Full Day Tour to Kritsa, Agios Nikolaos & Elounda - From Heraklion
6 to 7 hours

  • Agios Nikolaos
    Agios Nikolaos
  • Kritsa
    Kritsa
  • Elounda
    Elounda
DURATION 6-7 HOURS

Along the north coastal road, drive through the spectacular ravine of Saint George to Kritsa.  This whitewashed mountain village with hell blue and green doors and shutters, is famous for its woven handicrafts and its Byzantine church Kera with frescoes from the 13th century.

Going down to Elounda you will have marvellous views over the Mirabello Bay and Spinalonga Island.  In the charming fishing village Elounda, sheltered within the bay, free time to make a stroll along the shops and harbour side, and/or to have a lunch in a tavern.

Continue with drive by coach to the picturesque town of Aghios Nikolaos, its small lake is the landmark of the city, known as “Voulismeni” that is located in the centre, at the foot of the cliffs.  Walk around and take delight in the panoramic view on the lake and the harbour, and make as well a stroll in the narrow streets with a lot of shops and stores offering a large assortment of typical goods and fine jewellery.

Useful information:

1    Bathroom and refreshment facilities are available at Kritsa, Elounda, Aghios Nikolaos.
2    Appropriate dressing is required to enter the church.  No entry for men and women with shorts and/or uncovered shoulders.

Comments:
This excursion is a combination of Minoan history, religion and Traditional life in villages and popular holiday resorts.