Crete, Greek Islands
Apart from being one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean (some 200 miles from east to west), Crete is also one of the most beautiful. Scenically, the contrasts are stupendous – magnificent mountain ranges along the entire island; lovely beaches; attractive, unspoilt villages; and wild flowers everywhere, particularly in May when the island is ablaze with colour. Sightseeing is a delight. Apart from the ancient site at Knossos, which needs little introduction, there’s the must-see Archaeological Museum in Heraklion, the island of Spinalonga, Ierapetra, Europe’s most southerly town, Sitia, with its long, sandy beach, and the famous Samaria Gorge. Crete is also ideal for a hiring a car for a few days to explore vast expanses of its hinterland which the average visitor rarely sets eyes on. It’s easy to understand why people return, year after year, to this, one of Greece’s most splendid islands.
Hotel Santa Marina ★★★
The Santa Marina is a welcome addition to our 2018 programme and is conveniently situated close to the centre of Aghios Nikolaos on Crete’s north coast. The attractive harbour is just a 10 minute walk away whilst the resort’s wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars are all within easy reach. All the Santa Marina’s bedrooms, located in 2 separate buildings, are air-conditioned and have private bath/shower/wc (with hairdryer), balcony or terrace, telephone, satellite TV, mini-fridge and a safe (payable locally). There’s a small-ish swimming pool with sun terrace and sunbeds, a lounge/bar, a restaurant & café and free wifi in all rooms and public areas.
Things to see & do in Crete…
- Knossos ancient site
- Heraklion Archaeological Museum
- Spinalonga Island
- Sitia & Ierapetra
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Corfu info at a glance…
- Meal basis : half board
- Official rating – 3 star
- Resort representative
- Welcome meeting
- Optional excursion programme
- Hotel telephone – 00 30 28410 26261
- Tuesday flights to Heraklion (included in the price)
- Free 20 kgs baggage allowance
- Transfer time from Heraklion airport : approx. 1hr 15mins
- Private transfers – Aghios Nikolaos transfers are normally shared transfers. Why not upgrade to a comfortable private transfer from just £75