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Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa Hotel

Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa Hotel Code: CHQKALY

2 299PLN
Dorośli: 2 all inclusive Wed 27.08 – Thu 04.09 (8 days)

Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa Hotel Code: CHQKALY Greece \ Crete
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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
91% 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 jest położony w bardzo interesującym miejscu, może zapewnić komfort wypoczynku, ale na pewno nie w wysokim sezonie - czyli w lipcu-sierpniu. Liczba miejsc (leżaków) na terenie hotelu jest ograniczona, więc w sierpniu od rana - od godz. 7.00 - rozpoczyna się walka o rezerwację leżaka za pomocą ręcznika (niestety, przodują w tym wybitnie goście z Polski i Rosji). Dla tych, którym nie uda się 'zaklepać' miejsca z rana przy 3 basenach lub w zatoce, pozostaje korzystanie z odpłatnych miejsc na plażach w Damnoni i Plakias - co zresztą bardzo serdecznie polecam wszystkim, którzy chcą pobyć wśród Greków i popluskać się w ciepłej wodzie w miłym otoczeniu i nie żałują kilku euro dziennie na leżak i kawę pomimo opłacenia wcześniej wczasów all in. Tym, którzy lubią ciszę i spokój , z pewnością będą przeszkadzać codzienne animacje od 21.15 do 0.00, z głośną muzyką i zawołaniami wodzireja tego przedsięwzięcia artystycznego - ale są wakacje, więc można odpuścić innym, że lubią w ten sposób spędzać wieczory :))) Pod względem wyposażenia pokojów i wyżywienia hotel nie wykracza w mojej opinii poza 3 gwiazdki (w porównaniu z innymi obiektami w Grecji), czwarta gwiazdka z pewnością za położenie!
Bardzo dobre miejsce dla osób chcących wypoczywać w spokoju z dala od zgiełku miast. Doskonała baza wypadowa do zwiedzanie reszty Krety. Miejsce mało atrakcyjne dla osób poszukujących rozrywki i nocnych atrakcji. Bardzo dobra i urozmaicona kuchnia, w większości grecka, ale każdy znajdzie coś dla siebie, chyba że liczy na rosół z kury i schabowego. Słaba oferta All, jeżeli chodzi o jedzenie między głównymi posiłkami. Najsłabszym elementem całej wycieczki był niekompetentny, rozkojarzony i przekazujący gościom niekompletne i czasem nieprawdziwe informacje rezydent Daniel (dot. dodatkowe opłaty za wycieczki fakultatywne, brak polskojęzycznych pilotów wycieczek). Generalnie hotel godny polecenia głównie ze względu na piękne położenie, wspaniałe widoki, spokojną i cichą atmosferę oraz wyśmienite jedzenie.
Hotel położony w pięknych miejscu, cudowne widoki, dla ceniących spokój i wypoczynek, brak ruchliwych ulic dookoła. Baseny czyste, zadbane.
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Hotel jest położony w zapierającej dech w piersiach okolicy. Kompleks zbudowano na klifie, z którego roztacza się widok na morze: uwaga, o taka scenerię trudno nawet w najlepszych produkcjach filmowych. Zejście do wody umożliwiają zamontowane przy skałach drabinki. Czysto, głęboko, rajsko! Na terenie hotelu skorzystać można także z trzech basenów ze słoną wodą: jeden basen główny + dwa mniejsze, kameralnie położone. Ogromnym plusem jest możliwość pływania także w nocy: wrażenia niezapomniane. Nigdy wcześniej nie byłam w równie imponującym miejscu. Pokoje i wystrój: skromnie, ale czysto i schludnie. Wyżywienie w porządku, urozmaicane, kelnerzy sympatyczni i chętni do pomocy. Zastrzeżenia mam do wersji all inclusive, która powinna nazywać się raczej nothingclusive: alkohole, drinki, napoje niedobre, limitowane (do 22.30). Dodatkowo w hotelu wymagane jest okazywanie specjalnej karty przy zamawianiu napojów, co jest po prostu niewygodne.
