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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 (56) All Inclusive (45) Last Minute (54)

Hotel Mastorakis Village Crete

1 749Gbp
  • located in the center of Agia Marina
  • spacious rooms
  • family atmosphere
  • excellent service
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Hotel Stavroula Palace Crete

1 849Gbp
  • romantic holiday
  • in the center of Kissamos and close to 2 beaches
  • pool bar
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Hotel Hermes Crete

2 049Gbp
  • ideal for peaceful holidays
  • near sandy beach
  • near the centre of Kissamos
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Hotel Crystal Bay Crete

2 099Gbp
  • perfect for couples
  • comfortable and intimate
  • pool bar
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Hotel Sun Boutique Crete

2 099Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • close to a sandy beach
  • renovated rooms
  • starting point for exploring
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Hotel Mandy Studios & Apartments Crete

2 149Gbp
  • family atmosphere
  • studios with kitchenettes
  • by the seaside boardwalk
  • beautiful view of the bay of Kissamos
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Hotel Horizon Beach Crete

2 149Gbp
  • recommended for families
  • comfortable, 4-person rooms
  • fairy tale view of the sea
  • water park
  • close to the center
  • online check-in available
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Elpida Village Crete

2 199Gbp
  • holidays with children, rooms for 4 people families
  • stunning views
  • 2 beautiful beaches in the vicinity
  • holiday atmosphere
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Pinelopi Crete

2 199Gbp
  • near the beach
  • intimate - only 15 rooms
  • swimming pool
  • praised by guests
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Hotel Panorama Boutique Village Crete

2 335Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • panoramic views
  • modern and elegant rooms
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Out of the Blue Beach Resort Crete

2 349Gbp
  • stylish hotel and beautiful views
  • comfortable rooms
  • situated in an attractive location on a private peninsula
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Kyknos Beach & Bungalows Crete

2 359Gbp
  • 2 swimming pools, including one for children
  • situated in a beautiful garden
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars
  • friendly and helpful staff
  • All inclusive

Hotel Mistral Mare Crete

2 385Gbp
  • recommended for couples
  • close to the beautiful Voulisma beach
  • renovated in 2020
  • comfortable rooms
  • 2 swimming pools, spa center
  • starting point for exploring Agios Nikolaos
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Peli Crete

2 399Gbp
  • romantic holiday
  • close to the beach and the center of Kissamos
  • terrace overlooking the garden
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Hotel Summer Beach Crete

2 429Gbp
  • stylish and spacious rooms
  • friendly and professional service
  • restaurant with Greek cuisine
  • close to the center of Georgioupolis
  • All inclusive

Hotel Golden Bee Lifestyle Crete

2 506Gbp
  • adults only (16+)
  • close to the beach and the center of Stalida
  • swimming pool overlooking the sea
  • modern boho style rooms
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Kakkos Terra Blu Crete

2 549Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • view of Ierapetra
  • functional rooms
  • intimate atmosphere
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Kakkos Bay Crete

2 556Gbp
  • family atmosphere
  • swimming pool overlooking the sea
  • in a quiet area
  • by a picturesque beach
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Giannoulis Almyra Beach Crete

2 599Gbp
  • family holidays
  • 2 swimming pools, tennis court
  • 4-person family rooms
  • beachfront
  • holiday atmosphere
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Themis Beach Crete

2 599Gbp
  • right next to a sandy beach
  • delicious local cuisine
  • bright and comfortable rooms
  • wide sports and recreation offer
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Aelius & Spa Crete

2 599Gbp
  • tasty and diverse cuisine, tastefully decorated interiors, bar with signature cocktails, 2 playgrounds and 2 paddling pools
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Scaleta Beach Crete

2 649Gbp
  • adults only (16+)
  • romantic holidays
  • beautiful sea views
  • close to a sandy beach
  • renovated rooms
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Sellini Suites Crete

2 669Gbp
  • swimming pools and a water park with slides
  • spacious, renovated rooms
  • nice, well-kept swimming pool
  • tasty meals
  • All inclusive

Hotel Magda Club Crete

2 699Gbp
  • recommended for families
  • close to the beach and the center of Gouves
  • wide sports offer
  • attractions for children
  • entertaining animations
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Sentido Amounda Bay Crete

2 699Gbp
  • completely renovated in 2018
  • modern and elegant interiors
  • sandy beach with free service
  • close to historic Heraklion
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Petra Mare Crete

2 742Gbp
  • recommended for families
  • swimming pool with slides
  • pirate ship
  • by the beach
  • close to the center of Ierapetra
  • regularly renewed
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Solimar Aquamarine Crete

2 759Gbp
  • family holiday
  • located in a beautifully kept garden
  • close to the beach
  • spacious, comfortable rooms
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Hotel Rimondi Grand Resort & Spa Crete

2 799Gbp
  • holidays with family
  • spectacular views
  • infinity swimming pool
  • authentic Greek cooking
  • surrounded by nature
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Sirios Village Crete

2 819Gbp
  • family holiday
  • children's pool with slides
  • functional rooms and apartments
  • good cuisine
  • helpful staff
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive

Hotel Solimar Turquoise Crete

2 889Gbp
  • only for adults (17+)
  • close to the beach, in the center of Agia Marina
  • comfortable rooms
  • modern
  • beach bar covered by the all inclusive program
  • Ithaca Sail
  • VIVA! x ITAKA: Hotels & Deals April 26 - May 14 and October 1 - October 15, 2023
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Hotel Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Resort Crete

2 949Gbp
  • family holiday
  • in the center of Agia Marina
  • view of Theodoroi island
  • right next to a nice sandy beach
  • tasty cuisine
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Creta Aquamarine Crete

