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Maritimo Beach Hotel is a seafront 4-star hotel in Sissi, just 45 km from Heraklion International airport. This family-friendly hotel features 2 swimming-pools, a restaurant with Cretan & international cuisine, a spa & wellness center, and a variety of other services & facilities that allow you to

  • Duration
8 days / 7 nights
  • Category
Leisure
  • Group Size
From 1pax till Unlimited
  • Board Basis
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Excursions Overview

Blue Ways Knossos - Lassithi

Blue Ways Water Park

Blue Ways Cruise with Meal

Blue Ways Crissi Island with meal

Blue Ways tour in Santorini

Blue Ways Cretan Night

Join also our very interesting optional tours or rent a car and follow our itinerary by your own!!!

Hotel Maritimo Overview

Maritimo Beach Hotel is a seafront 4-star hotel in Sissi, just 45 km from Heraklion International airport. This family-friendly hotel features 2 swimming-pools, a restaurant with Cretan & international cuisine, a spa & wellness center, and a variety of other services & facilities that allow you to enjoy the authentic Cretan hospitality.

Hotel Facilities & Anemities
·24-hour reception
·2 Swimming Pools with Sea View
·Free parking
·No-smoking rooms
·Laundry (extra charge)

·Safety deposit box
·Currency exchange
·Luggage storage
·Docton on call 24/7
·Children's playground
·Free sunbeds & umbrellas
·Business center 24/7
·Concierge & travel services
·Spa/Wellness center (extra charge)
·Free Wi-Fi
·Restaurant
·Air-conditioning
·Bar
·Games room
·Meetings/banquet facilities

Pets
no pets are allowed in the hotel.

Check-in time is after 15.00
Check-out time is 11.00

Note
*some services require extra charge, payable locally.

Food & Beverage

The hotel operates on All Inclusive basis:

Restaurants
·MAIN RESTAURANT THOLOS

Operating hours:
7:30 – 10:00 (breakfast)
12:30 – 14:30 (lunch)
18:30 – 21:30 (dinner)

Bars

Main Bar

Highlights

Guarantee of activities
Flexibility in Itinerary
Arrival any day of the week
Connection with nearby airports
Possibility of extension your stay
Many more organized daily tours available

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Heraklion

Arrival in the airport or Port of the island and transfer to the hotel. Contacting the activities company in order to prepare your stuff for the tours you have book.

Rest day free

Day 2 – Blue Ways Knossos - Lassithi

Length of Tour: approx 30 Km/ 4-5 hours

Means of transport by Bus 51 seats / weekly program

Location: South Crete

Type: Historical

Children 5-12 discount: 50% Discount

Children 0-4 discount: Free

06.30 Transfer from hotel to the meeting point of excursion

19.00 return to hotel – free afternoon

Technique: difficult, level 1 / easy (family friendly)

Overview

The Minoan palace of Knossos was the seat of King Minos. It is the most important archaeological site on Crete . It is about 5 km from the center of Heraklion.

Inhabited from the 7th millennium BC , that is here developed the most ancient civilization of the Neolithic period. The first palace of Knossos is estimated to have been built in 1950 BC but destroyed by an earthquake , as the second palace built then .

Knossos was built in a very strategic point allowing it to control the hinterland and the ports of the region . Generally the palace of Knossos was the political , religious, administrative , commercial and military center of Minoan Crete . The basement of the palace was used as cellars or warehouses for various products marketed at that time . Also survived several frescoes that decorate scenes from the daily lives of residents then .

The palace of Knossos was discovered by archaeologist Minos Cretan Summer 1878. Excavations were completed later by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans in 1900 to 1905 and the British Archaeological Society .

Lassithi

The Lassithi is the easternmost prefecture of Crete . The prefecture Lassithi can visit the cave of Zeus or otherwise Diktaion Cave. Is one of the most famous caves of Crete and Greece . The cave offers a spectacular sight . It is rich in stalagmites and stalactites . The myth says that Zeus was born here , and this cave is so famous since antiquity . Interestingly, in the prefecture of Lassithi also , and the nunnery Kera Kardiotissas , that the years of Ottoman rule was the core of resistance against the Turks. The monument has great historical and artistic importance .

