Private tour

Ancient Palaces with Minoan Wine Route & Matala Beach Tour

Ancient Palaces with Minoan Wine Route & Matala Beach Tour

From US$ 690.73 per group up to 3

Plunge into the land of old-world splendor of south-central Crete on a private day tour from Heraklion & Hersonissos regions. Visit award-winning wineries for panoramic views & relax on Matala Beach.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Agia Pelagia, Heraklion and Hersonissos regions
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Experience

Highlights
  • Wander the village of Agios Myronas and step into the sacred cave of the saint
  • See the Gortyn archaeological site famous for the great Gortyn Code in Doric
  • Embrace the legendary Festos Palace where the Phaistos disc was excavated
  • Experience the golden expanse of Messara Plain and visit boutique wineries
  • Bath in the azure waters of Matala and taste delicious seafood of the village
Full description
Hop down to the heart of Central Crete, the beloved land of our ancestors, and let the wonders of the Minoan world collide on this luxurious passage of time. From the comfort of a premium chauffeured vehicle & escorted by our top local insider revel in the endless luxuries of the ancient Messara plain where wine-red fertile soils treasure lavish vineyards & the oldest olive groves stretch perennially toward the horizon. Visit a family award-winning winery set on the peak of allure panoramas & let our passionate winemakers immerse you into their intoxicating world. Luxuriate in ages unearthing the Bronze Age palaces of Phaistos & Gortyna along with storied villages & monasteries. In the afternoon, tuck in the bohemian vibe of Matala that captivated Bob Dylan & Janis Joplin. Bask in the turquoise waters of the Libyan Sea & unwind in the charming village irresistible for its freshly caught grilled fish & finest ouzo. To us, travel means putting fire in your soul with the best stories.
Includes
  • Personal pick-up & drop-off
  • Chauffeured premium vehicle at your disposal
  • Vehicle comforts: mineral water, fresh fruit & snacks, Wi-Fi, USB sockets & hygiene amenities
  • Private knowledgeable local insider guide
  • Exclusive insider-access opportunities & tailored details
  • Dine as locals: best authentic restaurant & bar recommendations
  • 24/7 travel concierge consultation
  • Admission fees
  • Winetasting expenses (if requested)
  • Lunch/drinks

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Product ID: 417121