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One Day Tour to Santorini from Heraklion

Santorini Santorini Map
Santorini Thira Island

From 08th April 2016  HighSpeed 6
HIGHSPEED 6
Length: 95,47 - Speed: 40 knots - Stabilizers - Passengers: 966 - Vehicles: 260

From 10th June 2016  Highspeed 7
HIGHSPEED 7
Length: 85 - Speed: 40 knots - Stabilizers - Passengers: 1156 - Vehicles 105

From

Schedule

Heraklion
08:00 Boarding
09:00 Departure for Santorini.  ( 1 hour & 45 min. boat trip ) 
10:45 Arrival at the port of Athinios - Santorini.
11:15 Departure to Oia
11:50 Arrival at Oia
13:20 Departure from Oia to Fira.
13:45 Arrival at Fira
15:30 Departure from Fira to Kamari or Perisa for swimming
15:40 Arrival at Kamari 
17:05 Departure from Kamari
17:20 Arrival at the port of Athinios
17:25 Departure to Heraklion
18:50 Arrival in Heraklion
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 The land excursion on Santorini will be available in six languages:
  • ENGLISH
  • GERMAN
  • FRENCH
  • RUSSIAN
  • ITALIAN
  • POLISH
Sailing Program from 11.04.2016
Departures from: Highspeed 6 - Highspeed 7
Heraklion - Crete * 11/4 - 30/4  Monday - Wednesday - Friday

from 01/5 Daily

   

Prices

Economy Class 126,00 Euro per person (adult)

Children 0 - 4  free of charge ( no separate seat and  
  not for Business Class )

Children 4 - 10   - 50% reduction on the regular price

Children 0 - 4 years old : Free, with the obligation to take a zero free ticket.
 Children 4 - 10 years old : 50% discount

 Included services:
· Cruise to/ex Santorini
· The tour stops at OIA – FIRA - KAMARI 

 

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One Day Tour to Santorini from Heraklion

Santorini Santorini Map
Santorini Thira Island

From Heraklion

08.00

Boarding

08.40

Departure for Santorini

10.25

Arrival in Santorini - Athinios port

Information about Santorini Guided Tours to Oia - Fira - Perissa / Perivolos Beach - Volcano Boat Trip

17.00

Departure from Santorini

18.40

Arrival

While having your holidays in Crete you can come on our one day-cruise and discover beautiful Santorini within α memorable 6-hour stay. This excursion will be a lifetime experience because your leisure is our pleasure!

Discover Santorini

The most famous island in Cyclades, with more than 4.500 years of cultural history, will capture you with its beauty and stunning Caldera views.

Many reasons made this island famous worldwide and pretty much we've all seen a picture of the dream island (pictures of Santorini have been used many times for the global promotion of Greece as a tourist resort). Scientists connect the island to the mythical Atlantis, the unique caldera, the energy and the beauty of the island are the most important reasons for being ranked as one of the top islands in Europe and one of the once-in-a-lifetime must see destinations of the world.

Santorini is, indeed, an island of mystery, as the volcano has affected not only the morphology but the people of the island as well. Finally, the island is known for the view from "caldera", which is considered to be the most fascinating view in the world.

Excursion details

Your experience starts off from Crete with our luxurious high speed catamaran vessels"Champion Jet 1". In less than two hours you will arrive at Thiras port.

When you arrive at the port of Santorini, Athinios, you will relax on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus which will be waiting for you, escorted by experienced guides (Russian, English, German, French, Polish, and Italian) who will provide information concerning the island and its history. You will enjoy the view of the beautiful countryside on the drive to the northern tip of the island. Then, you will arrive at the unique village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the Caldera rim, Oia offers magnificent views of houses studded along the volcanic rock hillside overlooking both the Mediterranean and Aegean sea.

A spectacular heaven for countless artists seeking for inspiration.

A visit to the island’s capital (chora), called “Fira”, where you will have plenty of free time to explore the picturesque traditional little alleys, admire the incomparable aesthetics of Aegean architecture, shop or simply enjoy a drink and the unique view of the volcano over the magnificent cliffs of Caldera.

You have the choice of either staying at the beautiful capital of the island Fira or visiting (approximately 2hours) the magnificent black beach of Perissa – Perivolos or taking a boat tour on Caldera (upon availability).

