Experience the idyllic escape to Elafonisi beach, with white and pink sand joined together that everyone dreams about like a true VIP. Enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick up and drop off by your private local insider guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal. Your exclusive day-trip will be enriched with bespoke itineraries off-the-beaten-track to explore and engage with the West Crete and its hidden gems. Last but not least, you will also get the best recommendations for an authentic Cretan lunch!
Treat your senses to the ancient flavors of Crete on a full-day wine tour from Chania. Travel through the mountains of the Kisamos region and traditional Cretan villages to reach two family-run wineries, where you’ll taste award-winning regional wines and stroll through the vineyards. Sample another prized Cretan product at an olive oil factory, and stand before one of the world’s oldest olive trees on this relaxed culinary tour of northwestern Crete.
Elafonisi is located 76km west of Chania and 5km south of Chrysoskalitisa Monastery, in the southwesternmost tip of Crete. Elafonisi is an oblong peninsula, which often breaks in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. Elafonisi is a Natura 2000 protected area. The island is full of sand dunes with sea daffodils and jupiners. The endangered loggerhead sea turtle and several more rare animals and plants find shelter on the island; it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants, animals, shells and sand from the area. The pinkish sand has taken this particular color from millions of crushed shells. Near the peninsula, the seawater does not exceed 1m in-depth, creating a small lagoon, ideal for children. You can easily cross the lagoon in order to reach the opposite side of the peninsula because the water is very shallow there. On the return we will visit a restaurant. There is an option to visit an oil factory, winery or Chrisoskalitisa monastery.
Margarites Village, located between green rolling hills. The village is well known for its pottery which the visitor can purchase along with other items of traditional art – local craft shops are open to welcome tourists. Margarites are worth exploring by walking through the village, you will see beautifully decorated doors and walls, which date from the period of the Venetian occupation.The Monastery of Arkady is surrounded by a strong wall that made it impregnable by the enemies. It is surely the most historic monastery of Crete, it is the sacred symbol of the fight for freedom. In fact, the UNESCO has declared Arkadi a European Monument of Freedom.Rethymnon City is a fascinating walking tour through the narrow winding streets of Rethymnon, the old houses with their wooden covered balconies, the Venetian and the Turkish monuments. Rethymno combines rarely united features: the old town’s charm and history, with proximity to a long sandy beach.
An exclusive chauffeur-driven private tour that combines all “must-see” landmarks in Crete Island - the worldwide famous Knossos Palace, the mysterious Cave of Zeus and an authentic journey to the mountainous East Crete (Lassithi Plateau). Enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick up and drop off by your private local insider guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal, ultimate comfort, and maximum privacy like a true VIP. You will be provided with skip-the-line accesses in 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 try traditional local delicacies and get the best recommendations for an authentic Cretan lunch!
Chania’s Old Town is being inhabited since the ancient ages of the Minoan Civilization from 5000BC. Since then it has always been a vivid place of prosperity and growth, influenced through the ages by the various cultures, Romans, Arabs, Jews, due to its geopolitical place in the Mediterranean Sea and those who invaded it particularly in the late years, such us the Venetians and the Ottoman Turks. We will stroll through the historic alleys and pinpoint the Byzantine and the Venetian/Ottoman Walls and Fortifications, then walk through the main streets and see the emergence of history from the Ancient Ages from the archeological excavations inside the Old Town to the Medieval and Recent Ages through the old buildings, the churches, the synagogues and the mosques. Also we will visit the Orthodox, the Muslim and the Jewish Quarter and how people lived together through times with peace or turbulence. There is an optional wine tasting for 30 minutes, 12 euro per person.
You too can be an expert in the different flavors and aromas of olive oil. After your visit to a traditional olive oil press you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from one of the most historic and popular places.
