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Heraklion, Greece

from AU$1,829.00

Transfer from Heraklion airport or port to your hotel.
Make your way to the meeting point. Drive to Agios Nikolaos and sail to the uninhabited islet of Spinalonga, formerly a powerful fortress of Venetian Crete. Travel to the beach of Kolokytha for free time. Return to shore and continue to Heraklion. (B,L)
Transfer to Ierapetra for an hour long boat ride to the island of Chrissi, an amazing island with a forest and beautiful turquoise waters. Spend the day at leisure relaxing on the beach or exploring the forest trails. (B)
Make your own way to the meeting point. Visit the impressive Palace of Knossos with its vibrant frescoes. Continue to Heraklion town, and watch a 40 minute performance in a stone-built open air theatre. (B)
Transfer to your hotel in Chania. (B)
Pass traditional villages to reach the port of Kissamos. Board a boat and cruise to the island of Gramvousa. Climb the fortress in a 20 minute leisure walk for some great views of the lagoon. Continue to the Lagoon of Balos, a pure paradise with its pristine sand and crystal clear water. Return to shore and back to Chania. (B)
Morning is at leisure to explore at your own pace. In the afternoon, join a walking tour around the old town and Venetian port of Chania. Sites visited include the Venetian fortifications, the 1860 Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the 1879 Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Etz Hayyim Synagogue, and the Turkish quarters behind the inner harbour. (B)
Stop at the Cave of Agia Sofia, a Greek church which is built inside a large limestone cave. Continue to the beautiful island of Elafonisi with its white and pink coral sand. The island is separated by a shallow bridge of sea water from the mainland. Free time to enjoy the beach. Return to Chania, stopping en-route at a traditional village. (B)
Transfer to Chania airport. End of services. (B)

Includes

- All transfers as per itinerary
- 8 nights accommodation. Options in tourist (2-3❂) or superior (4❂) class hotels
- Meals as per itinerary
- Tours as per itinerary

Not included

- International flights
- Drinks with meals
- Passport or visa fees
- Any other items of personal nature

Accommodation

Tourist Class
- Heraklion
- Chania

Superior Class
- Heraklion
- Chania

Things to note

- Some sites may be closed during special event periods and religious holidays.
- Tours do not include any tourist taxes that apply. These will need to be paid locally.

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At a Glance

Cities Visited

Heraklion, Spinalonga, Kolokytha, Chrissi, Knossos, Chania, Elafonisi

Countries Visited

Greece

Duration

9 days

Start City

Heraklion

End City

Chania

Type

Partially Escorted Package Tours

Languages

English

Departure Day

Wednesday

Departures

Mar 22 - Oct 2 2019: Wednesday

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