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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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Hotel Oceanis Hotel Oceanis Crete

-40% 577 Gbp
341Gbp
  • a family vacation
  • intimate and well maintained
  • pool and children's pool
  • close to the center with taverns
  • a starting point
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Stavroula Palace Hotel Stavroula Palace Crete

-24% 466 Gbp
351Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • in the centre of Kissamos and close to 2 beaches
  • studio with kitchenette
  • laptop with wireless Internet on request
  • pool bar
  • Itaka’s Sail

Hotel Mandy Studios & Apartments Hotel Mandy Studios & Apartments Crete

-24% 468 Gbp
353Gbp
  • family atmosphere
  • studios with kitchenettes
  • next to the seaside boardwalk
  • beautiful view of Kissamos bay

Hotel Peli Hotel Peli Crete

-27% 503 Gbp
365Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • close to the beach and centre of Kissamos
  • terrace with gardenview

Hotel Panorama Boutique Village Hotel Panorama Boutique Village Crete

-32% 565 Gbp
382Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • panoramic views
  • rooms in Greek style
  • modern and elegant rooms
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Scaleta Beach Hotel Scaleta Beach Crete

-40% 637 Gbp
382Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • beautiful views of the sea
  • near the sandy beach
  • renovated rooms
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Mirtilos Hotel Mirtilos Crete

-30% 554 Gbp
384Gbp
  • near the centre of Kissamos
  • nice garden
  • close to the beach
  • All inclusive

Hotel Kalia Beach Hotel Kalia Beach Crete

-42% 676 Gbp
390Gbp
  • holidays with family
  • close to a sandy beach
  • cosy atmosphere
  • renovated rooms
  • close to the centre
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Semiramis Village Hotel Semiramis Village Crete

-40% 655 Gbp
390Gbp
  • friendly for families
  • near the beach distinguished by the Blue Flag
  • close to the centre of Hersonissos
  • watersports
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Dessole Blue Star Resort Hotel Dessole Blue Star Resort Crete

-40% 657 Gbp
390Gbp
  • holidays with children
  • family rooms
  • interesting animations
  • directly on the beach
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Elpida Village Hotel Elpida Village Crete

-37% 624 Gbp
390Gbp
  • holidays with children
  • rooms for families of 4
  • stunning views
  • 2 beautiful beaches nearby
  • holiday atmosphere
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Elounda Orama Hotel Elounda Orama Crete

-44% 717 Gbp
394Gbp
  • ideal for couples
  • modern interiors
  • comfortable rooms
  • excellent service
  • elegant spa centre
  • Itaka's Sail
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Hotel Crystal Bay Hotel Crystal Bay Crete

-18% 483 Gbp
394Gbp
  • ideal for couples
  • comfortable and cosy
  • pool bar

Hotel Mastorakis Village Hotel Mastorakis Village Crete

-14% 462 Gbp
396Gbp
  • located in the centre of Agia Marina
  • spacious rooms
  • family atmosphere
  • excellent service

Hotel Begeti Bay Hotel Begeti Bay Crete

-43% 709 Gbp
402Gbp
  • ideal for couples
  • intimate atmosphere
  • comfortable rooms
  • beautiful views
  • amenities for the handicapped
  • animations in Polish language (JulymidSeptember)
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Horizon Beach Hotel Horizon Beach Crete

-29% 573 Gbp
404Gbp
  • recommended for families
  • comfortable, 4person rooms
  • fairytale seaview
  • close to the centre
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Gouves Sea & Mare Hotel Gouves Sea & Mare Crete

-45% 748 Gbp
411Gbp
  • for families with children
  • right next to the beach
  • 2 swimming pool and paddling pool for children
  • kind and helpful staff
  • close to the historic Heraklion
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Iolida Beach Hotel Iolida Beach Crete

-30% 600 Gbp
419Gbp
  • holidays with children
  • family apartments with kitchenettes
  • 2 swimming pools with a separate section for children
  • in the centre of the town
  • next to a sandy beach
  • All inclusive

Hotel Solimar White Pearl Hotel Solimar White Pearl Crete

-46% 807 Gbp
431Gbp
  • only for adults (17+)
  • right next to the beach
  • peaceful and picturesque area
  • delicious Mediterranean cuisine
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Solimar Turquoise Hotel Solimar Turquoise Crete

