Take a day out from Crete to visit Santorini on this day trip. Board a boat to this famous volcanic island, known for its sea-filled caldera (crater) and black cliffs. On arrival, enjoy a caldera cruise to admire the whitewashed houses perched high on the cliffs, and take an island tour to stroll along the clifftops and visit Thira and Oia. Boat transfers, transport on Santorini, and pickup and drop-off at selected Crete hotels included.
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.
Join our small group (up to 12 pax) Walking tour at Knossos palace with a Licensed Tourist Guide. Get the chance to pre-Buy on-line your entrance ticket and Skip-The-Line, entry.
Discover with us the Labyrinth and Palace of Knossos! Skip the long ticket line, upon arrival you meet your own exclusive guide and given your tickets. We Guide you with our expert guides to Knossos unraveling the Myths and Legends surrounding the site. Home to the Minotaur, the oldest throne of Europe, a sophisticated structure, elegant wall paintings that inspired art Nuevo centuries later, huge clay earns, advance draining systems, quarters sunk into the earth is there the Minotaur lurked? Together with your guide you will see the oldest civilization unfold before your eyes and you will be able to get the best out of your visit of this magnificent structure.
On this tour you will have the chance to explore the Cretan genuine culture and customs. Live for one day the life of an authentic shepherd, discussing the daily habits and taste his homemade raki and mezedes. Learn the specific procedure of Cretan beekeeping interactively by providing special uniforms and trying honey straight from the honeycomb. Feel the hospitality of Mr. Andreas, but also his wife Ms. Eleni by having a traditional Cretan homemade lunch in their house. On the way to Apladiana, you will pass through orange trees, so you can cut an orange with your bare hands and enjoy its freshness! Walk through the Apladiana where our guide will show you and explain all the small details about the Cretan weddings. Wedding holds a special place Cretan life and tradition and are one of the most important events in life. It is an original experience for a life time!
This Tour gives you the opportunity to visit on your own way so many places in one day that if not with a local guide it would be impossible to visit and find.We visit Monasteries, Churches, Agios Nikolaus City, Spinalonga Island, Krasi village where the oldest Platanus tree in Crete it's found, we have a traditional Cretan Lunch in the traditional village of Mochos where we visit a few beautiful churches, and in the end if we have time we can visit the fishing village of Sisi where we go for a walk on the Palm Bay.
This tour combines two of Crete’s top historical sights—Knossos Palace; a Bronze Age archeological site, and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. See impressive ruins and artifacts along the way, and benefit from having guide commentary so you understand the historical background information. Highlights include seeing the original throne of Minos at Knossos Palace, and rare examples of Minoan art at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
See Greece on a boat. Travel by bus to Elounda, where you’ll board on a boat for the day’s adventure. Sail to Kolokytha Island where you can swim and sunbathe. Lunch is served on the boat, then it’s on to Spinalonga for a quick tour and a bit of free time on the island.
This day trip from Crete packs a lot into one tour. Visit an Ottoman fortress, a local folklore museum, a cheese factory and more. Learn about and taste raki, an aperitif flavored with anise. Have lunch in a kafeneio (traditional Greek coffeehouse) where you can hang with the locals and experience the real Crete.
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.
Travel on the north-east coast with a boat ride on the picturesque bay of MIRABELLO. Visit the small fortified island of SPINALONGA. Accompanied by a professional tour guide you will stroll through the streets of the Venetian castle and get acquainted with the interesting history of the island.
Continuing the sea voyage, the ship docks in the bay KOLOKITHA where you have free time for swimming in the crystal clear waters. After, the crew will offer a lunch consisting of a juicy kebab (chicken,pork,vegetables), glass of wine and glass of water.
Then you will head to the next stop, the town of AGIOS NIKOLAOS. You can enjoy walking on your own in this beautiful place, have a coffee or beer with the view to the famous lake VOULIAZMENI.
*Pick-up (from the specific bus stops outside of your hotel) is arranged after booking. From villages of the North Heraklion region (Agia Pelagia, Gouves, Hersonissos,etc).
For other areas, contact us.
We are not quite sure what the Minoans ate for breakfast, although We Guide you at Knossos palace and the Labyrinth. But, we can guide you also to the authentic flavors of ancient Crete. Right after the Knossos palace walking tour -having visited the oldest throne of Europe and escaped the Labyrinth- follow us, to the delicious flavors of Minoans. Ingredients all committed to the meticulous recreation of an authentic Minoan snack. Olives, olive oil, Cretan Tea, herbs, Honey, goat cheese or soft cheeses like myzithra and Cretan wine, from local producers.
In one day you have a chance to explore Rethymno region highlights from North to South!
