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02/02/2024

ANCIENT PHAISTOS - FAISTOS, GORTYN AND MATALA BEACH

PRIVATE EXCITING TRAVEL FROM NORTH TO SOUTH OF CRETE
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Category: MATALA - Private tour on Crete

Included in the price:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or any other place within North Heraklion region.
  • Information about the route and sights during the bus ride by an experienced guide.

Exclusions:
  • Lunch- Provided free time to have a lunch/drink/coffee on your own.
  • Entrance to Gortyna: Adult 6€ / person, Child (up to 21 years - free of charge).
  • Entrance to Gortyna: Adult 8€ / person, Child (up to 21 years - free of charge).
  • Entrance fees to museums/sights, individual expenses.
  • For pick-up NOT from Heraklion region, extra charges may apply.
  • On request: you can choose the direction and time of the tour according to your preferences.
  • Tour duration 8 hours, depending on your location.
  • Accompaniment: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian
  • Comfortable ride with an air-conditioned car (1-2 persons) or minibus (3-8 persons).
  • Choose a car based on your individual wishes. (additional charges).
  • 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.
  • Panoramic tour from the Cretan Sea to the Libyan Sea - following the central and widest part of Crete.


    The route runs through the entire island, capturing part of the Psiloritis massif, where the magnificent Messara Valley stretches at the foot of the mountains.

    Getting acquainted with the history and traditions of the local life in the southern part of the island of Crete, you will learn that:

  • During the Minoan civilization, Gortis was the fastest growing city of Greece. Here in the 5th century BC. for the first time, a set of laws was created and carved in stone to regulate life and relations between citizens.

  • Archaeological Site of Phaistos was one of the most important centres of Minoan civilization, and the most wealthy and powerful city in southern Crete. It was inhabited from the Neolithic period until the foundation and development of the Minoan palaces in the 15th century B.C.

  • It does not get quite so crowded as Knossos and even in the summer it is possible to have the site almost to oneself.
  • In the village of Matala is still held annually in June, the world's 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).

  • Archaeological park of the ancient Roman capital of Crete - GORTIS.

  • Archaeological Site of Phaistos..

  • Finishing the trip, you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea and dine in one of the traditional taverns located along the coast among the many souvenir shops in the village of MATALA.

  • Additional stops / points of visit may be added according to your interests and wishes.

  • Drop-off at your hotel.
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