GASTRONOMY PRIVATE TOUR TO CENTRAL CRETE
01/03/2019

SOUTH CRETE: GORTIS - MATALA BEACH

Category: 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
  • For pick-up NOT from Heraklion region, extra charges may apply.
TUESDAY.
English, German, French, Russian.
7 hours, depending on your location.
By bus (up to 1.5 hours one way).
  • Upon cancellation of the tour for more than a day - 75% refund.
  • No refunds in case of cancellation less than 24 hours.
  • Tour to South Crete is the history of the famous monument of Gortis and relaxation on Matala beach of the hippie festival.

  • An exciting journey from the north to the south, from the Cretan Sea to the Libyan sea- following the central and widest part of the island (about 60 kilometers).

  • During the Minoan civilization, Gortis was the richest and fastest growing city of Greece and is also famous for being the place where, in the 5th century BC. and, for the first time, a code of laws regulating life and relations between citizens was created and carved on stone.

  • Fans of more acute sensations can climb to the caves, carved into the rocks. In the 60-70s of the last century, these caves were a favorite haven for hippies and are still celebrated every year in June in the village of Matala, where the World Hippie Festival takes place.

  • Pick-up from your hotel or any other place within North Heraklion region (for other regions of the island extra charges may apply).

  • The route passes through the entire island capturing part of the Psiloritis massif, whose name translates as “the highest peak”. From the foot of the mountains stretches the delightful beauty of Messara valley, which has been the island's breadbasket for centuries.

  • An indispensable stop on your way will be the inspection of the preserved part of the ancient Roman capital of Crete - Gortis.

  • 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.
  • Drop-off at your hotel.
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