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Crete Family Trip in the East of Crete

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A 9 day tour to enjoy carefree family moments in Eastern Crete. Drive your loved ones to some of the most extraordinary landscapes of the island. Explore the natural, cultural and human landscape through fresh and creative programmes and activities specially conceived for children and families.The kids will enjoy:1. The programmes for kids in the city and in nature2. The wonderful and enjoyable se...

A 9 day tour to enjoy carefree family moments in Eastern Crete. Drive your loved ones to some of the most extraordinary landscapes of the island. Explore the natural, cultural and human landscape through fresh and creative programmes and activities specially conceived for children and families.


The kids will enjoy:
1. The programmes for kids in the city and in nature

2. The wonderful and enjoyable sea waters and landscapes, as well as the sea activities

3. Having fun in the beautiful and spacious hotel and enjoy its provisions.


The Parents will appreciate:

1.The educational and recreational character of the family programmes

2. The wonderful landscapes and the crystalline sea waters. Having fun with their children in sea activities. Fun is not only for kids!

3. The comfortable and cosy hotel, the calmness of its location, as well as the excellent service and the super-yummy breakfast!

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Crete

Arrival at Heraklion airport. There, you will be delivered your rented car and you will meet the agent responsible for your trip who will welcome you and will give you all the documents for the trip (travel-book, maps), on which you will make a thorough discussion.

Taking the road to the region of Chania.

Stopover at Rethymnon to explore the city through a gastronomy tour for kids and families.

In a unique and exhilarating adventure across Rethymnon, take part in a treasure hunt that blends history, mythology and sightseeing with bags of fun! Listen to mythological tales, discover ancient ruins and explore the city’s neighborhoods as you seek clues, rise to challenges and meet ancient heroes for this family-friendly gastronomy tour!

Back to the road for Chania. Arrival at your hotel. Chilling out at your hotel`s pool.

Travel Time: Heraklion-Chania: 2h 20min. 142 km | Heraklion-Rethymnon: 1h 20min, 82 km.

Included in the day: Accommodation, meeting with your agent, discussion on the trip and delivery of the travel-documents (detailed road maps and a detailed travel book, specially edited for your day to day trip), Gastronomy tour for kids and families, car rental, mixed insurance.

Visited:
HeraklionChaniaRéthymnonKissamos

Day 2: Free Day 

Free day to get refreshed and recover your strength after your trip. And, of course, time to dive into the crystalline waters!


Suggestions for some great places to explore, which are absolutely ideal for children:


- Akrotiri.


- Seitan Limania.


- the beach of Marathi, where the whole family can enjoy sea activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, or even boat tours around the nearby coasts, as well as its really nice fish taverns.


Included in the day: accommodation, breakfast, car rental, mixed insurance.

Visited:
AkrotíriMarathiKissamos

Day 3: Balos Lagoon

Breakfast.


Departure for the north-western part of the island and the lagoon of Balos, one of the most famous beaches of Greece for its turquoise waters, its wild natural beauty and the wonderful exotic landscape.


To reach Balos you can go to a certain point by car and then walk.


Alternatively: Upon request, with an additional cost, you can reach Balos by boat, setting off from Kolymbari, and passing from the beautiful beach of Menies.


On the way back to Kissamos, you can visit the wonderful region of Kastanochoria (Chestnut Villages) and dine at the village of Milia.


Going back to your accommodation.


Travel time: By car | 1h, almost 30 km.


Included in the day: accommodation, breakfast, car rental, mixed insurance.

Visited:
BalosKissamosGramvousa

Day 4: The tropical beach of falassarna and kids archeological simulated dig (optional activity)

Breakfast.


(Optional) Archaeological simulated dig: Becoming little archaeologists and learn about the history and the ancient culture of Crete. An educative and interactive archaeology workshop for children and families with a qualified English-speaking archaeologist.


Taking the road for Falassarna, a beautiful beach which is ideal for kids. Enjoy the turquoise waters and the white sand that give the wide beach of Falassarna a rather tropical setting!


Falassarna (or Phalasarna)  bay is one of the most famous beaches in Greece, which has  been awarded as the best beach of Crete and voted as.


