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Crete-City-Hopping in Comfort

Ultimate city experience in Crete; Our round trip throughout the historical cities Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos, with surprising moments, and adventures comes with 4 - 5 Star hotels in comfort in the most stylish and desirable places to stay in Crete. Private airport-transfers, intermediate transfers and the best excursions are included. All Hotels are conveniently located to discover the cities, and the archaeological sites. Lean back and be relaxed, because now you´ll see the best ideas for your holidays on Crete made by the Crete-Experts Kreta.com We are the stuff of special memories and authentic emotions info@kreta.com

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1. Location Hotel Casa Delfino in the western part of the picturesque old town of Chania

2. Location Hotel Porto Rethymnon is located directly on the promenade, only a few meters from the long, wide sandy beach and only a few minutes' walk to the picturesque old town of Rethymnon.

3. Station Hotel Hotel Megaron in the old town of the capital Heraklion, near the archaeological museum

4. Station Hotel Minos Palace the adults only hotel is located on a headland just outside the picturesque port town of Agios Nikolaos.

Stroll through the old towns, which are open-air museums. A journey through time through the centuries. All cities are the melting pot of cultures where Jews, Arabs and Christians lived together. Be inspired by the architecture and get in touch with locals who will give you the best city tips.
Immerse yourself in the eclectic mixture of historic places, museums, and nature reserves. Take a stroll along the cobbled streets. Spend the nights in the vibrant old cities of Chania in a cosy taverna in Rethymnon, Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos.
1. Chania Casa Delfino:
CASA DELFINO BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA is a Venetian mansion from 17th century. With just 24 guestrooms and suites, decorated with a mix of modern and classical décor and furnishings, each room has its own individual character and style.
Enjoy the amazing view of Chania old Harbour at the roof Garden (open from mid April until the end of October) or even better a cocktail during the sunset.
Casa Delfino - Spa features an opulent marble steam room, two treatment rooms, an extra large Jacuzzi whirlpool and a soothing relaxation area. Casa Delfino’s pebbled courtyard is a romantic oasis where guests can read, relax, or simply soak up the serene ambience.
2. Rethymnon Hotel Porto Rethymnon:
Around the clock services by experienced hotel personnel, featuring: Parasols and sun loungers,Beach towel service, showers, changing cabins (on the beach). Hotel beach is awarded every year with the Blue Flag. Spa & Wellness, Sauna, whirlpool, steam bath, Massage (charged independently), Hairdresser, nail treatment (by appointment), 2 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool, Reception / Concierge services 24 h included,Central safe deposit, box available, Luggage service 24h & luggage room, Medical Care on call 24-hours a day, Pharmacy 50m away / Hospital 2 km away, Room service: 07:30 – 22:30 – food & drink, Baby sitting on request with extra charge, Business services – Internet Corner- Fax – photocopy – scanner – printer – Laptop or tablet rental (at extra cost and upon availability, Postal Services – Express Courier Servic, Library, Dry cleaning – laundry – ironing service (the use of an iron is not allowed in the rooms),Free WIFI in public areas and rooms, Hotel parking for tourist buses, Express check-in & Check-out (free of charge for Mythica accommodations) Special Notes:
This hotel is disability-friendly and uses ramps in some areas as well as wide enough doors to permit wheelchairs. Guests in wheelchairs should always be accompanied, as some areas may be difficult to access. Check-out: 12.00a.m Check-in: 14:00a.m Please note that pets are not allowed in.
3. Location in Heraklion Hotel Megaron:
Luxurious and stylish, the five-star GDM Megaron Hotel is located in the heart of Heraklion. It is just a short walk from the business and shopping district, as well as the Archaeological and Historical Museum. Elegant accommodations, as well as an exclusive fitness and spa area. The on-site restaurant, the bar and the inviting café overlooking the beautiful harbor.

4. Location Agios Nikolaos the adults only Hotel Minos Palace.
General Information for Hotel Minos Palace in Agios Nikolaos; number of Rooms: 139, 5 stars-Hotel Check-in time, from 14:00 Check-out time until 12:00 Minimum age : 18 years, tourist tax / ecotax / tourist tax 4 EUR smoking area, Check-in time, Reception: 24 hours, Languages: German, English, elevator, garden, sun terrace, frehs water swimming-pool, balinese beds: for a fee, loungers: free of charge, parasols: no charge, bath towels: no charge, free Internet: WLAN / WiFi, internet terminal: without charge, laundry service: extra charge.
Luggage service, payment VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners, EC card / Maestro, pets are not allowed, Parking: Pitches, not covered: no fee, request & reservation not necessary.
1. Casa Delfino Chania:
Amenities; King-size bed or 2 twin beds, Shower or bathtub, Free WI-FI,Flat screen satellite TV, DVD-Player, Individually controlled air, conditioning, Mini bar,Direct dial telephone, Safe deposit box, Bathrobes, Slippers, 220/240 V AC, Hairdryer, Organic toiletries
The STANDARD ROOMS are tastefully dirfferent decorated in classical or modern design size 33 sqm, occupancy for 2 persons. They have double bed or twin beds and marble floors and bathrooms. These rooms overlook the courtyard or the quaint alleys of the Old Town.

