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Wakacje Crete

In brief

  • ruins of ancient palaces
  • evergreen citrus groves
  • the best Greek olive oil
  • beautiful, diverse beaches
  • tourist spots full of summer attractions

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Holidays (44) All Inclusive (36) Last Minute (41)

Hotel Mandy Studios & Apartments Crete

455Gbp
  • family atmosphere
  • studios with kitchenettes
  • next to the seaside boardwalk
  • beautiful view of Kissamos bay
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Hotel Crystal Bay Crete

-4% 506 Gbp
482Gbp
  • ideal for couples
  • comfortable and cosy
  • pool bar
  • I...taki HIT!

Hotel Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Resort Crete

489Gbp
  • family holiday
  • in the centre of Agia Marina
  • view of Theodoroi island
  • right on the lovely sandy beach
  • delicious cooking
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Sun Boutique Crete

-11% 555 Gbp
491Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • close to a sandy beach
  • renovated rooms
  • starting point for sightseeing
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

Hotel Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Pearl Crete

508Gbp
  • family holidays
  • in the centre of Agia Marina
  • spacious, modern rooms
  • views of Theodoroi island
  • good cooking
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Mastorakis Village Crete

523Gbp
  • located in the centre of Agia Marina
  • spacious rooms
  • family atmosphere
  • excellent service
  • New prices

Hotel Scaleta Beach Crete

-27% 722 Gbp
527Gbp
  • only for adults(16+)
  • romantic holidays
  • beautiful views of the sea
  • near the sandy beach
  • renovated rooms
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Solimar White Pearl Crete

527Gbp
  • only for adults (17+)
  • right next to the beach
  • peaceful and picturesque area
  • delicious Mediterranean cuisine
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Stavroula Palace Crete

-14% 619 Gbp
530Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • in the centre of Kissamos and close to 2 beaches
  • pool bar
  • I...taki HIT!

Hotel Peli Crete

-6% 581 Gbp
542Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • close to the beach and centre of Kissamos
  • terrace with gardenview
  • New prices

Hotel Elpida Village Crete

-21% 694 Gbp
546Gbp
  • holidays with children
  • rooms for families of 4
  • stunning views
  • 2 beautiful beaches nearby
  • holiday atmosphere
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Kalia Beach Crete

-30% 807 Gbp
564Gbp
  • holidays with family
  • close to a sandy beach
  • cosy atmosphere
  • renovated rooms
  • close to the centre
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Elounda Orama Crete

-33% 845 Gbp
564Gbp
  • ideal for couples
  • modern interiors
  • comfortable rooms
  • excellent service
  • elegant spa centre
  • Itaka's Sail
  • Last minute

Hotel Begeti Bay Crete

-34% 856 Gbp
564Gbp
  • perfect for couples
  • cosy atmosphere
  • comfortable rooms
  • beautiful views
  • amenities for the handicapped
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Horizon Beach Crete

570Gbp
  • recommended for families
  • comfortable, 4-person rooms
  • fairytale seaview
  • aquapark
  • close to the centre
  • online check-in available
  • All inclusive

Hotel Sirios Village Crete

-16% 713 Gbp
598Gbp
  • family holiday
  • children's pool with slides
  • functional rooms and apartments
  • good cooking
  • helpful staff
  • Polish animations (01.06.-30.09.2022)
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

Hotel Arion Palace Crete

-24% 800 Gbp
602Gbp
  • for adults only (16+)
  • romantic holidays
  • situated on a hill
  • overlooking Ierapetra
  • functional rooms
  • cosy atmosphere
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Panorama Boutique Village Crete

-16% 743 Gbp
617Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • panoramic views
  • modern and elegant rooms
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

Hotel Petra Mare Crete

-15% 743 Gbp
626Gbp
  • recommended for families
  • swimming pool with slides
  • pirate ship
  • near the beach
  • close to the centre of Ierapetra
  • regularly renovated
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

Hotel Mistral Mare Crete

-15% 760 Gbp
643Gbp
  • polecany dla par
  • blisko pięknej plaży Voulisma
  • odnowiony w 2020 r.
  • komfortowe pokoje
  • 2 baseny, centrum spa
  • baza wypadowa do zwiedzania Agios Nikolaos
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

Hotel Magda Club Crete

-15% 798 Gbp
675Gbp
  • polecany dla rodzin
  • blisko plaży i centrum Gouves
  • bogata oferta sportowa
  • atrakcje dla dzieci
  • rozrywkowe animacje
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

