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Island Hopping West-Crete-Santorini - Orchidea

This 4-star-combination-arrangement with the greek islands Crete and Santorin is a completely unique travel experience. See more, do more, and live more. Enjoy the most amazing sunsets on Santorini Island and the varied landscape of Crete. The accomodation in Western Crete is near the seaside village Kolimbari, in Santorin in the edge of the Caldera Rocks Imerovigli with stunning sun set views. Optional you can book the additional excursion package offered. Get in touch with the Travel-Experts for Greece: info@kreta.com

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10 days in Western Crete in Spilia/Kolimbari. 22 km, 25 minutes´ drive from Chania Town and 2 km from the coastal Village Kolimbari with a beautiful pebble beach. Guests appreciate the accessibility to the scenic nature reserves. The 4-Star-Traditional Guesthouse Spilia is a rebuilt historic building (olive-press converted in a Guesthouse) , followed by 4 days on the Santorini in Imerovigli known as "Balcony of the Aegean" because of the most spectacular sunsets. The village is set 346 m above sea level, built amphitheatrically around the Caldera. Your accommodation here "Andromeda Villas" is a Santorin-Highlight. If you don´t want to have a hire car we can arrange the transfers and the excursions for you. Please get in touch with us and inform us if you wish an offer with hire car or with airport and intermediate transfers. Services to be choosen:
1. hire car or aiport-transfers.
2. Hire car category B = Peugeot 208 or Citroen C3
Flights to be booked, not in price included:
from your home base airport to Crete ( Airport Chania or Heraklion) back from Santorin to your home base Airport.
included in the package:
Transfer from the Aiport Chania ( Crete) to the Hotel (Or hire car for 11 days). Transfer from Hotel Spilia to the Aiport Chania, Transfer from Santorin - Aiport to your Hotel Andromeda.
10 Days trad. guesthouse Spilia Bed & Breakfast,
4 days Hotel Andromeda, Bed & Breakfast

Possible Option: Extension in Athenss
Your accommodation on Crete:

Hotel Spilia Village a small palace of tranquility and one of our best family run hotels in Western Crete. This place is perfect for those in search of some peace and quiet whilst getting to know the country and locals. A rental car is necessary as the long pebble beach at Kolimbari is approx. 5 km away. Spilia Village has a combination of plainness and comfort with traditional ambience.
The Country Hotel Spilia Village has a large air conditioned dining room. There is also a fireplace for cooler days. This 200 years old country house has been lovingly restored and renovated by the young owners. Two small buildings house 2 diverse units of accommodation. The main building houses the reception and a beautiful antique furnished communal-breakfast room with comfortable terrace in which to linger. The luscious garden has ancient sycamore trees, chairs and hammocks. The pool area next to the complex on a small bank offers a wonderful view of the mountain. Parking Place without Charge.
your accommodation on Santorini:

Lose yourself in the mediterranean blue! Experience an unforgettable time at the resort hotel Andromeda Villas and Spa Resort. Unwind by the 3 pools and enjoy the variety of services.
The Hotel Andromeda in Santorin is situated 400 m from the centre of the Village imerovigli 200 m above the sea level, high above and near the edge of the crater. only 1,5 km from the capita Thira/Fira, 8 km from the International Airport and 6 km from the volcanic beach
Accommodation Option in Western Crete Traditional Guesthouse Spilia:

Facilities for all rooms: A Double bed, Air conditioning, Direct dial phone,TV, Free Wi-Fi, Mini bar, Safe deposit box,Laundry Service Hairdryer, Desk, Bathrobes, Bathroom amenities. 1.STANDARD DOUBLE ROOM
Double room 20-25 sqm with queen size double bed, bath, shower or bathtub, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, desk, safe deposit box, hairdryer, balcony or common terrace. The rooms are not all of the same size, as some of them belong to buildings of the 16th and 17th century that were reconstructed. accomodate 1-2 pers. 2. SUPERIOR ROOM
Double room 25-30 sqm with a king size double bed and a sofa bed, bathroom with shower or bathtub, balcony or common terrace. The rooms are not all of the same size, as some of them belong to buildings of the 16th and 17th century that were reconstructed. Accomodate 2-3 pers. 3. SUITE
Suite 40-50 sqm with a bedroom and a living room with two sofa beds, bathroom with shower or bathtub and balcony or terrace. Accommodat 2-4 pers.
. Accommodation - Options Hotel Andromeda Villas

