8 Days walking tours in Crete
Knossos * Heraklion Museum * Kritsa * Agios Nikolaos * Elouda
Margarites * Arkadi Rethymnon * Phaestos * Gortis * Matala
Therissos Village * Chania * Almirida * Heraklion
1st Day: Arrival at Heraklion
Meet at Airport and transfer to the hotel with luxurious bus and over night.
2nd Day: Knossos & Heraklion Museum
Visit the famous ancient palace of Knossos then transfer to Heraklion and visit the archeological museum and then 2 hours free time in the city center. Then transfer to our hotel. Over night.
3rd Day: Kritsa – Agios Nikolaos – Elouda
We start to day to visit the pretty traditional village Kritsa well known for it’s lace-making and weaving products, continue to beautiful city of Agios Nikolaos ,short staying there for a refreshment then we continue to Elounda village get on board a caique and sail to Spinalonga island, a former leper colony. Proof of the Venetian occupation on the island is the fortress surrounding the abandoned village. We return to Elounda and transfer to our hotel. Over night.
4rth Day: Margarites – Arkadi Rethymnon
Today we will visit Margarites village well known on Crete for its ceramics product since old days, then we continue to visit the famous 16th century monastery of Arkadi, 1 hour guided tour in the monastery. After we drive to Rethymnon, city sight seeing and over night.
5th Day: Phaestos – Gortis – Matala
Visit two famous sites: the Minoan Palace at, Phaestos magnificently situated over looking Messara plain and Gortis, the famous for law stones, its Roman amphitheater and the church of St. Titus, first Christian church on the island. Then continue to fishing village of Matala wel l known for the caves a side a little hill next to the beach.
Then return to Rethymnon and over night.
6th Day: Therissos Village – Chania
Today we will visit the village Therissos through a beautiful route driving on the bottom of a narrow picturesque gorge, short staying in the village and then we continue to the former capital of Crete Chania.
We can visit the close market, the Venetian harbor and other Venetian monuments. Over night in Chania.
7th Day: Chania – Almirida – Heraklion
Breakfast and get the way back to Heraklion. Before we will stop at Almirida to visit Koumos a stone museum. On the way back we will make a short stop to Rethymno before we arrive to our hotel at Heraklion area and over night.
Breakfast and at the right time transfer to Airport and flight back home.
All excursions with professional German, French, English, Italian, Spanish or other language guide.