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Half-Day Rethymno Quad Safari
"Start early in the morning (or afternoon) with pickup from your hotel. You will be taken to the base located in the town of Rethymno. After your qualified guide provides you with the professional equipment needed and a detailed briefing you will start th and gives you the chance to relax and enjoy a coffee at a traditional kafeneion (Greek coffeehouse) of Gidospito at the beautiful lake of Potami. This is an image to remember. Last but not least stop at the picturesque village of Prassies for a quick snack (included). By the time you get back and dropped off to your hotel you will be able to recall many beautiful pictures and moments. A dusty and adventurous experience you don't want to miss will surely make your visit to Greece a unique one.""""Head up to the mountains and into the wild Cretan nature on this half-day quad safari. You will travel through shallow waters and through impressive gorges featuring amazing archeological formations. You will encounter some incredi including a stop at a traditional kafeneion (traditional Greek coffeehouse). Travel with peace of mind with hotel pickup and drop-off included. "
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Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
From EUR84.00
 
Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
From EUR84.00

Beaches Tips (5)

Preveli beach

Preveli beach is a ery scenic beach, especially when seen from high up: there's the sea at the front and a river at the back. In one day you can get a salty and a resh water swim. You can also walk along the river and admire the canyon and vegetation, or rent kayaks to go upstream. There's soft sand and may trees for some precious shade. Parking (uphill) is 1.50 euros, and all the money goes to the Preveli monastery

Equipment swimsuit and sunscreen, and a pair of comfortable shoes to wal down to the beach: there's a steep path - rocky at some points too. Definitely not the place to go wearing slippers

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Jul 30, 2003

Komos beach

Komos beach is a long sandy beach on the other side of the Matala promontory. While Matala is crowded and noisy, Komos is very quiet and uncrowded: there's deck chairs and sun umbrellas - several of them in fact - and very few people to occupy them. No one came to collect money for their use - strangely... there were so few people that no one seemed to care about anything. The sea's great and the beach lovely

Equipment it's known as a naturist beach so i guess swimsuit is optional - however when we were there, there was no naturist in sight. Bring sunscreen for protection

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Jul 30, 2003

Vai beach

The beach of Vai is located within the largest oasis of palm trees in Europe. it's a nice beach with clear water and a small islet not too far away from the beach. The water is quite shallow so it's nearly possible to walk out there - if it weren't for the slippery rocks beneath the water. The beach is a lovely pebble beach - the further you go from the entrance and car park (payable, 2.50 euros), the fewer people you will encounter. Vai is a nice place to swim your day away.

Equipment sunscreen and swimsuit (optional). What's not optional is water shoes - without them it's a pain to walk on the beach and into the sea

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Falasarna beach

Falasarna is a place to relax and especially to swim: the water is nice, the beach not very crowded and the setting superb. At sunset it turns really magical. When you're tired of swimming, on the plus side, you can visit the ruins of the ancient harbour.

Equipment sunscreen and a swim-suit, but you can make-do with only the first one

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Jul 29, 2003
 
 
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Elafonissi beach (Crete's best beach)

Elafonissi Beach (or lagoon) looks more like a tropical beach than a Greek beach. Colourwise it's a delight to the eye: the calm and warm water is transparent, in the shades of green and blue, and the soft sand is white and pink.From the beach you can walk to a small islet which is connected to the beach by a shallow reef. At the back of the islet there are the most secluded, scenic and quiet areas to go for a swim and to sunbathe.

Equipment Sunscreen is the only must-have piece of equipment. A bathing suit is optional. Bring some food and water as there are only a couple of overpriced places to buy stuff in the area

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Samaria Gorge

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Gournia

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Knossos

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Lake Kournas

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