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Day Trip to Phaestos Palace & Matala from Heraklion

by Welcome Pickups
per traveller Price is AU$107
*Pricing based on group of 8 travellers
Duration: 8h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • See the ruins of three historical cultures at Gortys

  • Explore the secrets of the ancient capital of the island

  • Wander the second largest Minoan city at Phaistos

  • Enjoy an authentic Cretan meal at the coast of Matala

  • Travel the Cretan countryside in your own private tour

Highlights

  • See the ruins of three historical cultures at Gortys

  • Explore the secrets of the ancient capital of the island

  • Wander the second largest Minoan city at Phaistos

  • Enjoy an authentic Cretan meal at the coast of Matala

  • Travel the Cretan countryside in your own private tour

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Day Trip From Heraklion to Gortys, Phaestos Palace & Matala in English

Duration 8h

Live Commentary in English.

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* Select 8 travellers to get the lowest price of AU$106.50

Total price is AU$645.44, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Day Trip to Phaestos Palace & Matala from Heraklion

Activity Location

Gortys, Phaistos & Matala

Matala 702 00

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Heraklion


Description

Spend a full day exploring the best sites of southern Crete at Ancient Gortys, Matala Village and Phaestos Palace from the modern day capital of Heraklion. Ancient Gortys was the capital of the old Roman province of Crete and Cyrenaica, where you can visit the ruins of the Doric, Roman and Byzantine times, including the amphitheatre and the St. Titus Basilica. After Gortys, you will reach the archaeological site of Phaistos where the famous disk was discovered, a ceramic object onto which 241 symbols were inscribed on both sides in a spiral shape. Arrive at the coastal village of Matala for great seafood and the exquisite beaches.

Your English-speaking Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to all your planned stops. You will learn local knowledge with you along the way from your driver, as well as insider tips and personal recommendations. The experience is completely customisable, so you can choose how long you wish to spend at each location, as well as make any extra stops you want.


Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Comfortable private ride with an English-speaking driver

  • Wifi onboard

  • Fully-customisable and personalised tour

  • Bottles of water for all passengers


Exclusions

  • Entrance fees for all attractions

  • Official tour guide (our drivers are local guides and very knowledgeable of the places to visit)

  • Lunch, other drinks and meals


Know Before You Book

  • Pick-up is available from any centrally located hotel or address

  • Pick-up time will be arranged after booking

  • Baby seats/boosters available if you let us know in advance

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Pick-up from the airport is also available. Please be informed in this case the tour will last less time