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West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion regionDay Trips

West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region

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Although Heraklion is the perfect base to see Crete’s cultural and architectural heritage, it’s not the only part of Crete that is worthy of a visit. On this full-day tour, discover two of the prettiest cities in Western Crete, Chania and Rethymno. Learn all about the diversity of Heraklion’s heritage, including its Venetian, Ottoman, Byzantine and ancient Greek influences.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$72.76
From
$72.76

Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with LunchDay Trips

Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch

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Discover ancient Minoan history, Cretan farming culture, and magnificent island views on this full-day off-roading adventure from Heraklion. Travel in a rugged Land Rover along historic mountain trails, stopping along the way to visit the mythological Diction Cave, shepherds’ villages, the scenic Lassithi Plateau, and an eco park where traditional ways of life are still practiced. Replenish your energy with an included lunch and taste of ‘raki’ liqueur at a local tavern.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.46
From
$89.46
Taking safety measures

Off-Road Buggy Adventure in CreteDay Trips

Off-Road Buggy Adventure in Crete

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Explore Crete’s rugged interior on a full-day off-road buggy trip from Hersonissos. Drive or ride a 4-wheeler and travel through picturesque villages and countryside up to the Lasithi Plateau, framed by the Dikti Mountains. Follow black-topped roads and off-road trails, traverse olive groves and mountain slopes, and stop for photos and to visit the Kera Kardiotissa monastery (own expense). Traditional taverna lunch, driving instructions, and port and hotel drop-off in the Hersonissos area included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$167.00
From
$167.00

Stand -Up Paddleboard and Snorkeling Tour in CreteSnorkeling

Stand -Up Paddleboard and Snorkeling Tour in Crete

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Explore the Cretan coastline from a standup paddleboard on this guided tour around beautiful Marathi Bay. After a short instruction and safety lesson, head out into the bay, exploring smaller islets, diving spots, and a small cave system along the way. Stop from time to time to snorkel with the marine life or catch your breath on the beach. This tour is good for all ages and experience levels, a great way to enjoy time with friends and family on the water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.38
From
$70.38
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Richtis Waterfall, Minoan History, Oldest Tree, North Coast (Luxury Adventure)Day Trips

Richtis Waterfall, Minoan History, Oldest Tree, North Coast (Luxury Adventure)

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Experience the quiet side of Crete with this all-day Land Rover tour to some of the island’s most beautiful and hidden places. Those who are short on time and eager to get away from the crowds will appreciate this budget-friendly, all-inclusive outing that visits waterfalls, herb farms, and ancient olive groves and includes lunch at a local taverna, a nature hike, and swimming in a cool spring.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.16
From
$106.16
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Knossos Palace and old pottery village in the mountains (Luxury Adventure)Day Trips

Knossos Palace and old pottery village in the mountains (Luxury Adventure)

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Adventure and nature fans—this is the tour for you! Avoid the hassle of driving on unfamiliar rural roads, and hop aboard a Land Rover Discovery vehicle instead. This action-packed excursion is a great way to see the hidden highlights of the High Mountains of Crete, that you’d likely miss alone. See Knossos Palace, get panoramic views of the Aegean sea, and enjoy the perk of having a delicious taverna lunch included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.16
From
$106.16
Taking safety measures

Samaria gorge hiking tourDay Trips

Samaria gorge hiking tour

We will pick you up early in the morning. After a small stop to Xyloskalo we start hiking. You can walk with your pace, our guide will follow the last one of the group. At the end of the gorge we will have time to swim in the Lybian sea. Later we will take a boat to Sougia, where our airconditioned bus will drive you at the pick up point.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.96
From
$73.96
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Chrissi Island Cruise Day Trip from CreteDay Cruises

Chrissi Island Cruise Day Trip from Crete

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Spend a day relaxing on Chrissi Island just off Crete on this cruise trip. Lounge on deck as you sail to this uninhabited islet off Crete’s southern coast and enjoy ample time to do as you please on arrival. Laze on the coral sands, swim or snorkel or explore the woods and Chrissi’s church. Boat transfers and pickup and drop-off at selected Crete hotels are included, with the island entrance fee at your own expense.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.64
From
$74.64
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Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket (Shared Tour - Small group)Bus Tours

Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket (Shared Tour - Small group)