Day 3 – Water Park

Length of Tour: approx 10 Km/ 5-6 hours

Means of transport by bus / weekly program

Location: South Crete

Type: Entertainment

Children 5-12 discount: 50% Discount

Children 0-4 discount: Free

08.30 Transfer from hotel to the meeting point of excursion

19.00 return to hotel – free afternoon

Technique: difficult, level 1 / easy (family friendly)

Overview

For those looking to spend intense moments of fun on their vacation , it is suggested to visit the water parks in the area.

In the region of Heraklion , there are two water parks: Water City and Acqua Plus. It is designed for day trips and have a large variety of choices in slides for the more conservative but also for the more adventurous .

Within the water parks are organized restaurants , food court fast food, bars where guests can apolafsountis taste preferences and buy their favorite drinks.

This “Water City” covers an area of 80,000m2 and features a wide range of installations and facilities: pool and artificial waves, tropical pool, children’s pool, whirlpool, children’s playground, volley-ball court, 17 kinds of water-slides, turbo slides, “Lazy River”, “Crazy River”, snack-bar, 3 bars, cafeteria, stores and firstaid station.

All installations are conform to the most recent safety specifications and regulations. This water-park guarantees a water-adventure for all!

Day 4 – Day Cruiser with meal

Length of Tour: approx: 10 Km/ 4-5 hours

Means of transport by mini bus / weekly program

Location: North Crete

Type: Boat

Children 5-12 discount: 50% Discount

Children 0-4 discount: Free

08.30 Transfer from hotel to the meeting point of excursion

16.00 return to hotel – free afternoon

Technique: difficult, level 1 / easy (family friendly)

Overview

Take this wonderful cruise to one of Crete's most beautiful places - Saint George's Bay. You will take a pleasant boat journey from Malia to the bay and (if the weather permits), a stop to the picturesque village of Sissi.

On your way, you will have the opportunity to sunbathe or dive over the side and around the area, if you are lucky maybe you see dolphins on the way and turtles at St. Giorgio Bay.

Day 5 – Crissi Island with meal

Length of Tour: approx 70 Km/ 7-8 hours

Means of transport by Bus 51 seats / weekly program

Location: South Crete

Type: Boat-Entartainment

Children 5-12 discount: 50% Discount

Children 0-4 discount: Free

08.30 Transfer from hotel to the meeting point of excursion

19.00 return to hotel – free afternoon

Technique: difficult, level 1 / easy (family friendly)

Overview

CHRISSI island can be found off the south coast of Crete opposite to the town of IERAPETRA. As soon as we arrive by coach to IERAPETRA we will board the boat
for our journey to the small paradise island.

The boat journey takes around 1 hour and on the way if we are lucky we may see a wild dolphin or two.

The sea around the island are filled with fossils on volcanic rocks, which are there since the island of Chrissi was still immersed in the sea. The total of some 49 species of fossils have been found there, dating from 350,000 to 70,000 years ago .

East of Golden, at 700 meters there is another island called Mikronisi , where one can admire the hundreds of seagulls that have found refuge there.

The Golden because of the natural ecosystem and the incredible beauty, is part of the European landscape protection program Scenic NATURA 2000.

Day 6 – Santorini one Day

Length of Tour: Full Day Trip

Means of transport by Bus 51 seats / weekly program

Location: Santorini Island

Type: Boat - Island Beach places

Children 5-12 discount: 50% Discount

Children 0-4 discount: Free

07.00 Transfer from hotel to the meeting point of excursion

21.00 return to hotel – free afternoon

Technique: difficult, level 1 / easy (family friendly)

Overview

Many reasons have made this dream island globally famous and many of us have seen magnificent picture of it.
Scientists relate Santorini to the mythical Atlantis.Also,June Verne has made Santorini famous  through his novels “Twenty thousand leagues  under the sea” and  “The mysterious island”.
Santorini is an ancient island,where the life of the volcano has significantly influenced the island's structure and the lifestyle of its inhabitans through-out history. Another reason that has made the island well known is the view of the “Caldera”,which is  one of the most fascinating  sceneries on the plane planet.

Santorini is considered to be the lost Atlantis…
The present-day crescent shape of the island is a consequence of a volcano activity during prehistoric times. The island itself owes its very existence to the volcano eruption.
The marvelous dry climate and unbroken sunshine create year around conditions which are perfect for observation, photographs and videos under an extraordinary variety of natural lights and colors while gives you the exceptional advantage of reaching the interior of the volcano by boat.

