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  • All around Crete



    5 nighs - 6 days

    All around Crete!

    Day 1: Arrival to N. Kazantzakis International Airport in Heraklion, meet and greed by our team and transfer to your Hotel for Check-in in the city center. Overnight in Heraklion.

    Day 2: Spinalonga
    A mini-cruise inside the calm waters of the Mirabello Gulf, to the island of Spinalonga is one of the most popular trips.
    The remains of its Venetian fortification and ghostly leper barracks almost untouched through the centuries, lies silently opposite Elounda’s coast. Spinalonga’s Venetian castle is one of the main castles in Crete which was never conquered during the Turkish occupation. A guided tour will conduct you to the sorrowful destiny of the islet. The boat sails after to Kolokytha Bay for swimming in the crystal waters and a barbeque lunch. In the early afternoon, you move on to the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos, where you can enjoy your coffee in one of the many street cafes along the pretty lake in the town center before your return to your hotel. Overnight in Heraklion.

    Day 3: Check-out from the hotel in Heraklion and transfer to Chania. Check-in to hotel in Chania. Tour around the city. Overnight in Chania.
    Chania , the former capital and the most attractive town of Crete : take a relaxing walk through the charming narrow streets in the old part of the city with the “oriental” market .Here you can find a big variety of leather goods and Cretan folk art items. Ag. Nikolaos, Agios Rokos, Cathedral church and Catholic Church are the churches that will visit during guiding in Chania.
    Enjoy your meal to the nice taverns by the Venetian Harbour. Overnight in Chania.

    Day 4: Samaria Gorge
    A spectacular trip for those who love walking and have the spirit for adventure.
    Visit Europe’s longest and most beautiful gorge (18 km long). After an impressive drive along the North coast of Chania through the White Mountains up to Omalos Plateau, you finally face the challenge: a guided walk through the extreme beauty and diverse landscape! In this national forest you discover the Cretan fauna and flora! This hiking adventure ends at the Libyan Sea, in Ag.Roumeli: an un-spoilt fishing settlement, where you can have a refreshing swim and time for lunch before the ferry takes you along the coast to Chora Sfakion or Sougia. Return to resort by coach.
    A full day excursion, offering a unique exchange and contrast of landscapes, between the north and south coast, mountains and sea. It is an absolute Must when in Crete!!!!!!
    Overnight in Chania.

    Day 5: Check-out from hotel in Chania and visit Monastery of Arcadi and Rethymno.
    This one day trip takes us to the Arkadi Monastery, located on a high plateau with a nice view of the sea below. One of the most tragic and heroic chapters in the history of the island was written here: the resistance against the Turkish occupation came to its peak in 1866 when approximately 1.000 Cretan took refuge here and instead of surrendering they dared a mass suicide by blowing-up the powder magazine .We will take a look round the monastery and the small museum where many impressive relics of the 1866 Holocaust and icons are kept.
    On the way back we stop in Rethymno. Visit the Venetian part of the city with the curling narrow streets and the Venetian Fortress (“Fortezza”), the Turkish minarets and fountains and feel the local turbulent history. Enjoy your coffee in one of the sea front coffee shops.
    Arrival to Heraklion city. Check-in in hotel in Heraklion. Overnight in Heraklion.

    Day 6: Check-out from hotel in Heraklion. Discover Knossos Palace and Heraklion City.
    This is the tour that reveals the secrets and life of the Minoans. A flash – back to Crete’s ancient history and Minoan Civilization as well as the spiritual strength which made Crete famous all over the world. Visit Europe’s first Palace and enter the spirit of the myths. Walking round the narrow corridors of the labyrinth construction you’ll have the opportunity to see all the samples and symbols of the progress and culture developed in Crete 4000 years ago as well as feel the mystical evidence of the Minoan grandeur. The myths come alive again after visiting the Palace of King Minos at Knossos. After Knossos Palace, we will take a guided tour of the beautiful city of Heraklion which is the capital of Crete. You may see many places of interest which will include the recently restored Venetian castle and some other nice Venetian remnants – the Famous Morosine Fountain and the pretty restored Loggia, along with many shops and sidewalk cafes.
    Transfer to N. Kazantzakis International Airport for departure.