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JOURNEY TO THE APOKORONAS VILLAGES

Per Person (Based on 2 people in your party) $699 USD
Per Person (Based in 3-6 people in your party) $492 USD
Per Person (Based on 7-9 people in your party) $254 USD
Per Person (Based on 10-12 people in your party) $199 USD
Supplement (For Sundays and Bank Holidays) $261 USD
Per Person (Based on 15-19 passengers) $157 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

JOURNEY TO THE APOKORONAS VILLAGES

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According to one tradition, the name Aptera derives from Apteron, King of Crete, who is said to have lived in the time of Moses around 1800 BC. The legend of Apteron lends itself to the suggestion that the city was once a colonial settlement governed by the Dorian Apteros or Aptaros who took part in the occupation of Crete towards the end of the Minoan era.

Georgioupolis is a small village located by a very long sandy beach, now the site of many fine hotels. Although the village is now geared towards tourists, it remains quite attractive with its small fishing harbor, river, and large eucalyptus trees. While you are there, take some time to visit the olive factory.

Gavalohori, your next stop, was once a sizable town and at one time home to many kafeneons (cafes). Now there is only one – a place where traditionally men sat and drink raki or coffee and discussed the issues of the world.

Also visit Kokkino Horio, a traditional Cretan village and home to a factory of nature glass, as well Almyrida, a small fishing village east of the town of Chania. Picturesque villages, nice beaches, and a good climate make it a favorite summer holiday resort.

  • On this tour you will see/visit:
  • Georgioupolis Village
  • Olive Factory Visit
  • Town of Gavalohori w/ Museum Visit
  • Kokkino Horio
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German($)
  • Japanese($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Portuguese($)
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The price of this tour does not include any food, beverages or gratuities.
• A lunch stop will be incorporated, but the cost of meals is not included.
• Entrance fees are included.
• It is possible to incorporate a swimming stop in Kokkino Horio. If you would like to do this, please notify ShoreTrips at the time of booking.
• Aptera archaeological site will be closed every Monday and a substitute stop will be made.

Restrictions

• Groups of 2 people will be transported in a pre-booked Mercedes taxi. Please note that while the vehicles are used primarily for private tours and transfer services, it is the law for the meter to be on and for the vehicle to have a taxi sign on top. You will not be expected to pay the meter.
• Please note that the Sunday Supplement also applies to the following Public Holidays in 2020: January 1; March 2nd; March 25th, April 17th-19th; May 1st; June 8th; August 15th; October 28th and December 25th and 26th.
• Supplement is per group and not per person.