Excursions

Samaria Gorge (Long Way)

On your Samaria Gorge adventure, the bus will take you first along the north coast and then up into the White Mountains to the Omalos Plateau and the entrance to the Gorge. There, at a height of 1.100m, you will begin the 16km walk through the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe. After the strenuous but spectacular walk, you will be conveyed by boat on an equally glorious trip from Agia Roumeli, the village at the end of the gorge, to Chora Sfakion, where the bus will be waiting to take you back home. Good walking shoes are necessary.

 

Knossos – Museum (Heraklion)

On this excursion you have the opportunity to visit the excavation sites of the Palace of Knossos, built in 2000 BC. Knossos was the prosperous Minoan Capital and the residence of King Minos. Some believe, that the intricate Palace with its many rooms was the mythical Labyrinth. By discovering the site not too long ago, archeologists found the first of all advanced civilizations in Europe. The tour is followed by a visit to the Museum of Heraklion, where you can see the largest collection of Minoan findings from Crete.

 

Elafonissi 

After 2 hours heading West, the bus turns toward the South into the heart of Crete. At our first stop at a small taverna you will have the opportunity to have breakfast and/or a coffee. A 30 minute ride will take you to the Monastery of Chryssoskalitissa. From here it is just a small ride to reach the Libyan Sea and the main goal of this tour, the beautiful beach of Elafonissi – the most westerly point of Crete. Here you have 3 hours to swim in the crystal waters and enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and its surrounding nature.

On the way back before reaching the National road we will stop at the beautiful cave of Agia Sofia with its chapel, where you can also relax and have a refreshing drink or cup of coffee in a tavern nearby. Following the New Road you will be taken back to your hotels.

 

Gramvousa – Balos

On the New Road, the bus takes you west through the outskirts of Chania to the port of Kastelli. Here, a boat will take you to the small island Gramvousa with its imposing Venetian castle and breathtaking views. After 2 hours of stay the boat will take you to the lagoon of Balos. The fabulous clear water of the lagoon and the white coral sand makes an irresistible paradise for all guests. After 2 hours the boat will take you back to Kastelli where the bus waits to pick you up. Walking shoes are necessary (for the climb to the castle).

 

Imbros Gorge

A natural beauty, not as well known as the Samaria Gorge, is the magnificent gorge of Imbros. It is 7 km and easier to walk through. It’s almost parallel to the Samaria gorge and it takes almost 3 hrs walking. The bus will be waiting for you at the exit of the Gorge at the village of Komitades. Our next stop is at a beautiful beach where you can swim or enjoy a meal at the local taverns. This walk is suitable for children.

 

 

Water Park

A nice drive along the northcoast of the island takes you towards Heraklion and the east side of the island. Close to the village of Anopoli located on a mountaintop is the beautiful park of Watercity, the biggest water park in Crete. A day filled with fun on the many exciting “slides”, but you can also swim, play many water games, relax and enjoy the sun in and around the many pools or on a sunbed in the green and beautiful park of Watercity.