Hotel Galini Sea View Crete

-23% 882 Gbp
677Gbp
  • active recreation
  • 2 à la carte restaurants
  • 4 swimming pools, including one with slides and by the beach
  • near the centre of Agia Marina
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Maravel Star Art Crete

-15% 798 Gbp
677Gbp
  • close to the beach
  • intimate and stylish
  • in the palm tree garden
  • 5 km from historic Rethymno
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Kakkos Bay Crete

-22% 900 Gbp
693Gbp
  • family atmosphere
  • swimming pool with seaview
  • in a quiet area
  • on a scenic beach
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Rethymno Mare & Water Park Crete

-30% 1 007 Gbp
696Gbp
  • family holidays
  • aquapark, 5 slides
  • elegant rooms
  • animations for adults and children
  • friendly and helpful staff
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Harmony Rethymno Beach Crete

-25% 948 Gbp
705Gbp
  • in a quiet area
  • perfect for family holidays
  • picturesquely situated by the sea
  • modern interiors
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Solimar Turquoise Crete

-21% 912 Gbp
715Gbp
  • only for adults (17+)
  • close to the beach, in the centre of Agia Marina
  • comfortable rooms
  • modern
  • beach bar covered by all inclusive programme
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Amounda Bay Crete

-17% 882 Gbp
730Gbp
  • completely renovated in 2018
  • modern and elegant interiors
  • sandy beach with free service
  • not far from the historic Heraklion
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

Hotel Giannoulis Grand Bay Beach Resort Crete

749Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • recommended for couples
  • surrounded by hills
  • next to a beach distinguished by the Blue Flag
  • interestingly designed swimming pools
  • cosy atmosphere
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Solimar Aquamarine Crete

758Gbp
  • holidays with children
  • animations for the whole family
  • close to the long beach
  • sea-view
  • several room types including rooms with pools
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Adele Beach Crete

-13% 892 Gbp
769Gbp
  • right next to the beach
  • modern, comfortable rooms
  • beautiful views from the hotel pool
  • friendly, family atmosphere
  • tasty cuisine
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

Hotel Out of the Blue Beach Resort (ex. Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort) Crete

-11% 875 Gbp
773Gbp
  • styish hotel and beautiful views
  • ideal for families with children
  • located in an attractive place, on a private peninsula
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

Porto Platanias Village Resort Hotel Crete

-12% 892 Gbp
779Gbp
  • family holiday
  • in the center of Platanias, close to the beach
  • comfortable studios and functional apartments
  • swimming pool with sunbathing terrace
  • attractions for children
  • base for exploring Crete
  • New prices

Hotel Sirens Beach Crete

-18% 995 Gbp
809Gbp
  • active family holidays
  • tennis courts, minigolf
  • by a sandy beach
  • amenities for people with disabilities
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Aldemar Knossos Royal Crete

-19% 1 052 Gbp
847Gbp
  • excellent atmosphere
  • by the beach
  • situated in a wellmaintained garden
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

La Mer Resort & Spa Crete

-15% 1 033 Gbp
871Gbp
  • tylko dla dorosłych (17+)
  • nowoczesny, elegancki i luksusowy
  • tuż przy plaży wyróżnionej Błękitną Flagą
  • komfortowe pokoje w minimalistycznym stylu
  • przyjazny i pomocny personel
  • New prices

Hotel Azure Mare Crete

886Gbp
  • tylko dla doroslych (16+)
  • położony w centrum Hersonissos
  • tuż przy plaży
  • basen z tarasem do opalania
  • baza wypadowa do zwiedzania Krety
  • All inclusive

Hotel Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa Crete

-24% 1 183 Gbp
894Gbp
  • luxurious rooms
  • elegant SPA centre, a place for relaxing the body and spirit
  • picturesque location
  • New prices

Hotel Dore Crete

-20% 1 148 Gbp
912Gbp
  • modern and stylish
  • intimate atmosphere
  • near the center of Agia Marina
  • tasty, local cuisine
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Euphoria Resort Crete

-11% 1 044 Gbp
920Gbp
  • family holidays
  • modern and stylish
  • aquapark with slides
  • minimalistic rooms
  • SPA centre with indoor swimming pool
  • 2 á la carté restaurants
  • amenities for people with disabilities
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel Crete

-33% 1 447 Gbp
967Gbp
  • directly by a sandy beach
  • 5 swimming pools, including a paddling pool for children
  • animations for adults and children
  • wide sports and entertainment range
  • family rooms
  • All inclusive
  • I...taki HIT!

