East Crete Tours & Trips Suggestions from the travel experts for Crete Kreta.com for your holidays in eastern Crete.
+ The hidden beaches at the South of Crete from Agios Pavlos Sandhills
and to the beach Ligres Beach
+ visit the picturesque south coast village Plakias
and make a boat-trip to the Palm canyon Preveli.
. The boat from Plakias to the mouth of the Palm canyon Preveli runs several times a day.
. On your way back don´t miss to make a stop in the mountain village Spili
+ Day-Cruise to the Island of Chrissy
Chrissy Island is 7 km long with a maximum width of 2 km, is located 8 nautical miles south of the most southern town Ierapetra Crete. Chrissy Island with its natural beauty is a nature reserve and part of Natura 2000 Networking Programme. You will be inspired from the exotic natural landscape of the cedar forest and the bays with golden sand and turquois water. Some of the trees are over 300 years old.
+ visit the hidden beaches Red Beach
and Komos Bay
+ Visit the mountain village Archanes
Crete´s largest wine producing region. We call this road to Archanes “the vintners´road”, as there are a variety of wine producers offering there wine and wine-testing in there winery. Archanes is one of the oldest charming mountain villages of Crete. To the west looms sacred mountain Juchtas surrounded by hills and numerous water springs.
+ 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 €.
+ Visit the archaelogical Museum
of Heraklion, it is one of the most important Museums of Europe.
+ 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.
+ On the wheels southwards first you visit the archaeological site and Gortys
and then you continue southwards to the excavations of Phaistos
+ The off-road tour to the bay Agio Farago Beach;
Please bear in mind that this tour can only be done with a Jeep or 4 x 4 vehicle! Or by boat from / to Plakias. This canyon is preferred by mountain climbers / mountain climbing clubs.