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Cactus Royal Spa & Resort, Stalis, Crete

8 Days from/to Crete, Greece

October 01 – 08, 2024


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Crete is Greece’s largest island. The region is home to several other islands including Knossos and is a popular destination for gay travelers. The cradle of European Civilization – the Island of Crete and its genuinely friendly people, welcome you and wish you a wonderful stay!! Some will be visiting for the first time, whilst others have now become regulars, but either way, we promise you a truly memorable Mediterranean travelling experience.


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Whether your visit is for relaxation or to explore and discover the many well known and countless hidden treasures of Crete, you will not be disappointed by the diversity of the landscape – the rugged mountains, the endless beaches and the turquoise seas, the many cities, towns and villages, and stunning countryside. Live the essence and the heartbeat of the Island from dawn till dusk and discover…… Your Crete!!


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Crete Gay Holidays & Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Crete!
Your incredible vacations are about to start. Arrival at the hotel. Free day to meet area & hotel facilities.

This day is free for you to relax after your flight, settle in your hotel & get to know the area & the facilities.

We have chosen for you, one of the most luxurious 5* gay friendly hotels in the area right on the beach. With an all inclusive service we want to be sure that you will be totally satisfied & you will enjoy your vacations to the fullest.

Those are some of the facilities your hotel offers you:
• On the beach
• All inclusive basis
• Location: Stalis center
• 3 outdoor swimming pools
• Wi-Fi available in all premises
• 24- hour Reception
• Sports and Spa Centre


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Day 2
Knossos Palace & Wine Tasting
Departure from hotel at 09:00

Visit the most famous and popular of all the attractions in Crete, the Palace of Knossos. Enjoy a guided tour of the historical site that covers an area of 22.000m2 on 5 floors with 1.300 rooms; hear all about the legendary labyrinth and the Minotaur (the half-human monster). This day brings history and legend back to life and is a must see on any visit to Crete.

The traditional tastes of Crete meet the wines of our winery in a unique winetasting experience of 5 different wines. Guided tour in our Concrete Village. Feel the atmosphere of the area and then proceed to the degustation area. Finally, enjoy your full lunch, consisted of 5 wines that perfectly match 5 different dishes. An ultimate Wine & Food pairing experience with all Cretan traditional, cuisine and wines.

Not included : Entrance fees in Knossos Palace 15 €


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Day 3
Spinalonga - Agios Nikolaos - Olive Oil Factory
Departure from hotel at 9:00

You will learn how olive oil is made, today and in the past, stopping at the outdoor olive museum where the original 1865 stone mill is displayed.

The tour includes a taste testing, during which visitors are given tips on how to recognise a superior olive oil.

At Spinalonga, the last leper colony in Europe, we will have a guided tour around this famous island, which is just a distance of 850m. Originally, Venetians fortified the islet in 1579, by building a fortress with 40 cannons and they are actually the best preserved walls in Europe.

We will visit Agios Nikolaos, a town with 14.000 inhabitants which is built on the side of the Gulf of Mirabello. In the centre of Agios Nikolaos is the lake Voulismeni, probably created by an earthquake, which lake's bottom is still undiscovered. There, we can have a coffee break or a walk around the lake, which gives you a great view from above, over the center and the harbor of Agios Nikolaos.

Not included: Entrance fee to Spinalonga 8€


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Day 4
Jeep Safari. Meet the Unknown Crete.
See incredible views of Crete with this amazing activity.

Our first stop is at the village of Kritsa, famous for its long history since the era of the ancient city of LATO until the Ottoman times.

We continue towards Katharo Plateau (altitude 1200m) through the cypress forest where we see goats, sheeps and if we get lucky, we may even witness Cretan vultures in the wild.

We then move southwards to Selakano forest, which is famous for the unique, high quality honey that is produced there.

We will cool off at Sarakina Gorge, a gorge of easy access for all. Photos of this breathtaking landscape will impress your friends.

We continue towards the southernmost point in Europe, that is, the fishing village of Myrtos. It is time for a swim, shopping or a cup of tea by the Libyan Sea.

Be sure to bring your sneakers, a towel and sunscreen with you and of course to fully charge your cameras.