Hotel Royal Marmin Bay Crete

-30% 1 439 Gbp
993Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • romantic holidays
  • elegant and modern
  • beautiful sea view
  • close to an intimate beach
  • high standard of services
  • New prices

Megalonissos, in other words Great Island - that's what Greeks call Crete, the largest of the thousands of Greek islands and fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. They call it the biggest not only in the literal sense. The most famous Greek poet - Homer - was enraptured by the beauty of Crete.

EASTERN CRETE

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. Ierapetra is the southernmost city of Europe, situated by the warm Libyan Sea, only 300 km from Africa. The old city of Ieraperta has retained its authentic atmosphere, there are picturesque alleys here and Turkish buildings and a mosque have remained here. 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. By the gorgeous Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos is situated - a holiday destination. In its centre is a port, the picturesque Lake Voulismeni, by which taverns, cafés and restaurants are situated. The most popular tourist destination on the island is Hersonissos. In the centre 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. Between two vibrant resorts – Malia (approx. 3 km) and Hersonissos (approx. 5 km), Stalida is located, with a centre with a seaside boardwalk. It offers all sorts of shops, bars, taverns and cafes, as well as several discos. The long, sandy beach offers great conditions for relaxation; a rich offer of watersports is available for the active.

WESTERN CRETE

The largest and most important city in this part of the island is Chania, located by Chania Bay, on the site of ancient Kidonia, the traces of which can still 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 you to cross their hospitable thresholds. 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 Falassarna, 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. Approx. 16 km west of Chania and approx. 5 km from Platanias lies Maleme - a peaceful tourist destination (regular local buses provide connection). There is a centre with shops, bars and taverns and a disco here. The beaches here are much less crowded than in the more popular tourist destinations, with most of them shingle and rocky. Some of the most vibrant tourist destinations on the west coast are Platanias and Agia Marina with a very wide offer of watersports on the beaches and diving schools. The beaches are mainly sandy. Kolymbari is a small and quiet town, with a traditional Cretan character. It has a small centre with shops, cafes and taverns, and a fishing port. It is famous above all for its excellent restaurants serving, among others, superb fish and seafood. In the town it is worth visiting Gonias monastery built almost 400 years ago. Rocky and sandy-rocky beaches. Regular connections to Platanias, Agia Marina and Chania. Kissamos (Kastelli) is full of charm, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. The town has a population of approx. 3000 inhabitants and is the capital of the region of the same name. It is known for its production of wine and olive oil. Despite the dynamic development, Kissamos retains its genuine nature and you can feel an authentic Cretan atmosphere here; 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. The third largest and extremely charming city in Crete is Rethymno. It is mainly famous for its port, which is towered over by the Fortezza stronghold erected by the Venetians, with a mosque of Sultan Ibrahim built by Turks on the apex, which fits impressively into the panorama of the old city. Until recently it was rarely visited by tourists, but now it develops quickly thanks to the beautiful beaches and interesting surroundings. 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 the most famous - Damnoni. In the area you can find a couple of small deserted beaches, ideal for relaxing in peaceful surroundings, among others small Ammoudi, Schinaria, and west of Plakias: Gavdolimano and the most beautiful with velvety sand and crystal water - Souda.

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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-Heraklion/Chania - approx. 2.5-3 h.

Local time: CET + 1h.

Area: 8300 km².

Population: 550 thousand.

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

Capital city: 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. 40 EUR/day; car rentals accept Polish driving licenses, however, it is recommended to have an international driving license; due to insurance problems we recommend using the services of reputable car rentals.

Beaches: free entry, rental of 2 sunbeds and an umbrella – approx. 8 EUR/day. Transport: very well developed, KTEL line buses reach every town in Crete, ticket price from 2 EUR. Taxi fare approx. 3 EUR/1 km.

Obligatory tourist tax: Customers are covered by an obligatory tourist tax in the amount of: 0.25-4 EUR/day/room/depending on the categorisation of the hotel; the fee collected since 01.01.2018, paid in the hotel.
Hotels:                                             Apartments:
1* and 2* – 0.5 EUR/day                 1* and 2* – 0.25 EUR/day
3* – 1.5 EUR/day                            3* – 0.5 EUR/day
4* – 3 EUR/day                               4* – 1 EUR/day
5* – 4 EUR/day

Local trips: organized by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there is not enough participants, a trip may be canceled.

