East Crete Excursion (Ierapetra – Toplou Monastery – Vai Palm Forest – Sitia)
Visiting the best parts of east Crete by going to one of the biggest cities of the south (Ierapetra), the historical Monastery of Toplou, swimming at the famous Palm Forest beach (Vai), ending our journey in one of the most picturesque town of Crete (Sitia)!
Sissi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos (port), Piskopiano, Anissaras, Analipsis, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Amnissos, Karteros, Heraklion (port), Amoudara (Gazi, Heraklion). [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]
English, French, German, Italian: All days
Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Full time guided tour
Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: Entrance to Toplou Monastery: 3 Euros, all your meals and drinks
Seaside Drive, Ierapetra, Toplou Monastery, Vai Plam Forest, Sitia town
12-13 hours approximately 360 km. (depending on where you get on)
Starting our tour from the city of Ierapetra. The Southernmost town of Europe, famous worldwide for its agricultural products all over the year.Free time for a walk on the lovely beach road.
Our next stop, the historical monastery of Toplou. We will be staying there for about 40′ for guiding and photos.
Then we heading to Vai, the only natural palm forest in Europe. Our stop there will be for about 1h30min, free time for swimming, lunch and photos of the exotic palm beach.
Our journey ends by visiting picturesque Sitia. For about 45’ free time for walking by the cosmopolitan beach road, for coffee and taste the delicious local homemade local sweets.
Adults: Over 12 years old (Full fare)
Children: 4-12 years old (50% discount)
Infants: 0-3 years old (Free of charge)
Booking Guiding Lines:
► Your Tour Language: Please check in the description which tour languages are available per day, and make sure your desired language is available on your chosen date
► Your Pick-up Point: Please check the list with all available pick-up points (and hours) from your area, on the table below
► IMPORTANT UPDATE: leave in the comments box, the following information per passenger, as it’s been required by the Greek Law, applicable after July 30th, 2020 due to COVID-19 measurements: Nationality
This excursion includes in its price: Your transfer r/t from your hotel, Boat tickets, Lunch and island entrance. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 12 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 4 and 12 years old (50% discount + extra’s if chosen) and the Infant Fare to any child under 4 years old (Free of Charge // No seat reserved).
Just to help you see which pick-up suits best, here’s a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-up’s:
|Pick up place||Pick up time|
|Nikos hotel – Filipidis S/M||08:50|
|Malia Bay – Malia Park – Sirens||08:50|
|Drossia – Kernos Beach – Ikaros Village||08:50|
|Alexander Beach – Ariadni||08:45|
|Cactus – Aktia||08:40|
|Stalis bus stop – Blue Sea||08:35|
|Nana B/S – Mediterraneo||08:30|
|Belvedere – Eri bus stop||08:30|
|Silva Beach – Pela Maria||08:25|
|National Bank – Chalkiadakis S/M||08:25|
|Piscopiano well (pigadi)||08:25|
|Mathioudakis – Creta Maris||08:20|
|Knossos Royal – Royal Mare – Annabelle||08:15|
|Cretan Village – Laguna – Chrissi Amoudia||08:10|
|Serita – Zorbas – Anissa – Bella – Lytos||08:05|
|Analipsi Beach Road||08:00|
|Analipsi Bus stop||08:00|
|Gouves Beach Road||07:50|
|Rinela – Hatzis||07:35|
|Knossos Beach – Arina||07:30|
|Karteros – Amnissos||07:25|
|Astoria Hotel – Galaxy Hotel||07:15|
|Heraklion port – Old Heraklion Bus Station roundabout (Entrance OLI)||07:05|
LET US HELP! Please don’t hesitate to contact us, in order to help you out choose the best pick-up that suits you best!
1. Customers who for any reason fail to participate in our excursions are obliged to inform us at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, no refund will be given. Cancelling at least 24 hours prior to departure, 100% full refund!
2. VisitCrete.com reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour, due to adverse weather conditions or, insufficient passenger number or, force majeure.
► We do return money in case of bad weather (when the excursion is cancelled by the organizer tour operator).
► IMPORTANT: You need to be at least 10 minutes prior to your pick-up time at your pick-up point.
► COVID-19: All passengers required to wear masks at all times when in boats and busses or in indoor areas. All passengers should individually fill out the pre-boarding form, required by the Greek law, and carry it with them at all times.
For further information or bookings please call at telephone No. (+30) 2810341560
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This excursion is eligible for the Summer 2021 Special Offer Discount!
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