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HERAKLION

 

Boutari Winery
Situated just outside the city of Heraklion, Boutari Winery is a stately wine cellar with superb wines maturing in oak barrels and a guest hall where wines such as Skalani, Fantaxometocho and Kretikos Boutari can be enjoyed alongside delicious plates of traditional Mediterranean cuisine.

 

The CretAquarium
The CretAquarium is part of the Thalassocosmos, one of the Mediterranean’s largest complexes devoted to marine science, education and recreation.

 

The CretAquarium provides numerous opportunities for face-to-face contact with the vibrant sea life of the Med - from big hunter sharks to tiny seahorses. A fascinating and educational day out for children and adults alike.

 

Gouves Train Ride
This train ride offers a unique tour of the sights, seemingly endless beaches and vibrant streets of the traditional borough of Gouves. The relaxing journey is accompanied by traditional Cretan music.

 

 

RETHYMNO

 

Margarites village
Is a small village known for its production of pottery. The pots are handmade using techniques dating back thousands of years. Various village shops sell the local pottery. The village has several remains from older eras. Walking around the village one can see ornate doors and walls dating from the Venetian era. These features, as well as the narrow alleys, retain certain aspects of traditional Cretan village architecture.


 

CHANIA

 

Samaria Gorge
43 km from the city of Chania, this is the longest gorge in Europe. As we start down the Xyloskalo footpath we find ourselves in an entirely different landscape which impresses even the most well-seasoned travellers. Here we are at the beginning of the Samaria Gorge or Samaria National Park. This is one of the longest and most imposing gorges in Europe and one of the main attractions for tourists in Western Crete.  Its beauty, grandeur and wildness are unique.

 

Gramvusa island
At the north western point of Crete you will find Gramvousa, a small island with an impregnable castle, a fortress, a masterpiece of the 16th century, and Balos, the unique lagoon of Crete, with its blue green waters, it pink sandy beach and famous shells! A cruise that you will surely repeat, since, even Caribbean visitors envy this region. An impressive and unique environment of steep rocks and cliffs, an immense blue sea and hidden sandy beaches, and the serene lagoon of Balos, combines with the remains of the long lasting history of the region: monasteries, churches and the imposing castle of Imeri Gramvousa.

 

Elafonissi
An amazing beach and a captivating landscape. The island is 100 m away from the coastline.