A good introduction for first time visitors in Crete, this is a comprehensive trip that is carefully planned, so that you can cover much ground at a reasonable pace and in comfort.
For all distinquished travelers who demand the local expertise, the specialist guidance and the logistics of getting around taken care of, while they enjoy spending time with a small group, an express special sightseeing tour around Crete that covers the main sites and cultural landmarks of the island.
The result is a journey in the island's heart with an express but in depth look at Crete’s past and present, its people, culture and landscapes.
Day by Day itinerary ( Arrival into Heraklion Airport / Departure from Chania Airport )
Please note :
Program is available with an arrival on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, from 15 May to 15 September, 2017
Guests are collected from Heraklion airport or port for their transfer to their hotel in Heraklion (Astoria Hotel or similar).
Today you will take a guided 16km hike through the longest and most impressive of Europe’s limestone gorges, a magnificent example of Crete’s many gorges, stretching from the White Mountains down to the Libyan sea. We leave early in the morning and passing through several beautiful villages we reach the plateau of Omalos. Our hike will last approximately 6 hours and will take us, along a breathtaking and constantly changing landscape, to Agia Roumeli, a laid back coastal village by the South coast, accessible only by boat. The tour will allow you a chance to experience this must-see natural phenomenon at a slower pace, attended to by a specialized guide. At the base of the gorge you can enjoy a refreshing swim and lunch at one of the local tavernas. After an hour’s sail to the nearby port, you will be transferred back to Chania in the late evening. Overnight in Chania.
Guests will be driven to Chania airport for their departure flights.
Day by Day itinerary ( arrival into Chania Airport / departure from Heraklion Airport )
Please note :
Program is available with an arrival on Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 15 May to 15 September, 2017
Guests are collected from Chania airport for their transfer to their hotel in Chania town. Evening at leisure to explore the old town and colorful harbor. Overnight in Chania (Porto Veneziano or similar).
Leaving Chania in the morning we will head east for a tour to explore the Palace of Knossos, one of the major must-see archaeological sites in Greece, presenting visitors with a rare glimpse into Minoan civilization. Accompanied by a first class guide who will offer in-depth personal attention, you will walk around the ruins and excavations of the vast ancient palace, and learn about the Greek mythological tales that are linked to it. After exploring the labyrinth of corridors and rooms on the Knossos tour, you will travel to Heraklion for a walk around its historical center, its bustling market and main sites and a visit to the recently renovated Archaeological Museum. The most magnificent collection of Minoan art and culture in the world is housed in this museum, that is one of the most visited ones Greece, with an exhibition of artifacts, covering a period of 5.000 years. At the end of the tour, you will check in at your hotel in Heraklion (Astoria Hotel or similar).
Guests will be driven to Heraklion airport or port for their departure.
Rate per person : 500.00 Euros – based on 2x travelling
Single room supplement : € 103.50 Euros
Private trips :
if you have requests for parties of 4 or more, you can book this trip on a private basis for any dates and/or further customize to suit your clients’ requirements. Please contact us for further information
- 4 days / 3 nights in standard double or twin room at selected or similar hotels
- All ground transportation by licensed a/c mini van, chauffeured by professional driver
- Small group tour to Knossos Palace & Museum, with qualified guide
- Small group tour to Samaria Gorge, with hiking guide, includes admission fee and boat ticket
- Breakfast daily
- Entrance tickets to Knossos & Museum
- Program can be extended with days at leisure in Chania at 53.00 Euros per person, per day