july 2020 exploring crete: archaeology, nature & food




Day 1: Arrival in Iraklio (Heraklion). Transfer from airport about 15 minutes away. Welcome drinks and dinner in a traditional taverna.

Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. Day of leisure. 

Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel. Knossos by bus including Private English-speaking guide. Visit the Archeological museum in Knossos (includes entry fee to Knossos Palace and Archeological museum) Heraklion free time at the city and time for swimming at Agia Pelagia. Dinner and overnight at hotel. 

Day 4: Visit Agios Nikolaos – Spinalonga. Includes private bus tour, Private English-speaking guide, and entry fee for Spinalonga, per person round trip ticket for Elounda – Spinalonga –Elounda. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Breakfast at the hotel. Private full day wine and Terroir tour of Heraklion with guide at Acharnes and Peza including an advanced wine tasting per guest and one bottle of wine per person to be offered. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Heraklion.

Day 6: Breakfast at the hotel. Day of Leisure. Cretan Night.

Day 7: Breakfast at the hotel. Swim at Elafonisi. Explore the beautiful venetian city of Chania. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 8: Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the highlights of Rethymno. Its Venetian Castle, Ottoman mosques and fascinating architectural details. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 9: Breakfast at the hotel. Traditional Cretan Village Bakery Class and Tour.  Dinner at the hotel.

Day 10: Breakfast at the hotel. Check Out. Transfer to Heraklion airport.