Santorini and Crete are inextricably linked, the Theran volcanic eruption on the former wiping out the Minoan civilisation on the latter and creating the myth of Atlantis. The day starts at 5.00 am and ends at 9.00 pm – if you’ve never been to Santorini it’s worth every second.
Every year the Balos Lagoon lists in the ‘Top 10 Beaches in the World’. Need we say more – other than the fact this tour also involves a couple of boat trips and some stupendous scenery?
Head for the hills and the natural beauty and wildlife of Crete at over 1,300m as we take you off the beaten track to the back of beyond and places most tourists only dream about in off-road vehicles.
Olive oil and wine are the lifeblood of Cretans, and this safari takes you to the heartlands of production. Mills, vineyards, tastings, orange and lemon groves and a taverna lunch are all on the agenda.
Half the length of the Samaria Gorge and an easier 2-3 hour walk, Imbros is a great option for families or less active people. Plenty of time on the beach for a swim at the end of the walk.
A journey back in time to the days of the Minotaur with some fabulous ancient ruins – you can’t come to Crete without visiting Knossos. Rethymnon and Heraklion are also well worth a visit.
Known as the ‘Cretan Maldives’ this expanse of white sand dunes, crystal turquoise water and pink sand is one of the joys of nature. Cave of Agia Sofia and Greek lunch included.
The Samaria Gorge is one of the longest such features in Europe. This tour involves a 16 kms (5-6 hour) walk from top to bottom – it’s mostly downhill or flat, but you need to be fit and good on your feet. It’s a stunning day close to nature.