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East Crete

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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)! The excursion operates every Sunday, with pick-ups: East of Heraklion (starting Malia, Stalis through Hersonissos, Gouves, Heraklion) and West Heraklion (Amoudara). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, and guided tours. Available Tour Languages are: English, French, German, Italian.

 

Tour info

Duration:
1 day
Transport:
Bus
Tour Type:
Land Excursion
SKU:
VC-10-006
Group size:
~50 pax

Accompanied service

Guides Transport Insurance

Schedule

1st stop: Ierapetra. The most southern town of Europe, famous worldwide for its agricultural products all year round. Free time for a walk on the lovely beach road

2nd stop: The historical monastery of Toplou. About 40' for guiding and photos

3rd stop: Vai, the only natural palm forest in Europe. About 2h free time for swimming, lunch and photos of the exotic palm beach

4th stop: Sitia. About 40min free time for walking by the cosmopolitan beach road, for coffee and to taste the delicious local homemade sweets. Embarkation onto buses and return to the resorts

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Description

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)!

Pick-up’s from:
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]

Operating Days:
Every Sunday

Languages:
English, French, German, Italian: All days

Tour includes:
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

Tour highlights:
Seaside Drive, Ierapetra, Toplou Monastery, Vai Plam Forest, Sitia town

Direction:
Southeast Crete

Duration:
12-13 hours approximately 360 km. (depending on where you get on)

Overview:
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.

Age Definition:
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

PRICING
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).

PICK-UP TABLE
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
Sissi 08:50
Nikos hotel – Filipidis S/M 08:50
Malia church 08:45
Malia Bay – Malia Park – Sirens 08:50
Drossia – Kernos Beach – Ikaros Village 08:50
Alexander Beach – Ariadni 08:45
Cactus – Aktia 08:40
Mochos Cross 08:35
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
Hersonissos Village 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
Amirantes B/S 07:55
Gouves Beach  Road 07:50
Gouves Cross-Lavris 07:45
Gournes Church 07:40
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
Giofyros (Meliriton) 06:55
Amoudara 06:50

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!

CANCELLATION
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.

IMPORTANT INFO
► 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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