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Self Drive Tour Historic Towns

Great things come in small packages; in the picturesque old seaside-towns of Crete Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos, 3 cities in 14 days. Welcome to Crete to our laidback hopping-tour through the cities. Seamless blend of classic visitor sights, archäopligical sites and nature reserves with an omnipresent skyline of mountains is an adventure in itself. And, of course, the welcoming habitants! The price includes the accommodation on the tour, rental car and 3 organized day trips.

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welcome to Crete to our laidback hopping-tour through the cities. Seamless blend of classic visitor sights, archäopligical sites and nature reserves with an omnipresent skyline of mountains is an adventure in itself .And, of course, the welcoming habitants!
Great things come in small packages:
Vibrant colourful city life natural beauty and a vibrant cultural scene defines the cities of Northern Crete. Small picturesque harbours with a vast array of authentic taverns, and some of the world's most engaging visitor attractions like the world-Class archaeological museum of the capital Heraklion, the archaeological sites KNOSSOS and Faistos as wess as the Monasteries Agia Triada and Arkadi will inspire you.
- 5 days in HotelBelmondo in Chania Old Town in double room.
- 5 days Rethymnon old town in HotelPalazzino Di Corrinain executive room,
- 5 days in Heraklion old town in Hotel Lato in double room.
1. In the heart of the old town of Chania
Hotel Belmondo-Chania-Town experience. The rooms are furnished with a loving eye to detail and the suites facing the Chania-Harbour are wonderful. Set in a dazzling seafront location a town house in the middle of the historical old town of Chania. There are shops and restaurants in the immediate vicinity and the nearest beach is only a kilometre away.The newly restored 17 century town house offers a reception, an inner courtyard and a café-snack bar.
2. In the heart of the old town of Rethymnon
A fantastically, traditional small town House in the heart of the old town of Rethymnon. The restaured old manor house from the 18th century is located in the heart of the old town of Rethymnon. It is a perfect location for a combination city-break & beach holidays.Beautiful authentic décor.The building has a swimming pool, hydromassage and sunbeds. Reception, lounge and Il Fiore coffee bar.
3. in the heart of old town of the capital Heraklion
Hotel Lato Heraklion offers a beautiful and inspiring Panorama. Breathtaking view to Heraklion’s Venetian landmark Koules Fortress and to the Harbour. One of the most important museum of Europe, the archilogical museum, is at your front doorstep. With its fine aesthetics and high quality services, Lato Boutique Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in Heraklion. Its intimate, richly-appointed rooms and suites are constantly upgraded, and refurbished often, to fulfil the expectations and needs of all guests. Lato Boutique Hotel is a complex with two neighboring buildings on Epimenidou Street. Besides sophisticated rooms and suites, the main building houses all the common areas, the reception, the lobby, three restaurants, a bar, multifunctional halls, and a small wellness centre. The annex building is situated right across the street. Operating 24-hours, the reception and lobby area of Lato Boutique Hotel welcome guests offering a small taste of aesthetics and modern architecture, features present everywhere in the hotel.
1. Hotel Belomdo in Chania Town
The rooms comes with shower/WC, telephone, safe, individual air conditioning (whole season), SAT TV, internet access Wi-Fi, mini bar (extra charge), some with balcony . Upgrade to a suite upon availability. The suites are with balcony has a combined sitting/bedroom and a sea view.
2. Hotel Palazzino di Corina in Rethymnon
The hotel Palazzino die Corina has 29 double rooms with traditional crete ambience. Standard rooms have 1 queen-size or twin beds, bath or shower, air-conditioning, satellite TV, phone, hairdryer, minibar, internet access, safe and hydro-massage. The Junior Suites are bigger and they have an aditional sitting area. Upgrade to Juniors-Suite upon avalability.
3. Hotel Lato in Heraklion
Double rooms offer vie to the city, with superior quality mattresses, with exclusive duvets and bed linen, Work desk, Automatic high security door locks, Electronic safe, Individually controlled air conditioning, Free high speed Internet access (WiFi and wired), Satellite plasma TV, ?ini-bar, Direct telephone line with voicemail & DDI,Fully sound-absorbing (glazed) framed structures for thermal break, Fire alarm system, Elegant bathroom with shower, Organic personal care products and modern bathroom devices,Direct telephone line in the bathroom, Hair dryer, Room service, Laundry and dry cleaning Services.
in all Hotels breakfast-buffet.
Entertainment / Worth to See - Sightseeing
In West Crete:
+ Visit the vibrant city of Chania.
+ Immerse yourself in traditional Crete Culture and mucis in Rethymnon.

+ + Visit the Monastery Agia TriadaThe Holy Trinity (Agia Triada) Monastery is probably the most impressive monastic complex of the final period of Venetian rule on Crete, due to both its scale and architectural form. The organic-olive oil of the Monastery Agia Triada has won many awards, there is a small Monastery Shop where you can buy this delicious organic olive-oil. The olive-oil of Agia Triada meets our standards from our online-shop greekmarketsquare.com you can purchase this organic olive oil in our online shop.

+ The Monastery Arkadi

+ The nature reserve Balos Lagoonin western Crete

+ Private Boat-Excursion to Menies Beachfor snorkeling and bathing

+ The iconic beach Falassarna Beachis famous throughout the world as one of the most beautiful beach of Greece.

+The nature reserve the table Omalos Tableland in western Crete
and the Xyloskalo - Panorama-Restaurant with panorama view to the Samaria Gorge and the snow covored "White Mountains". After a good dinner in the rustic restaurant at the fireside you taste the traditional delicious speciality of this region "Sfakiani Pita".

+ Visit the Botanical Park of Crete

+ South-Coast Tour for swimming and snorkelling and visiting the Monastery Chrissoskalitissa and The Lagoon Elafonissi

+Visit the archaelogical Museumof Heraklion and visit Monastery Panagia KeraThe mountain village Kritsa
and the archaological site Knossosin East Crete

+ the archaological site Gortys and Gortys
and and Phaistos

+ explore the vibrant capital Heraklion
in East Crete

Crete is a huge island with a great history. We cannot show all excursion options here, but we can show the most important ones. Explore Crete’s stunning landscapes, taking your time to visit the highlights you want to see. With one of our self-drive tours, you will discover Crete on your own terms and make memories of a lifetime!
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Excursions ( extra charge) The following excursions can we book in advance for you on this trip:
1. The day cruise to the nature reserve to the Lagoon Balos
2. The day hike through the Samaria Gorge
3. The day hike through the Agia Irini Gorge. This Gorge is part of the European Path E4.
4. The day cruise to the island of Santorin including sightseeing tour on Santorin
5. day tour Crete Country & people from / to Rethymnon in small groups
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