Info

Santorini's 6 hour stay Excursion: Oia - Fira - Perissa /Perivolos Beach (Optional) - Volcano Boat Trip (Optional)

Includes:

  • Boat Tickets with High Speed Catamaran Vessels
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle

Not included:

  • Volcano boat tour (optional, 16,00 €)
  • Food and drinks, (there is a special discount for our passengers in specified restaurants)

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation email will be received while booking.
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information while booking: Passengers’ Surname and Name, Gender: Male/ Female, Age: Adult/Child /Infant. According to EU Directive 98/41, the shipping company has the obligation to keep a passengers' name list of every voyage, for safety reasons.

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One Day Tour to Santorini from Heraklion

Santorini Santorini Map
Santorini Thira Island

From Heraklion

07.00

Boarding

07.45

Departure for Santorini

10.30

Arrival in Santorini - Athinios port

Information about Santorini Guided Tours to Oia - Fira - Perissa / Perivolos Beach - Volcano Boat Trip

17.00

Departure from Santorini

20.00

Arrival

While having your holidays in Crete you can come on our one day-cruise and discover beautiful Santorini within α memorable 6-hour stay. This excursion will be a lifetime experience because your leisure is our pleasure!

Discover Santorini

The most famous island in Cyclades, with more than 4.500 years of cultural history, will capture you with its beauty and stunning Caldera views.

Many reasons made this island famous worldwide and pretty much we've all seen a picture of the dream island (pictures of Santorini have been used many times for the global promotion of Greece as a tourist resort). Scientists connect the island to the mythical Atlantis, the unique caldera, the energy and the beauty of the island are the most important reasons for being ranked as one of the top islands in Europe and one of the once-in-a-lifetime must see destinations of the world.

Santorini is, indeed, an island of mystery, as the volcano has affected not only the morphology but the people of the island as well. Finally, the island is known for the view from "caldera", which is considered to be the most fascinating view in the world.

Excursion details

Your experience starts off from Crete with our luxurious high speed catamaran vessels “Mega Jet”. In less than two hours you will arrive at Thiras port.

When you arrive at the port of Santorini, Athinios, you will relax on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus which will be waiting for you, escorted by experienced guides (Russian, English, German, French, Polish, and Italian) who will provide information concerning the island and its history. You will enjoy the view of the beautiful countryside on the drive to the northern tip of the island. Then, you will arrive at the unique village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the Caldera rim, Oia offers magnificent views of houses studded along the volcanic rock hillside overlooking both the Mediterranean and Aegean sea.

A spectacular heaven for countless artists seeking for inspiration.

A visit to the island’s capital (chora), called “Fira”, where you will have plenty of free time to explore the picturesque traditional little alleys, admire the incomparable aesthetics of Aegean architecture, shop or simply enjoy a drink and the unique view of the volcano over the magnificent cliffs of Caldera.

You have the choice of either staying at the beautiful capital of the island Fira or visiting (approximately 2hours) the magnificent black beach of Perissa – Perivolos or taking a boat tour on Caldera (upon availability).

Info

Santorini's 6 hour stay Excursion: Oia - Fira - Perissa /Perivolos Beach (Optional) - Volcano Boat Trip (Optional)

Includes:

  • Boat Tickets with High Speed Catamaran Vessels
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle

Not included:

  • Volcano boat tour (optional, 16,00 €)
  • Food and drinks, (there is a special discount for our passengers in specified restaurants)

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation email will be received while booking.
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information while booking: Passengers’ Surname and Name, Gender: Male/ Female, Age: Adult/Child /Infant. According to EU Directive 98/41, the shipping company has the obligation to keep a passengers' name list of every voyage, for safety reasons.