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Hotel a właściwie osiedle willowe położone jest na skalistym zboczu górskim. Daje to ciekawe wrażenia estetyczne wymaga jednak nieco wysiłku w poruszaniu się - nie nadaje się zbytnio do osób starszych i niepełnosprawnych. Jest gdzie pospacerować a plaża betonowa z kilkumetrowym fragmentem żwirku w skalistej zatoczce jest super do snurkowania. Woda jest dość głęboka i przezroczysta a dno skaliste więc nie polecam rodzinom z malutkimi dziećmi. W 3 basenach jest wyłącznie słona chlorowana woda czego nie polecam osobom z wrażliwą skórą. Na plaży mieści się baza nurkowa. Pokoje dość czyste, choć po 4 gwiazdkach można by spodziewać się więcej a już na pewno po łazienkach. Sprzątane codziennie. Na szczęście pogoda była słoneczna i upalna więc nie trzeba było spędzać w nich dużo czasu. W tv dostępny jest kanał Polonia i sprawnie działa klimatyzacja. Zwykle jest też dostępna ciepła woda w kranie. Wyżywienie dość obfite podczas 3 głównych posiłków, jednak lunch kończy się o 14.00 i do kolacji o 19.30 praktycznie nie ma co jeść. Barman proponuje tylko zeschnięte kanapki składające się z chlebka tostowego przełożonego tylko mortadelą i serem. Nie da się tego zjeść. Na terenie hotelu znajduje się 1 malutki sklepik oferujący troszkę słodyczy, drobne pamiątki i nieco sprzętu plażowego. Restauracja jest czynna tylko w godzinach głównych posiłków. Do najbliższego miasteczka Plakias jest 3 km. 10 minut busem hotelowym o wyznaczonych godzinach (1,80 EUR w jedną stronę), taksówką 7 EUR w jedną stronę lub ok. 1 godziny pieszo. Napoje dostępne w ramach AI to miejscowe wino, średniej jakości piwo, ouzo i raki oraz soki z koncentratu i kawa rozpuszczalna. Czasem można dostać lody. Bar przy plaży czynny w godz. od 13.00 - 17.00 a przy głównym basenie od 10.30 - 18.00. Bar w lobby czynny od 18.00. AI obowiązuje do 22.30. Jeśli wyjeżdża się na całodzienną wycieczkę można zamówić dzień wcześniej wczesne śniadanie kontynentalne,' zimny talerz' na kolacje i lunch box składający się z 1 niejadalnej kanapki z baru, kawałka ogórka owiniętego folią i jabłka i 0,5 l wody mineralnej - za to nie dałabym żadnej gwiazdki bo to po prostu żenujące było. W ostatni dzień wyjazdu pokoje trzeba opuścić do 12.00. Przedłużenie doby kosztuje 30 EUR. My wyjeżdżaliśmy o 19.15 więc od 12.00 bez pokoju ale na szczęście AI działało, z tym że ostatni posiłek to lunch do 14.00. Wyjazd o 19.15 na lotnisko bez lunch box'a i bez możliwości zjedzenia czegokolwiek bo restauracja czynna od 19.30 a w sklepiku kilka słodkich batoników (sprawdzajcie terminy ważności). Na lotnisku w Chanii obskurnie i też ciężko zjeść coś porządnego więc na koniec rozczarowanie - wolałabym dopłacić nieco do ceny pobytu i zjeść tę kolację jak człowiek bo 3 godziny na lotnisku nie są potrzebne i tak czekaliśmy prawie godzinę za odprawą podziwiając spacerujące po lotnisku karaluchy - taki lokalny folklor :-)
Hotel jest połozony w pięknym miejscu. Widoki przepiękne. Pokoje czyste, codziennie sprzątane, co drugi dzień wymieniane ręczniki. Miła obsługa w restauracji, recepcji, rezydentów. Jedynym wyjątkiem jest Pan w barze przy morzu, bardzo nieprzyjemny, jakby nie z tej planety.