During this tour you will visit beautiful Cretan village Spili, then enjoy a route along Kourtalioti gorge by car, where we recommend to stop for an easy walk and visit St.Nicholas Church. Then, you will reach the South coast and admire beautiful view of Preveli beach. You can visit the Preveli monastery and go down by stairs up to the beach to swim and walk in the virgin Palm Forest. Finally, you will explore the picturesque Rethymno town and have a lunch in the old town.
Our professional guides will give you all the information about the route and advise you about the best activities, restaurants and must-see spots.
It is a private tour, so it is up to you, how much time to spend at each destination, the program is flexible. Tell us about your preferences and we will adopt the program for your needs.
We give you options, you choose!
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Explore with a guided group, the monastery of Kera Kardiotissa and the Dikteon Cave followed by a visit to Psychro village to meet a potter in action. Enjoy the panoramic views from Seli Ambelou Lasithi Plateau and complete your tour to the Minoan Palace of Knossos where civilization history began 4000 years ago.
Wandering around a city can be done either like a tourist or like a local. We offer the local version with a deeper info on the history and tradition of this city. Inside info you will not listen on other tours, walking slowly and discussing questions on monuments.
Visit Knossos, the ancient capital of Minoan Crete. Explore the Palace of Knossos on a guided tour, where your guide shares history and facts about the site. According to Greek mythology, an elaborate maze of tunnels—a labyrinth—was built underneath the palace to house the Minotaur, a fearsome half-man, half-bull creature.
Instead of tying yourself to a large group tour with a rigid itinerary, take your time exploring the ancient Minoan capital of Knossos with this private audio tour. Visit the remarkable Palace of Knossos and many other highlights of this archeological site, including South Propylaeum and the West Magazines. Leave the guidebooks behind and learn about the culture and lifestyles of people living in Minoan Crete from your audio guide.
Explore Greek history at the ancient palace of Knossos on this guided excursion. This tour offers you the freedom to select only the aspects you want. Choose convenient hotel pickup, opt for skip-the-line tickets, and marvel at the legendary palace of King Minos, Princess Ariadne, Minotaur, and Labyrinth. Marvel at one of the oldest thrones and theaters in Europe, visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, and learn about the Minoan civilization.
Rethymno prefecture lies on the western side of Crete, between the prefectures of Chania and Heraklion.
Full of beautiful beaches, archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, quaint villages, and cosmopolitan resorts, Rethymno is one of the most beautiful places in Crete.
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.
Excavated and restored by archaeologists at the turn of the 20th century, Knossos Palace provides insight into one of Europe’s most advanced Bronze Age civilizations. But the true significance of the site can hard to fully grasp without an in-depth knowledge of the Minoans. On this tour, learn about the Minoans people and the mythical Minotaur while exploring the vast palace complex with a licensed guide.
Exploring the locations of the Battle of Crete—an important World War II battle—without a guide could leave you with only a patchy take on this pivotal event. With this tour from Chania, learn about the battle at its key sites, hearing how Nazi forces took Crete from the Allies in 1941. Visit the Maleme airfield, monuments, and cemeteries, and discover secret shelters and sites you might miss alone.
Santorini is the southern island of the Cyclades, with an area of 76 km square and a coastline of 70 km long. Many legends take place on this island, as it is called the "Lost Atlantis" or the "Pompeii of the Aegean". Around 1450 BC, as a result of powerful volcanic explosion, most of the island sank into the sea, shaping the island as warped crescent, with a steep cliff (altitude 300 m) in the western part and gently sloping beaches in the east.
You will visit the towns of Oia and Fira, famous for its beautiful white houses and stunning views. Then swim at the beach of black volcanic sand or take a boat trip on a boat to the volcano.
You will have the opportunity to learn the fascinating history of this amazing place, take unique photos, and buy souvenirs! At every stop you will spend about 1.5 hours, 6 hours in total on Santorini island. The tour will be by air-conditioned bus with free time in each of the stops. On the ship you will spend 3 hours 15 minutes each way.
Uncover Greek folklore and ancient Minoan legends with this private, 4-hour tour to Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the Palace of Knossos. Hear the famous myth of Theseus and the Minotaur during a guided tour of the Minoan palace, and see highlights such as the Grand Staircase, Central Court and Throne Room. Then, uncover 5,000 years of ancient history as you explore Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the city center with your private guide. Entrance fees are not included.
Uncover the mysteries of the ancient Minoan civilization on this private, half-day tour of Heraklion highlights. Explore the magnificent Knossos Palace, home to King Minos and legends of the Minotaur, and visit a world-class archaeological museum featuring artifacts dating back to 5000 BC. See the contrast of ancient and modern Crete with some free time in the port town of Heraklion, and enjoy personalized attention from your guide along the way. Entrance fees to Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum at your expense.