Central Excursion & Other Excursions

Central Excursion

Central Excursion will not take place this year in order to minimize the possibility of Covid-19 spread in the conference. 

 

Other excursions will take place in consultation with TravelTales travel agency

You can contact TravelTales Travel Agency via TEL:+30 2810 223900 or email: ik@traveltales.com

 

Please download the Reservation Form from HERE and send it to the TravelTales Travel Agency: ik@traveltales.com

 

TOURS

Palace of Knossos and guided city tour Heraklion, Thursday 22.09.2022

 

This excursion is dedicated to the island's most important archaeological and historical site, Knossos. The most controversial and well-preserved Minoan archaeological site, the Palace of Knossos, uncovered and reconstructed by Sir Evans, is a must-see for any traveler to Crete. The residence of the legendary King Minos is a multi-storey and technically sophisticated palace that has an estimated 1300-1400 rooms, countless corridors and porticos. Knossos was the religious and administrative center of Crete. The size and variety of the surviving layout, columns, walls, paintings and sculptures of this vast palace complex give an idea of Minoan life and take us back thousands of years. The tour continues to Heraklion. In Heraklion you will experience a guided tour through the biggerst town of Crete. Our tip: Visit the Venetian fortress of Koules at the port, Freedom Square, the Morosini fountain with the water-spewing lion or Daedalus Street with many shops. 

Net rate per person: 40,00 Euro

The rate is valid for minimum 20 full paying participants per bus

The rate includes:

Private air conditioned coach

Licensed English speaking guide

All current local taxes and VAT

Not included in the rate:

15,00 Euro admission fee at the Palace of Knosos (payable by the clients directly on the spot) 

 

Olive oil - Fortress of Spinalonga and town of Agios Nikolaos, Friday 23.09.2022

  

 

Our tour starts with visit at an olive olive factory where we will learn how the “liquid gold” of Crete is produced. We will take a tour and afterwards we will try the Cretan olive oil. The tour continues with a scenic trip to the gulf of Mirabello in North-East Crete. You will go back to the myth of Spinaloga. The island is one of the better-known features in Crete.  It was a former leaper colony (until 1957) and Venetian fortress and has centuries of history.  After a scenic boat tour, your guide will escort you around the island and you’ll learn about times past. The boat sails afterwards back to Elounda/ Plaka, where the bus will wait for us to continue to the Agios Nikolaos. Enjoy a short break in Agios Nikalaos the quiet, picturesque town before your return to your hotel.

 

Net rate per person: 55,00 Euro

The rate is valid for minimum 20 full paying participants per bus

The rate includes:

Private air conditioned coach

Olive oil tasting

Licensed English speaking guide

Boat trip Elounda/Plaka – Spinlaonga - Elounda/Plaka 

All current local taxes and VAT

 

Not included in the rate:

8,00 Euro admission fee at Spinalonga (payable by the clients directly on the spot)