Walking in Crete

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8 Days from £1,399

May 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures

This picturesque Greek island is home to lovely landscapes dotted with wildflowers, glorious beaches, traditional villages and ancient ruins. Explore on a range of guided walks and enjoy the comforts of a unique hotel built in the style of a Cretan village.

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Your holiday at a glance

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HALF BOARD

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • ​Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways or easyJet
  • 7 nights half board in a 3-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfast, 7 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • 4 guided walks
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide


 

Included excursions

  • ​Explore the countryside around the Almyros Gorge
  • Discover the wildflowers strewn amongst the Nida Plateau
  • Walk from the village of Pitsidia to beautiful Komos beach
  • Enjoy a Cretan folklore show
  • Walk to Tzermiatho in the Lassithi Plateau

Optional excursions

  • ​​​Discover the intriguing history of the island of Spinalonga
  • Knossos Palace & Heraklion




Your itinerary

​You'll fly to Crete today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your charming hotel in Tilissos, built in the style of a traditional Cretan village. This evening get together with your fellow travellers for a drink before dinner.

Walk 3Km/2 miles – 1 hour

Your holiday gets off to a relaxed start with an easy walk which will introduce you to Crete's beautiful and rugged countryside. We'll explore over the Almyros Gorge, a natural oasis nestled between the hills of Keri and Kastrokefala, which offers panoramic views of Crete's capital, Heraklion.
After our walk we'll head back to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure. There's plenty to keep you occupied here, from a lovely swimming pool to a collection of craft workshops and a small museum.

Walk 7Km/4.3 miles – 2 hours

We'll step up the pace a little today with a two-hour walk in the Nida Plateau, located at an altitude of 1,400 metres. We'll reach the area via Crete's highest peak, Mount Ida, and your Local Guide will highlight the  wildflowers found here. They'll also tell you about the small stone buildings you will see. Called mitata, they are used by shepherds seeking shelter from the elements and also as a place in which to make Cretan cheese.
We'll also visit the village of Anogia, which was razed to the ground during the Second World War and subsequently rebuilt. 

You can choose to spend a restful day at your hotel but if you would like to explore further, you could join our optional excursion to Spinalonga. Due to its strategic position, this island was fortified and used for a variety of purposes over time, serving as a leper colony until 1957.

Walk 6Km/4 mi - 2 hrs

Today's included excursion takes us south, where our walk will start from the small village of Pitsidia. We'll take in lovely views of Komos beach, a large, unspoilt stretch of sand where sea turtles lay their eggs during the summer months.
Next we head to the seaside village of Matala, which became famous in the 1960s when it was connected with the hippie movement. A colony was set up here in the caves next to the beach.
Back at the hotel this evening, we're going to get together to enjoy a Cretan folklore show.

You can indulge in some 'me' time today if you choose a day of leisure. However, we also offer a fascinating optional trip, which begins as you explore the magnificent Minoan Palace ruins of Knossos, the seat of the legendary King Minos.
After a tour with a knowledgeable Local Guide, we'll move on to Heraklion. We'll take a stroll around the historic centre of Crete's capital, and there's free time for lunch if you wish.

Walk 6Km/4 miles – 2 hours

We're going to start our day with a drive through picturesque villages to the Lassithi Plateau, which is famous for its windmills. Our walk starts from the village of Psyhro and takes us on a trail through farmland to Tzermiatho. This traditional village is the ideal place to enjoy lunch if you wish or maybe you'll shop for holiday souvenirs.

​Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Greece - Spinalonga Island

Greece - Spinalonga Island

from £79

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This excursion takes us to Elouda, a charming fishing village. The 1977 BBC series ‘Who pays the ferryman’ was filmed here. We take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island, fortified by the Venetian’s and late used as a leper colony. We return to Elouda to enjoy some free time for swimming or lunch. We continue to Aghios Nikolaos, taking in the wonderful view of the bay of Mirabella.
Full day – minimal walking - Soak up the atmosphere

Greece - Knossos and Heraklion

Greece - Knossos and Heraklion

from £52

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Knossos the second most attractive archaeological site in Greece. Knossos is not simply foundations but a three story palace complex of rooms, halls and passages dating from 2.500 B.C. and the center of the Minoan civilization. According to mythology, this is probably the Labyrinth that the hero Theseus slew the Minotaur. After the city of Knossos we have a lunch break in the city of Heraklion.
Half day – Moderate walking - Historical interest

Accommodation

You will stay in the Hotel Arolithos, which has been built in the style of a traditional Cretan village, and is located on the slope of a mountain offering beautiful views. Facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, museum, shops and workshops. Guestrooms are simply furnished with stone flooring, and feature private facilities, air-conditioning, TV and mini-fridge.

Hotel Arolithos Crete

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Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

TOUR DURATION

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8 days

Saturday 04 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,109

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8 days

Saturday 28 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,149

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8 days

Saturday 12 October 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,099

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8 days

Saturday 11 May 2019

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£1,209

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DEPARTING FROM

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DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

Bristol

Saturday 04 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,558

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Outbound
Easyjet

Saturday 04 May 2019

Departs

07:00 Bristol

Arrives

12:55 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Saturday 11 May 2019

Departs

13:40 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Arrives

15:50 Bristol

Operated by

Easyjet

London (Gatwick)

Saturday 04 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,409

Call to book (Only 1 place left)

01858 898332

Outbound
Easyjet (Groups)

Saturday 04 May 2019

Departs

07:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

13:15 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Saturday 11 May 2019

Departs

13:55 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Arrives

16:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Bristol

Saturday 28 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,548

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Saturday 28 September 2019

Departs

07:00 Bristol

Arrives

12:55 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Saturday 05 October 2019

Departs

13:40 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Arrives

15:50 Bristol

Operated by

Easyjet

London (Gatwick)

Saturday 28 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,449

Available

Outbound
Easyjet (Groups)

Saturday 28 September 2019

Departs

07:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

13:15 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Saturday 05 October 2019

Departs

13:55 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Arrives

16:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Bristol

Saturday 12 October 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,498

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Saturday 12 October 2019

Departs

07:00 Bristol

Arrives

12:55 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Saturday 19 October 2019

Departs

13:40 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Arrives

15:50 Bristol

Operated by

Easyjet

London (Gatwick)

Saturday 12 October 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,399

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Saturday 12 October 2019

Departs

11:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

17:25 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Saturday 19 October 2019

Departs

18:20 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Arrives

20:25 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

Bristol

Saturday 11 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,658

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Easyjet

Saturday 11 May 2019

Departs

07:00 Bristol

Arrives

12:55 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Saturday 18 May 2019

Departs

13:40 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Arrives

15:50 Bristol

Operated by

Easyjet

London (Gatwick)

Saturday 11 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,509

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Easyjet

Saturday 11 May 2019

Departs

07:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

13:15 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Saturday 18 May 2019

Departs

13:55 Heraklion (N Kazantzakis)

Arrives

16:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet

Local Knowledge

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