Phaestos, Gortys & Matala Tour

Highlights: St. Titus, Odeon & Plane Tree in Gortys, Phaestos Minoan site, Matala beach

Outline: This interesting tour explores the beautiful scenery of the Messara plain in the southern part of Crete. Arriving at Gortys, one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Greece, with a continuous history of 6,000 years, visit the church of St Titus, the Odeon and the famous Plane Tree. Continue to Phaestos, an important centre of Minoan civilization, and visit the palace with its superb architectural composition and construction, considered to be the finest and most typical of all Minoan palaces. Drive on the coast to Matala, an area renowned for its wonderful sandy beach and the caves carved into the rocks. Enjoy time at leisure to swim and have lunch before your return.

Duration: 7 ½ hours [9 ½ hours from Elounda, Agios Nikolaos]

Included: Private A/C vehicle & driver, Licensed English-speaking guide, Entrance fees to the indicated sites, Taxes

Activity level: MODERATE

Tips: Wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. Carry a bottle of water and wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat, especially in the summer.