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Two Days Tour to Santorini from Heraklion

Santorini Santorini Map
Santorini Thira Island

From 02nd May 2016  Highspeed 6 & 7
HELLENIC SEAWAYS Highspeed 7 Heraklion (Crete), Ios, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos.
Length: 85 - Speed: 40 knots - Stabilizers - Passengers: 1156 - Vehicles 105 

2days tour Schedule with Highspeed 6 or Highspeed 7:  

From Heraklion every Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday
and Sunday from 08/05/2016

 
1st  Day
09.00 Departure from Heraklion with the fast and luxurious Highspeed 6 or 7.
10.45 Arrival on Santorini at the port of Athinios. 
Excursion: OΙΑ - FIRA - KAMARI
The buses depart from Athinios escorted by guides who will provide information concerning the island and its history. Visit to: 
OIA: free time to admire the old neo-classical manors as well as the houses carved on the rock, the manmade eyries that seem to hang on the edge of the precipice. Oia is the most graphic village of the island with a fantastic view, narrow streets and marvelous mansions.
FIRA: Free time to visit the capital, go for shopping or enjoy your drink with a bird's eye view over Caldera.
15.30 KAMARI: The most popular beach in Santorini which is know for its black sand and crystal clear water. For your lunch will be a real pleasure to discover traditional taverns with Greek specialities such as "Fava" and fresh fish served with excellent local wine.
 
Transfer to hotel, overnight: plenty of time at your disposal for walking around, shopping and admiring over Caldera. You also have the opportunity to enjoy the night-life of the island.

2nd DAY: Morning free
15.30 Departure from Hotel to Volcano
Volcano: Besides, you will have the chance to participate in the tour of the volcano round trip and Hot Springs swimming by comfortable and traditional Egiopelagitika small ships. During the route, there will be some stops for taking pictures etc.
17.25 Departure from Santorini heading to Crete.
18.50 Arrival at Heraklion.

The price of 2 days tour is 198 € per person
                                                                            or 168 € per person without Excursions

Children 4-10 years 148 € per person with bed with Excursions
                 or 130 € with bed without
Excursions
 

Children up to 4 years free of charge without bed - with bed 30.

Single room  > extra 20
 

Above price includes:

· Economy class  tickets with Highspeed 6  or  Highspeed 7
·
Hotel with breakfast in Fira - Firostefani and Kamari areas
· Excursion to OIA - FIRA - KAMARI or PERISSA for swimming 
· Visit to volcano-swimming to Hot Springs - Athinios

Note: Reservation must be made at least 1 day before the trip

 

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One Day Tour to Santorini from Rethymnon

Santorini Santorini Map
Santorini Thira Island

From Rethymno

06.50

Boarding

07.30

Departure for Santorini

10.20

Arrival in Santorini - Athinios port

Information about Santorini Guided Tours to Oia - Fira - Perissa / Perivolos Beach - Volcano Boat Trip

17.45

Departure from Santorini

20.35

Arrival

While having your holidays in Crete you can come on our one day-cruise and discover beautiful Santorini within α memorable 6-hour stay. This excursion will be a lifetime experience because your leisure is our pleasure!

Discover Santorini

The most famous island in Cyclades, with more than 4.500 years of cultural history, will capture you with its beauty and stunning Caldera views.

Many reasons made this island famous worldwide and pretty much we've all seen a picture of the dream island (pictures of Santorini have been used many times for the global promotion of Greece as a tourist resort). Scientists connect the island to the mythical Atlantis, the unique caldera, the energy and the beauty of the island are the most important reasons for being ranked as one of the top islands in Europe and one of the once-in-a-lifetime must see destinations of the world.

Santorini is, indeed, an island of mystery, as the volcano has affected not only the morphology but the people of the island as well. Finally, the island is known for the view from "caldera", which is considered to be the most fascinating view in the world.

Excursion details

Your experience starts off from Crete with our luxurious high speed catamaran vessels “Mega Jet”. In less than two hours you will arrive at Thiras port.

When you arrive at the port of Santorini, Athinios, you will relax on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus which will be waiting for you, escorted by experienced guides (Russian, English, German, French, Polish, and Italian) who will provide information concerning the island and its history. You will enjoy the view of the beautiful countryside on the drive to the northern tip of the island. Then, you will arrive at the unique village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the Caldera rim, Oia offers magnificent views of houses studded along the volcanic rock hillside overlooking both the Mediterranean and Aegean sea.

A spectacular heaven for countless artists seeking for inspiration.

A visit to the island’s capital (chora), called “Fira”, where you will have plenty of free time to explore the picturesque traditional little alleys, admire the incomparable aesthetics of Aegean architecture, shop or simply enjoy a drink and the unique view of the volcano over the magnificent cliffs of Caldera.

