer of watersports on the beach, accompanied by gorgeous sights.

Offer advantages

  • beautiful sights
  • unique beach between fiords
  • 3 outdoor pools
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5,0 / 6
93% rated good or very good
Fairytale location - in the beautiful, rocky Karavos Landscape Park, surrounded on one side by a high rock, and on the other by a bay with fiords, where pirate ships hid in the old days. The perfect choice for amateurs of exquisite sights! Legend says that in the caves near the hotel, hid the mythological princess, Kalypso, which is where the hotel got its name. On the premises of the resort there are 4 swimming pools, you can take advantage of the offer of watersports on the beach, accompanied by gorgeous sights.

in Karavos Landscape Park, 3 km from PLAKIAS with shops, taverns and bars, approx. 35 km south of Rethymno; approx. 120 km from the airport in Chania; bus stop approx. 2 km from the hotel, payable hotel bus 4 times a day to Plakias (approx. 3.6 EUR/return ticket).

public, between fiords in a bay, narrow, shingle and rocks, gentle, rocky sea access or via a wooden pier, sunbathing deck, right next to the hotel, free umbrellas and sunbeds, towels payable (approx. 4 EUR/week), guarantee deposit approx. 10 EUR); Damnoni, public, sandy, gently shelving beach, approx. 1.5 km from the hotel, umbrellas and sunbeds payable (approx. 6 EUR/set).

four-star, well-maintained, built in 1981, renovated in 2009, over a dozen bungalows, 125 rooms, 1 floor, lobby, 24h reception, main restaurant Kalypso - buffet meals, Greek and international cuisine, highchairs and vegetarian dishes available; formal attire required in the restaurants during dinner (gentlemen - long trousers); 3 bars: El Baba snack-bar by the beach, Levante snack-bar by the pool, lobby bar, TV corner, terrace with sea-view, wireless Internet in the lobby and by the pool; extra charges: Internet cafe (approx. 3 EUR/h); small bike rental; credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

standard: 2-person (1 extra bed available), approx. 25-30 m², individually controlled air-conditioning, bathroom (bath or shower, wc; hairdryer), satellite TV, telephone, fridge; extra charges: wireless Internet (approx. 4 EUR/h), safety deposit box (approx. 12 EUR/week); free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; balcony (table and chairs), sea-view in some rooms; superior: 2-person (1 extra bed available); standard room furnishing, new furniture; superior family: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds for children available), approx. 35 m2; standard room furnishing, bedroom optically separated from the living room, additionally: kitchen annex; view of the sea or garden; rooms: superior and family superior at a charge.

3 swimming pools: free-form, saltwater, approx. 500 m2, 160 m2 and 110 m2, separated section for children, depth approx. 0.5 m, umbrellas and sunbeds available by the pool free of charge, towels payable (4 EUR/towel, guarantee deposit: 10 EUR; indoor pool in the wellness centre: free-form, saltwater; tennis court (floodlights payable), volleyball court, table tennis, gym; playground for children, mini-disco, daytime and evening sport and entertainment animations for children and adults; wellness centre extra charges: massages, face and body treatments.

buffet breakfast (7.30-10.15), late continental breakfast (10.15-11.00), buffet lunch (12.30-14.00), buffet dinner (19.30-21.30) in main restaurant; between meals ice-cream, cold and hot snacks in bars; local alcoholic and soft drinks served in bars (10.30-22.30); wearing all inclusive bands and special magnetic cards is required.

030/2832031296, www.kalypsohotels.com

Greece — Crete

The most famous Greek poet, Homer, was captivated by Crete's beauty as early as in the 8th century BC. Here the most powerful Greek god was born - Zeus, and around 3000 BC the civilization of Minoans was established, which gave birth to European civilization. It is one of those charming and bizarre places on Greek land, which will be remembered for a long time.

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LOCATION: in Karavos Landscape Park, 3 km from PLAKIAS with shops, taverns and bars, approx. 35 km south of Rethymno; approx. 120 km from the airport in Chania; bus stop approx. 2 km from the hotel, payable hotel bus 4 times a day to Plakias (approx. 3.6 EUR/return ticket).

BEACH: public, between fiords in a bay, narrow, shingle and rocks, gentle, rocky sea access or via a wooden pier, sunbathing deck, right next to the hotel, free umbrellas and sunbeds, towels payable (approx. 4 EUR/week), guarantee deposit approx. 10 EUR); Damnoni, public, sandy, gently shelving beach, approx. 1.5 km from the hotel, umbrellas and sunbeds payable (approx. 6 EUR/set).

HOTEL: four-star, well-maintained, built in 1981, renovated in 2009, over a dozen bungalows, 125 rooms, 1 floor, lobby, 24h reception, main restaurant Kalypso - buffet meals, Greek and international cuisine, highchairs and vegetarian dishes available; formal attire required in the restaurants during dinner (gentlemen - long trousers); 3 bars: El Baba snack-bar by the beach, Levante snack-bar by the pool, lobby bar, TV corner, terrace with sea-view, wireless Internet in the lobby and by the pool; extra charges: Internet cafe (approx. 3 EUR/h); small bike rental; credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

ROOM:standard: 2-person (1 extra bed available), approx. 25-30 m², individually controlled air-conditioning, bathroom (bath or shower, wc; hairdryer), satellite TV, telephone, fridge; extra charges: wireless Internet (approx. 4 EUR/h), safety deposit box (approx. 12 EUR/week); free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; balcony (table and chairs), sea-view in some rooms; superior: 2-person (1 extra bed available); standard room furnishing, new furniture; superior family: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds for children available), approx. 35 m2; standard room furnishing, bedroom optically separated from the living room, additionally: kitchen annex; view of the sea or garden; rooms: superior and family superior at a charge.

SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: 3 swimming pools: free-form, saltwater, approx. 500 m2, 160 m2 and 110 m2, separated section for children, depth approx. 0.5 m, umbrellas and sunbeds available by the pool free of charge, towels payable (4 EUR/towel, guarantee deposit: 10 EUR; indoor pool in the wellness centre: free-form, saltwater; tennis court (floodlights payable), volleyball court, table tennis, gym; playground for children, mini-disco, daytime and evening sport and entertainment animations for children and adults; wellness centre extra charges: massages, face and body treatments.

ALL INCLUSIVE: buffet breakfast (7.30-10.15), late continental breakfast (10.15-11.00), buffet lunch (12.30-14.00), buffet dinner (19.30-21.30) in main restaurant; between meals ice-cream, cold and hot snacks in bars; local alcoholic and soft drinks served in bars (10.30-22.30); wearing all inclusive bands and special magnetic cards is required.

CONTACT: 030/2832031296, www.kalypsohotels.com

 

Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.

 

Practical information

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Flight duration: Poland - Crete - approx. 2.5-3 h

Local time: GMT+2

Area: 8300 km².

Population: 550 thousand.

Language: Greek, communication in English and German also possible.

Capital: Heraklion.

Voltage: 220 V.

Prices in hotels and taverns: Greek salad – from 4 EUR, spaghetti – from 5 EUR, moussaka, pizza – from 6 EUR, meat dish with extras – from 6 EUR, seafood – from 8 EUR, beer – from 2 EUR, glass of wine – from 1.5 EUR, bottle of wine – from 5 EUR, cooling drinks – from 1.5 EUR, coffee and tea – from 2 EUR.

Prices in shops: mineral water 0.5 l – from 1 EUR, bread – from 1-1.5 EUR, beer – from 1 EUR, wine – from 5 EUR, feta cheese – from 2.5 EUR.

Car rental: from approx. 30 EUR/day; although car rentals accept Polish driving licenses, it is recommended to have an international license; due to problems with insurance we recommended using the services of well-known rentals.

