Tour to Ierapetra, Toplou Monastery, Palm Beach of Vai and Sitia

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Vai Beach
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11 hrs

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

100 people


English, French, German

About this tour

Start your day tour from the lovely town of Ierapetra, the sounthern most of Europe, known for its
warm weather and local products. Contunue the tour, to discover the beautiful east part of Crete. Visit
the largest palm forest in Europe, Vai Palm Beach. The palm forest draws thousands of visitors each
year. They come not only for its wonderful palm forest, but also for the large sandy beach spread out at
its foot. The day tour includes a visit to Toplou, a 15th-century monastery located in a dry and barren
area. Toplou monastery is one of the most significant monasteries in Crete, dedicated to Panagia
(Virgin Mary) and St. John the Theologian. Last stop of the day the cozy town of Sitia, with a lovely
beach road and Venetian castle.


  • Visit the town of Ierapetra, well known for its local products
  • Spend a relaxing day atthe famous palm beach of Vai
  • Explore the Toplou Monastery
  • End the tour by visiting the town of Sitia


  • Transportation in Air-Conditioned bus
  • Professional Driver
  • Tour Guide
  • All the legal taxes
  • Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ
  • Sunbeds / Umbrellas
  • Food/Drinks
  • Toplou Monastery Entrance 3€ per person


We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ.

Bus Drive to Ierapetra: almost 1.5 – 2 hours

Visit the most southern and warm town of Europe, famous worldwide for its agricultural products distributed all year round. Enjoy some free time for a walk on the lovely beach road.

Bus Drive: 1 hour 30 minutes

Our participants willenjoy a visit to the historical and beautiful Monastery of Toplou.There they will spend about 40' of guided time and free time to take photos of the unique architecture and the Cretan Natural landscape outdoors.

Bus Drive to Vai Beach: 20 minutes

Stop at Vai, the biggest natural palm forest in Europe. Enjoy 2 hours of free time to swim, sunbathe, have lunch and take photos of this exotic landscape of Crete.

Bus Drive to Sitia: 30 minutes

Participants will enjoy some free time to explore the town on their own pace, walk by the cosmopolitan beach road, have a coffee at a traditional cafe or taste the delicious local homemade sweets.

Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning.
Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ.

Return Bus Drive to Heraklion: Around 2 – 3 hours hours


10 hours




Adults 13+
Children 4-12 years
Infants 0-3 years

Pickup from

Kokkini Hani

Cancellation Policy

48 hours

Frequently asked questions

At the time of booking please provide your hotel name and location. You will be notified by email about the exact pickup details

  • Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit / Beach towel
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

  • Adults 13+ | 50 EUR
  • Child 4-12 yrs | 25 EUR
  • Infant 0-3 yrs | FREE

Pickup and return from meeting point close to your hotel

Pickup time and details will be send to your email within 24 hours after your booking

Cancel up to 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Tour's Location

Vai Beach
From: €50,00



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