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Join our small group (up to 8 pax) Walking tour at Knossos palace with a Licensed Tourist Guide. Skip-the-ticket line to enter Knossos Palace. Explore the ancient palace, step into the royal residence and see the Minoan king's throne. Be amazed by the House of the Frescoes and its colorful wall paintings. Learn about the history of the Minoan Civilization, probably the oldest one on the European continent. Use the combine ticket (value for money) to enter the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion when you go to Heraklion city later. Please check your location before booking! Crete is divided in four regional units and is approximately 260 km (162 miles) long and 60 km (37 miles) wide. Crete’s four prefectures: from west to east, Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion, and Lasithi (Elounda, Agios Nikolaos). Knossos palace located at the center of the island (Heraklion). Distance to Knossos palace from: Heraklion center, port or airport (code HER) approx. is 5 km (3 miles or 20 min by car)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.38
From
$70.38
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Old City & Harbor TourPrivate and Luxury

Old City & Harbor Tour

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Exploring Chania’s Old Town and Venetian Harbor without a guide can mean overlooking sights. This small-group Segway tour ensures you discover all the must-sees and hidden corners without getting lost. Get instructions and ride your Segway personal transporter behind a guide along the alleyways and waterfront to view the landmarks. Learn about the sights via the audio guide and get your guide’s tips on local things to do and see.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.71
From
$47.71
Taking safety measures

Rethymno InlandDay Trips

Rethymno Inland

Enjoy a day that combines nature with beautiful lush landscapes along with history and time to relax. An excellent opportunity to discover the real character or Crete. The excitement to discover is second to none, Try it!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$706.53
per group
From
$706.53
per group

Private Wine, Olive Oil, and Terroir Tour of Heraklion area with TastingsDay Trips

Private Wine, Olive Oil, and Terroir Tour of Heraklion area with Tastings

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Discover the culinary delights of Crete on a day tour from Heraklion that includes wine tasting, olive oil tasting, and learning about the island's terroir. Visit a boutique winery and family-owned olive oil producer to sample wine and oil with your group. You'll have lunch at a mezze restaurant and gain insight into a piece of Crete's culture from a guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.92
From
$178.92
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Sailing trip with SailingSouthCreteSailing

Sailing trip with SailingSouthCrete

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Our daily sailing trip in the crystal clear waters of southern Crete is far from the crowds and noise, you will be wondering why we are totally alone wherever we go.
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  • 7 hours
From
$831.93
per group
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$831.93
per group

Private fishing trip Chania, Crete (price is per group)Day Trips

Private fishing trip Chania, Crete (price is per group)

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Have you ever imagined going on a spearfishing or fishing trip and catching that big fish you have always wanted? With our experienced captains you’ll finally be able to catch that big fish you’ve always dreamt of! You’ll be able to either fish from our RIB or go spearfishing and freediving. After that, we’ll dine all together on board of our RIB with your freshly caught fish! Get ready for this new adventure! The hours depend if you pick full or half-day trips.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$453.28
per group
From
$453.28
per group

VIP Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace Chauffeur-Driven Private Tour from ChaniaDay Trips

VIP Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace Chauffeur-Driven Private Tour from Chania

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An exclusive chauffeur-driven private tour that combines all the “must-see” world-famous landmarks of Crete Island – the iconic Knossos Palace, the mysterious Cave of Zeus and an authentic journey to the mountainous East Crete (Lassithi Plateau). You will enjoy a personal pick-up and drop-off by your private local insider guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal by experiencing maximum comfort, and maximum privacy like a true VIP. You will also receive skip-the-line accesses in all archaeological areas, key pieces of information, extra-personalized attention and engagement with the Cretan local lifestyle. Last but not least, you will visit off-the-beaten-path eateries to taste traditional local delicacies and get the best recommendations for an authentic Cretan lunch!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$894.62
per group
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$894.62
per group
Taking safety measures

Royalty Dia Island Half Day TripDay Cruises

Royalty Dia Island Half Day Trip

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Enjoy good sailing, clear tropical waters, warm sun and snorkeling at Dia island. This sailing trip is the perfect way to experience the island from another perspective – the sea.
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  • 5 hours
From
$184.89
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$184.89

Visit Knossos palace (Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket)Walking Tours

Visit Knossos palace (Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket)