Beaches: free entry, rental of 2 sunbeds and umbrella – approx. 5-7 EUR/day.

Transport: very well-developed, KTEL buses go to every place in Crete, ticket price from 1 EUR. Taxi fare approx. 2 EUR/1 km.

Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility of cancelling a trip due to too few participants.

Region description

Here the most powerful Greek god was born - Zeus, it was also here that around 3000 BC the civilization of Minoans was established, which gave birth to European civilization. Crete is one of the most charming and bizarre places on Greek land, which will be remembered for a long time. What makes the island so special? It is hard to imagine Crete without her proud locals, so open and hospitable. Crete is also beauty of nature, unusual diversity of beaches and landscapes, as well as a multicultural and turbulent history, of which even the earliest traces have survived until today. Everyone will find something here for themselves; beaches - from sandy to shingle and rocky, wide and endless, narrow, scenically squeezed in between rocky coasts, crowded or cut off from the world. Gorgeous mountain ranges, deep gorges and legendary grottos await here for enthusiasts of hiking. Whoever wishes to feel the spirit of history should visit the exciting archaeological sites, ancient palaces, enormous Venetian fortresses, Turkish mosques or Byzantine churches decorated with beautiful frescoes, scattered around the entire island. And finally, the exquisite Cretan cuisine, abundant in fresh herbs, vegetables, fish, meat and seafood, all prepared in hundreds of ways. It is also worth trying the local wines, such as the unusually tasting resinous Retsina or the strong local drink called raki, which we will probably often be treated with.

In Crete two world harmoniously coexist with one another: the modern and cosmopolitan, which we will find in big cities and tourist resorts, and traditional - still present in mountain villages where life goes on in a rhythm of hundreds of years ago, away from civilization and the achievements of the 20th century. You might want to go to one of these villages at least once to feel as though time had been pushed back hundreds of years!

The tourist base in Crete is developed primarily along the north coast. The island and its tourist destinations have much to offer to both enthusiasts of vibrant resorts, and those wishing to relax in small towns, in peace and quiet.

We invite you to visit the Queen of the Greek islands!

 

 

HERAKLION

The capital of Crete is a place where tourists come from all over the world to spend an unforgettable holiday on the beautiful beaches of the island, in vibrant resorts or charming corners. In the area of Heraklion are the ruins of the famous Palace of Knossos, regarded as the mythical labyrinth.

Bali - an increasingly popular tourist destination, scenically situated by three bays, on a hill, from where there is a unique view of the sea and the mountains that emerge directly from it. Enwrapped in narrow, cosy streets, the centre is full of shops, bars, taverns and cafes; in the season a disco is open here, and the charm of the place is completed by the picturesque port that is situated near the centre. The beaches of Bali are located in bays, the vast majority being sandy; tourist can take advantage of the many various watersports and the diving school. Bali is located roughly halfway between Rethymnem and Heraklion, practically in the middle of the island, which makes it ideal as a base for exploring all of Crete.

Aghia Pelagia - a known tourist resort located by a beautiful bay, which annually attracts hundreds of tourists, among others, with its sandy beaches and beautiful surroundings. In the city centre there are souvenir shops, mini-markets, bars, taverns and restaurants; a romantic dinner in one of the beautifully decorated taverns situated right by the sea will certainly be an unforgettable experience. On the beaches that are cleansed by crystal clear waters, visitors can take advantage of the offer of watersports. The picturesque, mountainous area provides great conditions for unforgettable walks and admiring the beautiful views. Aghia Pelagia is approx. 25 km from Heraklion, local buses provide convenient connections in all directions. Approximately 10 miles north-east of Aghia Pelagia is the island of Dia - one of the most famous diving sites in Crete.

Hersonissos - the most popular tourist destination on the east coast, considered to be the most entertaining on the island thanks to the impressive number of clubs, bars and discos. In the Center there are many shops, taverns and restaurants, as well as sports centres offering a variety of activities. Beaches are mostly sandy or sand and shingle. Many of them are located in coves. On most of the beaches all watersports are available. Amateurs of water fun can also take advantage of the offer of well-known waterparks located in the area, such as: Aqua Splash or Star Beach Water Park.

Anissaras - a small tourist destination situated only approx. 2.5 km from Hersonissos, which is actually its western suburb; it is known for its lovely sand and shingle beach; in the centre there are shops, bars and taverns.

Gouves - a rather peaceful spot is a very well-developed tourist base approx. 10 km from Hersonissos; it has a center with a romantic seafront boardwalk, along which shops, bars and restaurants are located. The beaches are mostly sandy, often in coves, washed by clean, blue water; a wide range of watersports is also available. Local buses provide regular connections to Hersonissos.

Stalida - a popular town located between two vibrant resorts – Malia (approx. 3 km) and Hersonissos (approx. 5 km). The Centre of the seaside boardwalk offers all sorts of shops, bars, taverns and cafes, as well as several clubs. The long, sandy beach offers great conditions for relaxation; a rich offer of watersports is available for the active.

Agios Nikolaos - a well-known holiday destination by the gorgeous Mirabello Bay. Once a small fishing village, it is now a vibrant resort. In its centre is a port, the picturesque Lake Voulismeni, by which taverns, cafés and restaurants are situated. The town is known for its wonderful atmosphere and many activities for tourists, you can also admire the traditional architecture with small houses.

Sissi - a former fishing village, today it attracts more and more tourists, not only with its breathtaking views, but also a very well-developed tourist base. It is an extremely charming holiday spot in the north-western part of Crete with a small centre and picturesque port, surrounded by cosy taverns and cafes.

Elounda - a small town in the beautiful Mirabello Bay, close to the famous Aghios Nikolaos. Among others, boats leave from the not too large harbour to Spinalonga island.

 

IERAPETRA

Ierapetra - the southernmost city of Europe, situated by the warm Libyan Sea, only 300 km from Africa. Already in ancient times, thanks to its location, it was an important point on trade routes. The turbulent history has left many interesting monuments, of which the most important is the Venetian fortress by the port with colourful fishing boats and "Napoleon's House", where as tradition tells, Napoleon Bonaparte was to spend the night here on his way to Egypt. The old city of Ieraperta has retained its authentic atmosphere, there are picturesque alleys here and Turkish buildings and a mosque have remained here. The centre of Ierapetra's social life is the seaside boardwalk that runs along the shingle beach. By the boardwalk there are many lovely taverns, ouzerias and kafeneons, where you can try the traditional Greek cuisine, or sit down for a glass of ouzo in the company of local Greeks. In the city of Ierapetra there are three beaches. It was on one of them that Anthony Quinn in the famous film "Zorba the Greek" danced the famous sirtaki.

 

CHANIA

It is the former capital of Crete, as well as the largest and most important city in the western part of the island. It is located by Chania Bay, on the site of ancient Kidonia, which traces can be found in the city.

Many consider Chani to be the most beautiful city in Crete; its beautiful and varied architecture reminds of Venetian and Turkish occupation, dozens of small streets and corners within the old city encourage constant strolls, and the bars, cafes and taverns open until late invite to you to cross their hospitable thresholds. It is also worth mentioning that Chania is considered to be a symbol-city, because this is where the movement to liberate Crete began. For tourists who decide to stay in the area of Chania, there are fantastic landscapes, which compensate for the lack of any significant historical monuments; beaches in Fallassarnie, in Gramvousa and Elafonisi are some of the most beautiful in Crete; passage through the Samaria Gorge is a treat - the longest gorge in Europe, situated in the Lefka Ori Mountains.

Maleme - a peaceful tourist destination, approx. 16 km west of Chania and approx. 5 km from Platanias, regular local buses provide connection; it has a centre with shops, bars and taverns and a disco; the beaches here are much less crowded than in the more popular tourist destinations like Platanias and Aghia Marina, most are shingle and rocky beaches. Maleme is known for the fact that in 1941 German attack began here, after which Maleme became the centre of the most fierce battles in the heroic Battle of Crete.