 


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EASTERN CRETE

The Heraklion region:

Knossos and Heraklion — exploring the most important remnants of Minoan Crete: the ruins of the Palace of Knossos, which was probably a mythical maze. 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. Price - approx. 45 EUR (does not include: entry ticket to Knossos and Archaeological Museum - approx. 16 EUR).

Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos — the landscapes of East Crete, which is famous for its splendid views on the gorgeous Mirabello bay, an ancient flooded port of Olous and the city of Agios Nikolaos. Cruise to the island of Spinalonga, exploring the impressive fortress built by the Byzantines. 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, a walk through the charming and romantic Agios Nikolaos. Day trip, return to hotels before dinner. Price - approx. 45 EUR (does not include entry tickets to the fortress in Spinalonga - approx. 8 EUR).

Santorini - the island from a Greek fairytale — a boat trip to one of the most beautiful Greek islands. 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 - considered 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. Day trip, return to Crete in the evening. Price - approx. 150 EUR (includes transfer to and from the port, cruise and trip around the island).

Cretan evening — an amazing encounter with the island's folklore in a tavern in the scenic 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 performances, a buffet dinner and unlimited local wine. Excellent proposition for those who like dancing, singing and having a good time! Price - approx. 45 EUR.

Water park — a visit to the aquapark - perfect relaxation for the whole family. Price - approx. 35 EUR.

Samaria Gorge — an expedition through the longest gorge in Europe - approx. 18 km, in the White Mountains National Park (Lefka Ori). Departure early in the morning towards the plateau of Omfalos at an altitude of approx. 1100 meters. Descent into the gorge. Conquering Ksiloskala - the stone steps carved into a hillside overgrown with cypress trees. Walk through the gorge, on the way the first of several churches - Agios Nikolaos. After exiting the gorge the route leads through an abandoned, old village of Agia Roumeli to the new Agia Roumeli. 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. 5 EUR, ferry ticket from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakion: approx. 11 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. Gramvousa is uninhabited, with intact nature and is a natural reserve for many species of birds. Next to it Balos Bay extends, with stunning blue waters and golden sands. A true leisure awaits here, as well as 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. 62 EUR (includes coach transport, cruise, meal on the boat; comfortable footwear recommended).

Lashiti — visiting the fascinating corner of eastern Crete - the Lashiti Plateau. This is a very fertile valley located in the middle of the Dikte massif, sheltered from the wind on all sides by mountains. It is said that here, in one of the caves - Psychro - the "father of gods and people" Zeus was born. Except for the typical tourist towns on the coast, in the depths of the mountainous land the life has stopped. An additional attraction will be a visit to Eco Park, where you will have time for a traditional Greek dinner and learning the Cretan folklore. The program of the trip includes time for a visit to the Grotto of Zeus and in Cretaquarium. Price - approx. 35 EUR

Ierapetra region:

Vai Palm Beach - Sitia - Moni Toplou Monastery — a trip to the east of Crete. Drive on a route with breathtaking views to the paradise beach of Vai, called "Bounty Beach". On the way back, a stopover at the Moni Toplou Monastery, then a stroll around the picturesque town of Sitia. Day trip, return to hotels before dinner. Price - approx. 45 EUR.

Golden Island — a sea 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. 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.

Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos, Santorini, Knossos and Heraklion — descriptions as in the Heraklion region.

WESTERN CRETE

Santorini — a cruise to the most beautiful, most popular and most stunning Greek island. The history of Santorini goes back several thousands of years, and the island is associated with the lost Atlantis. Santorini enchants millions of tourists from all over the world with its architecture and volcanic picturesque landscape. White houses with blue roofs, tiny churches and the amazing colours of the sea - this is what invariably delights tourists. The program includes, among others, the picturesque town of Oia and the capital of the island - Fira. Day boat trip to the phenomenal Santorini will always remain in travel memories. Price - approx. 160 EUR.

Samaria Gorge — an expedition through the longest gorge in Europe - approx. 18 km, in the White Mountains National Park (Lefka Ori). Departure early in the morning towards the plateau of Omfalos at an altitude of approx. 1100 meters. Descent into the gorge. Conquering Ksiloskala - the stone steps carved into a hillside overgrown with cypress trees. Walk through the gorge, on the way the first of several churches - Agios Nikolaos. After exiting the gorge the route leads through an abandoned, old village of Agia Roumeli to the new Agia Roumeli. 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 from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakion: approx. 9 EUR).

