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Falassarna Beach Tour - PRIVATE GROUP

1/2 DAY trip with Ad Ons Join Falassarna Beach Tour and swim in the most exotic beach of Crete! The exotic beach of Falassarna is located 59km west of Chania and 17km west of Kissamos. It’s located in the western part of Cape Gramvousa. At the northern end of the beach are the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Falassarna. Falassarna bay is one of the most famous beaches in Greece, which has been awarded as the best beach of Crete and one of the 10 best beaches in Europe in the past. Falasarna spans a huge area and consists actually of five consecutive beaches, with the two most central being the most favorite.  Details of your trip The sand in Falassarna is white, making the water color tropical. Indeed, if you’re lucky and be here on a day that is not blowing from the west, rare in west Crete, you will be enchanted by the beach and its turquoise waters. The main beach of Falassarna is called Pacheia Ammos (i..e Coarse Sand). It is an exotic beach with a length of 1km and a width of 150m. This beach hosts the most visitors of the area, but because of its length it never seems crowded. The beach offers umbrellas and a few snack bars and cafes where you can get food and water. There are also services for water sports and a beach volley court.  

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Elafonissi Tour - BEST SELLER - 39 EUR

SEA AND SUN - FULL DAY. Don't miss out on our most loved beach Elafonissi! This magical place you will find on the south-western cost, with its crystal clear water and pink sandy beach makes the time there breathtaking...  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Your trip starts by being picked up from your hotel or at one of our specific pick up points, the bus will drive you to the south west of Crete. The guide will give you all the necessary information about the tour in English, Greek or German. During the drive to Elafonissi there will be a 20-30 minute stop at a small traditional village called “Elos” at about 10:00a.m for breakfast. The next stop is at the holy Monastery of Chrisoskalitisa (if you translate it means the Monastery of the Golden step) for 15 minutes. It has a magnificent view. It is optional to enter or not. Entrance fee: 2€ You will reach the Elafonissi island about 11:30 and we stay for about 4 hours. You have plenty of time to walk through the shallow water to the island and discover the beauties of the flora and fauna. Swim in the crystal clear waters of this fantastic place which often is called “Cretan Maldives”. At you return the bus will make a stop for lunch at Amygdalokefali village at a restaurant with lovely view (40-45 minutes stop). The route to Elafonissi in the morning goes from Topolia Gorge and at the return it goes from another road that leads to the village Sfinari. It is a round trip because we want our clients to see a different scenery at the way back. Return time approximately 18.30-19:00 Children ticket is from 3 y/o-12y/o.

BALOS LAGOON TOUR - 45 EUR

BOAT CRUISE - FULL DAY - WITH TRANSFER A “small paradise” of Crete is waiting to be discovered by you… The Gramvousa Island with its wild beauty, the lagoon of Balos with it's crystal clear waters and the white sand makes it a “must” place to visit while you are on vacation on our island.  Details of your trip Your day starts with being picked up from your hotel or at one of the specific pick up points with the bus. The bus will drive towards the west side of Crete in order to reach the port of Kissamos, Kasteli. Here the guide is going to give you all the necessary information about the cruise, you will arrive at the port where the Gramvousa ferry is waiting for you to start the cruise. You only pay 27 € now at the booking point as a deposit and the remaining 18€ at harbour.  Children 18€ deposit and 9€ for boat ticket. The guide will collect the money for the boat tickets from you so you can skip the lines at the ticket offices. About 10:20 you will set off for the island of Gramvousa which takes approximately 45 minutes. On the ferry there is a kitchen with self service dishes, meals and snacks. You can sit back on a deck chair or in the lounge. Once you arrive at the island of Gramvousa you can either have a swim or you can take a hike to the top of the island to the Venetian fortress. There you have 2,5 hours before the ferry continues to the lagoon of Balos which is 20 minutes from there. As soon as you arrive at the lagoon you will have about 3 hours there to enjoy. You may at any time go back to the boat for food or also hire umbrellas if the heat is too intense. When you have enjoyed a swim and relaxation at the lagoon, the boat will take you straight back to the port of Kissamos. This is a great photo opportunity as the sun will be behind you as you look out to the scenery of the island. At 18:00 the ferry is arriving at the port and the journey in this small paradise is coming to an end. Return time in Chania approximately: 19.00p.m Notice! To reach the Gramvousa fortress is a couple of hundred meters of walking up to top of the island. Children ticket is from 3 y/o-12y/o.