Platanias, Aghia Marina - one of the most vibrant tourist destinations on the west coast; countless taverns, bars, clubs and discos will not disappoint amateurs of partying till dawn; in addition there is a very wide range of watersports on the beaches and diving centres; the beaches are mainly sandy.

Platanias, Aghia Marina - one of the most vibrant tourist destinations on the west coast; countless taverns, bars, clubs and discos will not disappoint amateurs of partying till dawn; in addition there is a very wide range of watersports on the beaches and diving centres; the beaches are mainly sandy.

Kastelli - also called Kissamos, is a magnificent place surrounded by beautiful landscapes, by Kissamos Bay. The town has a population of approx. 3000 inhabitants and is the capital of the region of the same name. Is known for its production of wine and olive oil. Despite the dynamic development, Kastelli retains its genuine nature and you can feel an authentic Cretan atmosphere here. Hospitable residents, charming streets and shops await tourists. Taverns and cafés are concentrated mainly in the centre and along the seaside boardwalk; 2 discos are open in the season. It is easy to get to Chania using local transport, and the small port provides regular connections with many islands and the Greek mainland.

 

RETHYMNO

The third largest and extremely charming city in Crete. Its main feature is the specific architecture that is a testament of the alternating reign of Venetians and Turks. It is mainly famous for its port, which is towered over by the Fortezza erected by the Venetians, with a mosque of Sultan Ibrahim built on the apex, which fit impressively into the panorama of the old city.

Adelianos Campos - a small town situated just 7 km from Rethymno, which you can reach easily using local bus connections. In the centre that stretches along the road there are supermarkets, shops, taverns and cafes; the beautiful sandy beach stretches right to the centre of Rethymno.

Missiria – the small town right next to Rethymno (approx. 3.5 km) has an extensive sandy beach and centre with shops and cafes. Local buses run regularly to the centre of Rethymno, you can get there in a pleasant way by walking along the beach.

 

PLAKIAS

A region that until recently was little visited by tourists, is now developing quickly thanks to the beautiful beaches and interesting areas. Plakias was still a small fishing settlement half a century ago, today it is a cosy tourist town with taverns and shops approx. 35 km from Rethymno. The small Damnoni Bay facing south provides many sunny days, and the surrounding hills with their tourist routes encourage walking.
In close vicinity to Plakias, on the eastern side of the bay, there are several beautiful sandy beaches, the nearest is Peligremnos, the next one however is more well-known - Damnoni. In the area you can find a couple of small deserted beaches, ideal for relaxing in peaceful surroundings. Some of them are the small Ammoudi, Schinaria, and west of Plakias: Gavdolimano and the most beautiful with velvety sand and crystal water - Souda.