-34% 655 Gbp
431Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • holidays for two
  • close to the beach
  • comfortable rooms
  • modern
  • in the centre of Agia Marina
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Galini Sea View Hotel Galini Sea View Crete

-36% 676 Gbp
431Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • 2 à la carte restaurants
  • renovated rooms
  • swimming pool and beach bar
  • near the centre of Agia Marina
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Sirios Village Hotel Sirios Village Crete

-26% 583 Gbp
431Gbp
  • family holiday
  • children's pool with slides
  • functional rooms
  • good cooking
  • helpful staff
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Mari Kristin Hotel Mari Kristin Crete

-20% 552 Gbp
439Gbp
  • adults only (18+)
  • in the entertaining Hersonissos
  • cosy atmosphere
  • 100 m from the beach
  • friendly service

Hotel Atrium Ambiance Hotel Atrium Ambiance Crete

-26% 604 Gbp
441Gbp
  • only for adults (18+)
  • romantic holiday
  • near the centre of Rethymno
  • elegant rooms
  • tasty cuisine
  • facilities for the disabled

Hotel Blue Resort Hotel Blue Resort Crete

-33% 667 Gbp
444Gbp
  • dla rodzin z dziećmi
  • nowoczesny i elegancki
  • duży, zadbany basen i brodzik dla dzieci
  • taras z widokiem na morze
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Arion Palace Hotel Arion Palace Crete

-31% 653 Gbp
446Gbp
  • for adults only (16+)
  • romantic holidays
  • situated on a hill
  • overlooking Ierapetra
  • functional rooms
  • cosy atmosphere
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Galini Eden Hotel Galini Eden Crete

-31% 655 Gbp
452Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • renovated rooms
  • swimming pool and beach bar
  • near the centre of Agia Marina
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Sun Boutique Hotel Sun Boutique Crete

-30% 657 Gbp
460Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • close to a sandy beach
  • renovated rooms
  • starting point for sightseeing
  • All inclusive

Hotel Dimitrios Village Hotel Dimitrios Village Crete

-34% 709 Gbp
464Gbp
  • relaxation with the family
  • animations for children
  • spacious apartments
  • by the beach
  • close to the centre of Rethymno
  • delicious cooking
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Dessole Dolphin Bay Resort Hotel Dessole Dolphin Bay Resort Crete

-37% 758 Gbp
472Gbp
  • holidays with family
  • by the hotel’s beach
  • attractions for children and adults
  • great location
  • kind and helpful service
  • animations in Polish language (15.06-15.09)
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Petra Mare Hotel Petra Mare Crete

-30% 678 Gbp
474Gbp
  • 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

Hotel Rethymno Residence Hotel Rethymno Residence Crete

-19% 596 Gbp
481Gbp
  • family holidays
  • close to one of the longest beaches in Crete
  • rich all inclusive offer
  • spacious and modern rooms
  • very good hotel service
  • All inclusive

Hotel Arina Beach Hotel & Bungalows Hotel Arina Beach Hotel & Bungalows Crete

-24% 647 Gbp
487Gbp
  • right next to the sandy beach
  • beautiful garden with lush vegetation
  • close to Heraklion
  • comfortable rooms
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Porto Belissario Hotel Porto Belissario Crete

-27% 686 Gbp
499Gbp
  • recommended for couples
  • view of the Lybian Sea
  • close to the beach
  • peaceful area

Hotel Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Resort Hotel Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Resort Crete

-10% 565 Gbp
505Gbp
  • family holidays
  • in the centre of Agia Marina
  • views of Theodoroi island
  • right next to the lovely sandy beach
  • good cooking
  • animations in Polish language (JulyAugust)Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive

Hotel Minos Mare Hotel Minos Mare Crete

-12% 579 Gbp
507Gbp
  • family holiday
  • renovated rooms
  • wide beach distinguished by the Blue Flag
  • in a Mediterranean garden
  • watersports on the beach
  • All inclusive

Hotel Creta Palm Hotel Creta Palm Crete

-20% 647 Gbp
515Gbp
  • recommended for families
  • modern architecture
  • 2 swimming pools
  • evening animations
  • rooms with kitchenettes
  • All inclusive