Paleochora Beach Tour - Private Group

FULL DAY Trip with Ad Ons  We will be pleased to pick you up from your place and take you to Paleochora with the minimum of fuss and with possible stops during the trip, please read our Adds Ons bellow. The trip ends with the driver returning you at your starting point, from the same place he left you, the time you agreed. Take a part to Paleochora Beach Tour and explore Paleochora’s superb long beach! Paleochora beach located in front of the authentic village of the same name, is a pure marvel and has golden sand and mirror-like waters. The beach is almost 500m long, which makes it always seem empty. It has fine soft sand and shallow water, ideal for children. The main beach “Pachia Ammos” is permanently waving the blue flag receives thousands of visitors in the summer months.  Details of your trip   Pachia Ammos Beach, Paleochora It is often windy so it is an ideal place for windsurfing or kite surfing. Umbrellas and sun beds can be rented. Numerous good accommodations, excellent taverns and restaurants, and nice bars can be found in the village of Paleochora, located on the beautiful southern coast of Crete. Village Of Paleochora Facilities in Paleochora include bank branches, a post office, a central telephone office, a health centre, doctor’s offices, dentists, chemists, a police station, a coast guard and customs office, and many types of stores. Ferry boats connecting the town with Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Chora Sfakion and Gavdos dock in the local harbor. It is a “real” village with a constant population of about 2000. Paleochora is lively and sometimes a little crowded in the high season but it is very easy to get away from the bustle. In the summer months the main road crossing the village as well as the road along the eastern sea front get closed to the traffic in the evening. This is wonderful if you have children as they can run around without danger. Paleochora is currently one of the fastest growing tourist towns on Crete! Galiskari  

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Sougia Beach Tour - PRIVATE GROUP

SEA AND SUN - FULL DAY   We will be pleased to pick you up from your place and take you to Sougia with the minimum of fuss. The trip ends with the driver returning you at your starting point, at the same place he left you, the time you agreed. Join Sougia Beach Tour and swim in the incredible blue water of Sougia beach! The small village of Sougia in the south-west of Crete has managed to remain unaffected by the growth of tourism in Crete. It is still a peaceful haven, with a long beach, plenty of good accommodation and excellent places to eat, all at prices below those found in most of the island. The beach of Sougia is 1,2 km long and is the longest beach in the South-West of Crete. It is also quite wide (up to 70 meters in places). There are only a few beach chairs and umbrellas in a limited area, the beach never ever feels crowded because it is so long and wide and the sea in Sougia is one of the cleanest in Greece. This has to do with the quality and the depth of the water, the mild development of the surrounding area, and the lack of intense agriculture and the presence of greenhouses, which are evident in other parts of Crete. From early April to late October Sougia attracts visitors looking for a relaxing holiday away from mass-tourism. Whilst you can chose to do very little apart from lazing on the beach or enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of a few beach front cafés there are also a number of beautiful walks you can do in the region. In Sougia, you can taste authentic Cretan recipes, made from fresh local ingredients. This is the reason they are frequented by the locals, too.  Details of your trip   Magnificent View From Sougia Beach Sougia is a historical site where a lot of excavations still have to take place. This is the reason why it is not allowed to build houses and no land is given out for sale, so an etra guarantee that it will not be exploited for mass tourism. The village has appealed to visitors from northern Europe since the early 1970s and many of the people that you will meet in Sougia have been visiting quite a few times.    

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SUP & Snorkling tour 59 EUR

SEA AND SUN - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Enhance your traveling experience and get your body moving. Come and see the western coast of Crete on a SUP board. Paddle around the most crystal clear, turquoise watersand discover the amazing spot that not even the locals know, guided by our experienced SUP instructors.  SUP & Snorkeling Tour After an introductory course on the basic paddling techniques, how to stand up, turn and stop, we set course within the bay, explore the caves that lie hidden across the coastline, swim, take pictures, go snorkeling and enjoy what is considered to be the highlight of our guests’ vacations in Crete. We will provide you with all equipment (masks, snorkels) to safely enjoy snorkeling around our coastline and record all these unique memories with our action cameras. All footage will be send to you as reminiscent of this unequalled experience. There is absolutely no need for prior paddling experience, we make sure you feel confident and ready to go within the first few minutes! Our tour is specially designed to please all levels of paddlers, from first timers to pros. While previous paddle boarding experience isn’t necessary and our instructors are certified in water rescue and first aid, participants should still know how to swim.  Dress according to the weather, preferably in clothing that’s comfortable to move in and can tolerate getting wet. A hat/cap and sunscreen are recommended on sunny days. A second change of clothes, that will be kept out of the water, within our premises, during the tour, is also recommended. Children are fro age 8-12 yrs.  