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Hotel położony w prześlicznym miejscu, mieliśmy pokój o podwyższonym standardzie, jednakże łazienka wymaga remontu i to zdecydowanie na już, jedzenie przepyszne, czego nie można powiedzieć o napojach (drinki, i inne zimne napoje).Plaże w okolicy urokliwe, można połazić po ścieżkach pieszych pomiędzy skałami i nad morzem. Personel sympatyczny, w tym Pani kelnerka Polka uśmiechnięta, pomocna, sympatyczna .Polecamy hotel jako baza wypadowa.
hotel polozony jest w pieknej scenerii, obsluga hotelowa jest niesamowita i bardzo uprzejma, niestety mialam wrazenie ze pilot wycieczki pan Michal ktory jechal z nami do Elafonisi byl lekcewazacy na to co sie do niego mowilo i traktowal nasze obawy z rezerwa co bardzo mi sie nie podobalo.
Piękne Miejsce lecz Hotel bardzo stary i zniszczony, daleki transfer od lotniska, pokoje w opcji Standard nie do zaakceptowania (niektórym kapało z sufitu na głowę, innych zaś wynosiły mrówki z pokoi). Jedzenie bardzo dobre . Hotel jest godny polecenia tylko i wyłącznie ze względu na widoki dookoła .
Hotel jest bosko położony - dla osób oczekujących ciszy, dostępu do morza i nurkowania (w zatoczce - masa ryb!). Widoki są jak z folderu - nie ma oszustwa reklamowego:) Wiem, że sporo osób jęczy, że hotelowi należy się remont, ale nie jest tak źle - nie rozumiem oczekiwania, że wszystko będzie super nowe i nie wiadomo jak nowoczesne. Hotel jest trochę sterany, ale klimatyczny i wszystko jest codzienne sprzątane a łazienki nie są wcale takie złe (znów: sporo osób tak twierdziło). Pokój z tarasem i widokiem na palmy, ogród, podświetlane baseny i morze - nie może być słaby:) Do tego ogród wokół hotelu - skały, drzewa, kwiaty i strumienie - bajka:) Hotel naprawdę bardzo się różni od innych, położonych na płaskim terenie, gdzie człowiek siedzi tylko pod parasolem, jak na patelni, leżak przy leżaku. Tutaj - nic z tych rzeczy. Jest siłownia, ping-pong, boisko i tak dalej - ale nie ma szczerze mówiąc czasu na to - bo z przyjemnością chodzi się i jeździ po okolicy a przede wszystkim nurkuje wśród skał. Na wszystkich posiłkach jest sporo rzeczy do wyboru, nie daje się znudzić. Ludzie są mili i pomocni, uśmiechnięci. Jednym słowem - git wakacje:)
Miejsce malownicze-enklawa. Cisza, szum fal, przepiękne miejsce do nurkowania. Zespół hotelowy pomocny, uśmiechnięty. Jedzenie znakomite:-) Jedyne zastrzeżenie-pokój(wczesny 'Gierek').
-bardzo uciażliwe noszenie kart w opci al inclusiw albo karty albo opaski -zbyt wczesnie konczaca sie opcia al incllusiw o 22.30 bardzo wczesniej nie spotkałem sie nigdzie z takim czym -bardzo mały wybór w snak barze miedzy godzina 14,30-19,30 ogólnie to nie było co wybrać i przekąsić -połoźenie hotelu bardzo fajne -obsługa hotelu leniwa dobrze ze pracowało tam pare polaków to nadrabiali pracowitościa z leniwych geków :-) -w opci al inclusiw nikt nie wspominał ze mozna wziąśc sobie 2 piwa czy napoje w odstępstwie 20 minut jak sie wczesniej przyszło to trzabyło poczekać a prosze zrozumieć ze jak było gorąco i ktoś pograł w piłke popływał i dostanie napoju alkoholowego czy bezalkoholowego w kubeczku 200ml to jakoś pragnienia ne zaspokoiło na tym upale:-) -ostatnim minusem brak jakiekolwiek wody w butelkach w pokoju po przybyciu w nocy jak wszystko było zamkniete to jak nie miałes napoju to umierało się z pragnienia:-(
Bajecznie położony obiekt z niesamowitymi widokami. Jeśli chcesz odpocząć w zjawiskowo położnym miejscu to jest trafny wybór.
hotel położony tak bajkowo - że trudno jest zauważyć ewentualne mankamenty. Obsługa hotelowa - bardzo uczynna i prawie wszyscy mówią po polsku,nawet rodowici Grecy się starają.. Posiłki smaczne i w dużej ilości - pomimo wszystko przybraliśmy na wadze - trudno się oprzeć smakołykom. Pokoje duże, z porządnymi, podwójnymi oknami, które gwarantują wyciszenie i dobrze pracująca klimatyzacja, czystość, piękna grecka muzyka - POLECAMY
Hotel bardzo ładnie umiejscowiony, dużym plusem dla nas był brak typowej plaży i piachu, świetnie rozwiązane nabrzeże, dlatego mało dzieci, co przekładało się na spokój i komfort wypoczynku. Widać na samym hotelu upływ czasu, ale mimo to jest on zadbany i bardzo czysty.
Przepiękne bajkowe miejsce do odpoczynku.Do najbliższego miasteczka Plakias 3 km , więc cisza i spokój oraz relaks zagwarantowany. Bus hotelowy 4 razy dziennie jeździ do Plakias, wieczorami animacje, każdy znajdzie coś dla siebie. Animatorzy bardzo sympatyczni, na recepcji sympatyczny Pan Grześ pochodzący z Polski, animatorki dla dzieci również z Polski zawsze miłe uśmiechnięte. Obsługa hotelu bardzo sympatyczna oprócz barmanki przy basenie (ale to jeden wyjątek), można dogadać się w j. angielskim, ale również w j.polskim. Wyżywienie bardzo dobre, duży wybór, każdy znajdzie coś dla siebie . Plaża w zatoczce czy przy basenie fantastyczna, cały ośrodek hotelowy jest pięknie położony, dla mnie najpiękniejsze miejsce do odpoczynku. Pokoje sprzątane codziennie, ręczniki wymieniane 2 razy w tygodniu. Wspaniały i niezapomniany urlop w rajskim miejscu. :)
Przepięknie położony,wspaniałe widoki.Wspaniałe warunki do nurkowania,ryby jak na rafie koralowej.
Hotel Kalypso Cretan Village na Krecie nie jest typowym ogromnym hotelem a kompleksem domków wkomponowanych w malownicze, skaliste wybrzeże. Położenie tego ośrodka zapiera dech w piersiach. Znajduje się tu wszystko czego można potrzebować podczas wakacji. Przepiękna zatoka, gdzie goście mają m.in. możliwość nauki nurkowania (szkoła nurków), trzy baseny, boisko do gry w siatkówkę, amfiteatr, sklepik. Ale największe wrażenie obok widoków robi niezwykle miła i pomocna obsługa oraz wyśmienite jedzenie. Każdego wieczoru hotel organizuje dodatkowe atrakcje w postaci koncertów regionalnych artystów czy np. nauki tańca greckiego. Nieopodal hotelu znajduje się miejscowość Plakias. Można do niej dotrzeć busem hotelowym, taksówką lub ciekawym szlakiem prowadzącym przez góry z niesamowitymi widokami (przejście trasy trwa ok. 40min.). Miasteczko leży nad ładną szeroką plażą. Kolejna trasa przez góry prowadzi z hotelu do innej plaży - Damnoni.
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hotel przepięknie położony, chyba najpiękniejsze miejsce w jakim byłam w życiu. Położony na zboczach gór, cień na zboczu wskazywał porę dnia, słońce przesuwało się 'po hotelu'
Hotel położony w pięknej okolicy - z jednej strony góry, zaś z drugiej morze! Przepiękne widoki:) Obsługa hotelowa bardzo przyjemna i pomocna, mówiąca po polsku :) Każdy znajdzie coś dla siebie do zjedzenia:) Pokoje sprzątane codziennie :)
Wszystko w porządku oprócz pokoju hotelowego, który nie odpowiada temu ze zdjęcia. Część hotelu odnowiona, nam natomiast przypadł pokój w nieodnowionej części hotelu. Do spania wystarczający, resztę czasu spędzaliśmy poza pokojem.
Położenie hotelu w najpiękniejszym miejscu w jakim byłam,oddalony od większych miast i to duży plus. Hotel ma 4 gwiazdki, żeby podnieść standard trzeba poprawić stan łazienek i pokoi w hotelach.
Hotel położony między fiordami z pięknymi widokami i w spokojnej okolicy (z dala od miast i innych hoteli). Dla nas była to największa zaleta tego hotelu. Trudno ocenić plażę, gdyż hotel nie ma takowej. Jest natomiast betonowe zejście do morza z leżakami, co jednak jest rajem dla osób lubiących nurkować / snurkować. Woda robi się od razu bardzo głęboka a przy brzegu znajdują się skały, pomiędzy którymi pływa wiele różnorodnych ryb. Jeżeli ktoś zapragnie poleżeć na piasku, zawsze może się wybrać do oddalonej o 30 min pieszo plaży Damnoni. Jedzenie jest dobre, ale nic nadzwyczajnego. Nie polecam osobom które nie lubią tłustego, gdyż większość potraw jest wręcz zanurzona w oleju. Minus należy się też za niesmaczne i bardzo niskiej jakości napoje. Plus za pobrane lunch-boxy, które były jak dotąd najlepiej wyposażone ze wszystkich hoteli, jakie odwiedziłem. Największą zmorą hotelu był pokój (co sprawiło że więcej tam nie wrócimy). Dostaliśmy pokój nieodnowiony chyba od 20 lat. Bardzo stare meble i wystrój z lat 80-tych. Dodatkowo cieknący kran, kapiąca na podłogę klimatyzacja oraz mrówki w łazience. Dwie ostatnie zostały częściowo poprawione po zgłoszeniu (mrówki jednak wróciły po 2 dniach). Do tego wszystkiego dwa osobne łóżka które po złączeniu dawały sporą szparę pomiędzy co skutecznie uniemożliwiało spanie blisko siebie. Widzieliśmy kilka innych pokoi przez otwarte drzwi i wyglądały dużo lepiej (jak na zdjęciach Itaki), więc albo mieliśmy pecha albo to dlatego, że byliśmy z Polski. Jak przyjeżdżają Niemcy, Francuzi i Polacy to kto dostanie najgorszy pokój? Bywałem w wielu dużo tańszych hotelach z mniejszą ilością gwiazdek a pokoje zawsze prezentowały wyższy standard niż to, co otrzymaliśmy. Duży minus należy się również za brak punktualności. Posiłki zaczynały się zawsze później niż były planowane. Nie stanowiło to dużego problemu aż do czasu, gdy śniadanie miało się zacząć o 7:30, a my mieliśmy wyjazd o 7:45 (musieliśmy się zadowolić śniadaniem kontynentalnym czyli dżemem, płatkami lub szynką/serem żółtym). Problem punktualności dotyka jednak całej Grecji, gdyż taka jest już natura tamtejszych ludzi, więc nie obwiniam za to hotelu. Plus natomiast za możliwość zamówienia śniadania kontynentalnego na godz. 5:15, gdy wyjeżdżaliśmy na wycieczkę. Gdyby nie pokój, to poleciłbym ten hotel wszystkim którzy chcą ponurkować i lubią spokój z dala od cywilizacji.