2 949Gbp
  • close to the beach awarded with the Blue Flag
  • intimate atmosphere - only 51 rooms
  • tasty cuisine
  • friendly and helpful staff
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Maravel Star Art Crete

2 978Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • completely renovated
  • close to the beach
  • intimate and stylishly decorated
  • located in a palm tree garden
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Hotel Almyrida Village & Waterpark Crete

2 999Gbp
  • in the picturesque town of Almyrida
  • swimming pool with a separate section for children
  • mini zoo and playground for children
  • comfortable rooms with balconies
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Hotel Civitel Creta Beach Crete

2 999Gbp
  • holidays with the family
  • playground and mini-club for children
  • located in a palm tree garden, right next to the beach
  • calm atmosphere
  • picturesque surroundings
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Caldera Creta Paradise Crete

3 029Gbp
  • right next to the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 3 bars
  • extensive sports and recreation facilities
  • friendly and helpful staff
  • All inclusive

Hotel Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Pearl Crete

3 049Gbp
  • family holiday
  • in the center of Agia Marina
  • spacious, modern rooms
  • view of Theodoroi island
  • tasty cuisine
  • The Sail of Ithaca
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Solimar White Pearl Crete

3 099Gbp
  • only for adults (17+)
  • right next to the beach
  • peaceful and picturesque surroundings
  • delicious Mediterranean cuisine
  • dinner at the à la carte restaurant once a stay
  • Ithaca's sail
  • VIVA! x ITAKA: Hotels & Deals April 26 - May 14 and October 1 - October 15, 2023
  • All inclusive
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Sunshine Village Crete

3 099Gbp
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Hotel Krini Beach Crete

3 169Gbp
  • right next to the beach
  • intimate atmosphere
  • peaceful surroundings
  • picturesque views of the sea
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Hotel Stella Village Seaside Crete

3 178Gbp
  • family holidays
  • swimming pools and a water park with slides
  • entertainment for adults and children
  • close to the beach and with a beautiful garden
  • friendly and helpful staff
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Dimitrios Village Crete

3 179Gbp
  • not far from the center of Rethymno
  • by the beach
  • spacious rooms
  • swimming pools, paddling pool and slide for children
  • All inclusive

Hotel Giannoulis Cavo Spada Luxury Sports & Leisure Resort Crete

3 263Gbp
  • perfect for couples
  • luxurious interiors
  • professional spa
  • nice, large rooms
  • service at the highest level
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Giannoulis Grand Bay Beach Resort Crete

3 378Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • recommended for couples
  • surrounded by hills
  • by a beach awarded the Blue Flag
  • interestingly designed pools
  • intimate atmosphere
  • Ithaca Sail
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Kakkos Beach Crete

3 420Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • modern and elegant
  • right next to a beautiful beach
  • picturesque surroundings
  • comfortable rooms of various types
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
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Isla Brown Chania Crete

3 569Gbp
  • picturesquely situated, beautiful view of the sea
  • modern and luxurious
  • 2 swimming pools and 2 paddling pools
  • 2 restaurants and 3 bars
  • All inclusive

Hotel Sirens Beach Crete

3 649Gbp
  • active recreation with the family
  • tennis courts, mini-golf
  • by a sandy beach
  • facilities for the disabled
  • Itaka Sail
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Aquila Rithymna Beach Crete

4 199Gbp
  • right next to a sandy beach
  • 5 swimming pools, including a paddling pool for children
  • animations for adults and children
  • wide sports and entertainment offer
  • family rooms
  • All inclusive
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Elios Hill Crete

5 069Gbp
  • new - planned opening in July 2024
  • modern and stylish interiors
  • 4 restaurants and 4 bars
  • 3 swimming pools, including with slides for children
  • All inclusive

Hotel Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa Crete

5 249Gbp
  • perfect for a romantic holiday
  • luxurious rooms
  • elegant spa center, a place to relax for the body and spirit
  • picturesque location
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Hotel Aphrodite Beach Crete

5 259Gbp
  • right next to the beach
  • extensive sports and recreation facilities
  • several swimming pools, including for children
  • friendly and helpful staff
  • All inclusive

Hotel Royal Marmin Bay Boutique Crete

5 299Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • romantic holidays
  • elegant and modern
  • beautiful sea view
  • close to an intimate beach
  • high standard of service
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Arina Beach Resort Crete

5 819Gbp
  • by a sandy beach
  • beautiful garden with lush vegetation
  • close to Heraklion
  • comfortable rooms
  • All inclusive

Hotel Euphoria Resort Crete

6 649Gbp
  • holiday with the family
  • modern and stylish
  • water park with slides
  • minimalist rooms
  • spa center with an indoor pool
  • 2 à la carté restaurants
  • facilities for the disabled
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
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Hotel Lyttos Mare Crete

8 459Gbp
  • active family holiday
  • right next to the beach
  • modern and comfortable rooms
  • wide sports and recreation offer
  • tasty cuisine
  • All inclusive

Hotel Ikaros Village Luxury Resort & Spa Crete

8 849Gbp
  • free entry to the SPA!
  • holidays with the family
  • 2 swimming pools with a section for children
  • right next to the beach
  • great and diverse cuisine
  • holiday atmosphere

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.

Important! Traveling during COVID-19 - mandatory PLF form
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Resident: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

ITAKA SMART and own transport: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident during their stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Arrival and transfer to the hotel (applies to the ITAKA SMART offer) At the airport in the destination, an ITAKA representative is waiting for you, who will indicate the booked transfer (bus, bus or car), taking you to the hotel where you will spend your holiday. The waiting time for the transfer can be up to approx. 1 hour. The shuttle takes tourists to a maximum of 5 hotels. After reaching the destination, the driver informs about the name of the hotel and helps with unloading the luggage. Information about the hotel-airport return transfer is available in the ITAKA application.

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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