One of the most important visits on Crete ! A small island near Elounda.Spinalonga,the former leper colony,now abandoned for decades, attracts thousands of visitors each year.The best is to take a boat trip from Agios Nicolaos along the Mirabello bay to reach Spinalonga. This trip you can easily do by local bus or by rental car.
This classical excursion you have to do when on Crete ! Crete's must-see archeological site is the Palace of Knossos, 5 km south of Iraklion. Capital of the Minoan Civilization, Knossos is known as the myths of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur. Combining this visit with the Archeological museum is worth it ! This visit you can do easily with the local bus or with your rental car. A busstop is 150 km from the Apartment.
Located near the centre of Iraklion and totally renewed in 2014. Europe's most greatest museum concerning Minoan Art. It contains the most complete collection of Cretan and Minoan artifacts.This museum has 20 exhibition rooms devided over 2 floors !.
A nice little mountain village near Stalis.Mochos has a beautiful square with a church and typical restaurants and cafes.During the season the village hosts every Wednesday a Cretan night with traditional dancing and music.
A must for hikers and one of the biggest gorges on Crete. It is the longest gorge in Europe,with a total lenght of 18 km !it starts from Xylóskalo, at an altitude of 1,230m and ends in Ayia Rouméli,a small coastal village that you reach at the end.The walk takes about 6 hours.When you like nature and hiking this trip is well worth it! This excursion you cannot do with a rental car but only organised.In Stalida there are tourist agencies where you can book this. The Samaria Gorge is mostly open as from mid May.
During this horse riding trip you get to know the wild and charmed beauty of Crete.Mountain trails and off road tracks will take you till 400m above sea level.You will enjoy the view from the Island and ride a native Georgalidaki horse on ancient paths, between olive groves and even a small lake.The short route takes about 1,5 hours,while a trip to Mochos takes about 6 hours.The pick up point for Amarillis Stables is only about 10m walk from here,see more on Amarillis Stable
A brilliant day out with lots of water fun for small and old in Acquaplus Waterpark in Hersonissos.The waterpark offers more than 50 different waterslides and facilities like "Giants of terror", "Tsunami", Crazy River".. This is a perfect day to relax and enjoy sun and fun.The Acquaplus Waterpark is only a 20 minutes drive from our Apartments.More on Acquaplus Waterpark