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Soak in the splendid Palace of Knossos, and save time by skipping the line! Enjoy a guided tour through the Palace in a small group setting, and unravel the mysterious myths and legends that surround this ancient site. See advanced drainage technology, classical-era art and craft, as well as Europe's oldest throne.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.30
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$67.30

VIP Crete Sightseeing: Rethymno - Argiroupolis - Kournas Lake - ChaniaDay Trips

VIP Crete Sightseeing: Rethymno - Argiroupolis - Kournas Lake - Chania

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Escape to the Western Crete - an idyllic destination on the island that effortlessly captures the spirit of authentic Philoxenia (“Hospitality”). With a chauffeured premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, you will explore the Venetian city of Rethymno, the charming lake of Kournas, and the romantic town of Chania by enjoying maximum comfort and privacy. Your private local insider guide will enrich the day with a visit to the village of Argyroupolis (Ancient Lappa city), where you will experience an authentic lunch at a cozy place surrounded by mountainous waterfalls, the smell of tasty grilled lamb on the spit (Cretan Antikristo) and friendly locals. Last but not least, you will have the chance for unique home-made wine tasting by Kournas Lake. Prepare to excite all your senses!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$572.56
per group
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$572.56
per group
Taking safety measures

Old City And Harbor Combo TourPrivate and Luxury

Old City And Harbor Combo Tour

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Don a helmet and take a segway through the old part of Chania for two hours. A detailed audio guide provides an introduction to Chania. Learn more about the monuments you see, enjoy cruising on Segways, get views across the harbor. Travel from western waterfront taverns to eastern exterior walls, soaking up history on the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.19
From
$72.19
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VIP Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace Chauffeur-Driven Private TourDay Trips

VIP Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace Chauffeur-Driven Private Tour

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An exclusive chauffeur-driven private tour that combines all the “must-see” world-famous landmarks of Crete Island – the iconic Knossos Palace, the mysterious Cave of Zeus and an authentic journey to the mountainous East Crete (Lassithi Plateau). You will enjoy a personal pick-up and drop-off by your private local insider guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal by experiencing maximum comfort, and maximum privacy like a true VIP. You will also receive skip-the-line accesses in all archaeological areas, key pieces of information, extra-personalized attention and engagement with the Cretan local lifestyle. Last but not least, you will visit off-the-beaten-path eateries to taste traditional local delicacies and get the best recommendations for an authentic Cretan lunch!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$715.70
per group
From
$715.70
per group
Taking safety measures

Sailing trip around Chania GulfSailing

Sailing trip around Chania Gulf

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You don’t need to go far to admire the beauties of the northern side of Chania, the point is to see them from the right angle, so whichever sailing trip you choose you will surely enjoy a full sailing experience in the open sea, not only by being our guests but mostly because by the end of the day you will be part of the sailing family… our family!!! Make a choice between the destinations we propose or let the wind drive you and remember: The joy is not only on the destination…. mostly is on the way there!!
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  • 7 hours
From
$611.72
per group
From
$611.72
per group

Chania Exploration Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Chania Exploration Bike Tour

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Chania’s sights and waterfronts stretch either side of its Old Town, so covering them on foot means extended walking. Admire the harbor, town, and beach views more easily on this bike tour. Pedal from west to east of the town, and occasionally delve into the town's lanes to see churches and monuments. Plus hear about the sights' history via an audio guide system and guide, and stop for an ice-cream.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.71
From
$47.71
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Chania Tour 1. Explore the White Mountains of CreteDay Trips

Chania Tour 1. Explore the White Mountains of Crete

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Visiting White Mountains with best panoramic view of Chania Semi private safari tour up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato” at 1350m Coffee or tea or juice in a traditional coffee shop Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.03
From
$106.03

Knossos Palace & Heraklion Archaeological MuseumDay Trips

Knossos Palace & Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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The most popular excursion that reveals the history of the Minoan civilization. During the tour you will see the richest collection of exhibits presented in the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, take a guided walk in the cultural center of the city of Heraklion, and finally, visit mysterious and mythical "LABYRINTH OF THE MINOTAUR" in the Palace of KNOSSOS. After the excursion program, you can enjoy an independent walk through the old part of the city surrounded by Venetian walls with many boutiques and souvenir shops. To feel like a local, order a cup of Greek coffee in one of the cozy street cafes and relax during the midday siesta.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$63.22
From
$63.22

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