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Agios Nikolaos: Boat Trip to Spinalonga with Swim Stop

Agios Nikolaos: Boat Trip to Spinalonga with Swim Stop

Spinalonga is a magnificent island with fortresses dating from the Venetian period. It is an island of legends, a triumph to survival in the early 20th century from the scourge of leprosy, now a place of great archaeological and historical significance. On Spinalonga island, enjoy the opportunity to visit the Interpretive Centre there and discover the settlements of the victims and survivors of this former illness. Explore the Venetian fortifications and learn all about the long and fascinating history of the island. Take time to walk around the island and see the views of the bay and the fortifications. Later the cruise continues, passing along other points of interest in the Bay of Mirabello such as the cave of the legendary Pirate Barbarosa, the sunken ancient city of Olous, and the island where the endemic and hardy Cretan Kri Kri goats live. Have time to relax and swim in the exquisite turquoise waters of Kolokitha Bay. The 40 m boat features two bars, a lounge, and a restaurant serving Greek and international cuisine at reasonable prices with high-quality service from the crew.

Cruise to Spinalonga & BBQ at Kolokytha From Agios Nikolaos

Cruise to Spinalonga & BBQ at Kolokytha From Agios Nikolaos

Enjoy a fun cruise in the Greek sun with a barbecue by the sea. Explore  Kolokytha Bay and the historical island of Spinalonga. Start your day boarding the boat at the pretty harbour of Agios Nikolaos. Cruise across the beautiful Bay of Mirabello before arriving at the legendary island of Spinalonga.  On Spinalonga island you will have an hour and a half to tour around and explore the Venetian fortifications and old homes of the victims of leprosy. Learn about the history and people who lived on the island during the first half of the 20th century from the printed guide that will be given to you free of charge. Later the boat takes you on the other side of the Kolokytha island and moors at the beach of the same name. Kolokytha is a beautiful bay with crystal-clear turquoise waters. Relax, swim and sunbathe while the boat crew prepares a hearty barbecue for you. Enjoy grilled pork chops, cabbage salad, bread, wine and seasonal fruits. 

From Ierapetra: Cruise Around Chrissi Island With Swimming

From Ierapetra: Cruise Around Chrissi Island With Swimming

Start your boat cruise from the port of Ierapetra and head to the exotic Chrissi. Sail in the emerald waters of the Libyan Sea, accompanied by seagulls and dolphins. The self-service bar of the ship remains open during the cruise, offering light meals, with salads, wine, soft drinks, coffee, and ice cream available to purchase. Jump off the boat and swim in the refreshing water off the coast of Chrissi Island. After a relaxing swim, dry off on board and enjoy views of the island's blue and green waters, golden beaches, and protected cedar forest. The cedar forest extends to the center of Chrissi, covering an area of 350,000 square meters. The colors of the rocks are spectacular, while almost the entire island is covered by golden sand. 

Crete: Off-Road Quad Safari Evening Tour with Hotel Transfer

Crete: Off-Road Quad Safari Evening Tour with Hotel Transfer

Discover the mountains of Crete on a guided quad biking tour. Go offroad and ride along dusty tails as you explore Sisi, Vrahasi, and St. Georg'se Monastery on this unique tour. Start with pickup from your hotel and get set up with your ATV, including an introductory lesson for beginners. Start the adventure by riding uphill to the Omalia Olive Press and taste some olive oil produced onsite. Arrive at the port of Malia and Potamos Beach, and enjoy the views of the surroundings. Continue on the dirt roads to explore the narrow streets of the quaint fishing village of Sisi. Head off-road along a dusty route passing by the traditional village of Vrachasi until you reach the St. George Selinari Monastery, where you can stop for a short break. Next, hit the off-road trail again and travel through a lush landscape of vineyards and olive forests to reach the chapel of the Prophet Elias. From here, relax and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, before returning to the starting point, with drop-off at your hotel.

From Crete: Chrissi Island Day Trip by Boat with Swim Stop

From Crete: Chrissi Island Day Trip by Boat with Swim Stop

Travel from selected locations on Crete by bus to the town of Ierapetra and board a comfortable boat. Set sail towards the island of Chrissi and enjoy deep water swimming stops nearby pristine beaches.  Choose from tour options that offer hotel pickup from many of Crete's towns. Hop aboard a spacious bus and relax on the ride to Ierapetra. Take in the stunning port as you board the boat and embark on your adventure around Chrissi Island.   Cruise to this uninhabited island that is around 15 kilometers south of Ierapetra. This small island is only 7 kilometers in length and covers an area of 4,743 kilometers.   Moor on either south or north side of the island, swim in Chrissi Island's most stunning turquoise waters and soak up the sun in this magical place of natural beauty. Return to the port in Ierapetra by boat, taking in views of the fort as you land. Transfer by bus back to your accommodation.

