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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
Discover the Cretan landscape in style aboard this private jeep safari from Chania. Learn about the culture of Crete from your dedicated tour guide as you traverse the ‘White Mountains’ in your air-conditioned vehicle. Sample local delicacies such as olive oil, tea, and wine at a local winery, take in the views from the Samaria Gorge, and enjoy a delicious Cretan lunch over the course of the day.
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.
This enchanting tour takes you into the heart of rural Crete, through traditional villages and around steep mountains. Even though Crete’s ancient story is rich, the island’s modern history is worth exploring too; on this tour, visit the National Resistance Museum and brush up on the 1905 revolt that shaped modern Crete. While you explore at your own pace, your hosts slowly cook a traditional clay pot meal, offering a genial end to the day.
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.
Spend a day of the beaten tourist path on a five-hour food and sightseeing tour of Zorbas. Private transportation takes you and your guide to ancient monasteries, stunning vistas, and more. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a comprehensive wine tasting with traditional Greek foods. Continue on to watch the sunset over Stavros beach while enjoying a glass of raki (aniseed flavored alcoholic drink) and mezedes (Greek tapas).
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
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.
Experience the world-famous archaeological site of Knossos Palace and Heraklion Museum like a true VIP. Enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick up and drop off by your private local professional guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal. You will receive skip-the-line accesses in all archaeological areas, key pieces of information and extra-personalized attention with ultimate comfort and style. Also, you will unwind with a winetasting in an award-winning Cretan winery. At the end of the day, you will follow the scenic city trail through Heraklion's streets by visiting off-the-beaten-path eateries and tasting traditional local delicacies.
Cave of Sfentoni is one of the most interesting caves in Crete. In the Cave of Sfentoni extensively adorned with stalactites and stalagmites.The impressive cave provides the visitors with breathtaking sights of how Mother Nature patiently “creates” an aesthetic spectacle by using mineral-rich water drops Axos village is located on the north side of the Psiloritis Mountain, built on terraces 600 meters above sea level. Ruins of the Acropolis’ walls can still be seen today.In the village Axos, you can visit the museum with the wooden handmade statues of interesting subjects taken from the ancient mythology and the modern history of the village and all Crete, as well as the everyday life of its inhabitantsENAGRON AGRITOURISM: It is a wonderful place where you can experience the real life of the old Cretan village. It has a traditional style and many activities. You can enjoy the real life of Crete and it’s really a fantastic experience.
The opportunity for a unique journey into the world of dinosaurs. A magical experience awaits. The Dinosauria welcomes you to a world with dozens of dinosaurs that gives the opportunity for children and adults to learn about the fascinating history of dinosaurs in the years passing by the giant Tyrannosaurus Rex!After this wonderful visit, we will go to the real beings who live in the sea to Cretaquarium. As one of the biggest aquarium in Europe, Cretaquarium offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the magical world of the Mediterranean Sea.Sharks, tiny seahorses and spectacular jellyfish, the variety of marine life have been featured in underwater landscapes, like rocks in Matala (south Crete) and the bottom of Vai (South Crete). A full tour seeing all the exhibits and species will take about 2 hours.
Crete private chauffeur is a customizable service, which includes a professional local insider driver with a premium private vehicle - business, limo, minivan or VIP minibus 9-seats - at half-day or full-day disposal.
Explore the world-famous Cave of Zeus and East Crete “must-see” landmarks, like a true VIP. Your private local insider guide will customize bespoke itineraries through the mountainous region of Lassithi by visiting authentic Cretan villages, connecting with locals, and deeply engaging with East Crete's unique nature, within comfortable chronological order and privacy. You will also have the opportunity to experience Cretan mountainous wine-tasting with traditional lunch in a picturesque place, as well as visit a ceramic workshop and the town of Agios Nikolaos.
Experience the quintessential luxuries of Crete and explore the hidden gems of the South-Western region by following bespoke itineraries off the beaten track. Enjoy your day-trip like a true VIP with an absolute comfort and a premium chauffeured vehicle at your full-day disposal. Your private local insider guide will unveil for you wild Cretan nature, beautiful gorges with breezy fresh-water springs, authentic Cretan villages, breath-taking spots with panoramic views of the Libyan Sea, and ancient Byzantine monasteries. Furthermore, you will enjoy an authentic lunch in a cozy place that is surrounded by mountainous waterfalls. Not to mention the smell of tasty grilled lamb on the spit (antikristo) and friendly locals! At the end of the day, you will follow a scenic city trail through Venetian Rethymno's streets by visiting the best places for wine and product tasting!
This unique tour combines exploring the most spectacular gorge close to Chania, followed by lunch in perhaps one of the best bio restaurants and farm in Crete. We will drive through spectacular natural scenery, inside Therisso gorge leading to the foot of the White Mountains, where the restaurant is located. It’s not only a nature experience through the gorge but also a cultural one as we will visit a small Byzantine church and the lunch at the end is an experience by itself. On the way back we drive by the side of mountain over Chania with panoramic view of Chania and Souda port. All food in the small family restaurant is handmade and cooked in wood oven, from bread to the local Cretan and Greek recipes. You will taste a range of Cretan dishes in small plates, with home-made organic wine. We will not leave the restaurant until you are full! For those who wish we can make a small tour on the farm before or after lunch.