Hotel pięknie położony,otoczony skalistymi górami. Pokoje w formie domków rozłożonych na dużym terenie,ułożone kaskadowo.Pokoje posiadają balkony, z widokiem na morze lub zieloną roślinność, piękne kwiaty. Mimo, iż w hotelu było wielu turystów, nie odczuwa się tłoku. Wyżywienie urozmaicone, przepyszne kolacje i obiady. Przysmaki typowo greckie, pyszna feta,jogurt,miód, owoce morza. Pracownicy hotelu znają język polski i są bardzo mili.
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Ładnie usytułowany hotel, miła obsługa, pokoje wymagające remontu
Hotel Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa robi bardzo dobre wrażenie. Nasz tygodniowy pobyt uznaliśmy za bardzo udany. Chętnie wrócilibyśmy tam ponownie, ale bogatsi o doświadczenia, którymi dzielimy się poniżej: CO ZALICZYLIŚMY DO PLUSÓW: - położenie, - cudowne widoki, - kilka plaż do wyboru. Najbliżej hotelu jest plaża z możliwością nurkowania i skakania do morza. Natomiast niedaleko są 2 piękne piaszczyste plaże (Damnoni- spacer ok. pół godziny i w Plakias- 5 minut taksówką za 7 EURO w jedną stronę). - polskojęzyczną obsługę i miłych animatorów, - pyszne!! i różnorodne jedzenie. Jednak (szczególnie desery) dość szybko znikające z półmisków i trochę za długi czas oczekiwania na ich dołożenie przez obsługę); - codziennie sprzątane pokoje; - hotel przygotowany jest zarówno na rodziny bez dzieci jak i z dziećmi. Przedział wiekowy podczas naszego pobytu to 33+. Mimo tego, że wszystkie pokoje były zajęte, nie czuć było tych tłumów i dużej ilości ludzi. - większość gości do Polacy- my trafiliśmy na bardzo sympatycznych ludzi :) - w hotelu były pojedyncze osoby z Ukrainy, Niemiec i Francji, - można odpocząć aktywnie (pływanie, nurkowanie, tennis, jogging, spacery po pięknej okolicy, etc.) - można też leżeć i napawać się pięknymi widokami, gorącym słońcem i morską bryzą, którą czuć nawet leżąc na leżaku przy basenie; - cicha i spokojna okolica, - sympatyczna i życzliwa obsługa, - dobra opieka (kompetentnego) rezydenta Daniela, - sklepik na terenie hotelu, a w nim wszystkie potrzebne produkty- od wody, po olejki do opalania, czy kapelusze. A TERAZ MINUSY: - pokoje (te zwykłe, bez dopłaty) wymagają remontu!! Polecamy wziąć superior- ma nowsze meble i wyższy standard. - podobno w każdej łazience jest taki 'wanno- prysznico- brodzik'- tak bym to nazwała, by uprzedzić Was, że taki jest tam standard. Dodam, że jest czysto. - zdecydowanie do minusów zaliczyć muszę brak wody w pokojach w opcji all inclusive. Woda butelkowana dodatkowo płatna, woda w kubku nie. dziwne. - zbyt długi czas oczekiwania na dokładanie dań, - nie ma prowiantu na drogę w dniu wyjazdu z hotelu, - rozcieńczone drinki w opcji all inclusive i to tylko do 22.30. Potem płatne ok. 7 EURO za drinka (już lepsze w smaku). - nastawienie hotelu na ciszę i relaks do tego stopnia, że po animacjach po ok. godz. 23.00 nie było żadnych imprez, czy dyskotek- tego nam trochę brakowało. :) - warto zabrać ze sobą ręczniki kąpielowe, gdyż są dodatkowo płatne 4 EURO/ za sztukę na tydzień. Reasumując- w hotelu można odpocząć, zrelaksować się i pysznie zjeść. Mieliśmy cały czas ok. 30 stopni, ale wiał cudny, delikatny wiaterek, dzięki któremu nie czuło się tak tego gorąca. Było pięknie i smacznie. Polecamy ten hotel z czystym sumieniem. :) Polecamy też wycieczki, które proponuje rezydent- Samaria i Santorini- obowiązkowo! :)
Hotel położony w fajnym miejscu, idealnym na odpoczynek. Nie polecam osobą nastawionym na imprezowanie. Dużym plusem była obecność polskich animatorek, które wspaniale zajmowały się dziećmi. Jedynym minusem było all inclusive,za mało urozmaicone. Piękne widoki i sympatyczni ludzie. POLECAM!
