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EXPLORE CRETE: FROM HERAKLION TO CHANIA

4 Days / 3 Nights
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Heraklion, Rethymnon, Chania, Elafonissi & more

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From USD 1,047.61

Guaranteed daily departures from May to October.

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What is included in this tour

  • 1-night accommodation in Heraklion in 3* Superior hotel.
  • 2-night accommodation in Chania in 3* Superior hotel.
  • Visit of Knossos Palace
  • Walking tour of Rethymnon and Chania.
  • Visit of the Elafonissi Beach.
  • Official English-speaking tour guide.
  • Tickets to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and Knossos Palace.
  • Transportation by luxury A/C minivan.
  • All transfers included as per description.
  • 24/7 Emergency phone line.
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch in Rethymno and 1 dinner in Chania.

Not included & Optionals

  • Gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Add pre-tour nights in Heraklion by clicking on "Customize your Program" or by clicking on "Additional nights" during step 1 of your booking.
  • Click on the FAQs for more information on hotels and rates.
  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

Pickup

The tour includes pick up and drop off at the port, airport and/or hotel in Heraklion. Upon reservation, we will ask about your arrival details.

Approximate duration

This tour lasts 4 days and 3 nights.

When to book?

Greca manages its own services but we always recommend that you book as early as possible in order to ensure availability.

Payment Method

Reservations can be paid by credit and debit card via our website.

Cancellations

Full refund for cancellations at least 31 days in advance. In case you want to modify the date, check that the tour is operative on the desired date.

Voucher

Once the reservation is made you will receive an email with your booking number or receipt. Printed vouchers are not essential for this tour.

How to make a reservation?

Enter the desired date, the number of travelers and book in 3 simple steps. When the reservation is processed, our agents will send you an email with all the details!

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Excursion Itinerary: Explore Crete: From Heraklion To Chania

WELCOME TO HERAKLION!
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WELCOME TO HERAKLION!

After your arrival in the largest island in Greece, Crete, a person from our English-speaking team will be waiting for you at the port or at the airport of Heraklion to assist you, inform you of all the details of your trip, clear any doubts you may have, answer your questions and make a brief presentation of the city and its day to day life.

At your hotel, your assistant will help you with the check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to relax, or if you wish, to start enjoying the place that once was home to King Minos and his Minotaur!

Greca Tip: Crete is an island full of flavors, so be sure to try the taste of the traditional Cretan liquor "Rakí".

FROM KNOSSOS PALACE TO RETHYMNO & CHANIA
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FROM KNOSSOS PALACE TO RETHYMNO & CHANIA

Early in the morning, and at the time indicated, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin your adventure. Firstly, you will visit the Palace of Knossos, the oldest palatial complex in Europe, home to King Minos and the mythological Minotaur. 
Together with your guide you will continue to Rethymnon, a city which was formerly occupied by the Venetians and where you will enjoy a guided walk through its narrow and picturesque streets as well as free time to have lunch and enjoy the excellent gastronomy of the island.
After lunch you will continue along the coastal road to Chania, appreciating the beauty of this island with the explanations of your guide.

You will stay in Chania, also called "Haniá", and have free time to visit this charming city, with your guide's recommendations, which include, among others, the old Venetian port and, of course, the local market.

Greca Tip: In the traditional bakeries of Rethymnon your will find lychnarakia (small pies with cheese) and kaltsounia (small pies with cheese and cinnamon).

BEACH DAY: ELAFONISI
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BEACH DAY: ELAFONISI

Early in the morning, and after a tasty breakfast, we will pick you up to discover one of the most hidden treasures of this island. On the way to your destination and past gorges and steep summits you will enter the southwestern region of the island, where idyllic beaches of pink sand are washed by the transparent waters of the Libyan Sea. 

Among these the indisputable protagonist is the incredible beach of Elafonisi, a flat morsel of land with sporadic vegetation against the stark bareness of the Cretan mountains. 

Free time to swim in one of the loveliest beaches in the world with sun loungers and umbrellas provided for your convenience. 

After this extraordinary jewel of nature and towards the end of the day you will make your way back to Chania.   

Arriving in Chania, you can join an evening walk through some of the most lovely areas of the town, free of charge.

Greca Tip: Do not miss the magical Deer Island full of white and pink sandy beaches, which is very close to the main busy beach. It takes its name from the word 'Elafi', which in Greek means deer, because you can easily get to it through the shallow waters, like a deer.

GOODBYE CHANIA - SEE YOU SOON GREECE!
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GOODBYE CHANIA - SEE YOU SOON GREECE!

After a tasty breakfast and at the agreed time, transfer to the port or airport of Chania for your return journey.

Having spent a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to create new and extraordinary moments that will be lovingly etched in your memory. Have a nice trip! or as you may also say: Kalo taksidi!

Greca Tip: Roam the picturesque and traffic-free old town of Chania for some jewelery and pottery, local crafts, traditional Cretan knives, olive wood, natural products made with local herbs, oils and plants. 

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