- bajkowa, malownicza lokalizacja oraz gwarantowana pogoda to jedyne plusy hotelu - pokój maleńki (nr 200), ok 12m2 z łazienką, nie dało się w nim poruszać, wchodząc z dworu wpadało się odrazu na łóżko, po kilkukrotnych próbach zmiany udało się zmienić na większy (nr 154), niestety jakość pozostawiała dużo do życzenia (jak poniżej) - standard pokoju nie zasługuje nawet na jedną gwiazdkę (z co dopiero cztery), stare, obdrapane meble rodem z PRLu, goły strop na suficie, łazienka brudna, obskurna, wszędzie grzyb i pleśń, zardzewniałe lustro, brudna armatura, sprzęty w pokoju zakturzone, w łazience pajęczyny w kątach (mamy zdjęcia) - brak możliwości pobytu w pokoju z jednym łóżkiem małżeńskim (dwa osobne łóżka które się ciągle rozjeżdżały) - brak mini baru w pokoju - jedzenie bardzo kiepskie i monotonne (codziennie takie samo - pomidory, ogórki, arbuzy, jajka trzeciej klasy, nic nowego), musieliśmy dojadać w mieście we własnym zakresie - po pierwszej nocy chcieliśmy wracać do Polski ale nie było wolnych miejsc w samolocie, brzydziliśmy się spać i myć w pokoju który dostaliśmy - po kilku próbach udało nam się wywalczyć większy pokój, niestety z równie kiepskim standardem, rezydent nie był w tej kwestii pomocny mimo zgłoszonego mu problemu (pan D.) - śniadanie kontynenetalne (wg oferty 10:15 - 11:00) - o godz. 10.20 wszystko było już posprzątane i nie było co zjeść - w snack barze przy basenie nic do jedzenia tylko napoje (w tym niektóre jak cafe freppe dodatkowo płatne), po wyproszeniu udało się dostać kromke czerstwego chleba z plasterkiem sera (rosło w ustach) - jeden bar z napojami na cały hotel - trzeba było daleko chodzić żeby dostać coś do picia - w trakcie całego pobytu ani razu nie zmieniono nam ręczników w pokoju na czyste - dopiero po naszej wyraźnej interwencji zostały zmienione (pokoje były sprzątane codziennie) - leżaków wysraczająca ilość jednak bardzo zaniedbane - ręczniki basenowe wypożyczane raz na cały pobyt (bardzo drogo) bez możliwości wymiany na czyste w trakcie pobytu - bardzo życzliwa i pomocna obsługa - posiłek po przybyciu do hotelu pierwszego dnia (mimo późnej nocnej pory) - bus hotelowy dowożący do Plakias (najbliższej miejscowości) jest plusem - szkoda że tylko do godziny 17:00, wieczorem musieliśmy zamawiać taksówkę - słona woda w basenach - ale brak prysznicy żeby się z tej soli opłukać po kąpieli, trzeba było biegać do pokoju - centrum nurkowania na miejscu w pięknej zatoce było plusem
Jak ktos lubi spokój, z dala od sklepów, barów, tłumu turystów to jest to miejsce z którego będzie bardzo zadowony. Mi przypadł do gustu i myslę że tam wrócę. Malowinicze polożenie, piękny fiord/plaża, przepiękne widoku również pod wodą (na miejscu znajduje się baza nurkowa którą też polecam) są warte odwiedzenia. Spokój i miła obsługa są dopełnieniem. Nie jest to hotel bardzo nowoczesny, o bardzo wysokim standardzie ale z bardzo dobrą obsługą, bardzo dobrym jedzeniem (mozna by mieć kilka uwag jedynie do śniadania) i niezłym alkoholem jak na wersje 'all'. Miłym zaskoczeniem jest możliwość zamówienia wczesnego śniadania np. 3:30. Na minus jedynie transfer z lotniska - prawie 3 godziny, ale coś za coś - warto. Dla dzieci może trochę nudno choć sa 3 baseny - to jest zdecydowanie dla tych którzy potrzebują mocno 'odskoczyć na bok na odpoczynek'. Tego typu hotel nalezy na prawdę do rzadkości. Można go traktowac jako swoistego rodzaju 'perełkę' świętego spokoju za rozsądną cenę. Polecam szczególnie tym którzy nie lubią tłumu, sklepów, dyskotek (choć animacje wieczorem były ale na sczeście nie za głośne). Nurkowie będą zadowoleni. W hotelu pracują Polacy co daje lepszą komukację - szczególnie na recepcji.
Hotel bardzo urokliwy położony w pięknym otoczeniu godny polecenie dla ludzi ceniących sobie spokój z dala od miasta i rodzinom z dziećmi. Dobre animacje dla dzieci Scooby-Doo i profesjonalni animatorzy. Jedyny mankament to czas transferu z lotniska do hotelu - po drodze rozwożeni byli ludzie do innych hoteli co zwiększyło czas o ponad 100%.
Malownicze położenie sprawia, że niedociągnięcia w samym hotelu są mało znaczące.
Hotel ma przepiękne położenie. Wśród skał i wód, daleko od ludzi. Cisza i spokój, do miasteczka można się dostać busem 3,6 E w obie strony lub taksówką ok 7E w jedną. Pokoje są w pojedynczych bungalowach więc jest spokojnie i intymnie. W miarę wygodne łożka, każdy pokój z balkonem. Przepiękne baseny, jeden główny, i dwa mniejsze z pięknym widokiem na morze, dodatkowo zejście bezpośrednio do morza ze skał. Krystaliczna woda. Jedzenie smaczne i dużo, brakuje niestety jakiś normalnych przekąsek między posiłkami. Dania głównie greckie, dużo koziny, baraniny, faszerowanych warzyw, do każdego posiłku były owoce i desery. Napoje niby bez ograniczeń, ale nic w butelkach ( woda tylko z plastikowych kubków, więc na noc trzeba było kupować dodatkowo). Brakowało karty z opisem co jest w formule ALL INCLUSIVE, więc nie można było sobie wybrać np drinka, tylko trzeba było dyskutować z barmanem ( który zresztą świetnie mówił po polsku) co w przypadku kolejki do baru stanowiło utrudnienie. Wieczorem minidisco dla dzieci, które prowadziły Polki. Ogólnie jestem zadowolona z wypoczynku. Warto odwiedzić pobliskie miasteczko Plakias jest tam piękna plaża, supermarket, sklepy z pamiątkami i przepyszne lody na przeciw postoju taksówek i przystanku. Dla osób, które nie znają języka angielskiego nie ma żadnego problemu, gdyż w hotelu pracuje kilku Polaków.
Położenie hotelu na brzegu morza, przy fiordzie - po prostu bajeczne. Przyjechaliśmy do hotelu nocą i po wyjściu z autobusu pierwsze miłe zaskoczenie - bajkowa atmosfera. Z jednej strony wysokie zbocza gór, oświetlone zmieniającymi się iluminacjami, dodającymi pionowym zboczom surrealistycznego charakteru, z drugiej strony czerń morza podkreślany szumem fal. A po środku bajeczna kraina z pięknie podświetlanymi palmami, oświetlonymi basenami i uliczkami prowadzącymi do domków. To wszystko nadaje temu miejscu wyjątkowego charakteru. Mieliśmy wrażenie, że trafiliśmy do baśniowej krainy. Wrażenie było tak silne, że zaraz po wrzuceniu walizek do pokoju poszliśmy zwiedzać to bajkowe cudo, chociaż był 3 nad ranem, nikomu z wrażenia nie chciało się spać. Rano po przebudzeniu - kolejna miła niespodzianka, po otwarciu drzwi - cudowny widok na niewielki basen z morską wodą, który mieliśmy niemalże pod drzwiami, a za nim - piękny widok na Morze Śródziemne. Niesamowite miejsce. A teraz uwagi praktyczne. Miejsce cudowne do spokojnego odpoczynku ze starszymi dziećmi. Moje pociechy w wieku nastoletnim dosłownie zakochały się w plaży we fiordzie. bezpośrednio z platformy zejście do dość głębokiej i bardzo głębokiej wody, gdzie z maską i rurką można doskonale popływać i ponurkować obserwując podwodne bardzo bogate życie. Między skałkami w płytszej części porusza sie cała masa ryb wszelkiego rodzaju, krabów i innych stworzonek. Dzieciaki mogły tam siedzieć godzinami. Dla malutkich dzieci raczej można polecić baseny wewnątrz kompleksu hotelowego, gdzie zaskoczyła mnie czystość wody i to że nie była chlorowana, w basenach była czyściutka woda morska. Polecam wynajęcie samochodu i wyjazd z hotelu. już sama podróż autem po drodze z hotelu do miasteczka to piękne widoki i niesamowite doznania estetyczne. Obsługa hotelu - na 5, a nawet na 6. Kilka osób mówi dobrze i bardzo dobrze po polsku, animatorki i jeden pan w recepcji i przemiła pani w restauracji - Polacy ( co było dla nas bardzo miłe ). Jedzenie- obiady i kolacje super i dużo urozmaiceń, a nade wszystko pysznie. Do posiłku serwowana w ramach pakietu buteleczka wytrawnego wina i wszystko jest doskonałe. Jeśli chodzi o śniadania - dość kiepskie. A w zasadzie słabe- bez polotu, codziennie to samo i kiepskiej jakości. Ale po takich kolacjach, śniadanie zdawało się być niepotrzebną stratą czasu. Pokoje - lokalizacja doskonała - przynajmniej te z widokiem na morze, jeśli chodzi o wnętrze - na pierwszy rzut oka - doskonale, ale gdy przyjrzeć sie szczegółom, to raczej nie dałbym nawet trzech gwiazdek. Pokoje po prostu od dawna nie były remontowane. Ale nie zmienia to faktu, że są ładne i robią miłe wrażenie. Najważniejsze, że są dokładnie sprzątane. Jest czysto, sucho i schludnie. Jednak na 4 gwiazdki w moim przekonaniu nie zasługują. My w czwórkę nie narzekaliśmy. Klima bezpłatna, więc można drobne rzeczy przeżyć. W hotelu przy basenie i w lobby bezpłatne WIFI, za co ogromny plus dla hotelu. Drinki w barze - jak to wszędzie bywa - można pić i pić i efektu nie zauważymy :-) A później każdy się dziwi i chwali jaką to mocną głowę miał na wakacjach w ciepłych krajach :-). Tak jest wszędzie i ten hotel wyjątku nie stanowi. Przynajmniej rano człowiek ma ochotę na zwiedzanie i zdolność do kierowania :-). Podsumowując - jest to pierwszy hotel do którego z uwagi na jego specyficzną lokalizację i 'plaże' we fiordzie z cała pewnością jeszcze wrócimy. Do tej pory na taki hotel nie trafiłem.