BARDZO SŁABA OPIEKA REZYDENTA, SAMI MUSIELIŚMY SIĘ ZORGANIZOWAĆ DO TRANSPORTU ZARÓWNO W JEDNĄ STRONĘ JAK I W DRUGĄ. NIKT SIĘ NAMI NIE ZAINTERESOWAŁ PO PRZYJEŹDZIE DO HOTELU JAK I W DNIU WYJAZDU, SAMI MUSIELIŚMY SIĘ DOGADAĆ Z GREKIEM CZY ABY NA PEWNO PRZYJECHAŁ PO NAS, ŻEBY NAS DOWIEŚĆ DO MIEJSCA ZBIÓRKI W RETHYMNIE GDZIE OCZEKIWALIŚMY NA AUTOKAR KTÓRY NAS DOSTARCZYŁ NA LOTNISKO. NA LOTNISKU BRAK OPIEKI REZYDENTA, GDY JUŻ WSZYSTKIEGO SIĘ SAMI DOWIEDZIELIŚMY REZYDENTKA SIĘ POJAWIŁA NA CHWILĘ I ZNIKŁA. SAMOLOT OPÓŹNIONY ZARÓWNO W JEDNĄ JAK I W DRUGĄ STRONĘ NAWET TRZY GODZINY. SAM HOTEL W MIARĘ OK, POZA OBSKURNYM POKOJEM ZUPEŁNIE NIE ODPOWIADAJĄCYM WYGLĄDOWI Z FOLDERU, DAWNY ORBIS BYŁ LEPSZY. BRAK WODY DO PICIA W POKOJACH, TRZEBA SOBIE SAMEMU KUPIĆ. OGRANICZENIA W ALL INCLUSIVE, INNE GODZINY W BARACH A RZECZYWISTOŚĆ INNA. DRINKI BARDZO ROZCIEŃCZONE PIWO TEŻ. DANIA SERWOWANE CIĄGLE TE SAME NUUUUUUDA. ROZRYWKA OK, ANIMATORZY SUPER OBSŁUGA BDB. WIDOKI BARDZO ZADOWALAJĄCE SUPER POŁOŻENIE HOTELU, ZALETĄ JEST CISZA I SPOKÓJ WOKÓŁ HOTELU, NIEDALEKO POŁOŻONA PLAŻA DAMNONI POLECAM FAJNA PLAŻA I TAWERNY Z NORMALNYMI TRUNKAMI I JEDZENIEM. OGÓLNIE ODPOCZĘŁAM JEST OK.
