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Agia Pelagia: Quad Safari-Family Tour

1. Agia Pelagia: Quad Safari-Family Tour

Begin the tour at the Peninsula Resort and Spa with a short theoretical introduction and a quad driving lesson before the adventure begins. Follow a beautiful off-road cliff path along the sea and into the heights of Achlada away from traffic and in the midst of the most beautiful nature the area has to offer. Enjoy breathtaking views over Agia Pelagia until reaching Heraklion, then continue to the ancient and abruptly abandoned ghost village of Achlada.  Find out more about the background of the village and the traditional Cretan way of life and share a special personal moment with the last two remaining inhabitants of the village. Stroll through this otherwise inaccessible village at leisure. From the heights of Achlada, pass in between the mountains surrounded by breathtaking nature before continuing to Fodele, a traditional Cretan village, also called the village of the oranges and birthplace of the famous painter El Greco.  Explore Crete’s culture and marvel at its local handicrafts. Take some time for shopping and a visit to the museum or to the village’s orthodox churches. Sit back and enjoy a famous freshly squeezed orange juice made from the local orange trees for a more relaxing experience. Return to the hotel at 1.00 p.m., just in time for lunch.

Crete: Villages Quad Sunset Trip

2. Crete: Villages Quad Sunset Trip

Starting at the Peninsula Hotel and Spa in Agia Pelagia, you are given a theoretical introduction and a small driving practise, before you take the adventure in our hands and the quads on the road. Lonely tracks away from main traffic and in the midst of the most beautiful nature take you to a beautiful cliff path along the sea and later into the heights of Achlada. Here you enjoy a breathtaking view over the surrounding area, before continueing to the long time ago and abruptly abandoned ghost village of Achlada. Find out more about the background of the village, the ancient and traditional Cretan way of life and share a special moment with the three last and only inhabitants of this village. Enjoy a drive and a walk through this village which is not accessible by any other means. The tour continues through the mountains further up into a traditional mountain village - Rogdia. Rogdia is a village that overlooks the bay of Heraklion and is famous for the 16th century tower of Modino. Enjoy some free time and a breathtaking view onto Heraklion and the sun setting into the sea between the mountains. By 21:00 we have returned to our premises, Please note that according to the season arrival and departure times may vary.

Heraklion,Malia &Agia Pelagia:Day Trip to Knossos Palace

3. Heraklion,Malia &Agia Pelagia:Day Trip to Knossos Palace

The most famous landmark of Crete, Knossos, is the absolute “must” for everybody who decides to spend his or her vacation on our beautiful island. On one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece, we find the center of one of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world and through the excavations, the legends and the history of the place we learn about its settlers: the Minoan people, the rulers of the Mediterranean. With its small palace, the room of murals, the royal tombs and the royal mansion, Knossos is probably the most significant token of a civilization that left such marks in history that can never be erased. The intricate structure of the palace corridors gave it the name Labyrinth, where, according to the myth, the legendary Minotaur used to live. The marvelous architectural plan, the use of rare and luxurious materials, the advanced techniques of construction and drainage system and the massive size of the palace of Knossos make it, even today, the most amazing sight on Crete. We return to the city to visit the newly renovated Archaeological Museum, which exhibits traditional architecture and preserves exquisite and valuable ethnographic and historical material from the ancient period of Cretan history. A stroll in the city of Heraklion will end up a perfect day –shopping in its modern stores, enjoying our coffee or lunch in one of its many restaurants or just exploring its superb medieval buildings. 10:00 Arrival Knossos Palace 12:00 Departure from Knossos Palace 12:20 Arrival Heraklion – Visit to Archaeological Museum (optional) 15:30 Departure from Heraklion DURATION: app. 7 hours STAY IN KNOSSOS: app. 2 hours STAY IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: app. 2 hours STAY IN HERAKLION: app. 1 hour

Crete: SSI Open Water Diver Certification

4. Crete: SSI Open Water Diver Certification

Start your scuba adventure in the sunny Mediterranean sea, with the SSI Open Water Diver program. Have some fun in the sun in Mononaftis beach, on the northern coast of Crete, and work towards a certification that lets you dive anywhere in the world. Join an international class with a multilingual instructor, and enjoy 2-3 action-packed days of diving and making friends. Online training is combined with 4 in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience to feel fully comfortable when geared-up in the water. The SSI online training program lets you study at your own pace. You can complete the academics online when you sign up, and then attend review sessions at the Dive Center in Crete. In the water, you’ll experience everything you learned through the online sessions, hands-on and head-first. After your open water dives and passing the final exam, you’ll be a certified diver. The SSI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide, so your diving possibilities are limitless. Take some time to explore the rest of the island, or head off on your next adventure.

