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Spanning both past and present, Greece welcomes you with its exuberant nature, wonderful archaeological sites and fantastic beaches. Myths and traditions merge in the picturesque villages where you can find folklore and local crafts. There are many seaside resorts to be found around the Greek islands, high-quality hotels to meet all expectations and the Hellenic people well-known for their hospitality will welcome holiday visits under an ever-present sun.
The island blessed by the Gods enjoys varied vegetation, breath-taking scenery and heavenly beaches lapped by a turquoise sea, and also has a rich history and culture. Multiple archaeological sites, including Knossos and its renowned museum, conjure up a glorious age. The thousands of windmills on the Lasithi plateau and the Samaria gorge are perfect for long and incredibly beautiful walks.
These very popular holiday villages, which were originally small fishing villages, are located approx. 20 km from the airport and 26 km east of Heraklion. Tavernas, shops and boutiques can be found along the promenade of Hersonissos, as well as bars and discos. The village is bordered by a 2 km long beach interspersed sand, pebbles and rocks.
Located approx. 30 km from the airport and 35 km from Heraklion. These seaside resorts are located between Hersonissos and Sissi. Their beaches, which are among the most beautiful in Crete, are dotted with numerous enchanting coves.
Located approx. 70 km from the airport. This holiday village is located in the bay of Mirabello, just opposite the island of Spinalonga. It has taverns, Kafenions and very quintessential boutiques.
Located approx. 9 km from the airport and approx. 3 km west of Heraklion, this tourist region has a sand and pebble beach of approx. 9 km as well as shops, bars and taverns.
Located approx. 45 km from Heraklion airport, a small fishing village in a peaceful location.
This cruise takes you to the charming island of Santorini, located north of Crete. This extraordinary island is what remains of the walls of an extinct volcano, a cliff rising from the sea and reaching a height of 360 m. Fira, the main town of Santorini, is nestled atop a sheer cliff.
Leaving from all holiday destinations.
Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, a bath towel and your camera. A cruise not to be missed.
Set sail for Santorini. This volcanic island is one of the most captivating of all the Greek isles. A volcanic eruption more than 3,000 years ago gave rise to this island of spectacular contrasts: the blue of the sea and the black sand, the white houses built on the edge of the red crater. Different options are available to visit the island: you can see the volcano up close, relax on the black beaches or follow the coast to Oia.
The Samaria Gorge, the largest in Europe, is 1,100 m deep and stretches over 18 km from the Omalos plateau to the Libyan Sea. The walk along this gorge is among one of the most impressive excursions. You will need to be in great physical shape and to have a good pair of walking shoes. At the other end of the gorge lies the little village of Agia Roumeli, directly on the sea, where you can rest and enjoy a swim in the waters of the Libyan Sea to relax.
An excursion to discover the history of Crete and the Minoan culture, named after the legendary King Minos. The palace has been partially rebuilt, giving an idea of its original splendour. The excursion will then bring you to Heraklion, the largest town in Crete.
Guided excursion to the famous, partially rebuilt Palace of King Minos in Knossos. You will also visit the archaeological museum where you will be able to admire the treasures of the Minoan civilisation.
The excavations and reconstructions carried out by Sir Arthur Evans will help you to understand and imagine the grandeur of the Minoan culture.
You will also be able to visit the archaeological museum, with the richest collection of Minoan objects in the entire world.
An excursion made for adventurers where you will discover Crete from your all-terrain vehicle. You will leave the major routes to follow charming trails passing through traditional villages in order to discover beautiful spots far from the beaten track. You will have the chance to go for a swim en route and to have lunch in a tavern.
Discover Crete in a different way, between the sea and the mountains, following charming paths through quintessential villages, passing by rivers and gorges.
We offer the 4x4 option to allow you to explore the diversity of the island in a different way.
With regards to the itinerary, please contact your LuxairTours guide. Meal included.
Bring: sunscreen, helmet or hat, bottle of water, glasses, driving licence and passport.
You will have the chance to attend a Cretan evening in a quintessential mountain village. You will taste wine, Cretan specialities and Raki, a local alcoholic drink, accompanied by the sounds of the lyre and the bouzouki.
Not from the Rethymno departure point.
In the morning, an excursion along the north coast towards Agios Nikolaos, located in the magnificent bay of Mirabello. Departure on a ‘caïque’ for the island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony. You will see fortifications surrounding the abandoned village, marking the Venetian occupation of the island. This little isle served as a refuge for Christians persecuted under Turkish reign. After a tour around the island, the excursion will continue by boat towards a tranquil bay sheltered from the wind where you can go for a swim. Lunch will be a barbecue and the return to Agios Nicolaos is via boat.
Excursion by boat from the departure point at Elounda or Agios Nikolaos to the island of Spinalonga (entry €8), a former leper colony. You will see fortifications surrounding the abandoned village, evidence of the Venetian occupation of the island. Up until 1957, lepers lived on this island.
Barbecue included – opportunity to swim.
This excursion will take you on a tour around Mount Stroumboulas and allow you to discover the beauty of Crete with its magnificent scenery, its little inland villages and its traditions.
Stop in the villages of Fodele or Arolithos and Anogeia, without a doubt the most quintessential village on the island, known for its artisan embroidery and weaving.
Visit the cave of Sfendoni with its spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
Walk (lunch included) in Axos, offering a spectacular view of the mountains and the surrounding countryside. Tasting of various local specialities.
The town of Rethymno, characterised by the Venetian and Turkish occupations, has a quite remarkable architecture and atmosphere. After the visit to the old neighbourhoods, you will have some free time. Departure for Chania, the ancient capital, where several cultures have left their mark. Visit to the covered market and the romantic harbour. On the way back you will visit the monastery of Arkadi.
The excursions on offer, as well as their prices and times, may vary depending on the location of the hotel. Excursion prices are provided for information purposes only and may be subject to change. For more information and to book, please contact your local LuxairTours guide.
According to the official category of hotel booked, an obligatory tax must be paid on site: 3-star: €1.50, 4-star: €3.00, 5-star €4.00 (per person and per room).