Chania by night — the former capital of Crete, considered the most beautiful city on the island, invariably impresses visitors. The narrow, charming streets, just after dark take on a new, magical character. Enjoy a romantic journey into the past, walking with a guide among the churches, mosques and villas, while the city beautifully illuminated at night picturesquely reflects in the waters of the port. Price - approx. 27 EUR (trip for Guests from hotels in the area of Chania).

Gramvousa — an expedition to one of the most stunning places in Crete, which could be named "A visit to paradise"... The route of the tour runs along the northern coast to Kissamos (Kastelli) Port, where the cruise begins around the gorgeous bay. After an hour arrival in Imeri Gramvousa. This uninhabited islet with intact nature is a natural reserve for many species of birds. A swim in the bay and visit to the ruins located on a 137 metre 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 Balos lagoon, where crystal clear water, golden sand and wonderful relaxation awaits. Price - approx. 57 EUR.

Elafonisi — this 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. It is possible to reach by walking on the sandy bottom. Heading south along the track of Cretan villages called Enneachoria we will see the Chapel of Agia Sofia known from Neolithic times hidden in the grotto, and the stalactites and stalagmites occurring there. The tour includes the charming little village of Ano Vouves, where the oldest olive tree in Greece is located. A pleasant end to the day is the visit to the local wineries. Price - approx. 42 EUR (does not include entry ticket to the winery - approx. 2 EUR).

Unknown Crete and Chania — 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 to Argiroupoli (the so-called Silver City), in the vicinity of which you can admire stunning waterfalls. Then, crossing the Akrotiri peninsula where the great Greek politician Venizelos reposes. At the end of touring the city of Chania - one of the most beautiful on the island, where the labyrinth of narrow, charming streets invariably wows visitors. Price - approx. 37 EUR (trip available from hotels in the area of Rethymno, Plakias and Georgioupolis).

Knossos and Heraklion - exploring the most important remnants of Minoan Crete — the ruins of the Palace of Knossos, which was probably a mythical maze. 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. Price - approx. 59 EUR (does not include: entry ticket to Knossos and archaeological museum - approx. 16 EUR).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

EASTERN CRETE

The Heraklion region:

Knossos and Heraklion — exploring the most important remnants of Minoan Crete: the ruins of the Palace of Knossos, which was probably a mythical maze. 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. Price - approx. 45 EUR (does not include: entry ticket to Knossos and Archaeological Museum - approx. 16 EUR).

Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos — the landscapes of East Crete, which is famous for its splendid views on the gorgeous Mirabello bay, an ancient flooded port of Olous and the city of Agios Nikolaos. Cruise to the island of Spinalonga, exploring the impressive fortress built by the Byzantines. 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, a walk through the charming and romantic Agios Nikolaos. Day trip, return to hotels before dinner. Price - approx. 45 EUR (does not include entry tickets to the fortress in Spinalonga - approx. 8 EUR).

Santorini - the island from a Greek fairytale — a boat trip to one of the most beautiful Greek islands. 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 - considered 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. Day trip, return to Crete in the evening. Price - approx. 150 EUR (includes transfer to and from the port, cruise and trip around the island).

Cretan evening — an amazing encounter with the island's folklore in a tavern in the scenic 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 performances, a buffet dinner and unlimited local wine. Excellent proposition for those who like dancing, singing and having a good time! Price - approx. 45 EUR.

Water park — a visit to the aquapark - perfect relaxation for the whole family. Price - approx. 35 EUR.

Samaria Gorge — an expedition through the longest gorge in Europe - approx. 18 km, in the White Mountains National Park (Lefka Ori). Departure early in the morning towards the plateau of Omfalos at an altitude of approx. 1100 meters. Descent into the gorge. Conquering Ksiloskala - the stone steps carved into a hillside overgrown with cypress trees. Walk through the gorge, on the way the first of several churches - Agios Nikolaos. After exiting the gorge the route leads through an abandoned, old village of Agia Roumeli to the new Agia Roumeli. 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. 5 EUR, ferry ticket from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakion: approx. 11 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. Gramvousa is uninhabited, with intact nature and is a natural reserve for many species of birds. Next to it Balos Bay extends, with stunning blue waters and golden sands. A true leisure awaits here, as well as 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. 62 EUR (includes coach transport, cruise, meal on the boat; comfortable footwear recommended).