You have the choice of either staying at the beautiful capital of the island Fira or visiting (approximately 2hours) the magnificent black beach of Perissa – Perivolos or taking a boat tour on Caldera (upon availability).

Info

Santorini's 6 hour stay Excursion: Oia - Fira - Perissa /Perivolos Beach (Optional) - Volcano Boat Trip (Optional)

Includes:

  • Boat Tickets with High Speed Catamaran Vessels
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle

Not included:

  • Volcano boat tour (optional, 16,00 €)
  • Food and drinks, (there is a special discount for our passengers in specified restaurants)

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation email will be received while booking.
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information while booking: Passengers’ Surname and Name, Gender: Male/ Female, Age: Adult/Child /Infant. According to EU Directive 98/41, the shipping company has the obligation to keep a passengers' name list of every voyage, for safety reasons.

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Chrissi Island, Ierapetra, East Crete, Full Day Tour

Duration: Full Day Tour

Day available:Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

Language: English, Deutsch(only Friday & Sunday), Russian(only Friday),French (only Tuesday & Sunday), Italia(only Tuesday) .

Location: Chrissi Island, Ierapetra, East Crete

Price: €24

Chrissi Island Cruise: An island adventure to the hottest point of Europe become a Robinson for one day on the desert island of "Chrissi" or "Golden Island".

Are you ready for adventure? Do you want to feel for a while like a modern castaway, stranded on a desert island? Then come along to the island of Chrissi!

Our adventure starts in the beautiful city of Ierapetra, our first stop, which is located on the southern coast of the island. From here, a short boat trip takes us to the secluded island of Chrissi. During the journey, we are often accompanied by yellow-legged gulls and dolphins that enjoy the magic of the Libyan Sea, until we finally drop anchor to the “Island”, as the locals are used to calling it.

Chrissi is a secluded, isolated, almost tropical island on the most southern end of Crete. The pristine beaches, the myriads of shell fossils, limpets and corals, the shallow crystal clear waters, the cedar forest, the fine reddish sand with the mosses and lichens, the old salt marsh, the Roman carved tombs, the small church of St. Nicolas and the peacefulness of this unique ecosystem are bound to steal your heart and make you daydream. So, if you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of the civilization, even for a single day, if you want to swim, to explore, to relax under the scorching sun, come to Chrissi with us.

REDUCTIONS: Children up to 4 years old FREE OF CHARGE

Children 5 - 12 years old 50% reduction (tour prices & extras)

Languages :

  • English
  • German(only Friday & Sunday)
  • Russian(only Friday)
  • French(only Tuesday & Sunday)
  • Italian(only Tuesday)

Extras Boat : 17.00€ Entrance : 1.00€

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The Knossos Palace Tour, the exploration of Minoan Crete Capital

Day available: Saturday
Language: English, Deutsch

Location: South Crete, Heraklion city

Price: €27

The Knossos Palace Tour, the exploration of Minoan Crete Capital. The Palace of Knossos was the monumental symbol of Minoan civilization and culture, due to its construction, use of luxury materials, architectural plan, advanced building techniques and impressive size. It was built gradually between 1700 and 1400 BC, and was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokerinos and excavated by Sir Arthur Evans in 1900s.

The intricate Palace of King Minos is the the largest and the most spectacular of all the Minoan palatial centres. The 20,000 square meters slowly unfold before you in a labyrinth-like pattern of 1200 rooms, at the center of which there is an enormous courtyard. Colorful friezes and frescoes, figures and paintings on plaster, many of which have been restored to their former beauty, fill the walls of the palace and exhibit life from this era, while varying pictures from animals and people to gods and various ceremonies depict an advanced and sophisticated society. The variety of building materials used and the marble revetment show an advanced level of technology. This is also demonstrated by some architectural and structural features, such as the light-wells and the complex drainage and water-supply systems.You will see the Corridor of the Procession, the Horns of Concecration, the Queen’s Boudoir (complete with one of the earliest known flushing toilet systems) and you will hear the Legend of the Minotaur and the Bull Dancers.

