VIP stays (with ENGLISH-speaking driver)

reserved for curious visitors

 

The dates of the 2021 stays:

 

April 19 to 26: 8 places available

April 29 to May 6: 6 places available

May 10 to 17: 8 places available

May 20 to 27: 6 places available

June 3 to 10: 8 places available

June 28 to July 5: 5 places available

July 8 to 15: 4 places available

August 23 to 30: 6 places available

September 16 to 23: 8 places available

September 27 to October 4: 6 places available

October 14 to 21 and November 1 to 8: 8 places available.

These stays are intended for seniors of good level, wishing to make part of a group on a human scale, between people of good company, for a few days ... 

 

The program has been established to allow you to spend a pleasant stay, focused on culture and relaxation, in a serene atmosphere.

 

This is a stay with driver / guide speaking english.

 

An alternation of visits, activities, tastings, great moments of relaxation.

 

A group on a human scale, (8 people maximum) favoring the exchanges, the discovery of people, a culture, a know-how and a knowledge to be.

 

 

The cost 680 € / person includes:

 

reception at the airport, airport / hotel / airport transfer, accommodation in a double room

(single supplement 90 €), breakfasts, dinners (1/4 wine and water included), transport to the island,

fuel, French speaking guide / driver.

 

does not include : airfare, lunches, site visits and optional activities, convenience drinks,

tips, personal expenses.

Aegean Airlines , Easy Jet and Transavia offer direct flights

at fair prices towards Heraklion or Chania (Xania, Chania)

Please check the validity of your ID when registering.

We recommend that you take out travel insurance from: ALLIANZ TRAVEL.

The program
(adaptable to local events)

Day 1 :

Reception at the airport, transfer to accommodation.
Dinner and first night in Crete.

 

Day 2:
The heart of the island: the Amari Valley
Departure for the Arkadi Monastery, high place of the Cretan resistance: visit and relax

Visit of the Elefterna Museum, in homage to Homer and the lady of Auxerre
Free lunch at Margarites, craft center of the island
Meeting with Yiorgos: visit of his workshop in Margarites, discovery of Minoan decoration techniques
Dinner and return to the residence

 

Day 3:

The north center of the island: Discovery of the Venetian city of Réthymno, its old streets, visit of the fortress

Free lunch in the old town
Afternoon free (possibility of swiming)
Dinner and return to the residence

 

Day 4:

nature and Oxygène day: easy walking, following the fragrant trails, in the heart of olive trees ...

The village of Spili, with 29 Venetian fountains
Free lunch in front of the fountains, relaxation

Discovery of a botanical garden: learning and understanding plants
Dinner in Rethymno on the heights of the city and return to the residence

 

Day 5:

South Island Discovery: from Radamanthe to Cat Stevens
Visit the Minoan site of Phaestos, the mystery of the disc with the linear alphabet B
Discovery of the Roman city of Gortyne, where were engraved the first tables of law
Free lunch and relaxation in Matala, meeting place of the hippies of the 70s (possibility of swiming)
Dinner and return to the residence.

Day 6:

The pearl of Crete: visit of the Venetian city of Chania

its flowery streets and its artisans

Free lunch in the old port

Free afternoon

Back to the residence and dinner.

 

Day 7 :  Free day (optional activities (visit of Santorini, tasting oil and wine, V.T.T, guided hike, cooking class ...)

 

Day 8 : Departure for the airport.

This program is likely to change depending on local festivals, activities newly proposed by our partners.

 

A Greek course is proposed on arrival (20 € per person), to learn how to communicate with the population. It lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. Hello, goodbye, how much does it cost ... Just a small words to receive a smile !

 

This course is taught by GIANNA, a professor at the Rethymnon faculty. This course is not compulsory of course.

Interested in this program?

Fill out the form below, mentioning the dates of the stay that interests you. An answer will be given to you within 24 hours.

You are a small group of friends already formed and these dates do not suit you?

Let's organize your stay together, on the dates you have chosen. Contact us now, this is how we will get the best value for money and the best services.

Our booking and payment conditions

 

we ask :

 

- 30% of the amount of the stay at the reservation, by bank transfer,

 

- 40% of the total amount of the stay one month before arrival, by bank transfer,

 

- the balance on arrival, in cash (fuel, payment of diners to taverns, rental vehicle etc ...)

 

All of these payments will be subject to a receipt at each step. It is also possible to issue an invoice, at the request of the EC and or associations.

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