At the northern end of the beach you may find another point of interest: the ruins of the ancient Grecoroman city of Falassarna.


Going back to your hotel.


Included : accommodation and breakfast.

Visited:
Falassarna

Day 5: Treasure hunt in the botanical garden of Crete

Breakfast.


Treasure hunt at the Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete in Chania, an activity for the whole family to explore the landscape of Crete in an interactive, creative and enjoyable way. Smell, touch, observe and discover the uniqueness of Crete and its flora!


With a francophone cultural guide.


Travel time: 40 min., 30 km.


Included in the day: accommodation, breakfast, car rental, mixed insurance, private program for all the family: Treasure hunt in the Botanical Park of Crete.

Visited:
Chania

Day 6: The lagoon Elafonissi

Breakfast.


Departure for the southwestern part of the island and the lagoon Elafonissi and its beautiful coves! Before arriving in Elafonisi, we suggest taking a break at the Monastery of Chrysoskalitissa.


Afterwards you can also visit Kedrodasos beach (Kedrodasos means cedar forest), located in a very small distance from Elafonisi. You can go there by car or on foot, to discover a peaceful place of incredible beauty.


Back to your accommodation.


Journey time: 1 hour 15 min to go and the same to return.


Distance from Kedrodasos to Elafonissi: almost 30 min.


Included in the day: accommodation, breakfast, car rental, mixed insurance.

Visited:
Elafonissi

Day 7: A day to relax… or tailor it as you please!

This can be a free day to relax close to your hotel and enjoy the nearby beaches of Kolymbari or Platanias.


However, there are two great alternatives if you are ready for more activities!


1 - You can head southwards and explore the southwestern coasts of Crete through a private boat tour. (Upon request with an additional cost.)


2- You can visit the beautiful city of Chania and explore it with our experienced cultural guide in a different half-day tour through history and the hidden realities and corners of the city and its coexisting civilizations, viewing its historical and architectural structures from an anthropological site of view. The tour includes gastronomic experiences, as well as visits to the most interesting shops. (Upon request with an additional cost.)


Travel time: From your hotel to Chania: around 30 min., 25 km.


From your hotel to Palaiochora: Around 1 hour 30 min., 60 km.


Included in the day: accommodation, breakfast, car rental, mixed insurance.


Day 8: End of the trip

After your breakfast you get ready for your departure to Heraklion.

You drive to Heraklion airport (3h) where you will leave your car.

Have a nice trip!!

According to your departure time, our agency is happy and ready to prepare activities just for you or extend your trip! 


Included in the day: breakfast, car rental, mixed insurance.

Visited:
Heraklion

Heraklion Chania Réthymnon Kissamos Akrotíri Marathi Balos Gramvousa Falassarna Elafonissi Soúgia Agia Roumeli Loutro

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £760 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
3 pax4 pax
Price per person during low season (2 adults + child > 12 years old)£750
Price per person during low season (2 adults + child < 12 years old)£700
Price per person during high season (2 adults + child > 12 years old)£890
Price per person during high season (2 adults + child < 12 years old)£830
Price per person during low season£630
Price per person during high season£720

Included in price:

  • Customization of the Itinerary with the Local Agency in Crete
  • Meeting with our agent responsible for your trip (provision of maps and printed material for your trip and thorough discussion on your program)
  • A detailed travel guide specially prepared for your trip (with references, texts, photos, maps and proposals for wonderful visits, treks, eating hangouts etc.)
  • Accommodation in a traditional luxury rooms and villas hotel & spa in the region of Kissamos selected by Petassos Travel (including breakfast, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, free hammam & sauna, free parking area)
  • Car rental for the days of your road trip and mixed insurance (Group C for 3 travellers, Group D+ for 3 travellers)
  • Rethymnon Gastronomy Tour for Kids and Families (Private)
  • Treasure Hunt in the Botanical Garden of Crete (private)
  • Phone support 24/7
  • Third Party Liability
  • Taxes

Not included in price:

  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not specified in the Itinerary
  • Gratuities for Guides and Drivers
  • Activities labelled as Optional

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