Leaving the Palace you are taken into Heraklion at the region of Pateles where you can visit the open market known as the “gipsy market” where you can find everything like vegetables, fruit, clothes, shoes and many more in really cheap prices. The atmosphere feels oriental and the screams of the vendors amuses whoever passes.

We then proceed to the Historical center of Heraklion with the Loggia and the Morosini fountain at the “Lions’Square”. You have enough free time for shopping and lunch before you are taken back to your hotels.

REDUCTIONS:
Children up to 4 years old FREE OF CHARGE
Children 5 – 12 years old 50% reduction (tour prices & extras)

Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch

Extras
ENTRANCE (KNOSSOS 15€) & (MUSEUM 10€)
ENTRANCE (KNOSSOS & MUSEUM 16€) TOTAL

FREE : under 18y, reduced over 65y.

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Cretan Folklore Night

Day available: Wednesday, Saturday
Language: English, Deutsch, French, Russian, Netherland(only Wednesday), Italian(only Saturday)

Location: Center Crete, Karouzanos Village

Price: €38

If you want to feel really like a true Cretan, you should learn to entertain yourselves as one of them! Come with us to the traditional village of Karouzana for a different night, under a majestic summer sky, a night full of music, dance and beautiful scents. Reaching the ancient village, we have the chance to take a walk through this magnificent place, feel dizzy by the smell of the jasmine, be surprised by the locals’ hospitality and treats and admire the traditional color of the area, which seems to have remained unspoiled by time.

At dusk, we are going to enjoy the traditional feast, taste the delicious dishes with the cheese, the honey, the rusk, the olive oil, the meat and all the other products of the Cretan soil, get treated with the wine and the raki of the area, listen to the sound of the Cretan “lyra” and take delight in looking at the dancers, dressed in their traditional costumes, performing Cretan and Greek folk dances. At the end of the night we can also join the dancers, who will teach us the basic steps so that we can also dance like modern Zorbas! We are sure that this night will be etched in your mind and your memories forever and ever!

REDUCTIONS:
Children up to 4 years old FREE OF CHARGE
Children 5 – 12 years old 50% reduction (tour prices & extras)

Languages :

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Netherland(only Wednesday)
  • Italian(only Saturday)
  • Extras
    Included in the price diner & wine

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Samaria Gorge Excursion

Day available: Tuesday,Thursday
Language: English, Deutsch, French & Netherland(only Tuesday), Russian(only Thursday), Polish (only Thursday)

Location: South Crete, Chania, Samaria

Price: €44

Samaria Gorge Excursion

No visit, no vacation to Crete is complete without crossing the Samaria Gorge. Join Samaria Gorge Excursion and explore the most majestic gorge in Europe and get ready to live a unique experience!

Our adventure starts very early in the morning since the gorge is situated on the western side of the island. Our first stop is in the vicinity of Rethimnon, where we have the chance to get our breakfast before moving on to Omalos Plateau. The walk starts from Xiloskalo, at the entrance of the gorge, where we enter this vast canyon of 18 klm that is considered to be the longest in Europe, with a width that varies from 2 to 40 meters and a depth of 250-600 meters. We usually need 6-7 hours to cross the rocky gorge down to the shore.

The path follows the route of Taras, a river with gurgling lucid water that gave its name to the ancient town which was located at the end of the gorge. On the way we can get a glimpse of the caves that formed a natural shelter for the Cretans in war times and now they are the natural habitat of the well-known wild goats, or kri-kri as they are also called. Halfway we come across the village of Santa Maria, which was abandoned by its last inhabitants in 1962.

The amazingly wild and unspoiled scenery, as well as the vegetation that we come in view of during hiking, is unequalled in relation to those in other places on Crete. The extraordinary rock formations, the rarity of the indigenous plant, flower and bird species, the rough downward ground, the impressive and primitive view, the exquisite landscape that has been under no human intervention, the unique sensation of awe and infinite wonder for the untouched grandeur will always be engraved on our memory.

Three kilometers prior to our exiting this majestic gorge, we reach the Iron Gates (Sideroportes), the narrowest spot of the route, just a few meters wide, but 300 meters high – an amazing contradiction that can cause nothing but awe. A bit later we arrive in the small fishing village of Agia Roumeli, where we have quite a long time to lunch and get a refreshing swim in the deep blue, crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea, before boarding the ship that leads us back along the coast to the village of Sfakia, where we catch the bus for the return trip. On the way back we have the chance to admire Imbros Gorge, as well as the villages of Askifou and Vrisses.