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Day 5
Pastry & Cooking Lessons
Departure from the Hotel at 9:00

Visit the workshop and enjoy a guided tour of the confectionery art museum!

Then we will visit the workshop where we will start the production of the traditional "ladokoulouro". A lot of surprises and amusement will take place such as chocolate contest and a ceremony of the best baker.

The cooking classes take place in a beautiful courtyard full of fragrant herbs and flowers in the picturesque alleys of the village. The full-course meal consists of all the recipes that customers will prepare and cook as well as a few surprise dishes prepared by the cook–instructor. At the end of the class, all guests will sit around a long table and enjoy the fruits of their effort, family style, accompanied by local indigenous wine.


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Day 6
Romantic Sunset Horse Riding
Departure from the hotel at 17:30

You will have the chance to explore Cretan nature on horseback riding and enjoy the panoramic view of our capital city and the Cretan sea combined with the amazing sunset.

After 1 hour we will take a short break to stretch a bit and cool down with some soft drinks and fruit.

After the break, we will ride for another 60 minutes back to the farm, where a fire will be set for us and the BBQ will start!

A full dinner will be served to you with Greek traditional dishes and homemade wine & raki. After our dinner, we will be driving back at around 21:45.


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Day 7
Swim & Dine At Sunset. Sunset Beach Party.
Now, having the best memories from your vacations in Crete, our last day will be dedicated to a farewell party on the beach with plenty of wine and food.

You will relax to the accompaniment of music, enjoy your swim and be enchanted by the colors of the sunset.

The party will start shortly before sunset and will last until late at night.

Services on the beach:
• sun beds
• wine & finger food
• accompanied by DJ
• marvelous atmosphere
• photographer
• personal towel


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Day 8
Departure Day
After having your breakfast, a free transfer will be offered to Heraklion airport/port.

As an extra gift from us you will be given an usb which will include all the captured moments of your trip because we want you to remember each moment of it.

We really wish that with this trip you will have an uforgettable experience which we will aim to provide the best service as we always do.

We are looking forward to having you with us!


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What's Included:

• 7 Nights hotel accommodation in 5* Cactus Royal Spa & Resort, all inclusive basis

• All hotel meals during your stay

• Free transportation from/to the airport (HER) & port of Heraklion the days of arrival & departure

• Excursion transfers

• Excursions as per program

• Tour leader

• Tour guide in archeological spots (Knossos, Spinalonga)

• Meals in activities (day 2, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7)

• Professional Photographer in order to capture the moments of the trip

• Usb with the captured moments of the trip


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Not Included:

• Heraklion, Crete (HER) flight tickets

• Entrance fees in archaelogical spots

• Personal expenses

• Any other item not mentioned above

• Insurance, tips and everything not listed as Included

• 3% Credit Card fee if paid by credit card


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Crete Gay Holidays Hotel

Cactus Royal Spa & Resort, Stalis, Crete
In an area of natural beauty, on the sea-side road of Stalis next to the most celebrated sandy beach of the area, the five-star holiday resort of Cactus Royal arises majestically. This shining jewelry of fine accommodation and hospitality services, elegantly decorated featuring stone and wooden elements effortlessly make it an example of fine Cretan architecture.


Cactus Royal night view


Marvelously well-kept gardens, the warm sun-light and the deep blue of the Cretan Sea blend a unique, picturesque scenery. Three separate pool areas (two outdoor and one indoor), charming indoor and outdoor dining facilities, elegant bars and cafes, a spa and a fine friendly atmosphere are at guests’ disposal and are spoiled by accommodation choices. Local and international delicacies as well as the world-renown Cretan hospitality services add glamour to your stay at Cactus Royal.


Cactus Royal restaurant


As the hotel operates in an all-inclusive philosophy, all meals are served in buffets. A variety of dining and wining options are available to our guests. Theme buffets and show cooking nights are also organized by the hotel offering exquisite gastronomical experiences that capture the interest of even the most demanding of palates.


Cactus Royal Main Restaurant


The main restaurant opens its doors and serves a Mediterranean breakfast buffet and certified Greek breakfast buffet from 07:00- 10:00 and late breakfast from 10:00-11:00 (limited choices) at the pool bar. The main restaurant hosts lunches (12:30-14:00) and welcomes guests to enjoy their dinner (18:30-21:00) in its friendly, non-smoking atmosphere. Dress code is applied during meals.


