Ancient Palaces with Minoan Wine Routes & Iconic Matala Beach

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Duration
8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Hop down to the heart of Central Crete, the beloved land of our ancestors, and let the wonders of the Minoan world collide on this luxurious passage of time. From the comfort of a premium chauffeured vehicle & escorted by our top local insider revel in the endless luxuries of the ancient Messara plain where wine-red fertile soils treasure lavish vineyards & the oldest olive groves stretch perennially toward the horizon. Visit a family award-winning winery set on the peak of allure panoramas & let our passionate winemakers immerse you into their intoxicating world. Luxuriate in ages unearthing the Bronze Age palaces of Phaistos & Gortyna along with storied villages & monasteries. In the afternoon, tuck in the bohemian vibe of Matala that captivated Bob Dylan & Janis Joplin. Bask in the turquoise waters of the Libyan Sea & unwind in the charming village irresistible for its freshly caught grilled fish & finest ouzo. To us, travel means putting fire in your soul with the best stories.

What’s included?

  • Personal pick-up & drop-off with a flexibly adjusted pick-up time

  • Chauffeured premium vehicle at your disposal

  • Vehicle comforts: mineral water, fresh fruit & snacks, Wi-Fi, USB sockets & hygiene amenities

  • Private knowledgeable local insider guide

  • Exclusive insider-access opportunities & tailored details of your personal interest

  • Dine as locals do: restaurant & bar recommendations

  • Full support from your travel planner before & during your day trip

  • Drinks and meals in taverns

  • Admission fees (if applicable)

  • Gortyna guided tour (if requested)

  • Wine tasting expenses (if requested)

  • Entry/Admission - Gortyna

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Crete Private & Luxury Tours by Snami Travel

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