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Crete self drive AUTHENTIC EASTER CRETE


Our adults only - rental car tour Authentic Crete (children only allowed from the age of 16) Holidays in the most beautiful regions of Crete in small suite boutique hotels for self-catering with small kitchenettes. An exciting journey that appeals to all senses. The three comfort hotels are quietly located in authentic villages. One private tour with our private local guide is included. This tour can be booked all year round and is beautiful in every season, it is a four seasons tour.

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1. Your Stay in Georgioupolis /Lappa
Holidays in an authentic setting on Crete in the Arcus Suites. It is a grouping of 5 old restored Venetian stone houses from the 15th century. The village complex of 5 houses is located in the village of Argyroupolis in the beautiful green hinterland of Georgioupolis

2. Stay in Southeast coast Kato Zakros
The boutique resort Terra Minoika is perched on a hill. To the small coastal town of Kato Zakros and the sea 300m. The cottages offer unobstructed panoramic views of the bay and all of the area's attractions. Kato Zakros is located on the naturally protected bay on the easternmost south coast of Crete and served in ancient times as a harbor and starting point for the seafaring Minoans. It is a small coastal settlement, part of Sitia Municipality, Lasithi District, 9 km from Zakros village and 45 km from Sitia town. It is still a truly authentic tourist destination, untouched by mass tourism, ideal for a quiet holiday. There are 4 taverns directly on the sea/beach. to Xerokampos 14 km, to Sitia 43 km, to the capital and airport Heraklion it is 171 km.

3. Stay in the wine-growing region Archanes
The colorful mountain village of Archanes is about a 20-minute drive south from the capital Heraklion. To relax in a pleasant and authentic environment, the small boutique hotel is ideally located to get to know the oldest mountain village in Crete and its region's largest wine-growing region. The small boutique hotel offers a good breakfast. Visit the oldest wine press in the world and enjoy the views of the imposing Mount Juktas (Zeus Mountain) and discover the region's rich cultural heritage.
Facilities
1. Your Stay in the hinterland of Georgioupolis in the mountain village of Lappa
The entire building complex was declared a “preserving archaeological monument” by the Ministry of Culture in 2005. Since then, the stone houses and the surrounding area have been renovated respecting the style and architecture, creating 5 independent suites.
All restored suites retain the architectural features and captivating atmosphere of their Venetian predecessors. Ambitious domes, stone arches, ridge stones, axes, arches, stone fireplaces, wooden floors and ceilings, interior gardens and paved courtyards emphasize and enhance the charm.
24-hour front desk/reception, airport/port transfer service, babysitting (on request), beach towels, cooking classes (Cretan cuisine), daily maid service, doctor (on request), fax and photocopy services, laundry and ironing services for a fee, bed linen is provided and changed daily or as requested, olive oil tasting (Cretan olive oil), parking, sunbeds and parasols at the pool free of charge, pool towels, room service, safe deposit box, satellite TV, shower and changing room, guided excursions and hiking tours for a fee, Wi-Fi Internet access, wine tasting ( Cretan wines).

2. Stay in Kato Zakros Hotel Terra Minoika
The small boutique resort offers a choice of 5 accommodation options, a wellness room with exercise equipment, youga mats and a garden.

3.Stay in Archanes Hotel Inotrope
A wine experience in the Dionysos wine cellar of the small boutique-hotel is an event. Rich flavors and unparalleled tastings are the components for creating special experiences. The hotel offers wine tasting and gastronomy evenings. You will have the opportunity to taste local wines with unique tastes and aromas, learn about the art of winemaking and taste delicious specialties made from local ingredients.
Rooms
1st stay Georgioupolis Arcus Cottages/Lappa
Junior Suite 46 sqm, private covered terrace of 12 sqm can accommodate up to 3 people. Open plan space with living area, kitchen, double bed and bathroom (jacuzzi tub).The suite has its own small private terrace overlooking the garden, pool and White Mountains on the upper level. It also has access to the garden and the pool. The suite also offers guests a well-equipped open kitchenette. Prices include daily cleaning service (except Sundays) as well as all taxes and services. For your convenience, free WiFi is available in every suite and in the garden/pool area. Guests are welcomed with a bottle of traditional Cretan raki, delicacies and alcoholic local specialties. This suite offers partial sea views, ind. Air conditioning, fireplace, desk, hairdryer, flat screen TV.