Hotel położony w bardzo ładnej okolicy, oddalony od najbliższego miasteczka ok. 3 km trasą pieszą (bardzo ładną, warto się nią wybrać). Właściwie z hotelu można się nigdzie nie ruszać tylko wypoczywać :) Bardzo dobre jedzenie. Ogromny wybór dań. Pokoje są w porządku. Klimatyzacja, wygodne łózko. Należy pamiętać, aby nie wyrzucać do muszli klozetowej papieru toaletowego tylko do śmietniczka, który jest obok aby rur nie zapchać :) Nie ma się co bać o zapach, pokoje są codziennie sprzątane a worki wymieniane. All inclusive, poza głównymi posiłkami, nie jest zbyt satysfakcjonujące. Mały wybór produktów. Dodatkowo kończy się o 22.30. Jeśli ktoś nastawia się na wycieczki fakultatywne to niestety nie polecam tego miejsca, ponieważ ludzie z Calypso są zabierani jako pierwsi (czyli trzeba bardzo wcześnie wstać) a odwożeni są jako ostatni (czyli pyszna kolacja może nam przejść koło nosa). W hotelu pracuje kilku Polaków, więc nie ma problemu aby się porozumieć. Hotel szczerze polecam, zwłaszcza jeśli chodzi o wypoczynek. Dodatkowo funkcjonuje tam klub nurkowy a miejsce do pływania w morzu przy hotelu nadaje się do snorkowania :). Hotel zapewnia leżaki oraz parasole. Nic tylko jechać i wypoczywać :-)
Jeżeli ktoś widział film Mamma Mia - to właśnie takie krajobrazy czekają na niego w tym miejscu. Wspaniała przyroda, cudowne górskie położenie na skale tuż nad morzem, widok oddalonych brzegów Afryki, otoczenie bajkowych palm, oleandrów i kaktusów. Bardzo miła i mówiąca po polsku obsługa hotelu - czuliśmy się tam jak w raju. Wspaniałe wycieczki.
Hotel przepięknie położony.Widoki fantastyczne.Pokój urządzony skromnie,ale czysty.Codziennie sprzątany,ręczniki i pościel wymieniana co 3 dni.Jedzenie wyśmienite.Obsługa hotelowa rewelacyjna. Transfer do hotelu-1.5 godziny[bez jeżdżenia po innych hotelach]. Hotel idealny na urlop.
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Jeśli ktoś szuka spokoju z dala od zgiełku miast, miejsca do nurkowania ( jest także instruktor mówiący po polsku) i odwiedzenia ciekawych miejsc widokowych, to jest to wybór na 6 w skali 6 stopniowej. Obsługa przemiła i rewelacyjna. Jedzenie bardzo dobre i zróżnicowane. Animacje dla dIeci i dla dorosłych. Spora część obsługi polskojęzyczna. Dużo wycieczek fakultatywnych. My akurat wybraliśmy zwiedzanie we własnym zakresie wynajętym samochodem (wszystko załatwił rezydent, samochód podstawiony i odebrany z pod hotelu). Było wspaniale. Szukam jeszcze jakichś minusów, aby nie było za słodko... Ale ich nie znajduję. Jednym zdaniem - wspaniałe wakacje.
Jesteśmy bardzo zadowoleni z wypoczynku. Hotel pięknie położony .Urokliwa roślinność,no i te cykady.Wspaniały krajobraz wokół hotelu.
Cena adekwatna do standardu hotelu, piękne położenie, wyżywienie na bardzo wysokim poziomie przede wszystkim smaczne, jedynym mankamentem jest krótko otwarty bary (dla gości all inclusive).
Hotel polecam osobom ceniącym sobie spokój. Bardzo dobre jedzenie, miła obsługa.
Hotel położony w bardzo pięknym miejscu, piękne widoki, dostępność basenów oraz pobliska piaszczysta plaża dla osób nie lubiących skalistych nabrzeży. Personel hotelu jak na Greków przystało nigdy nie spieszący się. Pokoje codziennie sprzątane, jak na 4 gwiazdki zasługujące poza łazienką, która była dość obskurna lecz czysta. Jedzenie w hotelu wyśmienite. Sam transport z lotniska do i z hotelu bezproblemowy. Samolot wystartował z Gdańska do Hani zgodnie z planem lecz powrotny był opóźniony o 1,5 godziny co było bardzo męczące. Animatorzy genialni, zarówno hotelowi oraz Itaki.
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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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