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COMBO EXPERIENCE “APOLLO – MATALA SAFARI – AGIOFARAGO”

APOLLO - MATALA SAFARI - AGIOFARAGO

sea view house

Located at a distance of only 20km away from Heraklion, 17km away from the city’ s harbor and 15km from the airport, apartment is a spacious fully equipped floor apartment found very close to the sea, at the hospitable region of Kato Gouves. The location of this apartment, only 200m away from the beach, makes it an ideal place for any visitor to rest and relax and enjoy the unique first floor view of the Cretan sea.

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Luxury living is just one part of the travel journey. The other and maybe the most memorable is the experiences – all these unique moments we live and we tend to remember for lifetime. Crete – as the biggest island of Greece – has plenty of hidden treasures to explore. Discover the island, guided by locals and transform your regular holidays into a magnificent travel experience that you will always talk about it.

And who knows… it could a reason to visit Crete again.

APOLLO – Matala Safari-Agiofarago

EXCURSION

A journey into the wild and captivating side of Crete.

Agiofarago and Matala are located in the south of the prefecture of Heraklion. The contrast between the two, makes our tour special. On one side the quiet, spiritual Agiofaragowith its wild beauty and on the other, the noisy Matala with their hippie style! After getting acquainted with your guide and following a short briefing, you will head south, through the plain of Messara, to Agiofarago: the gorge of the Saints! Our first stop is the traditional village of Siva. There, you could enjoy a drink or get the essentials for the rest of the day. A short distance from Siva is the Odigitria Monastery where we will make a short stop. One of the most important monasteries in Crete, built in the 14th century. At this point, the road changes into a dirt road, which leads us to the parking lot of Agiofarago and the entrance to it. From there on, we will continue on foot. We will follow the path crossing the gorge, which is scattered with imposing oleanders and olives. In about 30 minutes we will be on the beautiful beach and the Libyan Sea, where you could enjoy a swim.

After a delicious picnic, with local Cretan products, we will return to the car and head to Matala – the village of hippies. A small but crowded village, with a wonderful 300m long sandy beach and crystal clear deep waters. The village became famous for the carved Roman tombs and the hippies of the ’70s, who lived in them! Here we will have a swim at the beach and later, lunch in a traditional local tavern!

 Includes:

  • Experienced, English speaking driver
  • Free transport from/to your hotel. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Land Rover Discovery 3 – fuels
  • Picnic
  • Lunch (wine, soft drinks, water)
  • Two Bottles of water and one juice box per person
  • Scuba mask
  • Sunshade (one per car)

APOLLO – Matala Safari-Agiofarago