SUNBATHING IN CRETE
This itinerary goes through the following steps:
Day 1 - 7: Crete
Day 8 : End of the trip
Enjoy sun, sea and sand in Grece!
The northern coast of Crete, between Hersonissos and Agios Nikolaos is a beach lover’s paradise. The whole coast is a serie of spots dedicated to the beach and relaxation. If you are looking for a more lively holiday, head towards the Malia bay. The coast around Elounda is a little more quiet and peaceful. Further inland, there is a wide range of activities on offer for those who may want to take a short break from the beach. We can also tailor made this sample holiday to your needs.
Visited destinations in Greece: Crete
N.B : Contact our greek specialists so they can customize this itinerary and adapt it to your needs and wishes.
Here is the list of hotels for your travel in Greece:
On a budget
Elounda Ilion offers excellent value-for-money accommodation. Built in 1990 and completely renovated in 2009, it offers all the necessary comforts for those who are looking for a relaxing beach holiday. The hotel is built on a hill in an orchard and has a panoramic view over the blue waters of the Mediterranean, the bay of Elounda and the island of Spinalonga with its medieval fortress. It is located 6 km from the lively town of Agios Nikolaos and 2 km from the picturesque village of Elounda. The hotel has a central restaurant, snack bar, main-bar, satellite TV, a video room, a children's garden, a tennis court, mini golf and a ping-pong table. There is also a fresh water swimming pool and a separate swimming pool for children.
In the hotel there are 88 rooms with 22 suites, 45 singles and 21 bungalows. All the rooms have a sea view and have a bathroom, air conditioning, telephone with a direct line, minibar, safe, hairdryer, free cable TV. Room service is available from 9am to 9pm. There is a small pebbly beach 150m away and a sandy beach 2km away.
Hotel complex. Malia
An ideal hotel complex for families and beach lovers where everything is included. It is located by the seaside in a large 22-hectare wooded park, about ten kilometres from Malia on the northern coast of Crete. Even in high season the hotel is relatively peaceful because of the size of its private area of land. The hotel complex has a main building and three Cretan-style villages spread out alongside pretty little beaches. It has over 400 rooms with 100 family suites with a garden or sea view and 43 bungalow suites with a sea view or sea front view. Furnished in traditional Cretan style, the rooms are air conditioned and equipped with satellite TV, telephone, radio, minibar and safe. Two outdoor and one indoor fresh water pools, canoeing, six tennis courts, two squash courts, beach volley, mini golf, pool, etc. The complex is about 35 minutes from Heraklion airport and 900 metres from the village of Sissi.
SAINT NICOLAS BAY
Charming local hotel, Agios Nikolaos
The St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel is located on a secluded sea front about 1.5 km from Agios Nikolaos town centre and overlooks the bay of Mirabello from the top of a promontory. This hotel emanates luxury and refinement. The units are small and are perfectly incorporated into a wooded park which extends right to the water’s edge, forming a semi-circle along the private beach. The rooms are wonderfully decorated in a simple style, combining wood, rough stone and pastel shades. They are complete with air conditioning, marbled bathrooms with separate toilet, satellite TV, telephone, balcony or terrace, minibar and safe. Some superior rooms are equipped with extra facilities such as: CD player, spa bath, etc. There are several restaurants for you to sample different local delights and several bars are also available.
There are three sea water outdoor swimming pools. "Poséïdon" fitness centre complete with a covered, heated fresh water swimming pool. There are water sports and a diving school nearby.
A luxurious hotel complex for an upmarket holiday experience. The reception and services are faultless. The complex is exceptionally located facing the island of Spinalonga and its medieval fortress. The hotel is made up of bungalows spread across an area of greenery on the top of a headland. It is only about one hundred metres from the fishing village of Plaka. There are 204 very luxurious units: bungalows with a sea view (40 m2), bungalows with a sea view and private swimming pool (40 m2), maisonnettes with a sea view and private swimming pool (70 m2), suites with a sea view and private swimming pool (70 m2), suites with a sea view and private heated swimming pool (66-75 m2), 3 villas with a sea view and swimming pool (110-220 m2).
This goes hand-in-hand with a level of comfort to match. High-speed Internet connection, satellite TV. 24/7 room service. Business centre. Fitness room with Spa and Thalassotherapy.
Enjoy two top-quality bars and three restaurants. You will have direct access to a private sand and pebble beach stretching for 200 metres with free sun loungers and parasols. It also includes one sea water swimming pool and another fresh water pool. There is an indoor fresh water heated swimming pool. Thalassotherapy centre "Elounda Spa". Water sport centre. There is an 18-hole golf course a 40-minute drive away from the hotel.
Estimated price per person: 330 euros
- 7-night stay at Elounda Ilion: from 330 to 530 Euros
- 7-night stay at Blue Palace: from 990 to 1990 Euros
Price set according to the number of people and the season.
- 7 nights in double room
- Harbour - hotel transfers
What's not included
- Your international flights
- Ferry transfers
- Flights transfer
- Car rental in Chios and Lesbos.
There is a regular flight and ferry service from Athens in summer. The service is less regular during winter.
During the summer up to 8 flights per day operate between Athens and Heraklion (50-minute flight). There are alos direct flights from the rest of Europe with low-cost airlines in peak season. It then takes around 2 hours to travel from Heraklion to Elounda.
Piraeus-Heraklion crossing: 8,5 hours
They are generally night crossings and it is possible to book a cabin. There are between one and two crossings a day.
Highlights of the travel in Greece:
- This relaxing holiday to Crete is available from May to November
- A 7/7 assistance during your trip
Our advices for this travel in Greece:
- Idyllic beaches await you, especially at Falassarna and Balos.
- Walk around the small village of Elounda and enjoy the atmosphere in one of the cafés facing the small fishing harbour.
- Go walking on the Lassithi plateau att almost 900 metres above sea level .
- Walk around the streets of Agios Nikolaos, nestled around a lagoon.
- You could also visit the small island of Spinalonga with its impressive Venetian fortress.
- For those passionate about archaeology, the Minoan city of Gournia, the Minoan palace of Malia and the temple of Knossos are not far away.
- Do not forget to visit the Areti, Kritsa and Toplou monasteries.
Have an amazing experience in Greece!