Lashiti — visiting the fascinating corner of eastern Crete - the Lashiti Plateau. This is a very fertile valley located in the middle of the Dikte massif, sheltered from the wind on all sides by mountains. It is said that here, in one of the caves - Psychro - the "father of gods and people" Zeus was born. Except for the typical tourist towns on the coast, in the depths of the mountainous land the life has stopped. An additional attraction will be a visit to Eco Park, where you will have time for a traditional Greek dinner and learning the Cretan folklore. The program of the trip includes time for a visit to the Grotto of Zeus and in Cretaquarium. Price - approx. 35 EUR

Ierapetra region:

Vai Palm Beach - Sitia - Moni Toplou Monastery — a trip to the east of Crete. Drive on a route with breathtaking views to the paradise beach of Vai, called "Bounty Beach". On the way back, a stopover at the Moni Toplou Monastery, then a stroll around the picturesque town of Sitia. Day trip, return to hotels before dinner. Price - approx. 45 EUR.

Golden Island — a sea 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. 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.

Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos, Santorini, Knossos and Heraklion — descriptions as in the Heraklion region.

WESTERN CRETE

Santorini — a cruise to the most beautiful, most popular and most stunning Greek island. The history of Santorini goes back several thousands of years, and the island is associated with the lost Atlantis. Santorini enchants millions of tourists from all over the world with its architecture and volcanic picturesque landscape. White houses with blue roofs, tiny churches and the amazing colours of the sea - this is what invariably delights tourists. The program includes, among others, the picturesque town of Oia and the capital of the island - Fira. Day boat trip to the phenomenal Santorini will always remain in travel memories. Price - approx. 160 EUR.

Samaria Gorge — an expedition through the longest gorge in Europe - approx. 18 km, in the White Mountains National Park (Lefka Ori). Departure early in the morning towards the plateau of Omfalos at an altitude of approx. 1100 meters. Descent into the gorge. Conquering Ksiloskala - the stone steps carved into a hillside overgrown with cypress trees. Walk through the gorge, on the way the first of several churches - Agios Nikolaos. After exiting the gorge the route leads through an abandoned, old village of Agia Roumeli to the new Agia Roumeli. 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 from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakion: approx. 9 EUR).

Chania by night — the former capital of Crete, considered the most beautiful city on the island, invariably impresses visitors. The narrow, charming streets, just after dark take on a new, magical character. Enjoy a romantic journey into the past, walking with a guide among the churches, mosques and villas, while the city beautifully illuminated at night picturesquely reflects in the waters of the port. Price - approx. 27 EUR (trip for Guests from hotels in the area of Chania).

Gramvousa — an expedition to one of the most stunning places in Crete, which could be named "A visit to paradise"... The route of the tour runs along the northern coast to Kissamos (Kastelli) Port, where the cruise begins around the gorgeous bay. After an hour arrival in Imeri Gramvousa. This uninhabited islet with intact nature is a natural reserve for many species of birds. A swim in the bay and visit to the ruins located on a 137 metre 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 Balos lagoon, where crystal clear water, golden sand and wonderful relaxation awaits. Price - approx. 57 EUR.

Elafonisi — this 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. It is possible to reach by walking on the sandy bottom. Heading south along the track of Cretan villages called Enneachoria we will see the Chapel of Agia Sofia known from Neolithic times hidden in the grotto, and the stalactites and stalagmites occurring there. The tour includes the charming little village of Ano Vouves, where the oldest olive tree in Greece is located. A pleasant end to the day is the visit to the local wineries. Price - approx. 42 EUR (does not include entry ticket to the winery - approx. 2 EUR).

Unknown Crete and Chania — 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 to Argiroupoli (the so-called Silver City), in the vicinity of which you can admire stunning waterfalls. Then, crossing the Akrotiri peninsula where the great Greek politician Venizelos reposes. At the end of touring the city of Chania - one of the most beautiful on the island, where the labyrinth of narrow, charming streets invariably wows visitors. Price - approx. 37 EUR (trip available from hotels in the area of Rethymno, Plakias and Georgioupolis).

Knossos and Heraklion - exploring the most important remnants of Minoan Crete — the ruins of the Palace of Knossos, which was probably a mythical maze. 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. Price - approx. 59 EUR (does not include: entry ticket to Knossos and archaeological museum - approx. 16 EUR).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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