We propose you the following excursions by bus:
Thursday 28 May
Departure from Bali at 9.00 return at 14.00 approximately.
The city of Rethymnon even now maintains the beauty of Renaissance. It is a mix of cultures with venetian and ottomans buildings and high turkish minarets. We will visite the castle of Fortezza, we ‘ll take a walk to the venitian port and we’ll enjoy a coffee at the spectacular seafront with the dozens of palm trees.
Price : 15 euros.
Saturday 30 May
Knossos, Heraklion City, Archeological Museum.
Departure from Bali at 8.30, return at 17.00 approximately.
On this tour we will travel east along the north coast of the island direction to Heraklion.
We will visit one of the most famous archeological sites in the world, the minoan Palace of Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilisation which flourished 4000 years ago.
Our next stop is Heraklion, the vibrant capital city of Crete. We will visit the archeological museum with all the important dinding of minoan era.
Heraklion has a long and interesting history hrough the centuries. We may visit the venitian walls and the castle of Koule at the old venitian port.
We ‘ll have three and a half hours for taking this walk in the historical center and visit the museum.
Price : 23 euros.
Extra : Entrance fee to Knossos and to the archeological museum :16 euros.
Monday 1st June
Chania city and Kournas Lake
Departure from Bali : 9.00 – Return : 15.00 p.m.
On this tour we visit the most beautiful city of Crete. In Chania we visit the famous old market, the old town with its narrow streets and the picturesque Venetian port, wonderful at any time of the day.
The influence of many civilizations through time is evident on the city’s monuments and we can see old buildings of venetian and ottoman design that give an atmosphere of Florence and Venice, combined with the culture and the character of Cretan people and their traditions.
Kournas is the only natural lake in Crete with fresh water, lying in a valley amoung the mountains, in a beautiful landscape, protected by the European program ” Natura” 2000. We will certainly enjoy the wonderful lake weather we seim, go for a walk in the countryside or rent pedal boats and have fun.
Price : 28 euros
Wednesday 3rd of June
Arkadi Monastery, traditional villages (Margarites, Melidoni), Cave.
Departure from Bali : 8.00 return 14.00 approx.
The excursion to the Monastery of Arkadi and the traditional villages of Melidoni with its cave and Margarites with its ce ramics, combines culture and christian faith, tradition and history. The Monastery of Arkadi was ult in the 14th century and became the symbol of the Cretan resistance for freedom during the revolution against the Turks in 1866.
During the trip we will admire amazing sceneries of the central part of Crete. We’ll visit the pottery village of Margarites, and the beautiful village of Melidoni with its cave, famous for its stalactites and stalagmites and for the role it payed during the cretan revolution against the Turcs.
Price : 25 euros
Extra : Entrance fee Arkadi Monastery 3 euros, Cave : 3 euros.