Kritsa and Myrtos Beach Excursion
We start our Kritsa and Myrtos beach excursion with a visit to an olive oil park where you can experience first hand the standardization of extra virgin olive oil, table olives and olive paste. Here you will be able to taste the authentic Greek product, which is famous worldwide for its great taste and its nutritional value, as well as other authentic Cretan products like “raki” and honey.
Later, we will visit one of the oldest villages on Crete. Even today it retains elements of Venetian architecture. The village of Kritsa. Here, you will have about an hour and a half of free time to stroll around its narrow streets. There you will find a lot of little souvenir shops, picturesque paths, Greek coffee shops, many old chapels, and museums. Try not to miss the traditional weavings manufactured with looms exclusively made by hand.
Then, we head towards Myrtos Beach, 13 km west of Ierapetra, at the output of a wide valley filled with greenhouses and citrus groves. You will have plenty of free time to enjoy swimming and sunbathing at the nice beach of Myrtos, with the coarse grey sand that doesn’t stick to your body.
The beach is very spacious, isolated with crystal clear water. Moreover, Myrtos has a lot of taverns where you can enjoy traditional Greek food. After 2 and half hours in Myrtos, the day trip will end and we will make our way back to your hotels.
The Kritsa and Myrtos beach excursion is a great way to spend the day.
The Kritsa and Myrtos Beach Excursion is offered from a multitude of locations across Crete. Visitors staying in Hersonissos (Chersonissos), Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Malia, Stalida (Stalis), Anissaras, Agkisaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara, and Agia Pelagia can easily partake in this experience. Regardless of their chosen base location. For better understanding of our pick up points please visit the following page: Pick Up Points. Please note that because of the size of the page the list is only visible on big screens.
Bring comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for a good grip.
Pack a swimming suit, a towel, a hat, snorkel equipment, sun glasses, and a sun cream.
Optional and Advices:
Do not bring too much money. Every business accepts bank cards.
Try to limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.
Leave your valuables at your hotel. Bring your personal medication.
You must always carry a copy of your passport with you. Although not required it is always a good idea.
Important Booking Information
On the ticket of the Kritsa and Myrtos Beach Excursion we will provide full details of the meeting point. We will carefully select the closest and safest meeting point, based on your hotel location.
We include a Google pin and a photograph of the meeting place. This ensures that you can easily identify and locate the meeting place with confidence.
Our team is always available to assist you. Feel free to contact us at any time. We will also provide you an emergency telephone number. This will ensure a stress free experience from the moment you embark on your tour or activity. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities.
We are very careful with our pricing. We dislike hidden extras. What you read is what you get. If you need further information please contact us. The Kritsa and Myrtos Beach Excursion is €35 for an adult, and €17.50 for a child. Infants are free.
07:30-08:30: Bus Departure.
Stop at: Kritsa Village
Stop at: Myrtos Beach beach
We spend all day on this exotic beach, swimming, sunbathing, relaxing, and enjoying this piece of paradise. (3 hours stop)
16:30-17:30: Approx return time back.
Different timetables apply for pickups in different areas like Hersonissos, Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalis-Stalida, and Malia. Our Customer Service will provide you with the correct timing and a google map pin point for its exact location.
Days and Languages
Wednesday: English, French, German, Polish
✅ Hotel pick up & drop off area: Heraklion, Hersonisos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis, Ammoudara.
✅ Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses.
✅ Professional tour guide (live).
✅ Free time for swimming.
✅ Insurance cover.
✅ Printed or mobile tour vouchers accepted. -Instant confirmation.
✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).
❌ Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest.
❌ All meals and drinks.
❌ Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary.
This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
You have to be able to walk approximately 1/2 hour, at a slow pace, on uneven surfaces and steps.