2. Porto Rethymnon in Rethymnon
Double Deluxe superior, sea view:
These room combine comfort and luxury. All rooms have been recently renovated and offer a direct sea view. Their luxurious bathrooms are built from Greek marble and include a bathtub or a walk-in shower.View: Sea, Max. Occupancy: 2 people,Total area: 23,43 sqm2

3. Hotel Megaron in Heraklion
Superior-Double-Side-Sea-View:Balcony, shower or bath and toilet Room Facilities: Telephone, Internet Connection, Air Conditioning , Television (Satellite Cable TV)Balcony, shower or bath and toilet.
4. Agios Nikolaos Hotel Minos Palace, upper-deck sea-view rooms in Crete offer a bright and airy 25-30 sqm of comfortable living space with stunning views of the Mirabello Bay and the town of Agios Nikolaos beyond, all of which can be enjoyed from the privacy of your own private balcony. Tastefully decorated in calm, muted colour tones, with all modern comforts and amenities included for a comfortable stay, upper-deck sea-view rooms provide the perfect base for your Cretan holiday experience.
in all hotels with breakfast-buffet
Entertainment / Worth to See - Sightseeing
To do and to see with your driving tour On Crete : City-Hopping in Comfort
In West Crete:
+ 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 Monastery ArkadiArkadi Monastery is perhaps the best-known monastery on Crete due to the Holocaust of 1866. Arkadi was designated by UNESCO as a European Freedom Monument.

+ The nature reserve Balos Lagoonin western Crete. This day-cruise can be booked for extra charge 35 € per person

+ The nature reserves the table Omalos Tableland in western Crete
and the Xyloskalo - Panorama-Restaurant with panorama view to the Samaria Gorge and the snow covered "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 The Botanical Park consist of nearly 20 hectares full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land’s formation and the region’s microclimate make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals!

+ South-Coast Tour for swimming and snorkelling and visiting the Monastery Chrissoskalitisa and the Lagoon Elafonissi
this excursion can be booked for an extra charge 35 € per person (if you don´t have a car)

+ Guided Tour for western Crete "The traditional Crete":The inland of Rethymno prefecture hides many secrets. You´ll visit a Cave, Monasteries, Mountain - Villages, an old olive oil factory, and the "Dam Fragma Potamon". Explore the traditional Cretan lifestyle and of course some historical facts of Crete. The first stop is at Melidoni Cave, a cave full of history and dates to the Neolithic Period based on tools and items found it the cave. Can be booked optionally price per person including a traditional meal in a rustic taverna 40 €.

+ Guided Tour western Crete hiking day-tour through the national park Samaria Gorge the oldest nature reserve of Crete. This excursion can be booked in advance for an extra charge 35 € per person

+ Guided Tour western Crete hiking day-tour through the Agia Irini Gorge This Gorge is part of the European Walking Path E4.

In East Crete:

+ Visit the archaelogical Museum of Heraklion, it is one of the most important Museums of Europe.

+ Visit one of the oldest Orthodox Churches Panagia Kera and one of the most picturesque mountain village of Crete Kritsa

+ The archaeological site Knossos is the most important excavation of Crete. Sir Arthur John Evans the English archaeologist unearthing the palace of Knossos he discovered the oldest high culture of Europe the Minoan civilisation.

The Mammut-Tour: for this tour you must start early in the morning
+ On the wheels southwards first you visit the archaeological site and Gortys
and then you continue southwards to the excavations of Phaistos and then again towards south to the coastal town Matala in the footsteps of hippies and easy life. Visit the Hippie-Caves and get your swimming trunks wet in the deep blue of the sea.

+ Explore the vibrant capital Heraklion in the East of Crete. The city of Heraklion is the capital of Crete and has approx. 200,000 inhabitants, business and administrative Center of the island, cultural and historical highlight, chaos, and lively activity. The city has a long history. Minoans, Saracens, Byzantines, Venetians, Turks, they all gave the city a special ambience.

+Visit SpinalongaThe Spinalonga - Fort & Island Spinalonga is in the gulf of Elounda, it is one of the most famous places on the island! The rocky island is situated directly opposite the village of Plaka, the fortified islet is a classic excursion. The history of Spinalonga goes back to the antiquity when the islet contained an ancient acropolis and protected the ancient sunken city of Olous. The trips to the Island Spinalonga from Agios Nikolaos, Elounda or Plaka are organized tours. The archaeological sites are opened at least 9am to 5:45pm but it can be from 8am in Summer. In the wintertime from November to March it is closed, sometimes it may open on weekends if the weather is good.

+ Day-Cruise to the offshore Island Koufonissi This small Island is a Wildlife Refuge. Due to its stunning natural beauty and important ecosystem, it has been included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. This day-cruise can be booked in advance price per person 35 €.

+ The Palm Forest Vai and its Monastery Toplou for this day trip you must start early in the morning. You must arrive there before the crowds arrive with the huge tourist-buses. Even it is over-crowded in the summertime, it is worth to see! A real paradise for bathing when you arrive there before the crowds. We started from Agios Nikolaos at 4 AM!
+ One of the most renowned table lands of Crete is the Lassithi Plateau with its dam and its Monastery Kera Kardiotissis

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! Send us your preferences and you´ll get your detailed personal itinerary after your booking. We are always on call to handle any unforeseen situations during your trip. We are your personal advisor when it comes for perfect holidays on Crete.
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Information about our trip "Crete City - Hopping in Comfort"
This trip can also be booked all year round. It can also be booked without a rental car with an intermediate transfer to the hotels. Tour itinerary: minimum stay 14 days. On request, we can customize this tour according to your preferences.
This tour includes maps and directions to the accommodations. Rental car category B = Citroen C3 / Fiat Punto for 2-3 guests. With a occupancy of 4 guests we make an upgrade to category C = Citroen C4 from / to Heraklion or Chania airport. Rental car including fully comprehensive insurance without excess and km free. Air conditioning, radio-cd player, child seats free of charge. Second driver free of charge. Free parking at all accommodations. On demand the rental car can be upgraded for an additional charge.
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