Crete

Package Theme: Leisure

Description

A visit to Crete, Greece's largest island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean, will appeal to beachcombers, armchair historians, and active travelers alike. 

Duration

7 days
  • Athens City Tour
  • Night Walks & Clubbing
  • Shopping
  • Knossos
  • Gortys
  • Phaistos
  • Spa & Golf
Welcome to Athens. Your hotel room is waiting for you. The rest of the day is yours to explore Athens' exciting neighborhoods such as Plaka, Monastiraki, or Kolonaki. The night would be exciting as well.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get ready to explore the treasures of the oldest town in human history. It's Shopping day and when the sun sets you are going to experience an endless night club and bar hopping.
Corinth Canal
The Corinth Canal cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greekmainland, thus effectively making the former peninsula an island. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level; no locks are employed. It is 6.4 kilometres (4.0 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships. It now has little economic importance. The canal was mooted in classical times and an abortive effort was made to build it in the 1st century AD. Construction finally got under way in 1881 but was hampered by geological and financial problems that bankrupted the original builders. It was completed in 1893 but, due to the canal's narrowness, navigational problems and periodic closures to repair landslides from its steep walls, it failed to attract the level of traffic expected by its operators. It is now used mainly for tourist traffic. 

Epidaurus Theater
Among all the ancient theatres, Epidaurus theatre is the most beautiful and best preserved. Destined for the fun of the patients of Asklipieio, it had a capacity of 13,000 spectators. The superb acoustics as well as the very well preserved construction, contributed to the creation of Epidaurus Festival S.A., an institution that contributed to the cultural revival of the theatre. Mycenae
The archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns are the imposing ruins of the two greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. and played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. These two cities are indissolubly linked to the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, which have influenced European art and literature for more than three millennia.
Spa & Golf
Just Relax at the Spa of the resort or take your spend time on the Cretan nature enjoying your favorite sport! The day is yours!!!
Knossos
Five km south of Heraklion lies Knossos, one of the most important archeological sites in Europe, the legendary centre of the Minoan civilization from 1900 to 1400 BC. The Palace of Knossos, the largest one in Minoan Crete, witnessed two architectural phases and which was devastated by the earthquake of Santorini (1450 BC). The site contains the remains of the palace of Minos, of dwellings occupied by officials, priests and residents, as well as of cemeteries. The Palace was an intricate building complex built around a central court. It was laid out on a surface of 22,000 m2 and apart from the royal apartments, it encompassed were also ceremonial quarters, treasure rooms, workshops and storage spaces. Phaistos
63 km southwest of Heraklion lie the remains of the Phaistos Palace, second in importance in Minoan Crete, inhabited since the Neolithic times. The architectural layout of the palace is identical to the one of Knossos. Here too, rooms are clustered around a paved court. As regards the interior decoration, the Phaistos Palace did not yield many frescoes, however, the floors and walls are covered with stark-white gypsum slabs. The Palace occupied a surface of 9,000 m2 approximately.
Gortys
Gortys, also known as Gortyn or Gortyna is one of the most important cities in Crete with an unbroken history of 6,000 years and one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Greece. It lies in south central Crete in the fertile Mesara plain, the site of the first human habitation of Crete at the end of the Neolithic period (5th millennium BC). Gortys is about 40 minutes drive south of Heraklion, on the same road that will take us to Phaistos and Matala. Gortys is about 1 km past the village of Agii Deka, at the side of the main road.
You have the chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast before returning home.
* All above tours are suggestions and not fixed packages. Any tour combination and alterations (in length, sightseeing, destinations, etc.) are available according to your desire!

Grande Bretagne


Location: Syntagma Square · Athens Greece

Website: http://www.grandebretagne.gr/

Grand Resort Lagonissi


Location: 40th km Athens-Sounion, Attica Greece

Website: http://www.lagonissiresort.gr/
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