An excursion for those who feel adventurous and are pretty fit. A tip for the ones who join in: good hiking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, an extra pair of socks, swimsuit and a light jacket for the evening hours are essential. (Samaria Gorge was acknowledged in 2010 as one of the wildest, most virgin and unique natural parks in the world and was included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) of UNESCO).

REDUCTIONS:
Children up to 4 years old FREE OF CHARGE
Children 5 – 12 years old 50% reduction (tour prices & extras)

Languages :

  • English
  • French(only Tuesday)
  • Deutsch
  • Russian(only Thursday)
  • Polish(only Thursday)
  • Netherland(only Tuesday)

Extras
ENTRANCE GORGE 5.00 €

-BOAT AGIA ROUMELI – SFAKIA Adult 11.00€ Child 6,00€

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Spinalonga, Elounda Excursion

Day available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Language:English, Deutsch, French, Russian, Netherland(only Monday),Italian(only Friday)

Location: Elounda, Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos, East Crete

Price: 26€

Spinalonga, Elounda Excursion
The route along the northern coast of the island takes us to the small fishing village of Elounda, known to the older of us from the popular 1970s BBC television series “Who pays the ferryman”. The village became also well-known through Belinda Jones’ novel “Out of the Blue” and lately, through Victoria Hislop’s world best-seller “The Island”. Today Elounda is a popular holiday resort, often visited by VIPs for the luxurious beach resorts that are situated in the area.

From there, we take the boat that gets us to the small and sorely tried island of Spinalonga. The history and the culture of the island of Spinalonga became one with human tragedy in the course of time. This small isle carries within the history of Ancient Greece as it served as a natural guard for the ancient city of Olous; the history of the Saracens as a hide-out for their pirates; the history of Venetians as their fortress; the history of Turks as their settlement; and the history of contemporary Greeks as their dwelling, or better, as the place where their leper would be sent into exile until 1957.

We stroll through the village roads, listening –along with our guide’s narration- to the cries and sighs of the diseased exiles, which seem like having been curved on the rocks and the walls of the houses and admiring the exquisite beauty of the area. Finishing our touring on this much afflicted place, we head for the small bay of Kolokitha, one of the most beautiful beaches on Crete. It is a remote beach with white sand and deep blue serene water, side by side with old olive groves, where we can swim and taste the delicious BBQ served on the boat.

After our short respite, we go back to Elounda, and then we move to the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos, where we have our last stop. Here we have the chance to enjoy our coffee getting a perfect view of the magnificent lake, do our shopping in the traditional local shops and relax for a while before we hit the road for our going back.

REDUCTIONS:
Children up to 4 years old FREE OF CHARGE
Children 5 – 12 years old 50% reduction (tour prices & extras)

Languages :

  • English
  • French
  • Deutsch
  • Russian
  • Netherland(only Monday)
  • Italian(only Friday)
Extras
ΒΟΑΤ + ΒΒQ 12.00€
ENTRANCE 8.00 €

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Gramvousa – Balos tour

Duration: Full day tour
Day available:Wednesday, Saturday
Language: English, Russian,French & Italian(only Wednesday)

Location: Chania, Grambousa, Balos, West Crete

Price: €39

Gramvousa – Balos tour
An exquisite excursion for the most “conscious” travelers is the excursion to Balos Beach and Gramvousa Island. Driving once again to the west of the island, we make our first stop in the beautiful city of Rethimnon, where we have some time for our coffee of breakfast. Moving on, we drive past the city of Chania and after a while, we arrive at the port of Kissamos, where we set out for our trip.

During our boat trip, we have the chance to admire a vast cave –most likely an ancient shipyard, sea turtles or monk seals and of course, the dolphins of the area. We also witness an impressive geological phenomenon: the simultaneous lifting and sinking of the two sides of the island, where its western side rises up to 6-9 meters above the sea level.

