Whatever you look for in a holiday, you will undoubtedly find it in Crete, the largest island in Greece. Crete is the ultimate combination of all. There, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges.
Arrival at the Athens airport. Private transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the city and sample its diverse restaurants and nightlife. Overnight in Athens.
Transfer to the airport after breakfast. Flight to Heraklion, Crete. Arrive in Crete and transfer to your hotel in Elounda.. Rest of the day at leisure. Elounda is a charming resort town about 60 kms east of Heraklion.
Private day tour to Lassithi plateau, to explore the mountainous eastern part of Crete. You will drive through the hills of Malia to reach the village Krasi, a small picturesque village, where at the main square is located one of the largest plane trees of the island. A short stop at the monastery of Kera Kardiotissa ( Virgin Mary), to enjoy the byzantine frescoes and you will continue towards the mount Dikti , the birthplace of Zeus. Overnight in Elounda.
Morning transfer from your resort at Elounda to Chania . On the way to the west part of the island, you will have time to explore the Palace of Knossos. The most important monument of Minoan civilization. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos. The Palace is also connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Icaros. After the guided tour you will continue to Rethymnon, the third largest town on the island. You will have a short walking tour in the old town and free time for lunch before departing for Chania. . Overnight in Chania.
Chania is the second largest city of Crete. Visit the Venetian Harbour, the old port, the narrow shopping streets and the impressive market with the local products, enjoy your dinner by the sea.. Overnight in Chania.
Free day to explore Chania or have a private wine tour in some of the best wineries of Crete or hike the Samaria gorge. Overnight in Chania.
Private transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Athens.