SANTORINI 1 DAY TOUR
ferry “SEA JET”
11/07/2020

PRIVATE TOUR TO SOUTH CRETE - MATALA

ANCIENT GORTYN, CRETE FOLKLORE, LOCAL MONASTERIES, MATALA BEACH
Category: Private tour on Crete

Included in the price:
  • Private transfer service with an a/c vehicle.
  • 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.
  • Coffee and tasting of Greek snacks from the traditional bakery.

Exclusions:
  • Lunch- Provided free time to have a lunch/drink/coffee on your own.
  • Entrance to Gortyna: Adult 6€ / person, Child (up to 18 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 7-9 hours, depending on your location.
  • Possibility of changing the route even at the last moment.
  • English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian.
  • Car (1-2 persons), 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.

    Ancient Gortyn, Cretan folklore, local monasteries and Matala beach on an exciting journey from north to south of Crete!


    The route passes through the entire island capturing part of the Psiloritis massif. From the foot of the mountains stretches the delightful beauty of Messara valley, which has been the island's breadbasket for centuries.

    During the ride you will hear the information about the history of the island Crete and the sights that you will visit.

    You can enjoy a walk in the preserved part of the ancient Roman capital of Crete Gortis, which is considered to be one of the most important archaeological sights in Greece. Then you have the unique opportunity to visit 2 of the most ancient Orthodox monasteries on the island Crete: Panagia Paliani and Kalyviani.

    Finishing the trip, you will have time to swim in the crystal clear waters of Matala beach and dine in one of the traditional taverns located along the coast.
  • 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 a Greek bakery with tasting of traditional sweets and coffee.

  • Visit to Gortyna archaeological sight on the South Crete.

  • Visit to ancient Orthodox monasteries: Panagia Paliani and Kalyviani.

  • Swimming and relaxing (or having a lunch) at Matala beach.

  • Visit to the caves of Matala (Roman cemetery).

  • According to your interests and wishes, some extra spots might be added to the program within the provided time frame.

  • Drop-off at your hotel.


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