Simpson Minibus at GK Beach Hotel
Climb aboard our dedicated hotel minibus and enjoy hassle-free transfers to some of western Crete’s leading attractions. See our sample itinerary below.
This service can be booked and paid for either through the Pre-Departure team before you leave or locally at GK Beach Hotel.
In stunning scenery, this freshwater lake is peaceful off-season with good tavernas and comes alive in mid-summer, with families swimming in the clear waters, and enjoying the pedalos and canoes.
Chania by night
Chania by night is a magical place. Soak up the vibe of the city’s cafés and tavernas, stroll around the old Venetian harbour and visit bustling ‘Leather Lane’ – Skridlof Street – in search of a bargain.
12:00-15:00 – Dourakis winery
18:00-22:30 – Vamos village
Our transfers to this excellent family-run winery servicing all aspects of the wine-making process, make tours (and particularly tastings!) an enjoyable affair.
Nestled at the foot of the White Mountains, pretty Vamos strives to preserve traditional skills and crafts. A lovely place for dinner and a stroll.
09:00-18:30 – Day at Loutro
Loutro and war museum
Our minbus will stop off at the war museum in Askifou on route to Chora Sfakion. The museum contains over two thousand items of special interest, gathered following the German occupation of Crete between 1941 and 1944.
On arrival in Chora Sfakion you can take a boat to Loutro village, where whitewashed buildings hug a picturesque bay. Swim in Sweetwater, lunch on the waterfront and explore the Venetian castle at Frangokastello.
09:30-11:30 – Aptera
17:00-22:30 – Chania
An Ottoman fortress dominates the skyline at Aptera, 12km east of Chania. The structure is impressively ccomplete, and nearby you’ll find Hellenic, Byzantine and Roman remains from the once-powerful city state.
A vibrant testament to virtually every key moment in Cretan history, the town showcases its Turkish and Venetian architecture among winding lanes and a beautiful harbour.
All May, June, Sept and Oct dates 08:00-18:00 – Samaria Gorge
July and August dates 10:00-16:00 – Platanias water park
The four to six-hour hike along this majestic gorge, situated in the National Park of Samaria in the White Mountains of western Crete, is truly worth the effort.
Platanias water park
Whether you prefer to drift along the lazy river or launch yourself down one of the many slides, a day-trip to this fun-filled waterpark promises a day full of thrills, spills and surprises. Ideal for the young and young-at-heart.