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Positive Vibes at Agia Galini

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  • Itinerary:
    Agia Galini
  • Duration:
    4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 198.- per person (excluding flights)
A holiday on the coast in the idyllic haven of Agia Galini is all about relaxation. Here you have the freedom to take each day as it comes. Take a leisurely stroll to the awe-inspiring Preveli Beach, dotted with majestic palm trees that sway gently in the breeze. Check out the bohemian ambiance of the hippie village of Matala or simply settle down on the beach, where you can bask in the sun and await the stunning sunset. Disconnect from the world and put your phone on silent to let the coastal serenity wash over you as you unwind and savour the simple pleasures that this captivating destination has to offer.
Matala Greece scenery
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Day 1 – Pure relaxation on the south coast

As you arrive in the small fishing village of Agia Galini, get ready to relax for a few days. Spend your mornings savoring a delicious breakfast at your boutique hotel, while contemplating the exciting possibilities that lie ahead. After checking in today, the choice is yours to make. Take a stroll on the sun-kissed beach or head to the quaint streets of the village, ascending the gentle hill that reveals a tapestry of local treasures. Check out one of the charming restaurants, where the tantalizing aroma of freshly prepared dishes using the day’s finest produce will get your taste buds going. Allow yourself to be captivated by the flavours of the region, embracing all the authentic culinary delights.

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Days 2-3 – Happy hippies & palm tree beaches

The next few days are free for you to do as you please. You could take a trip to the nearby coastal haven of Matala. In the 1960s, this seaside resort became a beloved sanctuary for free-spirited hippies, who were lured by the allure of the chalk cliffs, with intricate caves that encompass the beach. Using these caves as a place to sleep, many called this beach their home. The old centre of the village is still car-free, so it’s nice and quiet with an array of souvenir shops, cosy bars and a wide choice of restaurants, all adding to the unique charm of this coastal retreat. It’s also worth the drive to Preveli Beach,a true natural gem that is home to one of Crete’s two remaining primeval palm forests. Walk through the palm grove over rocks, wander amidst rocks, and follow the path along a river that gently merges with the azure sea. A short drive or walk from the beach lies the captivating ruins of Preveli Monastery, offering a panoramic vista of the bay.

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Day 4 – Departure from Agia Galini

After indulging in blissful days of relaxation, you may find yourself yearning for a touch of adventure. If so, head to the captivating Lassithi plateau, where a rural escape amidst the mountains awaits. Alternatively, set your sights on the mesmerizing Chora Sfakion, a gateway to a thrilling exploration through the Imbros Gorge.

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