Hotel Rethymno Palace Hotel Rethymno Palace Crete

-29% 739 Gbp
522Gbp
  • holidays for two
  • a proposition for active people
  • directly by the beach
  • elegant and modern rooms
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive

Hotel Louis Creta Princess Hotel Louis Creta Princess Crete

-25% 704 Gbp
526Gbp
  • ideal for families
  • interesting animations
  • large, wellmaintained swimming pools
  • aquapark with slides, pirate ship
  • delicious meals as part of the all inclusive
  • Louis Hotels chain
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Amounda Bay Hotel Amounda Bay Crete

-32% 778 Gbp
526Gbp
  • completely renovated in 2018
  • modern and elegant interiors
  • sandy beach with free service
  • not far from the historic Heraklion
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Pearl Hotel Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Pearl Crete

-13% 606 Gbp
526Gbp
  • family holidays
  • in the centre of Agia Marina
  • spacious, modern rooms
  • views of Theodoroi island
  • good cooking
  • animations in Polish language (JulyAugust)
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive

Hotel Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort Hotel Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort Crete

-29% 750 Gbp
528Gbp
  • elegant hotel and beautiful views
  • ideal for families with children
  • located in an attractive place, on a private peninsula
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa Hotel Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa Crete

-34% 819 Gbp
534Gbp
  • luxurious rooms
  • elegant SPA centre, a place for relaxing the body and spirit
  • picturesque location
  • Itaka's Sail
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Hotel Giannoulis Cavo Spada Luxury Sports & Leisure Resort Hotel Giannoulis Cavo Spada Luxury Sports & Leisure Resort Crete

-18% 667 Gbp
542Gbp
  • perfect for couples
  • luxurious interiors
  • professional spa
  • lovely, large pools
  • service at the highest standard
  • All inclusive

Hotel Silva Beach Hotel Silva Beach Crete

-34% 840 Gbp
548Gbp
  • family holiday in Hersonissos
  • lowrise building
  • tasty cooking
  • tennis court
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Giannoulis Grand Bay Beach Resort Hotel Giannoulis Grand Bay Beach Resort Crete

-21% 709 Gbp
557Gbp
  • 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
  • All inclusive

Hotel Dessole Malia Beach Hotel Dessole Malia Beach Crete

-30% 805 Gbp
561Gbp
  • family holidays
  • in the entertainment centre of Malia
  • by the beach
  • 2 swimming pools
  • lovely rooms
  • rich all inclusive offer
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Kakkos Bay Hotel Kakkos Bay Crete

-15% 667 Gbp
565Gbp
  • family atmosphere
  • swimming pool with seaview
  • in a quiet area
  • on a scenic beach
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive

Hotel Aldemar Knossos Royal Hotel Aldemar Knossos Royal Crete

-28% 799 Gbp
569Gbp
  • excellent atmosphere
  • by the beach
  • situated in a wellmaintained garden
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Kakkos Beach Hotel Kakkos Beach Crete

-35% 953 Gbp
610Gbp
  • for adults only (16+)
  • modern and elegant
  • right next to the beautiful beach
  • picturesque surroundings
  • comfortable rooms of different types
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Minos Mare Royal Hotel Minos Mare Royal Crete

-25% 819 Gbp
614Gbp
  • romantic relaxation
  • modern and elegant interiors
  • delicious and diverse meals
  • superb location by the beautiful beach
  • Itaka's Sail

Hotel Sirens Beach Hotel Sirens Beach Crete

-18% 791 Gbp
645Gbp
  • active family holidays
  • tennis courts, minigolf
  • by a sandy beach
  • amenities for people with disabilities
  • All inclusive

Hotel Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel Sea Side Resort & Spa Crete

-35% 1 004 Gbp
651Gbp
  • perfect for romantic holidays
  • elegant and luxurious
  • beautifully located
  • wide range of treatments in SPA centre
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Euphoria Resort Hotel Euphoria Resort Crete

-32% 1 021 Gbp
694Gbp
  • family holidays
  • modern and stylish
  • aquapark with slides
  • minimalist rooms
  • SPA centre with indoor pool
  • 2 restaurants á la carté
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

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.

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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