Wine Adventure Tour by Chania Wine Tours Spend a full day swirling, sipping, and tasting through western Crete with wine professionals. Perfect for honeymoons, birthdays, or other special occasions.Vasili and Anna Maria, the owners of Chania Wine Tours, are Greek-Americans that returned to their ancestral home of Crete. They are passionate wine people- Vasili owns vineyards and Anna Maria is a Certified Sommelier. The first half of the day is dedicated to olive oil. Take in the endless olive trees at the Cave of Saint John the Hermit, learn all about olive oil production at Biolea Estate olive mill, and visit the oldest olive tree in the world!The second half of the day is for wine! Visit the vineyards and tasting room at Karavitakis Winery. Learn how to taste wine properly and how grapes are grown. Enjoy 6 wines. Then to Manousakis Winery for a tour of the winery to learn how wine is made before enjoy 5 more wines. Full lunch with unlimited wine is served on their terrace.
A unique tour through traditional Cretan villages. The nature landscape and the culture signs will take your breath away...This is a tour of the unique area of Apokoronas, the East province of Chania region. The purpose of this tour is to introduce the visitors of this island to the pure side of the Cretan mainland. Tour around the villages, meet the locals, taste the delicious local products and learn everything about Crete’s history, culture and traditions.
On the New road, the bus takes you west through the outskirts of Chania to the port of Kastelli. Here, a boat will take you to the small island gramvoussa with its imposing Venetian castle and breathtaking views. After 2 hours of stay the boat will take you to the lagoon of Balos. The fabulous clear water of the lagoon and the white coral sand makes an irresistible paradise for all guests.
Experience the quintessential luxuries of Crete island with a local insider guide on a chauffeur-driven jeep tour basis with absolute comfort and privacy. More than just a classic mass-safari excursion, this exclusive day trip is designed for a group of 3 persons per jeep so you can explore the island by following bespoke itineraries off the beaten path focused on the Cretan culture, traditions, history and natural landscape. This allows our travelers to see, feel, savor and discover with more depth our distinctive regions and identity. Enjoy a personal pick up and drop off, skip-the-line access at iconic sites and maximum personalization like a true VIP. Remember, Crete is a fascinating and diverse island, but wherever you go, you’ll find friendly people, delicious food, and stunning melting sunsets. Ready to go?
With traditional villages and plenty of warm Mediterranean sunshine, the Samaria Gorge is the longest of its kind in Europe—but it’s also a challenging and rewarding hike, considered by many to be among the toughest in Crete. This adventurous full-day combination bus and hiking tour from Chania takes you deep into the gorge itself, where large boulders lie beneath soaring limestone cliffs. Follow a 10-mile (16-km) route though the Samaria Gorge and experience the best of the Crete countryside with a guide.
Visit Elafonissi Island, two of western Crete’s most-popular attractions, on this day trip from Chania. In the morning, travel by climate-controlled coach to the sun-kissed west, where you’ll ascend the ‘golden step’ to the monastery. Then, continue to the paradise island of Elafonissi for an idyllic afternoon of sunbathing, swimming and exploration.
Relax on the paradise-like island of Elafonisi on this family-friendly day trip. Admire western Crete’s hills and traditional villages on a drive to the southwest coast, and stop for coffee at the Cave of Agia Sofia. Then, spend the afternoon on the idyllic protected islet of Elafonisi, enjoying its pink sands and clear seas. Includes round-trip transport plus select hotel pickup and drop-off.
Sightsee around the scenic villages of Crete in the company of a local guide in a private luxury vehicleChoose an itinerary tailored to your interests and specificationsZero hassle! Your personal guide will arrange everythingVisit the top wineries of the region to discover unique and hard-to-find winesRelax on some of the most beautiful beaches of GreeceVisit archaeological sites that give an insight to a civilization lost since the remote antiquity.Sample Itinerary : The tour will start at the seaside traditional village of Armeni, and continue to the region of Alikambos, where we’ll walk in olive & citrus groves of unparalleled beauty, where the rows of fruit-bearing trees point toward the sea. Last, we’ll visit Limni Kourna, a gorgeous, untouched lake of great geological and ecological significance. After a walk by the the azure waters of the lake, you can visit the village of Kournas, the seat of the Cretan Revolution of 1866.