Taking the speed boat across and joining the professional guide who will let you in on all of the history is a firm favorite amongst holiday makers.

Enjoy the fabulous and breath- taking views!

The history of Santorini has the advantage of continuous evolution and configuration by itself.In the past the island was not a  part  of  the Cyclades island group and it used to be a single round island,called Strogili until the eruption.
The first habitants of Santorini were the Pre-Greeks who appeared around 3000 BC.In 1613 BC there  was  a huge explosion of the volcano.The Finios people  were driven there by the beauty of the island around 1300 BC.
Franks came to Thira in 1204 AD and named it Santorini.(Saint-Irene)

The island has been widely known for its unique breath-taking view, beauty and colours:  Black sand, white washed houses, red cliffs and the deep blue Aegean Sea.

Day 7 – Free Day & Greek Night

Length of Tour: Evening Fiesta

Means of transport by Bus 51 seats / weekly program

Location: Type: Entertainment

Type:  Taste of traditional cuisine 

Children 5-12 discount: 50% Discount

Children 0-4 discount: Free

18.30 Transfer from hotel to the meeting point of excursion

23.00 return to hotel – free afternoon

Technique: difficult, level 1 / easy (family friendly)

Overview

No Greek holiday would be complete without a taste of the culture amazing food and local wine so why not get yourselves ready for a traditional Cretan evening Greek style.
Not far away in the mountains above the coastal areas we find a small traditional village of Lower KAROUZANOS which is the venue for the Cretan night.

Dancers in traditional costumes greet us with a Raki and Meze before we start our walk around the village to see the local way of life and see for ourselves how they bake the local bread and prepare other dishes.

Our guide will then direct us to our seats at the venue for the start of the evening activities which will include a rich delicious buffet suitable for all tastes.

Red or white wine is also included and for those who don’t drink soft drinks are available. For those that wish to drink Whiskey ect, can purchase drinks from the bar at an extra cost.

The evening program includes dances from Crete and other areas of Greece. The dancers will also offer us the chance to join in the fun and teach us how to do Sirtaki the Greek way. 

Day 8 – Departure from Heraklion airport

12.00 Check out from hotel and transfer to the Airport or to the main port of Heraklion.

Included

Accommodation in Asterias Village for 7 nights in DBL room on Half Board basis.
Arrival & Departure transfer from Heraklion Airport to Hotel or Heraklion main Port to Hotel and return.
All the transfers from hotel to Starting points of Excursions and return by the end of the excursions.
All taxes except accommodation tax which is paid locally by the arrival of the client in hotel.
All excursions during the 8 days stay

Exclude

Accommodation TAX which is paid locally to the hotel upon arrival.
Meals, food or drinks during excursions
Souvenirs

Tips

FAQs

Useful information about itinerary:

Kindly note that this program is indicative and it is possible that we may change the series of islands & tours in order to provide the best of our services to you without removing any of the tour bookings.

For the final program you will be informed 15 days before your arrival at the destination with an informative note from Blue Ways Travel.

Cancelation Policy:

May/June/September/October

30-15 days before arrival 50% charge.

14 days before arrival 100% charge.

Non show and Early departure reservations 100% charge

July/August

60-31 days before arrival 50% charge.

30-15 days before arrival 75% charge.

14 days before arrival 100% charge.

Non show and Early departure reservations 100% charge.

Accommodation Tax rates:

Accommodation Tax is not including in any of the packages and is paid by the client upon arrival in the hotel:

1 & 2* stars hotel 0.50 euro per room/per day.

3* stars hotel 1.50 euro per room/per day.

4* stars hotel 3.00 euro per room/per day.

5* stars hotel 4.00 euro per room/per day.

Airport and Port that hosts this package:

Heraklion Airport and Port

Package Price per person

Period A: 01/05 – 17/05 & 28/09 – 31/10

Hotel & Excursions: 662 euros

Period B: 18/05 – 03/07

Hotel & Excursions: 775 euros

Period C: 04/07 – 27/08

Hotel & Excursions: 938 euros

Period D: 28/08 – 27/09

Hotel & Excursions: 852 euros

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