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Agia Marina - West Crete

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Agia Marina is a coastal village in the municipality of Chania in western Crete. 10 km from the old town of Chania (15 minutes ´drive ) and 147 km from the Capital City Heraklion (2 hours drive). There are bus connection to Chania-Town and to Kastelli-Kissamos. A big shopping street with shops, taverns and clubs goes the length of the coastal road. It is popular with it´s sandy beach. There are watersportstation on the beach. We offer private airport-transfers and intermediate transfers for hotel-combinations.

In summer-time you can make a trip by pedal boat or canoe to the island "Agii Theodori", loctated in the oposite of the village Agia Marina. On this island you will see the remains of a Venetian fortress wall. Due to the proximity to the city, many urban people from Chania-town flee in summer and come here for bathing and snorkeling. If your children seak for giant slides and water parks, we recommend the "Limnoupolis" water park. A good half hour away by rental car. If you want to go to a quiet tavern by the sea, we recommend a trip to the quaint fishing village of Kolimbari, which is at the foot of the Rodopous peninsula 7 km westwards of Agia Marina. Here the tavern owners go for fishing themselves.
Cultural highlights:
The Moni Gonias monastery in Kolimbari and the old town of Chania with its archaeological and shipping museum.


A huge Island with a big personality, Crete has bucket-loads of experiences to offer when it comes to holidays – so how will you know where to start? We’ve lined up an array of itineraries for Crete to help you get planning your ideal trip, be that a day in the capital, a week’s island-hopping, or a 14-day tour - combination with 2 locations within the Island. And there’s a lot for ramblers and nature lovers’ fans too – this is Crete, after all!
We have pick up points in the village Agia Marina for our day-trips and cruise to the balos lagoon.
If you really want to explore a country, head out on a trip
These convenient tours mean that you won’t have to worry about hiring a car or navigating unfamiliar roads
We Recommend:

1. The bathing-paradise Elafonissos, day - trip for bathing in the lagoon Elafonissis, nature reserve
2. Hiking through the National Park of Crete Samaria
3. Hiking through the Agia Irini
4. Day Cruise to the lagoon - Balos

What to do and the best insider-tips to discover Crete:
After booking you ´ll get a personalized itinerary, trip Ideas, suggestions for your stay on Crete from us kreta.com the travel professionals for Crete.
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Agia Marina is a coastal village in the municipality of Chania in western Crete. 10 km from the old town of Chania (15 minutes ´drive ) and 147 km from the Capital City Heraklion (2 hours drive). There are bus connection to Chania-Town and to Kastelli-Kissamos. A big shopping street with shops, taverns and clubs goes the length of the coastal road. It is popular with it´s sandy beach. There are watersportstation on the beach. We offer private airport-transfers and intermediate transfers for hotel-combinations.

In summer-time you can make a trip by pedal boat or canoe to the island "Agii Theodori", loctated in the oposite of the village Agia Marina. On this island you will see the remains of a Venetian fortress wall. Due to the proximity to the city, many urban people from Chania-town flee in summer and come here for bathing and snorkeling. If your children seak for giant slides and water parks, we recommend the "Limnoupolis" water park. A good half hour away by rental car. If you want to go to a quiet tavern by the sea, we recommend a trip to the quaint fishing village of Kolimbari, which is at the foot of the Rodopous peninsula 7 km westwards of Agia Marina. Here the tavern owners go for fishing themselves.
Cultural highlights:
The Moni Gonias monastery in Kolimbari and the old town of Chania with its archaeological and shipping museum.


