Heraklion Crete, Greece

Heraklion Crete, Greece

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Overview 

Embark on a captivating 5-night journey that blends wellness, culture, and unforgettable experiences on the stunning shores of Crete, hosted by the exquisite Knossos Beach Resort. Nestled along the crystalline waters of the Aegean Sea, this retreat is designed for those seeking relaxation, adventure, and a deep dive into the rich heritage of one of Greece’s most famed islands. 

Destination Highlights 

Local Weather:  

Crete enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. During your stay, expect warm days with abundant sunshine, perfect for outdoor activities and exploration. 

Top 3 Must-Visits: 

  1. Knossos Palace: Discover the heart of Minoan civilization with a guided tour of this ancient archaeological site.
  2. Heraklion Archaeological Museum: Explore Crete’s history through its artifacts, from Neolithic times to the Roman period.
  3. Agios Nikolaos: A picturesque coastal town with a charming lake and vibrant waterfront cafes.

Top 3 Experiential Activities: 

  1. Yacht Sailing: Feel the thrill of the sea with a choice of public or private yacht and catamaran excursions.
  2. Cretan Wine Tasting: Savour the flavours of local vineyards and learn about traditional winemaking.
  3. Yoga on the Beach: Embrace tranquillity with a sunrise or sunset yoga session by the Aegean Sea.

Included

  • Stay 5 nights at Knossos Beach Resort in a Suite with a stunning sea view and private beach cabana.
  • Enjoy daily breakfast and 2 dinners at the hotel restaurant. Choose half-board or full-board options.
  • Indulge in a 50-minute Shirodhara treatment, including an Indian head massage, and neck and shoulder massage.
  • Participate in complimentary yoga lessons twice a week.
  • Embark on Samira George’s full-day hiking adventure.
  • Experience a traditional Cretan evening in a mountain village, featuring a Cretan meal, folklore dances, and a glass of the local firewater, “Raki.”
  • Experience a guided tour of Knossos Palace, a scenic boat tour, and a delightful wine tasting session.
  • Free access to the gym and swimming pool
  • Complimentary transfers to/from Heraklion airport and all scheduled activities included.
  • Additional activities and personal expenses are available at an extra cost.

Not Included

  • Visa
  • Flight tickets

Activities

Day 1: Arrival and Welcome 

– Afternoon: Arrive at Knossos Beach Resort. Unwind in your luxurious accommodation with views of the azure sea. 

– Evening: Welcome dinner featuring traditional Cretan cuisine at the resort’s seaside restaurant. 

Day 2: Cultural Immersion 

– Morning: Guided tour of Knossos Palace and Heraklion City, stepping back into ancient times. 

– Afternoon: Free time for relaxation or exploring the local town and its quaint shops. 

Day 3: Sailing Adventure 

– Morning to Afternoon: Embark on a 6-hour public yacht sailing journey, exploring secluded beaches and crystal-clear waters. Lunch served onboard. 

– Evening: Leisure time. opt for a rejuvenating massage or enjoy the resort’s spa facilities.

Day 4: Wellness Focus 

– Morning: Start with a yoga session on the deck, followed by a healthy breakfast. 

– Daytime: Free time for personal wellness. Options include the gym, spa treatments, or relaxation by the swimming pool. 

– Afternoon: Leisure time. Enjoy the resort’s amenities or take a gentle walk on the beach. 

Day 5: Explore and Experience 

– Morning: After Breakfast Choose your activity – Cretan Wine Tasting: Savour the flavours of local vineyards and learn about traditional winemaking. 

– Afternoon: Leisure time. Enjoy the resort’s amenities or take a gentle walk on the beach. 

– Evening: Farewell dinner. A night of Cretan music and dance, celebrating the experiences shared. 

Day 6: Departure 

– Morning: Breakfast at the resort. 

– Departure: Check-out and transfer to the airport. Farewell to Crete, taking with you memories of a lifetime. 

Lydia Carrascosa
Lydia Carrascosa
5 out of 5 stars
in the last week
Knossos was a fantastic place to stay in Crete! Everyone was kind, accommodating, and the food is fantastic. George the...
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gerry burns
gerry burns
5 out of 5 stars
in the last week
A very welcome return to this fantastic hotel for my 50th birthday celebrations! The hotel is stunning, the staff are...
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Tony Rimmer
Tony Rimmer
5 out of 5 stars
a week ago
Faultless in all areas...we will definitely be making a repeat visit. Stayed in a Seafront Island Suite which was perfect...
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Christine Choi
Christine Choi
5 out of 5 stars
in the last week
We love this hotel! We had an amazing stay here and really experienced a world class vacation at this 5...
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nick Otep
nick Otep
5 out of 5 stars
a week ago
Do you do All Inclusive? We are coming on the 27th June Half board and wondered if you can upgrade...
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Heraklion Crete, Greece

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