From the area of Heraklion – local trips

Knossos and Heraklion – a visit to the labyrinth - an expedition for enthusiasts of ancient history. Exploring the most important remnants of Minoan Crete: the ruins of the Palace of Knossos, which was probably a a mythical maze. When, in 1900, sir Arthur Evans began excavation works in Knossos, many treasures of the past hidden for centuries have come to be revealed. Knossos turned out to be the heart of Minoan civilization, the first civilization in Europe. More than a hundred years ago this place was known only from mythology. It was here that the legendary King Minos lived, here, among the mysterious corridors of the labyrinth the Minotaur that was devouring people was supposedly locked. After exploring the palace, transfer to Heraklion - the capital of the island, free time for a walk and shopping, or optionally: visiting the Archaeological Museum, With the world's greatest collections of Minoan times. Due to renovations om the Museum, part of the exposition is temporarily closed and not available to tourists. Return to hotels in the afternoon. Price - approx. 45 EUR (does not include entry ticket to Knossos: approx. 6 EUR).

Spinalonga and Aghios Nikolaos - the landscapes of East Crete - transfer through the extremely picturesque landscapes of western part of the island, which is famous for its splendid views on the gorgeous Mirabello bay, an ancient flooded port of Olous and the city of Aghios Nikolaos. Cruise to the island of Spinalonga, exploring the impressive fortress built by the Byzantines, which later, in fear of the Turks, Venetians developed. At the time of the Turkish occupation the island became a shelter for smugglers, then there was a colony of lepers here. With the help of UNESCO, the town is now made available to visitors. After the tour, the boat anchors in a quiet cove by a small, wild beach. Time for swimming and lunch, which is prepared by the crew of the ship: grilled meat and Greek Salad. After returning to land we invite you to take a walk through the charming and romantic Agios Nikolaos, famous for its "botomless" Voulismeni Lake. Day trip, return to hotels before dinner. Price - approx. 55 EUR (does not include entry ticket to the fortress in Spinalonga: approx. 2 EUR).

Santorini – an island from a Greek fairy tale - a boat trip to one of the most beautiful and most amazing Greek Islands. It is said that 80% of Greek postcards show views from Santorini, which proves the beauty of this island; white houses glued to the slopes, chapels with blue domes, terraces full of flowers and cats basking lazily in the sun, breathtaking views and some of the finest sunsets are just part of the experience that the volcano island provides. Early morning sail from Heraklion towards the Cyclades and a cruise to Athinios port in Santorini that lasts a few hours. Transfer to Oia, the village of artists - deemed the most beautiful on the island. Free time. Transfer to the current capital of the island - Thira. A group stroll and free time for shopping in the many local shops. The trip makes a huge impression thanks to the beautiful and different landscapes. Day trip, return to Crete in the evening. Price - approx. 150 EUR (includes transfer to and from the port, cruise and tour of the island).

Cretan Evening - an unusual encounter with the folklore of the island in a tavern in the picturesque mountain village of Kato Karouzano. A group of dancers in folk costumes will present the most famous dances of Crete and other parts of Greece, inviting you to have fun together. A glass of Raki to warm up. During the show, a buffet dinner and unlimited local wine. Excellent proposition for those who like dancing, singing and having a good time. Price – approx. 45 EUR.

Golden beaches and lagoons of Crete - Gramvousa and Balos - the route of the expedition runs along the northern coast, to the port of Kissamos, where the cruise begins around a gorgeous bay. Cretans promote a trip to this extraordinary place as "One Day in Paradise". Gramvousa, the westernmost peninsula is one of the most beautiful areas in all of Greece, there is a view of the island of Gramvousa with the ruins of a Venetian fortress. The peninsula is uninhabited, with intact nature and is a natural reserve for many species of birds. Next to it extends Balos Bay, with stunning blue waters and golden sands. Here true leisure awaits, swimming and lunch, prepared by the crew of the ship. Free time, return trip to Kissamos and transfer to hotels. Day trip, return in the evening. Price - approx. 65 EUR (includes coach transfer, cruise, meal on the ship; comfortable footwear recommended).

Samaria Gorge – a proposition for nature lovers and enthusiasts of hiking - an expedition through the longest gorge in Europe – approx. 18 km, in the White Mountains National Park (Lefka Ori). There are over 450 species of plants and many animals, among others, wild chamois kri-kri. Departure early in the morning towards the plateau of Omfalos at an altitude of approx. 1100 meters. Descent into the gorge. The first stage of the journey to conquering Ksiloskala - the stone steps carved into a hillside overgrown with cypress trees. Approx. 4-km walk – on the way the first of several churches in the gorge - Agios Nikolaos. The farther you go, the higher the walls of the gorge rise - around 8-9 km the gorge is a typical canyon, which in the narrowest place is just 3 m wide. These are so-called Sideroportes - Iron Gates. After exiting the gorge the route leads through an abandoned, old village of Agia Roumeli to the new Agia Roumeli - a town on the south coast of Crete. Boat cruise to Chora Sfakion, transfer to the hotels by coach. Day trip Price - approx. 50 EUR (does not include entry ticket to the gorge: approx. 6 EUR, ferry ticket from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakion: approx. 9 EUR).

Waterpark - a visit to the waterpark is the perfect relaxation for the whole family. The Park offers slides, tubes and 11 swimming pools with a total area of approx. 1500 m2. Price - approx. 35 EUR.

