Panorama of Crete - 8 Days
Departures: 23/7, 30/7, 6/8, 13/8, 20/8, 27/8
|LARNACA||CHANIA||AEGEAN AIRLINE||A3 4547||17:15 - 18:45|
|CHANIA||LARNACA||AEGEAN AIRLINE||A3 4544||09:30 - 11:00|
|ARKADI HOTEL 3*||DATES||DOUBLE||SINGLE||CHILD (Under 12)|
|ARKADI HOTEL 3*||23/7, 30/7, 27/8||€ 629||€ 835||€329|
|6/8, 13/8, 20/8||€ 659||€ 865||€ 359|
|KYDON 4*||23/7, 30/7, 27/8||€699||€1045||€329|
|6/8, 13/8, 20/8||€745||€1085||€359|
Meeting at Larnaca airport and flight to Chania. Arrival, collection and transfer to our hotel. Arrangement in the rooms and overnight.
Breakfast and free day is dedicated to the beautiful city of Chania. Walking through its picturesque doll alleys, we will discover the aura and mystery hidden behind the Venetian buildings.
After breakfast free time in the city of Chania. Early in the afternoon, boarding in the bus and visit the I.M. Chrysopigis. Here the nuns are engaged in hagiography and ecclesiastical embroidery. Here the nuns are engaged in hagiography and ecclesiastical embroidery. However, the monastery is famous for its ecological and environmental action. We continue to the Venizelos Tombs, they are one of the most popular flags and offer panoramic views to Chania.Here are the graves of the charismatic Greek politician and seven-time prime minister of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos and his son Sophocles Venizelos, who also served as prime minister of Greece from 1943 to 1952. At the same place is the small church of Profitis Ilias and the statue of Spyros Kagialedakis. Finally, for today we will visit the historic village of Therissos, following a route through the 6km long gorge of Therissia. Free time in the village and lunch. Return to the hotel early in the afternoon. Overnight
After breakfast departure for the location Xyloskalo (altitude 1,250m), here begins the path for the passage of the world-famous Samaria gorge. Here is the forest outpost and an information center for the White Mountains and the Samaria National Park.Free time to enjoy the enchanting landscape and we continue to Sougia. Sougia is a small fishing village, 75 km southwest of the city of Chania. It was a favorite hippie destination in the 70's. In front of the village spreads a wonderful large beach with thick sand and crystal clear deep waters. Free time for swimming and lunch. Return to our hotel late in the afternoon.
After breakfast the day is free at your disposal.
After breakfast departure for Lake Kournas, free time for a walk and coffee overlooking the calm waters of the lake and the white mountains. We continue to Rethymno, with the Venetian port and the famous Fortezza, which rises on a rock on the hill Paleokastro, on the west side of the city.This famous 1307 m long fortress was the largest castle ever built by the Venetians in Crete and was built for 15 years (1537-1588). At the foot of Fortetsa lies today the old town with its picturesque narrow streets with Venetian buildings, including the city's most interesting monument, which is in excellent condition, the 16th-century Loggia building, which now houses the Municipal Library. Free time to walk the alleys and beaches of the city to enjoy your meal or shop from the small shops of the city. In the afternoon we will find in Argyroupoli a village that combines rare natural beauty, in a verdant place. The small picturesque waterfalls, the wooden watermills and the dense vegetation characterize the landscape. Free time for a walk and return late in the afternoon to our hotel.
Breakfast and free day at your disposal. We offer you two unique cruises. The first departs in the morning from Chania and transfer to the port of Kissamos where with ferry boat we will pass in 30 'in Gramvousa, we will have 2 hours to visit the famous castle of the island built by the Venetians in 1579 at the highest point of the island, over a steep cliff at an altitude of 137m. Place of the isalnd played role in the history of the area. The panoramic view, the grandeur and the legend of the pirate's hidden treasure, will entice you to visit it. The walk takes about 20 minutes and then free time to enjoy swimming in the cool waters. We continue for the lake of Balos, a journey of 15 '. Balos has one of the most unique beach in the Greece and in the world. It is a protected natural area, a tropical lagoon with white and pink sand with shells! Another very special cruise-excursion is to the southwestern tip of Crete in Elafonissi. By bus we pass through the Topolian Gorge, and among many typical Cretan traditional villages a coffee break in the cave of Agia Sofia to reach the magical beach of Elafonissi after a while. We follow a road that leads to the beach, where you can walk on the colorful sand to Elafonissi. You have enough time (about 3 hours) to enjoy the crystal clear waters.
Breakfast and transfer to Chania airport where we will take the flight to Larnaca