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Glasbottom Boat Trip - 1 or 2 hours

SEA AND SUN - 1-2h Discover what's underneath the surface of the sea from above! Join the Glass bottom boat trip!   DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP  Take a few hours break from the beach and join a glass bottom boat trip. A perfect excursion for all of the family, even the smallest children will enjoy this trip. This tour will make shorter stops for swimming it's just a joyful ride to see the beautiful cost of Platanias and all the magic that hides underneath the surface of the mediterranean sea. Sit back and relax and see the beautiful scenery. Captain Argiris and his well experienced team will share with passion and love their knowledge about the sea and the treasures it holds. Discover the fish and wildlife underneath the surface without even getting wet. If you are looking for an easy going activity this is perfect for You! Notice:  If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

Boat Tour - Platanias 3h - 25 EUR

SEA AND SUN - 1/2 DAY  Make sure you join up Captain Argiris and his crew for a 3 hour boat trip. Discover Platanias seaside with snorkeling and swimming, learn a few things and see some history hidden on the seabed...  Details of your trip You will be greeted by the Captain with 30 years of experience and his friendly crew at the small harbour of Platanias. Life jackets are available for anyone who would like one. The boat will head out to the island of Agios Theodori and if the weather allows they will take you around the whole island. Then it's time for the first stop, go for swimming and snorkeling just by the shore of the island and from here you might see the famous Kri Kri goats. The amazing service minded and well experienced team of the boat will take good care of you and make a diving show where you will see some hidden treasures of the sea, and they will share much of their knowledge of the wildlife. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask, they are more then happy to answer you. The boat will continue a bit further down and make a second stop and here you can see when you snorkel a old war plane that crashed during the world war II. During the ride home to the harbour you will have the view of the busy coastline of Platanias. This trip has been very loved by its visitors and many choose to do it one more time at their next visit to Platanias. The boat trip is 3 hour. Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

Kayaking in Falassarna

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. An accessible sea adventure in turquoise water. A short, wonderful sea kayak excursion in West Crete. We paddle to Limpet island, just off Falasarna beach. Then we visit the shallow sunken Allied ship.  Details of your trip We set off from Kissamos and drive 20 minutes over to the West coast. We launch from the pink sands of Falasarna beach. Alternatively, we meet directly in Falasarna so you can hang out on the beach afterwards.We paddle across the bay with turquoise waters to the small off-shore Limpet island. We navigate around the shallow reef and go along the island. We get back to the main island to discover the secret of an Allied WWII transport ship sunk in shallow waters. We make our way back to shore over extensive seagrass meadows.We take advantage of the sit-on-tops and jump in the blue element. We don our masks and snorkels and we take a closer look at the shallow reefs, the shipwreck, the seagrass meadows and the sea life in it. We land back in Falasarna beach, on the soft pink-sand shores and snack in the shade of the tamarisk trees. We can also enjoy a drink at the cafe with an overview of the bay. Kayaking time: 1-2 hours Total time: 4 hours Kayak Distance: 4-7Km Difficulty: for everyone Notice!

Boat Trip To Magical Menies Beach 25 EUR

SEA AND SUN - 1/2 DAY. Join a wonderful boat trip from Kolymbari harbor to the amazing beach of Menies. The Menies beach is formed in a small bay and enchants the visitor when approaching. The imposing rocks combined with the wild beauty of nature create an earthly paradise. Free Transfer from your hotel is included!    Boat trip to Menies Menies or Diktynna is located on the northeastern shores of Cape Rodopos, a 45 km northwest of Chania. Menies beach is formed into a small bay where the Foundas Gorge ends.  It is a lovely secluded beach with pebbles and deep crystal blue waters that immediately captivates the visitor when approaching. It is not affected by the usual winds blowing in the area and it is the ideal destination for swimming, snorkeling and relaxation. The imposing rock combined with the wild beauty of the nature has an earthly paradise as a result. The Menies beach is several kilometers away from the nearest village and it has not been altered by humans in any shape or form. It is a virgin landscape that awaits you!  We are waiting for you at the port of Kolimbari in order to travel and enjoy the beauty of this place. We will guide you to places of historical and geographical importance for Crete. The trip’s duration is 4 hours. We will visit the caves that are in our way, we will stops for swimming in the blue waters of our island and our final destination will be the Menies beach. The Menies beach is formed in a small bay and enchants the visitor when approaching. The imposing rocks combined with the wild beauty of nature create an earthly paradise. There is also the monastery of St. George, dating from 530 BC, and the remains of the ancient port. Through this cruise you will be allowed to experience the beauty of our country and enjoy the sun and sea.   Boat leavs harbor at  time: 10:15 Return time: 14:15 Duration: 4 hours   Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

PREVELI BEACH - NEW!!!

