5 days / 4 nights | Crete, the biggest island in Greece, and the lowest end of Europe. Situated among the Aegean and the Libyan Sea. It is the crossroad between East and West, Africa and Europe.
Crete’s due to its geographical, and strategic location been the bone contention for the strong of every era. Rich in myth, ancient civilization, history, and hospitality, Crete is the home birth of Xenios – Zeus, the god of hospitality, was born in Crete, and the Minoans.
Surrounding by the Mediterranean Sea, Crete has a unique landscape with high mountains (Psiloritis, Lefka Ori, Dikti), one of the most famous and visited gorges in the world (Samaria Gorge), and beautiful beaches washed by the Cretan and the Libyan Sea. Divided into four prefectures (Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, Lasithi), all towns and villages, have unseen beauties and important sites to visit.
Highlights of The Minoans; Inspiring 5 days to the gorgeous Crete Island
- 5 days to the biggest island of Greece
- Explore the wonders of the ancients and classical sites of the island
- Explore Knossos the first western civilization
Description of the Crete 5 days Hopping Island Package
Day 1: Athens(Piraeus) / Heraklion Crete
Pick up from your Athens hotel for your late morning ferry departure from Piraeus port to Heraklion Crete ( during winter evening departures). Transfer to your hotel, and the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Heraklion or in the ferry.
Day 2: Heraklion
Day at leisure in Heraklion. Explore the city. Overnight in Heraklion.
Optional tours: Shore excursions in Crete
Day 3: Heraklion
After breakfast choose one of many optional tours around the area. Overnight in Heraklion.
Day 4: Heraklion
Visit (optional) Knossos Palace ruins and the museum of Heraklion, with thousands of items found from the first civilization ever created in Europe. Transfer to Heraklion port for your late afternoon embarkation on the ferry to Piraeus port. Overnight on the ferry.
Day 5: Heraklion / Piraeus(Athens)
Early arrival in Piraeus port, meet with our representative and transfer to your Athens hotel. End of the tour.
- Vacation / Holiday package
- Sightseeing sailing (for packages include islands)
- All ferry tickets are calculated on economy class, without cabin.
- Hotels, pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
- Round trip transfers (Port – Hotel –Port) on each Island are included (Shared).
- An English speaking tour drive, with good knowledge of the Greek history and culture (for private tours)
- Road tolls, All taxes, and handling charges
Excluded from the tour
- Gratuities (optional)
- Drinks and Beverage
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Trip Terms & Conditions
- Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum €150,00). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
- Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary.
- Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
- Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
- Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at “Terms-Conditions”.
- Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in your country with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation
- Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
- Departure Time: Departure as per our program
- Return details: Returns to original departure point
- Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
- This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
- The order of visiting the islands can be changed according to the traffic and weather conditions.
- All boat schedules given in regards with Greek island packages can be adjusted according to clients wishes, while all mentioned times serve mainly as a reference to the most convenient boat schedule.
- Accommodation on the islands is based according to availability .
- Any part of the trips operated by ferry can be substituted by air sectors at an extra cost, according to availability.
- Packages description for the economy of time and space, includes only the services offered and occasionally a few suggestions.
- Specific information about every suggested destination can be found separately.
Persons with Disabilities
- Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
- In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Opening hours & Admission fees
- Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
- Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
- Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
- Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.
Holidays in Greece
- January 1: closed
- January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
- March 25: closed
- Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
- Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Easter Sunday: closed
- Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- May 1: closed
- Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
- December 25 & 26: closed
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