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EACH DAY YOU CAN ENJOY NEW AND EXCITING EXCURSIONS
MOST TOURIST CENTERS OFFER DAY TRIPS TO THE FOLLOWING PLACES


KNOSSOS AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
A visit in the morning to the world famous Minoan Palace of Knossos followed by a tour of the Archaeological 
Museum in Heraklion and ending with time to explore the town centre.


Copyright  Tsantakis - Knossos

PHAISTOS, GORTYS & MATALA
Staring at the beautiful Minoan Palace of Phaistos and then on to the ancient Roman capital of Crete at Gortys
before enjoying a swim and the sands at Matala.


The famous disc of Phaistos
Copyright  Tsantakis - Matala
KRITSA
An excursion to the traditional hill village of Kritsa and the church of 'Panagia Kera' with its outstanding Byzantine
frescos from the 13th & the 14th centuries.


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LASSITHI PLAIN & DIKTI CAVE
A trip up to the high mountain plain of Lassithi, famed for its windmills and agriculture before visiting the cave 
in which the god Zeus was raised out of sight of Cronos.

CHANIA, RETHYMNO & ARKADI
A chance to walk through the narrow lanes of Chania's old town with its beautiful Venetian and Turkish architecture before visiting 
Rethymno on the way to the 16th century Monastery of Arkadi.


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VAI, ZAKROS & TOPLOU
When in Eastern Crete, visit the beach of Palm trees at Vai, the Minoan Palace at Kato Zakros and the monastery from the 
middle ages at Toplou.


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SAMARIA GORGE
An early start to the Omalos Plain to start the walk down the 18 km of the nature reserve of the Samaria Gorge to the sea and 
a boat trip on your way home

Copyright  Tsantakis - Samaria Gorge

SPINALONGA & AGIOS NIKOLAOS
A boat trip, from Agios Nikolaos, across the beautiful bay of Mirabello to the old leper Colony Island of Spinalonga with its
Venetian fortress.

Copyright  Tsantakis - Spinaloga
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CRETAN EVENING
A memorable night in a traditional village experiencing the delicious foods, bouzouki music, dancing, singing and wines native to Crete.

SANTORINI
From one of the ports on the north coast take a 4 hour boat journey to the volcanic island of Santorini with its white washed villages
perched on top of the high rim of the caldera

Santorini
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