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COMBO EXPERIENCE “CITY VIBES – GIOUHTAS TREKKING”

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Feel the City Vibes! Feel the soul of the local community.

The property is located in the heart of the Historic Center on a central pedestrian street.

Front view of Saint Tito’s Cathedral on one of most visited cities pedestrian’s street this comfortable and convenient  73 sq.m flat renovated to preserve its original charm with quality furnishings and warm decor is intended to make you feel in full comfort and safety, on the 3rd floor in a renovated 70’s apartments block.

The central square of Liontaria with the Historic fountain Morozini and the Archeological Museum of Heraklion is a one minute walk from the apartment.

Our Mission is to make you feel good. Enjoy your time and relax, this flat is ideal to accommodate friends and families.

 

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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.

GIOUCHTAS

EXCURSION

A beautiful and easy hike just a few kilometers outside of the city of Heraklion. Juktas, the human-head-like mountain (Greek Γιούχτας – Giouhtas) was an important religious site for the Minoans.According to the legend, this is the face of Zeus (the king of the Gods) and the mountain is his tomb. Indeed, the name Juktas is a corruption of the Latin word for Zeus, Jupiter. On the mountain, we find three archeological sites, an old monastery, and a church.

The hike up to the peak of the mountain (811m altitude), is relatively easy. The trail that crosses the mountain from one side to the other, offers an amazing panoramic view. From the peak where the church of Lord Christ is, you can see Ida (Psiloritis) mountain, Dikti mountain range, the Archanes village with its vineyards and olive groves, the city of Heraklion, and Dia island! The fauna and flora of Juktas are also interesting! Here you can admire the impressive griffon vultures (scient. Gyps Fulvus) flying around, searching for food, and find many herbs!The hike takes about 4 hours, and it is family friendly!

 Includes :

  • Experienced, English speaking trekking guide
  • Free transport from/to your hotel with our vehicles. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lunch pack (water, energy bar, fruits, juice box)
  • Trekking equipment (trekking poles, backpack) upon request

GIOUHTAS