1.Superior Room :
21-25 sqm, sea view, combined living and bedroom, shower, wash stand, hair dryer, tiles, air conditioning (free of charge), safe, TV (Sat-TV), radio, telephone, coffee / tea maker, balcony (furnished) 2.VIP Suites :
31-35 sqm, sea view, renovated, combined living room / bedroom, separate living room, shower, hairdryer, tiles, air conditioning free of charge, safe, TV (satellite TV), radio, telephone, coffee / tea maker, terrace (furnished ), Whirlpool, privileged room service, on arrival in the room fruit, wine, sparkling wine
Breakfast Buffet
Entertainment / Worth to See - Sightseeing
Crete is a huge island with a great history. We cannot show all excursion options here, but we can show the most important ones.
+ 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 nature reserve Balos Lagoon in western Crete. This day-cruise can be booked for extra charge 35 € per person

+ The table land Askifou and the beaches Frangokastello of Frangokastello.

+The natural heritage monument The Olive Tree of Vouves Visit the natural heritage monument The Olive Tree of Vouves and the small Museum of Vouves. The tree ring analysis of this ancient tree demonstrated the tree to be at least 2000 years old, scientists from the University of Crete have estimated it to be 4,000 years old. Vouves is a mountain village in a beautiful green western Crete. + For swimming and snorkelling to the small rocky bay Afrata The Bay of Afrata and its mountain Village Afrata is located in western Crete at the Rodhopou-Peninsula. Approximately 7 km from the larger coastal town kolimbari. Below the village is a path that leads to the pebble beach. This small pebble beach is popular with the locals offering best conditions for fishing and snorkelling.

+ The nature reserves the table Omalos Tableland in western Crete
and the Xyloskalo - Panorama-Restaurant with panorama view to the Samaria Gorge till the end of May the mountains are snow covered here, therefore this mountain range is called the "White Mountains". After a good dinner in the rustic restaurant at the fireside you taste the traditional delicious speciality of this region "Sfakiani Pita" and enjoy the organic tea of this region “malotira & dictamus”. These teas meet our standards from our online shop greekmarketsquare.com you can purchase this organic teas in our online schop.

+ 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 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.

+Visit a traditional family run olive-press BIOLEA and one of the oldest Orthodox Church Archangel Michael Orthodox Church Archangel Michael. The mural painting is well preserved. The Church Archangel Michael is an example of great icon painting craftsmanship and it is associated with the 2nd Byzantine period. This church was excellent restored, the traditional mural painting was revived. Follow the lanes towards south in direction to the village Astrikas and the sign "BIOLEA". The family run olive-press produce one of the best organic olive oil of Crete. This olive-oil meets all standards of our online-shop greekmarketsquare.com you can purchase this organic olive oil in our online schop.

+ private boat excursion to Menies Beach from the harbour of Kolimbari. You can book this private boat-excursion on our website Kreta.com Crete is a huge island with a great history. We cannot show all excursion options here, but we can show the most important ones.
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In Western Crete: Extra charge
In Western Crete we offer the organised hiking tours through the Gorge Samaria and 2. Trough the Gorge Agia Irini. There is a water sport-provider at the beach from the seaside village Kolimbari. In Santorin:
Extra Charge: Spa, Hamam, Massage
The ferry crossing from Crete to the other greek Islands taking much time. Another important reason to prefer the flight connection is the "Meltemi Wind" in the summertime. The Meltemi wind was known by the old Greeks as the Etesian northern winds. The monsoonal effect during the summer that leads to a low pressure trough over Turkey. Etesian winds (Meltemi Winds) flow from a high pressure ridge over the Balkans toward the trough. During a strong Etesian, the trough may extend relatively far to the south and beyond Crete. However, not uncommonly it reaches sometimes over 8 Bft during the day, so ferrys have to wait till the End of the Meltemi winds. Sometimes it takes over two days, so it is difficult to organize island hopping packages with ferries, as there is no guarantee for the ferry-schedule. Therefore we decided to offer the packages with domestic flights. Price includes: 11 Days Crete Traditional Guesthouse Areti, 3 days Santorin Andromeda Villas, Domestic flights from Crete to Santorin, On Santorin Airport -Transfers, on Crete Hire Car category B Not included:
The flights to Crete Chania Airport and back from Santorini.

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