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Crete: the Minoan Empire Tour
Tour Location
Country:
Greece
From:
Athens or Herakleion or Hania
To:
Athens or Herakleion or Hania
Tour Information
Guiding:
Self Guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer, Maps / GPS, Phone Support
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Moderate-Advanced
Terrain:
On Road only, Mountains (climbing), Rural / Low Traffic
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
€2220
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
453 Km
Riding Days:
8
Daily Average:
57 Km
Month(s):
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Departure:
choose your own dates
Tour Operator:
Cycle Greece
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Crete: the Minoan Empire Tour

cycle Greece’s largest island

8 Days Moderate-Advanced 453 KmAVG 56 Km

With its breathtaking mountains and seascapes, Crete is a dynamic destination for cyclists accustomed to ascents. As Europe’s most southern terrain, Crete makes a desirable cycling destination during winter months when colder temperatures prevail in the rest of Europe.

Crete was the first civilization on European soil with its ancient Minoan palace cities that you can bike to, such as, Knossos, Phaestos or Malia. There are unheralded ruins of equal interest, such as the mysterious Armeni Minoan cemetery and Fourni in Arhanes. Crete is celebrated for its indigenous cuisine that epitomizes the healthy Mediterranean diet. Ask about a Cretan cooking class or wine tasting, an ancient tradition extending back to the Minoan era. There are wineries to visit throughout the island.

Due to its extensive road network Crete offers a variety of overnight destinations and cycling road choices, not simply the standard routes we have posted in the East to West or West to East itineraries. We work with you to choose the optimum route for your travel schedule and cycling ability.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share, Hotel / Guesthouse
Single Supplement: 500 euros
Booking Conditions
400 euros deposit per person
Inclusions
• Accommodations with breakfast
• Arrival Transfer.
• Departure transfer.
• Road bikes, e-bike available
• Bike gear.
• Bike tools
• Cue sheets
• GPS device.
• Mobile phone.
• Maps of the region
• Trip packet
• CycleGreece jersey
• Gratuities, tips and VAT taxes
Exclusions
• International airfare to/from Greece
• Arrivals to or departures from Crete
• All meals except breakfasts
• Private licensed guide at Knossos
• Additional GPS device, 50 euros per device
• Travel insurance
Options
This tour can go east to west which is Herakleion to Hania.Or,you can choose to take the tour west to east Hania to Herakleion. You will choose west to east if you want to take a boat from Herakleion to Santorini at the end of the bike tour.
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