Tour of Crete

Tour of Crete
Itinerary: (8 days/7 nights) arrival by plane. Our bus – half board basis

1st day
Arrival at the Heraklion airport, meeting with the assistant and transfer to the hotel (beach hotel area of Gouves or Hersonissos), dinner and overnight.
2nd day – Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the guided visit of the famous palace of Minos at Knossos, precious testimony of the minoic civilisation. Visit of the city of Heraklion and its major monuments, the port and the Venetian castle, the fountain of Morosini. Lunch (not included). Free time for shopping. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
3rd day – Breakfast and departure for the full day excursion to the palace of Festos, Gortys and Matala. There you will visit the ancient minoic palace, similar to the one in Knossos, the ancient Roman city of Gortys with its vast ruins. Proceed to Matala and possibility to swim. Lunch (not included). Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
4th day – Breakfast and departure for Chania. During the transfer, stop at Arkadi for the visit of the famous monastery and at Rethymnon for the visit of the old city which still preserves its medieval aspect, with its old port and the narrow alleys that give it its particular charm. Lunch (not included) and afternoon free. Dinner and overnight at the hotel (area of Chania).
5th day – Breakfast and departure for the vist of Elafonissi and Falassarna. You will reach the South part of the island where you will visit the beach of Elafonissi and then you’ll proceed to the archaeological site of Falassarna. Lunch (not included). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
6th day Breakfast and half day visit of the city of Chania and its Turkish and Venetian monuments and the famous market. Lunch (not included). Free afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. .
7th day – Free day for individual activities. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. There is the possibility to insert in the programme an optional excursion. Prices on request (said excursion will be chosen according to the period that the trip will take place).
8th day – Breakfast and transfer to the airport with assistance included.

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