We disembark at the island of Gramvousa, which is also known as the “Pirates’ Island”. It got its reputation during the Revolution, when it was used for 3 years as a base by 3,000 rebels, who had to become pirates, since it was the only way for them to get some food. We are instantly blown away not only by the natural beauty of the place, but also by the dashing Venetian castle that prevails on the highest spot of the island, at the top of an extremely sheer cliff. The position of the castle is exceptionally strategic, as it protected the whole region of the northeastern Crete, while its size still impresses the visitors. The stunning view from its walls, its grandeur as well as the legend about hidden pirate treasures prompt us to visit it. The broader area of Gramvousa forms one of the most significant hydro-biotopes of the Eastern Mediterranean, since here we can encounter over 100 bird species and 400 plant species. After our exploration of the area, we have plenty of time to enjoy our swim at the gorgeous beach with the wonderful colors, take a few shots of the famous shipwreck of the island or have lunch aboard (optional).

In the early afternoon, we head for the lagoon of Balos, one of the loveliest places in Greece. The view of the lagoon is truly breathtaking. Balos is renowned for its numerous cacti, its undergrowth, its splendid beach, its white sand, its jade-green and turquoise waters, its warm and shallow sea, its wild natural beauty that bring us in mind exotic beaches in the Caribbean. These few hours of solitude in such a paradise will surely be etched in our memory for ever.

REDUCTIONS:
Children up to 4 years old FREE OF CHARGE
Children 5 – 12 years old 50% reduction (tour prices & extras)

Languages :

  • English
  • Russian
  • French(only Wednesday)
  • Italian(only Wednesday)

Extras
ΒΟΑΤ 17.00 €
ΕNTRANCE GRAMVOUSA 1.00 €
Lunch Optional Price: 7.00 €

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Knossos Palace, Lasithi Plateau Excursion (half day tour)

Duration: Half day tour
Day available: Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Language: English , Deutsch , Russian, French(only Thursday)

Price: €38

Knossos Palace, Lasithi Plateau Excursion (half day tour)

It is impossible for someone to come to Crete on vacation and not visit its landmark, Knossos. For the island of Crete, Knossos has the same significance as the Acropolis for Athens. The most famous and the most impressive palace of the Minoan era, the biggest and the greatest of the decision-making centers of the Minoan Crete. Our tour in the majestic site travels us back to the past, getting us to know the Neolithic settlement, the new imposing palace, the four wings of the building with the ceremony chambers, the public warehouses, the Throne Room, the Corridor of Procession with the amazing murals, the Propylaea with the famous Double Horns of Consecration, the Royal Chambers, the servants’ dormitories, the storehouses of the palace, the various workshops, the Reservoir Basin, even a stone-built theatre. We are about to hear great myths, relating to the Palace of Knossos, such as the myth of the Labyrinth and the story of Daedalus and Icarus. We are going to walk on Sir Arthur Evans’ steps and we may feel a bit of the excitement and pride he felt when he discovered this exceptional symbol of the Minoan architecture, which even nowadays transfixes everybody with its grandeur.

Leaving the marvelous Palace of Knossos, we continue our tour towards the centre of the island, where we visit the lovely Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, which was named after a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. In an idyllic landscape, the monastery, run currently by nuns, is known for its artistic and its historical importance, as well as its remarkable murals.

Moving on inland and driving up to the Lassithi Plateau, we have the chance to admire the remaining famous windmills, the ditches, the “linies” as they are known, the Venetian drainage system of the plateau that turned the arid area into the most important grain-growing region of Crete and of course the small traditional villages that still keep the scent of another era. The most famous of all is the village of Psychro, where we can admire the primeval traditional art of pottery-making by the remaining craftsmen and of course we have the opportunity to visit a very significant place for religious worship of the Minoan era, the cave of Psychro, mostly known as Dictean Cave. A cave of exceptional beauty, it is considered as the place where Zeus, the father of the Olympians Gods, was born.

Our next stop is Tzermiado, a village that stands out not only for its natural beauty and its breathtaking view, but also for its traditional architecture. Here we can use our cameras to immortalize the exquisite landscape, get a rest or enjoy our lunch in one of the numerous authentic taverns of the area.

Languages :

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • French(only Thursday)
  • Russian

Extras
ENTRANCE KNOSSOS 15.00€
CAVE OF ZEUS 6.00€
KERA 2.00€

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