Take a full-day sightseeing cruise to Gramvousa Island from Rethymnon, Georgioupolis or Chania. This convenient, budget-friendly outing includes hotel pickup and drop off for an all-day sun, sand and sea adventure. See the Venetian Castles, swim in the Balos Lagoon, sunbathe on sandy beaches, explore the caves at Kissamos Bay, and enjoy views of Agria Gramvousa and Vouxa Cape from the water.
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 in 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. This private tour will excite your senses!
Get to know Chania without crowded tour buses or rowdy tour groups on this private sightseeing tour. Walk through the historic buildings and charming streets of the city’s Old Town, immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the Municipal Market, and take advantage of some grand photo opportunities at the Holy Trinity Monastery and Akrotiri’s Gouverneto Monastery. With a full day available to you, take your time at each stop and explore at your own pace.
Bask on Elafonisi Beach on this day trip in Crete. Venture southwest through the White Mountains to Chrissoskalitissa, and climb the ‘Golden Step’ to this medieval religious retreat, perched high above the sea. Afterward, continue to Elafonisi to laze on its pink-white sands, swim, and wade through the shallows to nearby Elafonis Island, sometimes known as ‘Deer Island.' Transport and pickup and drop-off at selected hotels included.
This Private tour in Crete is a unique opportunity to feel the Cretan hospitalityYou will walk at the narrow streets of old town of Rethymno, at narrow alleys, kiosks (prominent wooden windows), amateur lyres, mantinadas, smell of fresh bread from wood ovens and tsikoudia flavor. In other words, one of the latest authentic magical tour in Crete. You will visit the Lake of Kourna, that the landscape is lovely and relaxing, whether you want to go for a walk in the countryside with unique natural beauty. You will have memorable photos here. Our next stop will be at the Arkadi Monastery, as it is the most historic monastery of Crete and it has been designated by UNESCO as a European Freedom Monument. Finally, we will reach at the most traditional village in Crete, located in picturesque green rolling hills the village is well known for its pottery, called "Margarites". Being the most important center of ceramics industry in Crete this is the must-see.The duration of the tour is 8 hours
Elafonisi is one of Greece’s most dazzling beaches in the world, but reaching this island just off the coast of Crete by public transportation is daunting. Save hours with this tour than includes transport from Chania, a stop to visit the Agia Sofia Cave, and three hours of free time to swim, relax on the beach, and enjoy the beautiful landscape at Elafonisi Beach before the return trip.
With its sheer walls and tight passageways, the Samaria Gorge is one of Crete’s most striking natural wonders. With this tour, all the logistics are taken care of so all you need do is complete the challenging 10-mile (18-kilometer) hike. Set off from Chania in early morning and arrive at the trailhead ahead of the crowds. After the guided hike, board a boat back to Chora Sfakion, then a bus back to Chania.
Experience the best of Cretan food and drink on a private excursion from Rethymno. For the duration of the tour, you’ll be comfortable in first-class transportation with your private guide. Together, you’ll visit an old olive mill and a classic winery and vineyard. Cuisine meets culture on this six-hour tour, where you’ll sample olive oil, raki (alcoholic Cretan drink), various dishes, and, of course, lots of wine.
We start our tour and the first stop is the famous monastery of Agia TriadaAfter this wonderful experience, we have we will go to one of the most popular spots offering a panoramic view of Chania are the Venizelos family tombs.The tombs are set in a pretty park with an uninterrupted view of ChaniaEnjoy the magnificent in Chania, with unforgettable beautiful colours of the sun sinking into the old port of Chania, Chania is one of the most beautiful cities in Crete, one might even say of Greece and is the second most populated city on the island. The city has preserved its traditional architecture and most of its monuments from Venetian as well as from Ottoman times. The Venetian harbour, with its lighthouse and the old town, has bestowed the reputation of the most picturesque city in Crete, welcoming many enthusiastic visitors each year.