Day 1 | The Ferry Experience

All Aboard! Time for an unforgettable experience! Just a regular ferry trip? No, this is the start of the greatest adventure. We start with the Opening Ceremony followed by the Ferry Party. Sleep is for the weak. Partying in the middle of the Aegean Sea is the best way to spend the night!

18:00 Arrival at the port of Piraeus.
All participants arrive at the port of Piraeus and follow their Group Leader's directions to board the ferry.

20:00 Opening Ceremony
Let The Crete Trip 2022 begin!!!

21:00 "The Ferry Experience" Party
Enjoy the disco party on the ferry.

Participants already in Crete will be informed for their opening ceremony by Cretan Group Leaders.


Day 2 | Flag Parade & Cretan Festival

Erasmus’ and ESN’s fundamental value of the international dimension of life is expressed by colourfully dressed participants on the first meeting of The Crete Trip! We begin with the Flag Parade, followed by the Cretan Festival, a night full of dance and music. 

06:00 Arrival at Heraklion
The ferry arrives at the port of Heraklion and we are transported to Eri Beach & Village Hotel.

08:00 Check-in & Breakfast
The check-in process begins as we arrive. A delicious breakfast is waiting at the buffet.

13:00 Flag Parade
We go to Lion Square to start the Flag Parade!

15:00 Free Time
Explore Heraklion’s city centre at your leisure.

19: 00 Cretan Festival
The Cretan Festival begins at the port of Heraklion.

Day 3 | Boat Party & Balos Lagoon

Chilling by the sea is a state of mind! Let the sun and the summer breeze take your thoughts away! Our first stop is The Boat Party, our way to an experience full of sea. Second stop, Balos Lagoon, a small paradise.

08:00 Cruise to Balos Beach
We travel to the port of Kissamos and board a private boat to Balos Beach.

15:00 Balos Beach
Enjoy the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean sea.

17:00 Boat Party
Party hard on the cruise back.

Day 4 | Knossos Visit & Matala Beach

A trip to four thousand years of history and exploration of the hippy philosophy, all in one day! Explore the myth of Minotaurus, of the Labyrinth, of Daedalus and Icarus and discover the lifestyle of the oldest European city. After that, we visit a small, beautiful village in southern Crete where the hippy life is still alive! 

08:00 Knossos Archaeological Site
Follow the guided tour of the Minoan Palace.

13:00 Matala Beach
We explore the hippie village of Matala and its caves by the beach. Get ready for some surprises.

21:00 Hippie Festival
A party at the central square of Matala.

Day 5 | Responsible Party

The perfect way to close the Trip! No matter if you want just to get the perfect tan or splash with your friends around, a pool is always a must for your summer plans! Our partner Pernod Ricard is always here to remind us that #Responsible_is_Sexy!

08:00 Breakfast & Check-out
Breakfast and check-out process.

11:00 Water Park
A relaxing day at the water park accompanied by many surprises.

17:00 Departure from the port of Heraklion.
We say goodbye to Crete and travel back to the port of Piraeus.

Keep in mind that the actual hours of the event might differ from those mentioned above.