SEA AND SUN - FULL DAY. NEW 2021! NEW 2021! Preveli is located about 35km south of Rethymno and 10km east of Plakias. Beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli or Phoenix, is located at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotis Gorge, where the Great River (Megas Potamos) flows. It is certainly the most famous beach in south Crete, accepting thousands of visitors every summer. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP During the 60s and 70s, it was a favorite destination for the hippies. On the banks of the Grand River there is a large colony of Theophrastus palm trees, which give the region a sense of a tropical landscape. The river, forming a small lake, 500m long, before emptying into the sea, has water all year round. You can walk along the river, under the shade of palm trees and other trees, and start ascending in the beautiful canyon. You can swim in the cold ponds formed in the gorge. A big fire in 2010 burnt almost everything of this paradise, but the palmgrove recovered and still remains a heaven on earth. At the exit of the river, a sandy beach with pebbles and sand is formed, with sea water being very cool due to the river. In the eastern part of the beach, there is a beautiful rock reminding of a heart. The beach is not well organized because the area is protected, without any umbrellas. You will come from the bus to Preveli by boat. Boat schedule : 11:30 Damnoni - Preveli & 15:00 Preveli - Plakia/Damnoni Please note that Rubbish disposal and taking seashells from the Beach is strictly prohibited.

Elafonissi SUNSET Tour - 39 EUR

SEA AND SUN - 1/2 DAY. Don't miss out on our most loved beach Elafonissi! This magical place you will find on the south-western cost, with its crystal clear water and pink sandy beach makes the time there breathtaking... Elafonisi beach has been voted several times as one of the most majestic beaches not only in Europe but also in the world. The area features exotic beauty: dunes, cedar trees, white lilies, black rocks, rare species of animals and birds that live there, blue waters and bright white sand.    DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Your trip starts by being picked up from your hotel or at one of our specific pick up points, the bus will drive you to the south west of Crete. The guide will give you all the necessary information about the tour in English, Greek or German. Our tour to the beautiful island of Elafonissi starts a little bit after noon with a direct drive through the mountains. Approximate time of arrival at the beach 15:15 p.m . We will be staying in Elafonissi until 19:00.( In September-October times will change as sunset is earlier).After that we will go for dinner in the village of Amygdalokefali in a restaurant which has one of the best sunsets in the area as it is at the edge of the cliff overwatching the sea.Time there about 1 hour and then we will return to Chania( approximately 22:00).   This tour is ideal for guests who want :   Small groups which are not exceeding 20 pax. Not an early wake up as it starts about 13:00 p.m . To be arriving at the beach after the overcrowded time allowing more relaxing moments. Not so much time in the bus as there are few pick ups. A more romantic perspective watching the sunset.

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BALOS BEACH

Balos beach is often called ”tigani” (a frying pan) by the locals due to its shape. It is located in the end of the Gramvousa peninsula and can be reached by jeep or by boat. Most of the visitors choose a boat trip, because the road is unpaved , there’s not much place for parking and you have to walk the last 2 km until you reach the beach. A boat trip is simply more relaxing and this way you have the possibility to visit Gramvousa island and also enjoy the amazing view of the Balos lagoon. Absolutely one of the top beaches in western Crete!

 

ELAFONISSI

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ELAFONISSI

Elafonissi beach is the most well known beach in Crete and approximately 2 hour drive from Platanias. Thousands of visitors want to experience this beautiful fine sandy “pink” beach which is often referred to as the “Cretan Maldives”. Elafonissi beach is part of Natura 2000 –program due to its unique nature and therefor under the nature protection. However you will find all the basic services by the beach like showers, toilets, sunbeds and umbrellas as well as simple cantinas for snacks and drinks. One of the Top 10 beaches in the world!

 

Boat Cruises

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BOAT CRUISE 1/2 day

Join Argiris and crew on his boat for a few hours at sea. They will take you to the one and only island outside of Platanias, Agios Theodori. This is a perfect little get away if you are looking for an activity that won't take up all of your day and it's so easy and nearby. Enjoy a boat ride and see Platanias from sea and discover the island of Theodori from up and close. If you are lucky you will see the rare Kri Kri goats that live on the island. Jump from the boat right in to the crystal clear water of Platanias, snorkel and discover what's underneath the water surface. A small adventure is just around the corner. 

 

 

 

SUP & SNORKELING

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FALASSARNA

Falassarna beach is approximately 45 min drive from Platanias village to the west. This shallow and fine sandy beach is ideal for small children and known for having the most beautiful sunsets in the whole island. You will find a few small mini markets and taverns very close to the beach and even small hotels for accommodation. On the beach you have the possibility to rent sunbeds and umbrellas and participate in different water activities. You can visit Falassarna by local bus or by renting a car.

 

 

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PRIVATE BOAT TRIPS

How about a special boat tour designed only for your own crew – maybe a visit to a hidden beach where you can only access by boat or an evening tour to Chania by sea? Let’s plan it together and you will all have an unforgettable experience from the Cretan sea! Book a private boat trip, one hour for 20 persons costs 300 euro. Have an unforgettable experience with your company!

 

 

 

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