Mercado Agios Nikolaos: Travel through Crete’s countryside to Amazonas Park, a nature reserve, which is only one of three in the world. You’ll learn all about conservation and rainforests, and come face to face with some of the world’s most unusual, beautiful and endangered creatures. Your next stop is Aghios Nikolaos, a town set between the huge Mirabello Bay and rolling green hills. Spend a couple of hours exploring the open-air street market where the locals come for their weekly shop and pick up a bargain or two, and take a stroll along the waterfront, which is fringed with cafés. If you like sightseeing mixed up with shopping, then this morning trip is ideal. After leaving your resort and traveling through Crete's countryside, you'll come to Agios Nikoloas. Tucked into the northeast coast, this buzzing town is set between huge Mirabello Bay and a ridge of hills. When you arrive, you'll get a couple of hours or so to explore on your own. Potter around its open-air market, pick up some souvenirs in its shops or take a stroll around its harbour, dipping in and out of the waterfront cafes. Then, after leaving 'Ag. Nik'' behind, you'll make tracks for Kritsa, a hub of Cretan crafts. Tumbling down a hillside, the main street of this mountain village is jam-packed with handicraft stalls during the summer. Enjoy more free time here, perhaps buying some of Crete's embroidered linens, hand-woven rugs or hand-made pottery as mementoes. Then its time to wend your way back home.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Pick-up time: At 7.30am.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: Return to the hotel approx. at 2.30pm.