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Samaria the Gates

Excursion to Samaria Gorge

Maleme Travel Guide recommends: "One day trip to Samaria Gorge". The information is provided by Splendor Holidays and you can book a ticket by visiting the Splendor Holidays page for Samaria Gorge tour.

Introduction

The gorge of Samaria is the biggest one in Europe. It starts from the feet of the White Mountains and it ends up to the Libyan sea at Agia Roumeli village. Its’ length is 17km. The gorge and the area surrounding it contain unique species of flora and fauna and in the gorge you will find natural springs with drinking crystal clear cold water. Also, there you can see the famous Cretan Wild Goat (Capra aegagrus creticus) or Kri Kri.

   
Elafonisi

Excursion to Elafonisi Beach

Maleme Travel Guide recommends: "One day trip to Elafonisi Beach". The information is provided by Splendor Holidays and you can book a ticket by visiting the Splendor Holidays page for Elafonisi tour.

Introduction

The beach of Elafonisi is located in the south west of Crete approximately 75 km from Chania and 62 km from Maleme village. The sand is pink and the water is shallow and cold. The pink colour of the sand comes from the thousands of sea shells thrashed into small pieces during the passage of the year. Across the beach it is the Elafonisi island where you can walk to it through the water. The area is protected from Natura program and it is not allowed to take sand with you when you leave the place.

   
Knossos Palace

Excursion to Knossos palace and Heraklion town

Maleme Travel Guide recommends: "One day trip to Knossos". The information is provided by Splendor Holidays and you can book a ticket by visiting the Splendor Holidays page for Knossos.

The area of Knossos and the Palace

The archaeological area of Knossos is referred to the capital city of the Minoan civilization (3000 - 1450 bc) and to the palace of Minoas King. The area of Knossos is 6km southern of Heraklion town. There, you can see the remains of the Minoa's Palace. The palace alone was almost an entire town, beside the king's chamber and the outdoors spa facilities there were also guesthouses, food storages, banquet halls and more. From architectural and artistic aspect the Minoa Palace is something unique in the entire world.

   
fun for everyone

Bike Tour to Drakiana Park

Maleme Travel Guide recommends: "Electric four wheel bike trip to Drakiana Park".

Rent an electric quad bicycle and ride from Platanias to Drakiana Park. Enjoy the view and the sightseeings and have fun with one of these bikes. The trip is approximately one and half hour and the distance to Drakiana is 6 kms.

During the way you can stop to the church of St. Georgiou and at Drakiana Park there is a Taverna by the river where you can have a refreshment.

Electric motor assistance Bikes!

The bikes are for two or four persons and every person have pedals. An electric assistance motor is connected with the driver's pedals which makes it riding it very easy and relaxed!

Bike type Duration Route
Price
2 Seats 1.5 hour Platanias- Drakiana
20€
4 Seats 1.5 hour Platanias- Drakiana
25€

Fun for everyone!

Have fun with friends and family and enjoy the countryside of Platanias! The electric assistance motor makes the trip relaxed and for everyone!

 The trip starts from the Parking area of Turtle Bikes which is behind the main road of Platanias.

 To book your bike you can visit our office in Platanias. Our office is open from 08:00 in the morning till 21:00 at night. Alternatively, you can make a reservation by phone. The contact number is +30-28210-68782.