Cactus Royal Elia restaurant


The highlight of the gastronomical journey at Cactus Royal is served in the a la carte Elia Restaurant. Delicious Mediterranean delicacies prepared by experienced staff are waiting for you to explore them. Reservations are required. Enjoy your meal under the Cretan night sky, in the company of lounge music. Once a week a theme night is organized decorated by live Greek tunes.


Cactus Royal show cooking


Each week, Cactus Royal organizes a different gastronomic evening, such as for instance, a lobster night (extra charge). The chefs of the hotel make use of not only the finest selected ingredients but also add unique flavors that only the workmanship of the most visionary and skilled professionals of their field could possibly create.


Vactus Royal drinks


Cactus Royal offers two bars to residing guests. As the hotel operates in an all-inclusive philosophy, alcoholic drinks, refreshments, coffee and tea are offered between 10:00-24:00. Enjoy your drink and light snacks by the sparkling blue water of the pool at the pool par or in the lounge, modern and friendly atmosphere of the main bar in the evenings. In the evenings, soft entertainment events are organized by the pool.


Cactus Royal  Kafeneion


In a charming hidden corner of the hotel, Kafeneion welcomes those guests that wish to taste traditional Cretan snacks and beverages of unique flavors. The stone and wooden features of the traditional café travel guests to a village-like Cretan cafeteria of a past time. Taste the famous “loukoumi” together with a beverage combining raki and honey.


Cactus Royal spa pool


Cactus Royal offers an all-around sports experience to sports lovers with its top-of-the notch equipped gym, fitness center and Spa, by providing state of the art athletic equipment. In the premises of the sports center, guests may find the spa of the hotel. Beautifully decorated in pastel colors, in a relaxing atmosphere, the spa is equipped with all the equipment and the best professionals in the field, guests are welcome to experience everything the spa has to offer, such as an indoor swimming pool, Steambath, and Jacuzzi areas. Massage sessions and beauty treatments (facial, manicures & pedicures) are offered to guests on an extra charge.


Cactus Royal night pool


Cactus Royal is found by one of the most popular and celebrated sandy beaches in the area. The fully equipped beach with umbrellas and sunbeds (chargeable) is awaiting for guests to enjoy the warm Cretan sun and the cooling seawater. For those guests that prefer swimming in pools, Cactus Royal offers three freshwater swimming pools and one indoor pool.


Cactus Royal Hotel


At Cactus Beach, a Cretan market is organized once a week. Kiosks with a wide variety of local products are offered for all the guests of the Cactus Hotels group. Guests are welcome to walk around the kiosks on the stone pathways of Cactus Beach, tasting the essence of local products and be entertained by various activities. Local honey, raki, other Cretan beverages, local bakery delights add a Cretan flavor to travelers residing at the hotel.


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Crete Greece Gay Holidays & Tour Prices

Room Type Description
Per person
€ (EUR)
Per person
€ (EUR)
Cactus Royal double room

Airy, spacious with glorious sun-light, these double rooms are elegantly decorated in pastel colors and wooden features. They are ideal for couples. Enjoy the pool or garden view from the furnished balcony of the room. Mini fridge; Satellite TV; Safe (extra charge); Wi-Fi internet access; Bath or shower; Individually controlled air conditioning; Direct telephone land line; Organic bathroom amenities; Towels; Hair dryer; Daily housekeeping services

€ 1,545

€ 2,320

Cactus Royal junior suite

The bedazzling gems of the Resort are an example of fine and elegant accommodation choice. Featuring one bedroom and a sitting room, these suites are ideal for couples. Spacious, comfortable and luxuriously decorated, they offer guests two furnished balconies/ terraces. Enjoy the wine and basket of fruit that waits to welcome you upon arrival.

€ 2,465

€ 3,390

Cactus Royal Superior Room with private pool

Enjoy the unique experience of a room with a private pool and give yourself the luxury and comfort that it deserves. Enjoy the sun, swim in your private pool or enjoy your cocktail on your terrace. Airy, spacious with glorious sun-light, these rooms are elegantly decorated in pastel colors and wooden features. They are ideal for couples.

€ 3,085

€ 4,635

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