Unknown Crete - Grotto of Zeus, Lasisthi Plateau, and the underwater world Cretaquarium - the encounter with the real Crete begins in the Dikti Mountains, on the rarely visited by tourists Lahiti Plataeu, which is full of vineyards and olive groves. This fertile valley is sheltered from the wind on all sides. Life takes place here according to tradition. People live here like they did decades ago. Drive through the mountain village brings closer the everyday life of inhabitants, their attachment to folklore and gives you the opportunity to see architecture of typical Greek villages. During the tour you can visit Psychro cave - the mythical birthplace of the father of gods and men - Zeus. Visiting Eco Park is an opportunity to see how traditional Greek rugs and embroidery are created, as well as how Cretan pottery is made. The programme includes a visit to the largest and most famous aquarium of Crete - Cretaquarium, which presents the unique flora and fauna of the local seas: stingrays, seahorses, sharks and many others. We recommend comfortable, athletic footwear. Return to the hotel before dinner. Price - approx. 40 EUR (does not include entry ticket to the grotto: approx. 4 EUR, or entry ticket to the aquarium: approx. 8 EUR).

From the area of Chania i Rethymno – local trips

Knossos and Heraklion – a visit to the labyrinth - an expedition for enthusiasts of ancient history. Exploring the most important remnants of Minoan Crete: the ruins of the Palace of Knossos, which was probably a a mythical maze. When, in 1900, sir Arthur Evans began excavation works in Knossos, many treasures of the past hidden for centuries have come to be revealed. Knossos turned out to be the heart of Minoan civilization, the first civilization in Europe. More than a hundred years ago this place was known only from mythology. It was here that the legendary King Minos lived, here, among the mysterious corridors of the labyrinth the Minotaur that was devouring people was supposedly locked. After exploring the palace, transfer to Heraklion - the capital of the island, free time for a walk and shopping, or optionally: visiting the Archaeological Museum, With the world's greatest collections of Minoan times. Due to renovations om the Museum, part of the exposition is temporarily closed and not available to tourists. The programme includes a visit to Cretaquarium, the largest oceanarium in Crete. Return to hotels in the early evening hours. Price – approx. 54 EUR (does not include entry ticket to Knossos: approx. 6 EUR and Cretaquarium: approx. 6 EUR).

Santorini - the island from a Greek fairytale - a boat trip to one of the most beautiful and most extraordinary Greek islands. It is said that 80% of Greek postcards show views from Santorini, which proves the beauty of this island; white houses glued to the slopes, chapels with blue domes, terraces full of flowers and cats basking lazily in the sun, breathtaking views and some of the finest sunsets are just part of the experience that the volcano island provides. Early morning sail from Rethymno towards the Cyclades and a cruise to Athinios port in Santorini that lasts a few hours. Transfer to Oia, the village of artists - deemed the most beautiful on the island. Free time. Transfer to the current capital of the island - Fira. A group stroll and free time for shopping in the many local shops. The trip provides an unforgettable experience thanks to the beautiful and diverse landscapes. Day trip, return to Crete in the evening. Price – approx. 160 EUR.

Samaria Gorge – a proposition for nature lovers and enthusiasts of hiking - an expedition through the longest gorge in Europe – approx. 18 km, in the White Mountains National Park (Lefka Ori). There are over 450 species of plants and many animals, among others, wild chamois kri-kri. Departure early in the morning towards the plateau of Omfalos at an altitude of approx. 1100 meters. Descend to the gorge. The first stage of the journey to conquering Ksiloskala - the stone steps carved into a hillside overgrown with cypress trees. Approx. 4-km walk – on the way the first of several churches in the gorge - Agios Nikolaos. The farther you go, the higher the walls of the gorge rise - around 8-9 km the gorge is a typical canyon, which in the narrowest place is just 3 m wide. These are so-called Sideroportes - Iron Gates. After exiting the gorge the route leads through an abandoned, old village of Agia Roumeli to the new Agia Roumeli - a town on the south coast of Crete. Boat cruise to Chora Sfakion, transfer to the hotels by coach. Day trip Price – approx. 38 EUR (does not include entry ticket to the gorge: approx. 6 EUR, ferry ticket: approx. 9 EUR).

Elafonisi - a tiny islet located in the depths of the bay of the same name is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Crete. Separated from the mainland by a very shallow sea makes it possible to reach by walking on the sandy bottom. The wide beaches around Elafonisi attract with their golden sands and very clean water. Heading south along the Cretan villages of Enneachoria we will see the Chapel of Agia hidden in the grotto known from Neolithic times, and the stalactites and stalagmites occurring there. An unforgettable experience will certainly be the visit to the stone Our Lady of the Golden Step Monastery (Chryssoskalitissa) built on a steep and rocky promontory. Price – 38 EUR.

Gramvousa - an expedition to one of the most stunning places in Crete, which could carry the title "a visit to paradise"... The route of the tour runs along the northern coast to Kissamos Port, where the cruise begins around the gorgeous bay. After an hour arrival in Imera Gramvousa. The islet is uninhabited, with intact nature and is a natural reserve for many species of birds. A dip in the bay and visit to the ruins located on a 137-m hill of the Venetian fortress from the 16th century, providing wonderful views of Balos Bay. Just a 15-minute boat ride divides the island from the picturesque Balon lagoon, where there is crystal clear water, golden sand and wonderful relaxation. Price – approx. 55 EUR, children 2-12 y.o.: 50% discount.

The wealth of Crete - a trip for nature lovers, hikers, those interested in the life and customs of the inhabitants of Cretan villages. The programme includes a drive along a picturesque route to the village of Mesavia and a 4.5-km walk along a gorge located at the foot of Lefka Ori (White Mountains). A short break in the charming village of Deliana. On the way back a stopover is planned in the village of Bouves - famous for the oldest olive trees on the island. Opportunity to visit the local museum dedicated to this crop. Price – approx. 28 EUR, children 2-12 y.o.: 50% discount.

Souda Cruise – cruise on a pirate ship "Black Pearl" around Souda Bay. Swimming and diving in the crystal waters of the bay. An opportunity to sunbathe and try seafood in local taverns on one of the charming beaches of the Akrotiri Peninsula. Excellent relaxation for adults, but also an amazing pirate adventure for the kids. Animations for children during the cruise. Price – approx. 48 EUR, children 2-12 y.o.: 50% discount.

Rethymno and surroundings areas - trip to the central-western part of Crete. This inconspicuous name of the trip conceals gems of central Crete. At the beginning of the trip - the only freshwater lake on the island - Kournas. The route leads on via the Cretan villages of Argiroupoli, Margarites, where famous Cretan ceramics are made. Visiting the monastery of Arkadia and gems of Venetian buildings - the city of Rethymno. Price – approx. 34 EUR.

From the area of Ierapetra – local trips

Golden Island of Chrissi - a trip to the southernmost located corner of Europe. Sail out from the port in Ierapetra across the Libyan Sea to the Golden Island of Chrissi. The unspoiled Chrissi reminds of the Caribbean island of Robinson and is known for its idyllic lagoons and crystal clear waters. An excellent proposition for enthusiasts of sunbathing. 5 hours have been planned on the island for swimming and relaxing in the lagoon. Day trip, return to hotels before dinner. Price - approx. 45 EUR.

Vai Palm Beach - Sitia - Moni Toplou Monastery - a trip to the east of Crete, a region of the island that is still not very well-known and rarely visited by tourists. Drive to the eastern shore of the island on a route with breathtaking views to the paradise beach of Vai, called "Bounty Beach" by locals, because an advertisement of the Bounty chocolate bar was filmed here. The magnificent palm tree grove is a flagship of this spot, reminding Caribbean beaches. As legend has it, the palm trees grew from seeds of dates imported from Africa, which invades of the island, Arabs, ate while camping on this beach. At present this palm tree beach covered in a light sand has been ranked as one of the top 20 in the Mediterranean Sea. On the way back, a stopover at the Moni Toplou Monastery, then a stroll around Sitia. Sitia is a picturesque town situated like an amphitheatre on the east coast of Crete. The destination which remembers ancient times, flourished during the reign of the Venetians, when Kazarma fortress was erected here. Today, Sitia is famous for its production of fine olive oil and wine. Day trip, return to hotels before dinner. Price - approx. 40 EUR.

