Heraklion Short Winter Break (4 days)
Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights
Note: Winter packages are individual tours and not group tours. They do not include flights from/to your country.
Although most people have in mind that Crete is a summer destination, the truth is that a winter break on the island can offer a very wonderful experience. With very few tourists but sunny weather, Crete in wintertime is a delightful place to explore nature and enjoy long walks. Even though the temperature will not be hot enough to swim, you will have a valuable chance to see the local authentic lifestyle.
The largest town in Crete, Heraklion Town bursts with life all year round. Walk in the old part of the town, see the Ottoman Fortress at the port and visit the interesting museums. In close distance to the city centre, there is the Minoan Palace of Knossos that was buried in volcanic ash after the eruption of Thera in around 1,650 BC.
Description of the package
Arrival at the airport of Heraklion and transfer to the hotel. Day free at leisure. Upon request, spa and relaxation treatment or pre-booked candle dinner (not included in price). Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, you depart for your Half Day City Tour with private car and professional English speaking driver plus a visit to the Minoan Palace of Knossos (not guided tour). Afternoon at leisure. Traditional Cretan Gourmet dinner upon request (not included in price). Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, you depart for a 4 hours private tour to the inland of Crete. Visit the winery of Peza and taste the amazing local wine. Free time at leisure in the elegant village of Archanes. As it is will be off season, tourists will be very few in the villages and you will have the chance to enjoy the rural authentic everyday life on the island. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, day free until your flight time. According to your flight departure, transfer to the airport of Heraklion.
Included in price
The package includes:
- Accommodation on BB basis in 3 or 5 star city hotels
- 4 star hotel upon request
- Transfer airport-hotel-airport
- Private Half Day City Tour and Tour to Knossos (not guided)
- Private tour to Peza Winery and Archanes
- All local taxes and vats
The package does not include:
- Anything stated as optional
- Entrance fee to Knossos or other ancient site/museum in Heraklion
- Guide for Knossos