Water activity

From Heraklion: East and South Crete Villages Tour and beach

Activity provider: TOURLINE

From Heraklion: East and South Crete Villages Tour and beach

Activity provider: TOURLINE

From US$ 33.62 per person

Get away from the crowds and explore the quaint villages of Kritsa, Mirtos, and Agios Nicolaos on a trip from Heraklion. Discover the ancient Venetian architecture and go swimming on quiet beaches.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Explore the typical Cretan village Kritsa and enjoy a coffee in a Kafenion
  • Cross the narrowest part of Crete, heading the famous city Ierapetra
  • Enjoy the ride along the south cost with an incredible view to the Lybian Sea
  • Stay on the beach to relax and refresh yourself in the crystal clear water
  • Taste the authentic Greek products
Full description
The excursion starts after collecting the participators at Malia. You're passing the north-east coast and St. George’s Gorge. After a short ride you'll visit an olive oil park where you can experience first-hand the standardization of extra virgin olive oil, table olives and olive paste. Here you will be able to taste the authentic Greek products, which are famous worldwide for its great taste and its nutritional value, as well as, other authentic Cretan products like “raki” and honey. You'll stay there for about 30 min. Later visit to one of the oldest villages on Crete, which retains even today elements of the Venetian architecture, the village of Kritsa. Here, you will have about 1 hour free time to stroll around its narrow streets. Then, head towards to Myrtos Beach, 13km west of Ierapetra the most south situated city in Europe, at the output of a wide valley filled with greenhouses and citrus groves. You will have free time to enjoy swimming and sunbathing to the nice beaches of Myrtos, with the coarse gray sand that doesn’t stick on the body. After 2 1/2 hours in Myrtos you'll go back to the hotels.
  • Pickup and drop off service
  • Ride in full airconditioned modern coach
  • Live tour guide
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Pick-up and drop-off from the main road, partly from the exit of hotels from Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Kateros, Heraklion, Ammoudara – Heraklion.
  • After the booking we will confirm the reservation within 24 hours with a detailed description of the pick-up point (goggle map description with link) and pickup time.
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Excellent spots but a lot of bus travel

August 4, 2022

Traducteur français pas terrible. Simple traduction rapide de la guide parlant anglais et grecque. Activité sympas. Le temps à la plage était court car il y avait le déjeuner dedans (2h30).

September 27, 2022


Product ID: 424336