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This is a great option visiting lovely Crete in Winter time.

A winter package, 3 nights in picturesque town of Chania and 1 night at Heraklion Town birthplace of El Greco and Kazantzakis and minutes away from Minoan Palace of Knossos, for a short break in Crete.

"Out of season" and "off-season" the right time to enjoy Crete's more peaceful nature, sites and gastronomy. Winter months offer the chance to explore the uncrowded vision of Crete.

Indeed, most people have in mind that Crete is a Summer destination, but surely a winter break on the island can offer a very wonderful experience. With very few tourists but sunny weather, Crete in wintertime is a delightful place to explore the great nature, swimming (in November and December water temperature is around 22°C ) and discovering the local authentic lifestyle.

3 Nights In Chania & 1 Night in Heraklion - Winter Short Break In Crete

Itinerary

Day 1 :
You will be met at Chania airport for your transfer to your hotel in the old town. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Chania

Day 2 : 
Enjoy a private walking tour around the old town and the Venetian port. Our walk will allow you to visit the most important sites, such as the Venetian fortifications, the Arsenals, the 1860 Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Food Market, the Etz Hayyim Synagogue, and the Turkish quarters behind the inner harbour. The tour will also bring out plenty of hidden spots off the beaten track, which reflect the mix of influences that has given Chania its very unique atmosphere. A walk through time, the tour promises to help you gain an understanding of how the city's multilayered history has unfolded. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chania

Day 3 : 
Today’s guided tour will travel you through scenic countryside and unspoilt villages and offer a journey in the island's heart with an in- depth look at the past and an intimate perspective of today’s Crete , its people, culture and Driving towards the Akrotiri peninsula, our first visit is to the monastery of Agia Triada Tzagarolon. Built in the 17th century, with a majestic cruciform church, it is set on a wonderfully overgrown landscape of olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees. We will visit the premises and learn about their great produce of organic olive oil and wine. Continuing our drive towards the verdant province of Apokoronas, we will stop by the Fortress of Koules, set on an impressive position with views over Souda Gulf. Our next stop is at the tiny Maheri, one of the most authentic and unspoilt Cretan villages for a stroll around its alleys and refreshments at a typical ‘kafenion’. The tour will then take us further inland and we will visit the studio of a known local ceramicist. The house, featured many times in Greek and international press, is an excellent example of traditional architecture, renovated in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside. Continuing our scenic drive along the foothills of the White Mountains, we will stop for a delicious rustic meal at a family-run tavern, located on a privileged vista point overlooking the valley and the sea beyond. Late afternoon return at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chania

Day 4 : 
Depart Chania with your driver for your transfer to Knossos in the outskirts of Heraklion, where a qualified guide will meet you for a private tour around the site. Knossos Palace, one of the major must-see archaeological sites in Greece, is presenting visitors with a rare glimpse into Minoan civilization. Accompanied by a knowledgeable archaeology guide, who promises to offer in-depth, personal attention, you will browse through the restored palace, piecing together the threads of the story of this great civilization through the structures the Minoans lived in. At the end of the tour, you will be driven to the hotel in Heraklion. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Heraklion.

Day 5 : 
Transfer to Heraklion Airport for departure

Included:
Arrival transfer from Chania airport to Chania town
Private guided tour of Chania town (+/- 2 hrs)
Private guided tour to countryside, with lunch included (+/- 6 hrs)
Private transfer to Heraklion with en route guided visit of Knossos Palace (+/- 4 hrs) Departure transfer from Heraklion town to Heraklion airport
Departure transfer from Heraklion town to Heraklion airport
Accommodation in sea view double room BB at the Porto Veneziano /Chania and city view double room BB at the Megaron Hotel / Heraklion

Not Included:
Flights from / to your country
Accommodation (please ask us for extra supplements)

Rate per person : 670.00 Euros
* Offer is valid for an arrival within the period 15 Nov – 15 March, with the holiday season 20 Dec – 05 Jan excluded

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