A huge Island with a big personality, Crete has bucket-loads of experiences to offer when it comes to holidays – so how will you know where to start? We’ve lined up an array of itineraries for Crete to help you get planning your ideal trip, be that a day in the capital, a week’s island-hopping, or a 14-day tour - combination with 2 locations within the Island. And there’s a lot for ramblers and nature lovers’ fans too – this is Crete, after all!
We have pick up points in the village Agia Marina for our day-trips and cruise to the balos lagoon.
If you really want to explore a country, head out on a trip
These convenient tours mean that you won’t have to worry about hiring a car or navigating unfamiliar roads
We Recommend:

1. The bathing-paradise Elafonissos, day - trip for bathing in the lagoon Elafonissis, nature reserve
2. Hiking through the National Park of Crete Samaria
3. Hiking through the Agia Irini
4. Day Cruise to the lagoon - Balos

What to do and the best insider-tips to discover Crete:
After booking you ´ll get a personalized itinerary, trip Ideas, suggestions for your stay on Crete from us kreta.com the travel professionals for Crete.
Kreta.com we are the stuff of special memories and authentic emotions.
Get in touch with us: info@kreta.com

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Book in advance HIKING THROUGH THE NATIONAL PARK OF CRETE SAMARIA GORGE:
Full day experience
Things to know before you go most of our tours provide round-trip transport from your accommodation in western Crete.
This tour is carried out by the company Haidemenakis.

Helping you explore Crete, with the whole family in tow this offered excursion in western Crete will be a real adventure. We offer this tour only with pick up points from the northwest coast, as the transfer from the eastcoast is too long. When you have a hotel at the east coast and you want to pass the Agia Irini Gorge we recommend to book an overnight in Chania-City. We can arrange this for you, we can offer a package 1 night in Chania plus the transfer to the Gorge: info@kreta.com

Departure Time 05:50 AM, Returns to original departure point / pick up point.
This hiking tour will lead you through sceneries of uncommon beauty and of exceptional wilderness.
Ride in an air-conditioned bus comfortably through the white mountains and enjoy the stunnig views. Your guide tells you about the area’s history about flora & fauna.
The tour will take place in almost every weather condition - the organizer will take the final decision in case of very bad weather conditions. In this case you´ll be informed from us and the tour will be moved to another day or cancelled. In case of cancellation on our part you´ll get your money back.

Not suited for the elderly and for people with cardiovascular disorders.

The National Park Samaria Gorge is the largest and oldest nature reserve in Crete.

With a length of 17 km Samaria Gorge is the longest canyon in Europe. This tour is a classic day hike, one of the highlights in western Crete, and a must to see for everyone interested in nature.
You need to be in good health and have no heart or circulatory problems. Good shoes, headgear and a bottle of water should be your equipment, then you can start. There are water sources in the gorge where you can refill your bottle.

We have various pick-up points on the west coast, which are located on the coastal road. You will find the time of pick-up and the meeting point later in the booking process. First you have to tick off your date, then pick up point and number of guests to book will follow.
The starting time depends on the pick up point. Usualy the time is from around 05:30 - 06:00 a.m. (earliest pick-up point). Return to the pick-up point around 8:00 p.m.
Most hotels provide guests with a breakfast package (if meals have been booked), please ask for a day before your tour to arrange this.

This guided tour takes you to the table land Omalos to the entry of the Samaria Gorge. The entry is reknown Xyloskalo (entrance to the Samaria Gorge 1250 meters above sea level), the tour guide collects the entrance fees. Per person = 5 euros. Then you get started.

At the end of the trip, the tour guide is waiting for you in a tavern at the coastal village Agia Roumeli ( End of Samaria Gorge) and he will handing out the boat ticket. Extra Cost for this ticket per person € 10. from Agia Roumeli you ´ll go by ferry-boat to the next coastal Village Sfakia or Sougia( it depence on date), as the village Agia Roumeli at the end of the Samaria Gorge is a carfree zone. Coming from the ferry boat the bus will be waiting there, which will take you back to the pick-up point /Hotel.

This tour is exhausting, but can also be carried out with well-trained children from the age of 9.
Kreta.com - We work with professional managers, to ensure higher quality and reliability. This tour is carried out from the company Haidemenakis S.A.
Kreta.com- We are the stuff of special memories and authentic emotions contact us: info@kreta.com Please bear in mind that this excursion is non-refundable. If you must cancel this tour you won´t get money back. You can book this tour till 48 hours before arrival ( subject to availability), payment with credit-card. After booking you´ll get an email-voucher from us with all information needed.
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