GASTRONOMY PRIVATE TOUR CENTRAL CRETE
01/03/2019

SOUTH CRETE: GORTYN & MATALA BEACH

ANCIENT GORTINA AND MATALA BEACH ON AN EXCITING TRAVEL FROM NORTH TO SOUTH OF CRETE!
Category: MATALA - Group tour on Crete
Included in the price:
  • Transfer service
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or any other place within North Heraklion region: Amudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Carteros, Kokkini Hani, Hersonissos, Malia, Stalida.
  • Experienced guide, speaking your language
  • Exclusions
  • Entrance ticket of Gortina
    • + Adult 6€ / person
    • + Child up to 18 years - free of charge
  • For pick-up NOT from Heraklion region, extra charges may apply.
  • Tuesday.
  • Tour duration 7 hours, depending on your location.
  • English, German, French, Russian.
    By bus (up to 1.5 hours one way).
  • Cancellation 48 hours prior to the tour date and earlier - 100% refund.
  • Cancellation 24-48 hours prior to the tour date - 75% refund.
  • No refunds in case of cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the tour date.
  • Tour to South Crete is the history of the archaeological site of Gortyn and relaxation on the popular Matala beach, known as the site of the world hippie festival.

  • The route from the north from the Cretan Sea to the south to the Libyan Sea attracts with delightful views of the Psiloritis mountain range and the Messara valley, and exploring the unique sights of the southern part of Crete of various historical eras and cultures:

  • In one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and the most ancient city of Crete, Gortyne, the Great Code of Laws was discovered, immortalized on a stone wall in the 5th century BC. e. During the Minoan civilization, it was the richest and most dynamically developing city, regulating the way of life and relations between citizens.

  • A unique monument of early Christian temple architecture - the Basilica of St. Titus (5th century AD), a disciple of the Apostle Paul, the first bishop of Crete.

  • The popular Matala Beach in the 1960s was favored by hippie groups, including young Americans who refused to fight in the Vietnam War, and has since been a destination for tourists and the annual worldwide hippie festival.
  • Pick-up from your hotel or any other place within North Heraklion region (for other regions of the island extra charges may apply).
  • Visit to the preserved part of the ancient Roman capital of Crete - Gortin.
  • Relax on the beach and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea and the opportunity to dine in one of the traditional taverns along the coast among the many souvenir shops of the village of Matala.
  • Drop-off at your hotel.
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