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.

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This service can be booked and paid for either through the Pre-Departure team before you leave or locally at GK Beach Hotel.

 

 


WEDNESDAY

11:00-14:00 – Lake Kournas
17:30-22:30 – Chania by night

 

Lake Kournas

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.

 


THURSDAY

12:00-15:00 – Dourakis winery
18:00-22:30 – Vamos village

 

Dourakis winery

Our transfers to this excellent family-run winery servicing all aspects of the wine-making process, make tours (and particularly tastings!) an enjoyable affair.

Vamos village

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.

 


FRIDAY

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.

 


SUNDAY

09:30-11:30 – Aptera
17:00-22:30 – Chania

Aptera

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.

Chania

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.

 


MONDAY

All May, June, Sept and Oct dates 08:00-18:00 – Samaria Gorge
July and August dates 10:00-16:00 – Platanias water park

 

Samaria Gorge

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.