2. Stay in Kato Zakros Terra Minoika
All apartments are comfortably furnished and offer guests: Air Conditioning, Beach Towels, Cable Satellite TV, Dining Table, Fully Equipped Small Kitchen, Coffee Machine – Boiler – Toaster – Teapot, Complimentary Coffee – Tea, Olive Oil – Zakros Well Water, Refrigerator, Complimentary Bathroom Amenities, Shower Robe – Slippers, Hydromassage Column Shower, Hairdryer, laundry service (extra charge), ironing, magnifying mirror, safe, living room, sofa bed, wardrobe, desk, soundproof windows - fly screens, drying rack, WiFi (free), free parking, daily maid service The deluxe suite with sea view 40 sqm for 1-3 people with 2 sunny private balconies North and south balconies, ideal for seclusion and peace. Breathtaking panoramic sea and mountain views. It has a bedroom separated by a stone arch, a queen-size bed with a comfortable mattress and top mattress, and a living room with a sofa that can be converted into a bed for a child or an adult. Fully equipped kitchen. Shower with hydromassage column. It can accommodate up to 3 people.

3. Stay in Hotel Iotrope Archanes
The suite on 2 levels – Elais 23 sqm for up to 2 people Bedroom with double bed in the living area a sofa bed. Air conditioning hot/cold, WiFi, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, iron, satellite TV 37'-43', ensuite shower, cleaning products, bathrobes, slippers, seating area with sofa, desk, dining table, Bluetooth speaker, minibar, water bottle , water/wine glasses, kitchenette, mattress: Coco Mat, kettle, refrigerator, espresso machine, coffee maker and toaster and private terrace. Central heating.
Board
Your stay in Hotel Inotrope and Terra Minoika breakfast is included, Hotel Arcus Suites without breakfast, breakfast can be booked on site if desired. All three accommodations have self-catering kitchenettes, please see the Hotel-Discription Hotel Inotrope is without cooking possibility.
Entertainment / Worth to See - Sightseeing
1. your Stay in Georgioupolis/Lappa Worth to see
visit Lake Kournas, the city of Chania or Rethymnon. The rustic mountain village of Lappa lies exactly between the two towns. The beaches in this region are amazing!One private tour with our private local guide is included
2. Stay Terra Minoika Kato Zakros Worth to see
Along with Knossos, Festos and Malia, Kato Zakros is one of the largest Minoan archaeological cities. The excavations of the former trading town are now 300 meters behind the coast. You need a guide to be able to assign the individual rooms to their former functions. But here too, as with many sights, just getting there is an experience. Taverns and a small beach invite you to linger. The coastline around Kato Zakros is very impressive. Steep rock walls enclose the bay.
Visit the dream beaches in Xerokampos

3. Stay in Archanes worth to see
Visit the impressive historical monuments of the Minoan culture The archaeological site of Knossos, one of Greece's most famous historical monuments, is just 5 km from the property. Visit the palace of King Minos, take a close look at the monumental throne room and extraordinary frescoes, and let your imagination run wild in a world whose history began in the Neolithic period and continued until the 5th century.
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Just 3 km from the property is the picturesque, green, traditional settlement of Vathypetro, built at the foot of Mount Juktas and offering wonderful views of the fertile vineyards and olive groves. You will have the opportunity to visit the Minoan Villa (1580 BC) with palatial architectural features, the oldest wine press in the world, which is more than 4,000 years old, as well as the olive press and the pottery workshop with ceramic kiln.
BERG JUKTAS
Juktas is the name of the sacred Minoan mountain, whose shape is reminiscent of Zeus. It is located just 2 km west of Archanes, in a unique landscape, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, full of myths and secrets. According to legend, the tomb of Zeus was located there. In fact, the name Juktas is a variation of the Latin Jupiter, meaning “Zeus.” It was a sacred mountain for the Minoans with at least two places of worship, one at the highest point of the mountain (Psili Koryfi) and the second at Anemospilia.

FOURNI
Archanes is close to many hidden treasures. Be sure to visit Fourni in Kato Archanes, a lush green hill known for the Pre-Minoan Cemetery (2400 BC-2200 BC), the largest prehistoric cemetery in the Aegean and an important archaeological site in Crete. The area is ideal for relaxing walks in the forest and nature trips and can be reached both by car and via the wonderful hiking trails that have been created. There is also a small but beautiful stone theater from which you can enjoy the fantastic views of Archanes and the island of Dia.

Aqueduct in Spilia
The largest water bridge built in Crete to solve the water shortage problem of Megalo Kastro (now Heraklion) is located in the green countryside of Agia Irini in Spilia, just 1 km from the Palace of Knossos. Built during the Egyptian occupation (1830-1840), the aqueduct transported water from the Fountana spring in Kounavos and from the Miliara spring in skalani through the famous Morosini fountain to the center of Heraklion. The reason for this construction was the discovery by the Egyptians of the ancient Roman aqueduct of Knossos with a 1,150 meter long underground tunnel that was cleaned, opened and restored. The arcade is still preserved today; However, its western exit is closed, while the eastern one on the skalani side is still in very good condition
Notice
Check In ab 3 pm/ check out 11:00 am One private tour with our private local guide is included
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