7 Days all inclusive private tours in Crete

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April 6, 2020 (Mon)

Multiple locations in Crete
Heraklio, Chania, Rethymno, Ag. Nikolaos, Spinaloga Island
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Cost: from €1738

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Vacation/Tour    

ITINERARY

Day 1. Heraklion-Arrival

Arrival and reception at Heraklion airport. Check in to your room, relax and explore your surroundings before dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Overnight Heraklio

Day 2. Heraklio Knossos – Archeological Museum – City/Food Tour – Cooking Class

Today you will visit the Palace of Knossos. The Palace of Knossos is one monument you must see in Crete. Built 3500 years ago!

After we drive in Heraklio and you have the chance to admire Minoan culture at the archaeological Museum.

After the Museum we will start the walking food tour.

We walk on the streets of the city and tasting unique flavors that will elevate your palate to heaven!

 In the evening we will do the cooking class. After the cooking class, you will sit down and enjoyed the meal you’ve learned to cook, accompanied by local wine.

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Overnight Heraklio

Day 3. Agios Nikolaos – Elounda-Spinaloga

We will drive along the north coast of the island and get an amazing view of the Selinari gorge on the way to the Elounda.

Elounda’s harbor, known as the Gulf of Korfos, is a natural, beautiful lagoon which is bordered by rugged peninsulas, and with the island of Spinalonga.

Let’s head to fascinating Spinalonga Island or just “The Island” according to Viktoria’s Hislop book.  For decades from 1913, it was a leper colony serving the whole of Greece. Its small inner network of run-down streets and houses, abandoned by Turkish occupants at the end of the previous century, became home to the so-called “living dead”.

After walking ta the Spinaloga we drive to Ag. Nikolaos.

Different to all other towns in Crete, Agios Nikolaos.

The town’s graphic and has beautiful Lake and port. Its unique features, start with the lake (“Voulismeni”), a folklore-inspiringly deep body of water which is connected to the sea by a narrow inlet.

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Overnight Heraklio

Day 4. Rethymno City Tour – Geni Gave – Lunch/Cheese Making Class

Our first break is the city of Rethymnon, the capital city of the region. It bears traces of the many different periods of its long history.

A beautiful fine, sandy beach surrounds the city. During the Venetian occupation, the city was considered to be the commercial and cultural center of Crete. Byzantine churches stand alongside the Turkish minaret and characteristic stone Venetian buildings show the traditional character of the city.

You can visit the castle of Fortezza, built on the hilltop that overlooks the city, Lotzia which is an archaeological museum, the Rimondi Fountain, the remains of the Venetian fortifications and several residences characteristic to the Venetian architectural style. Walk the narrow streets with hundreds of small tourist shops.

 After we drive in the maintenance of the Rethymno area we will have lunch in one of the famous taverns in Crete with real Cretan food. Here also you have the opportunity to learn about the cheese production process!

Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Overnight Heraklio

Day 5. Wine Tour and Olive Oil Tasting – Olive Oil and Tree Museum

Drive through the beautiful Cretan mainland scenery to the Kydonia Mountain. We will visit a traditional winery. They will sit in a beautiful olive grove and sample a fleet of local wines including Vidiano and Muscat of Spinas as well as some international wines such as Grenache Rouge, Syrah, and Mourvedre.

We will visit the Olive Tree Museum. They will see the oldest olive tree in the world, one of 14 classified as Monumental Olive Trees in Crete, aged an estimated 3,000 years.

We will drive to a different winery in Kissavos Mountain, where their Cretan wine tasting experience continues. They will taste a new fleet of wines consisting of local varieties including Vilana, Vidiano, and Assyrtiko, accompanied by food comprising local products. Then they will visit an olive oil factory owned by the same family, where they will learn about extra virgin olive oil production.

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Overnight Chania

Day 6. Chania City Free Day

You have a free day to spend in Chania. Chania is a scenic city that combines the strong traditional color of living history with the virtues of a modern city. The traces of all cultures and nations that dominated the city in the past are more than obvious as the city is a living museum where architectural styles and cultural attitudes have been harmonically blended.

Visit the Chania town market dating from the 1900’s – it is a cross-shaped gallery that houses over 65 food stores, presenting fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, bread, legumes and anything else you may like, such as cafés, restaurants, and shopping, to the old town of Chania.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight Ferry

Day 7 Chania – Departure

Breakfast

THANK YOU FOR COMING Have a nice flight back home! KALO TAXIDI!

We provide
  • All Accommodations
  • Transportation – Airport / hotel on day of arrival and hotel / airport on day of departure
  • Vehicle/Mini Van with English speaking driver
  • Professional Travel Manager
  • Meals – 6 breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 dinners at the hotel with Cretan and Greek flavours to satisfy your gastronomic desires
  • All private tours
  • All excursions tranfers
  • All entrance fees
We do not provide
  • Guiding at the  Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum
  • Overnight tax
  • Ttips
  • Anything not mentioned above or below
UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES
  • Visit Chania’s town market dating back to the 1900’s and taste the famous bread of Georgioupolis
  • Visit graphic town Agios Nikolaos with beautiful Lake and port
  • Cooking Class, Wine Tasting,Walking Food Tour, Cheese making, Olive Oil tasting, Olive Oil and Museum
  • Visit Rethymnon it bears traces of the many different periods of its long history.
  • Visit the palace of Knossos. It was built 3,500 years ago and was the seat of the wise King Minos. Intriguing myths of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and Daedalus with Icarus, are linked to the palace of Knossos
  • Visit Heraklio city and admire castle Koule with old port and archaeological Museum
  • Tasting real Cretan Food and products
  • Visit Spinalonga island
Uinque private experience in Crete for people who find the unique
Crete journey of flavors and culture

Crete stands a unique island, with different people, culture and experiences that will surely remain marked in your mind and soul when you will visit it. You visit 4 of famous towns of Crete. Heraklio, Chania, Rethymno and Agios Nikolaos. Crete is famous for local cuisine, unparalleled products, beautiful sites, its people, culture, history, which have made Crete stand out for centuries.

Crete, an “ark” of rare natural beauty, Mediterranean culture, and history. “Whoever touches this island feels a mysterious power, through their veins and into the soul,” writes Nikos Kazantzakis, the great Cretan writer, in his book “Reference to Greco”.

A fantastic tour for people seeking unique experiences in Crete!

Crete is famous for products and its culture. In Crete, you will explore the Cretan cuisine, you will to learn about Mediterranean diet, enjoy local food, taste local wines and Cretan products. You will discover amazing sites and places. You will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient Minoan culture and the history of Crete. The trip involves visits to a winery, museums, archaeological site, cooking lesson, cheese-making lesson, tasting of olive oil and wine tasting. You will explore beautiful places, unique landscapes and live like a locals.

What are you expecting for; Follow us and live like a native of Crete !!!!

DESCRIPTION

Day 1. Heraklion-Arrival

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Overnight Heraklio

Day 2. Heraklio Knossos – Archeological Museum – City/Food Tour – Cooking Class

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Overnight Heraklio

Day 3. Agios Nikolaos – Elounda-Spinaloga

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Overnight Heraklio

Day 4. Rethymno City Tour – Geni Gave – Lunch/Cheese Making Class

Meals included: Breakfast -Lunch- Dinner

Overnight Heraklio

Day 5. Wine Tour and Olive Oil Tasting – Olive Oil and Tree Museum

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Overnight Chania

Day 6. Chania City Free Day

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Overnight Chania

Day 7 Chania – Departure

Meals included: Breakfast 

Transportation to the airport for the flight back home. KALO TAXIDI!

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