Heraklion: Agia Pelagia Bay Private Full Day Sailing Trip

5. Heraklion: Agia Pelagia Bay Private Full Day Sailing Trip

Agia Pelagia is a popular seaside resort, built at the center of a picturesque, amphitheatrical bay, 23 km northwest of Heraklion. The landscape is actually a complex of 8 formidable, sandy coves. The area also includes a number of smaller, hidden beaches, protected coves, and tiny coastline details, most of them unreachable other than by boat. There are many special places only boaters know about and only boaters can get to. It is difficult to describe in words the extravagant, Caribbean-like landscape. Always calm, tropical aquamarine waters, palm trees, golden sand, smooth rocky platforms laying into the shallow waters. Try a unique sailing experience. Feel like cruising the Caribbean. Travel to Agia Pelagia bay in style, elegance and comfort on a luxurious 53 ft sailboat. You may join the sailing procedure or get amazing views of Heraklion from aboard. Upon arrival you may swim, fish, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, do SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) and have a lot of fun at the yacht's enormous swimming and entertainment area consisting of the aft opening door and the tree unfolding steps. You may also just relax and continue suntanning on the enormous front deck of the yacht. In the afternoon, seasonal fresh fruits, fine local wine and a variety of soft drinks are served by the crew. You may keep suntanning while cruising back to Heraklion Old Venetian Port feeling recreated, and ready for the night ahead. SAILBOAT HIGHLIGHTS - The open sitting / cockpit area is enormously roomy, the most spacious - by far - in the yacht’s class. - The opening aft door and the 3 folding stairs offer a truly gargantuan - sized swimming and entertainment area. - The retractable, very convenient, hydraulic Besenzoni 500 gangway. - The extra fridge / freezer and a BBQ grill at the cockpit. The hot / cold water shower in the swimming platform. - The sunbathing platforms in the front deck are also huge and equipped with comfortable mattresses. - The roomy, luminous main lounge. The internal dining area can seat up to 10 guests. There is also a small bar and a flat TV. - The spacious galley. It includes a double sink, microwave oven, side opening fridge with freezer, and stove with oven. - The three separate Air condition / Heating units and the powerful Mastervolt whisper generator (8 KVA). - For Day Cruises the guests may use 2 electric toilets and the 2 front cabins in case they feel sick or they just need some rest

From Heraklion: Knossos, Melidoni Cave, & Argyroupolis Tour

6. From Heraklion: Knossos, Melidoni Cave, & Argyroupolis Tour

A priceless day trip to immerse into the Cretan culture, history, stunning escapes, gastronomy, wines, and the authentic Cretan local lifestyle. Within this chauffeur-driven private tour, you will visit the world-famous Palace of Knossos. Your private local insider guide will ensure for you skip-the-line accesses in all archaeological areas, key pieces of information, and extra-personalized attention. From the history and cultural experience, you will be immersed into another time wandering the unspoiled Cretan landscape along with authentic layers of flavors, wines, and village life of the island of Crete. You will also enjoy personal pick-up and drop-off with a premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, like a true VIP

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What people are saying about Agia Pelagia

Excellent experience not to be missed! Everything was top notch from start to finish! The guide is great, a magnificent layer of sunshine in the heights of Achlada! Thank you, the Ch'tis!

Superb welcome and really good course! It's worth paying for this activity, the circuit is long, we drive a lot and we are well supervised. Go for it without hesitation :)

George is awesome and very friendly. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend doing it in the evening so you can see the sunset. Best thing done in Crete ever!

What an awesome experience! Tour guides were great and funny! Highly recommend!

Geweldige ervaring. Knettergekke begeleiding maar altijd safety first