Zeus Cave and Lassithi Plateau Day Tour

Zeus Cave and Lassithi Plateau Day Tour

Start your tour with pick up in an air-conditioned Land Rover from your accommodations (Hotel or Villas) and head into the Dikti Mountain Range. You'll pass through several traditional and very picturesque mountain villages. There will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos or to have a coffee at a real taverna. At the Lassithi Plateau, you might see eagles and vultures, as both nest around this area. Next, you’ll reach the base of Mount Spathi. The Psychro Cave, the birth place of the Greek god Zeus, is located on the north face of Spathi. You’ll walk 15 minutes up the steep hill to the entrance of the cave and from there follow the path down into the spectacular cave.   Next, enjoy a traditional Cretan meze lunch with local wine. After lunch, you'll continue around the plateau and then descend taking in views of the north coast and the impressive Aposelemis Dam. You will then visit a 2400-year-old plane tree, the oldest on the island, as well as the Selinari Monastery.

Heraklion: Chrissi Island and Ierapetra Cruise with Lunch

Heraklion: Chrissi Island and Ierapetra Cruise with Lunch

Discover some of the best beaches and swim spots in the Libyan Sea on a guided cruise from Heraklion. Cruise to Ierapetra, Belegrina Beach, and Vougiou Mati Beach while taking in the scenery along the coast. Enjoy an included lunch on board. Start your trip after taking off from the meeting point on a scenic drive to Ierapetra. Once you arrive, discover the southernmost and warmest town in Europe, Ierapetra, with 1.5 hours of free time before the boat sets sail on its enchanting cruise. Be welcomed by the emerald waters of the Libyan Sea as you cruise towards the island's northern beach, Belegrina, also known as Golden Beach. Set anchor and swim in the turquoise blue waters. Continue sailing along the island's coastline to reach the south side. At Vougiou Mati Beach, make another stop for swimming (alternative beaches may be visited depending on weather conditions). Before the end of the trip, head back to Lerapetra and anchor 50 meters away from the shore so you can dive in and swim to the island's pristine beaches.

Crete: Sarakina Gorge, Forests, and South Coast Safari

Crete: Sarakina Gorge, Forests, and South Coast Safari

Definitely one of our best off road-experience in Crete. Explore the mountains, forests and the gorge, enjoy the view & off roading in the inlands of Crete. This amazing tour takes you to the inlands of Crete. After visiting a olive factory with tasting of the different qualities of oil we are heading direction the mountain village of Kritza. Along the old Minoan paths and civilizations to the unknown Crete. Pure Nature, wild landscapes and breathtaking views. One highlight on your tour is the protected mountain forest of Kroustas. than we heading over the mountains south where we will serve your lunch in a very nice taverna with mountain spring water, far away from civilization you will be able to meet our local host and feel what Cretan hospitality really means. Next stop will be the amazing Gorge of Sarakina, where you can hike depending your skills and fitness. A visit in Myrtos at the beach of the Lybian sea (with possibility to swim) ends this amazing day.

Richtis Waterfall and North Coast Tour

Richtis Waterfall and North Coast Tour

Take a tour to Richtis beach on the far side of Mirabello Bay and trek through the forest to the stunning Richtis waterfall. After pickup from your accommodation, enjoy the beautiful scenery on the 1-hour drive to the bay of Mirabello. Leave the asphalt and travel off road down to Richtis beach, hugging the mountainside.  Park at the bottom and enter Richtis gorge to start the 30-minute walk to reach the falls. Follow a trail through the forest, listening to the sounds of birds and running water. Stop to admire the incredible waterfalls, with time to climb up the stairs to the top of the falls, take photos, or swim in the cool waters.  When you are ready to leave, head back to the beach along the same trail. During the tour you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch at a local tavern, with wine and water included. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in the Elounda area.

Self-Drive JeepTour to Thripti Mountains and small villages

Self-Drive JeepTour to Thripti Mountains and small villages

Explore the “wild heart” of East Crete, undiscovered by tourism, where “time” seems to stand still. A combination of tar and off roads, will guide you from Ierapetra to the mountains of Thripti . A highlight of the tour is the stop at the summit Afentis (850 m) with an unforgettable panoramic view on both seas (Libyan/Aegean). We continue to Kavousi, where you can admire the oldest olive tree in the world (3250 years). In Mochlos, you can enjoy the "greek cuisine" in a typical tavern. Our trip continues through the vine yards and olive fields, among small chapels, towards authentic villages with their simple lifestyle (Sfaka, Lastros-known as the “cat village”). To end this adventures day, refresh yourselves in the crystal clear water at the bay of Tholos. An unforgettable day for nature lovers and adventurers

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