Spinalonga and Aghios Nikolaos - the landscapes of East Crete - transfer through the extremely picturesque landscapes of western part of the island, which is famous for its splendid views on the gorgeous Mirabello bay, an ancient flooded port of Olous and the city of Aghios Nikolaos. Cruise to the island of Spinalonga, exploring the impressive fortress built by the Byzantines, which later, in fear of the Turks, Venetians developed. At the time of the Turkish occupation the island became a shelter for smugglers, then there was a colony of lepers here. With the help of UNESCO, the town is now made available to visitors. After the tour, the boat anchors in a quiet cove by a small, wild beach. Time for swimming and lunch, which is prepared by the crew of the ship: grilled meat and Greek Salad. After returning to land we invite you to take a walk through the charming and romantic Agios Nikolaos, famous for its "botomless" Voulismeni Lake. Day trip, return to hotels before dinner. Price - approx. 55 EUR (does not include entry ticket to the fortress in Spinalonga: approx. 2 EUR).

Santorini – an island from a Greek fairy tale - a boat trip to one of the most beautiful and most amazing Greek Islands. It is said that 80% of Greek postcards show views from Santorini, which proves the beauty of this island; white houses glued to the slopes, chapels with blue domes, terraces full of flowers and cats basking lazily in the sun, breathtaking views and some of the finest sunsets are just part of the experience that the volcano island provides. Early morning sail from Heraklion towards the Cyclades and a cruise to Athinios port in Santorini that lasts a few hours. Transfer to Oia, the village of artists - deemed the most beautiful on the island. Free time. Transfer to the current capital of the island - Thira. A group stroll and free time for shopping in the many local shops. The trip makes a huge impression thanks to the beautiful and different landscapes. Day trip, return to Crete in the evening. Price - approx. 160 EUR (includes transfer to and from the port, cruise and tour of the island).

Knossos and Heraklion – a visit to the labyrinth - an expedition for enthusiasts of ancient history. Exploring the most important remnants of Minoan Crete: the ruins of the Palace of Knossos, which was probably a a mythical maze. When, in 1900, sir Arthur Evans began excavation works in Knossos, many treasures of the past hidden for centuries have come to be revealed. Knossos turned out to be the heart of Minoan civilization, the first civilization in Europe. More than a hundred years ago this place was known only from mythology. It was here that the legendary King Minos lived, here, among the mysterious corridors of the labyrinth the Minotaur that was devouring people was supposedly locked. After exploring the palace, transfer to Heraklion - the capital of the island, free time for a walk and shopping, or optionally: visiting the Archaeological Museum, With the world's greatest collections of Minoan times. Due to renovations om the Museum, part of the exposition is temporarily closed and not available to tourists. Return to hotels in the afternoon. Price - approx. 55 EUR (does not include entry ticket to Knossos: approx. 6 EUR).

From the area of Plakias – local trips

Knossos and Heraklion – a visit to the labyrinth - an expedition for enthusiasts of ancient history. Exploring the most important remnants of Minoan Crete: the ruins of the Palace of Knossos, which was probably a a mythical maze. When, in 1900, sir Arthur Evans began excavation works in Knossos, many treasures of the past hidden for centuries have come to be revealed. Knossos turned out to be the heart of Minoan civilization, the first civilization in Europe. More than a hundred years ago this place was known only from mythology. It was here that the legendary King Minos lived, here, among the mysterious corridors of the labyrinth the Minotaur that was devouring people was supposedly locked. After exploring the palace, transfer to Heraklion - the capital of the island, free time for a walk and shopping, or optionally: visiting the Archaeological Museum, With the world's greatest collections of Minoan times. Due to renovations om the Museum, part of the exposition is temporarily closed and not available to tourists. The programme includes a visit to Cretaquarium, the largest oceanarium in Crete. Return to hotels in the early evening hours. Price – approx. 54 EUR (does not include entry ticket to Knossos: approx. 6 EUR and Cretaquarium: approx. 6 EUR), children 2-12 y.o.: 50% discount.

Santorini – an island from a Greek fairy tale - a boat trip to one of the most beautiful and most amazing Greek Islands. It is said that 80% of Greek postcards show views from Santorini, which proves the beauty of this island; white houses glued to the slopes, chapels with blue domes, terraces full of flowers and cats basking lazily in the sun, breathtaking views and some of the finest sunsets are just part of the experience that the volcano island provides. Early morning sail from Heraklion towards the Cyclades and a cruise to Athinios port in Santorini that lasts a few hours. Transfer to Oia, the village of artists - deemed the most beautiful on the island. Free time. Transfer to the current capital of the island - Thira. A group stroll and free time for shopping in the many local shops. The trip makes a huge impression thanks to the beautiful and different landscapes. Day trip, return to Crete in the evening. Price - approx. 160 EUR (includes transfer to and from the port, cruise and tour of the island), children 2-12 y.o.: 50% discount.

Samaria Gorge – a proposition for nature lovers and enthusiasts of hiking - an expedition through the longest gorge in Europe – approx. 18 km, in the White Mountains National Park (Lefka Ori). There are over 450 species of plants and many animals, among others, wild chamois kri-kri. Departure early in the morning towards the plateau of Omfalos at an altitude of approx. 1100 meters. Descent into the gorge. The first stage of the journey to conquering Ksiloskala - the stone steps carved into a hillside overgrown with cypress trees. Approx. 4-km walk – on the way the first of several churches in the gorge - Agios Nikolaos. The farther you go, the higher the walls of the gorge rise - around 8-9 km the gorge is a typical canyon, which in the narrowest place is just 3 m wide. These are so-called Sideroportes - Iron Gates. After exiting the gorge the route leads through an abandoned, old village of Agia Roumeli to the new Agia Roumeli - a town on the south coast of Crete. Boat cruise to Chora Sfakion, transfer to the hotels by coach. Day trip Price - approx. 40 EUR (does not include entry ticket to the gorge: approx. 6 EUR, ferry ticket: approx. 9 EUR), children 2-12 y.o.: 50% discount.

Elafonisi - a tiny islet located in the depths of the bay of the same name is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Crete. Separated from the mainland by a very shallow sea makes it possible to reach by walking on the sandy bottom. The wide beaches around Elafonisi attract with their golden sands and very clean water. Heading south along the Cretan villages of Enneachoria we will see the Chapel of Agia hidden in the grotto known from Neolithic times, and the stalactites and stalagmites occurring there. An unforgettable experience will certainly be the visit to the stone Our Lady of the Golden Step Monastery (Chryssoskalitissa) built on a steep and rocky promontory. Price - 40 EUR, children 2-12 y.o.: 50% discount.

Gramvousa - an expedition to one of the most stunning places in Crete, which could carry the title "a visit to paradise"... The route of the tour runs along the northern coast to Kissamos Port, where the cruise begins around the gorgeous bay. After an hour arrival in Imera Gramvousa. The islet is uninhabited, with intact nature and is a natural reserve for many species of birds. A dip in the bay and visit to the ruins located on a 137-m hill of the Venetian fortress from the 16th century, providing wonderful views of Balos Bay. Just a 15-minute boat ride divides the island from the picturesque Balon lagoon, where there is crystal clear water, golden sand and wonderful relaxation. Price – approx. 55 EUR, children 2-12 y.o.: 50% discount.

Rethymno and surroundings areas - trip to the central-western part of Crete. This inconspicuous name of the trip conceals gems of central Crete. At the beginning of the trip - the only freshwater lake on the island - Kournas. The route leads on via the Cretan villages of Argiroupoli, Margarites, where famous Cretan ceramics are made. Visiting the monastery of Arkadia and gems of Venetian buildings - the city of Rethymno. Price – approx. 34 EUR, children 2-12 y.o.: 50% discount.

 

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