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Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge

Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge - Heraklion, Greece
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Duration: 16 hours
Location: Heraklion, Greece

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$88.41

Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe.

Walk through the gorge, approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) which begins at the plateau of Omalos.

Cross through the White Mountains and finish at the tiny village of Aghia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea. The route is enriched with flowers, herbs and trees, little fountains, abandoned settlements and wild goats known as Kri-Kri, as well as birds of prey.

From the secluded village of Aghia Roumeli, take the boat to the village of Chora Sfakion to meet the coach for return trip to Heraklion.

Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe.

Walk through the gorge, approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) which begins at the plateau of Omalos.

Cross through the White Mountains and finish at the tiny village of Aghia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea. The route is enriched with flowers, herbs and trees, little fountains, abandoned settlements and wild goats known as Kri-Kri, as well as birds of prey.

From the secluded village of Aghia Roumeli, take the boat to the village of Chora Sfakion to meet the coach for return trip to Heraklion.

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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour - Heraklion, Greece
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Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Location: Heraklion, Greece

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$63.64

Explore the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the nearby city of Heraklion on a 5-hour Crete tour! With an expert local guide, walk around the ruins and excavations of the island’s vast ancient palace (entrance own expense), and learn about the Greek mythological tales that are linked to it. After exploring the labyrinth of corridors and rooms on the Knossos tour, travel into central Heraklion to learn all about Crete’s main town ... More info ›

Explore the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the nearby city of Heraklion on a 5-hour Crete tour! With an expert local guide, walk around the ruins and excavations of the island’s vast ancient palace (entrance own expense), and learn about the Greek mythological tales that are linked to it. After exploring the labyrinth of corridors and rooms on the Knossos tour, travel into central Heraklion to learn all about Crete’s main town. Relax as you pass sights like the Church of Agios Titos, Koules Venetian Fortress and more.

Leave your Crete hotel by air-conditioned coach and travel to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, one of the island’s showstopping historical attractions. The original site is believed to have been built around 1900 BC, but – following an earthquake – it was rebuilt on a grand scale, and lavish royal quarters, shrines, treasuries and storerooms were added around the Central Court.

After paying your entrance fee, head inside to explore the reconstructed site that was brought to life from a series of 20th-century excavations by British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans. As you walk, listen to tales and trivia about the palace’s glory days during the Minoan era – a Bronze Age civilization that made Knossos its capital.

Greek mythology was ingrained in Minoan culture, and the Palace of Knossos featured in many popular tales such as the famous myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Hear of legends and Greek folklore while exploring areas of the palace like the Throne Room, home to frescoes of the Minoan’s sacred mythical beasts.

Wander through the Central Court and gaze up at sights like the Grand Staircase. See an impressive fresco of rampaging bulls, and explore the corridors and labyrinth-like alleyways that lead to intriguing rooms such as the Theatral Area – a place that may have once existed as a theater.

Then return to your coach for the short journey to central Heraklion. In the comfort of your air-conditioned coach, gaze out at attractions like Koules Venetian Fortress, Lion Fountain (Morosini Fountain) and the Church of Agios Titos on a city tour. Hear fascinating snippets of history about each sight and learn about the city under Venetian rule – an era that influenced the architecture of Heraklion – and enjoy a short break for lunch (own expense) .

After seeing the sights of Crete’s main city, your day trip finishes with a hotel drop-off.

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Santorini Island Independent Day Trip from Crete

Santorini Island Independent Day Trip from Crete - Heraklion, Greece
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Duration: 12 hours
Location: Heraklion, Greece

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$236.29

Get to know Santorini on a full-day independent trip from Crete, and see as much of the island as you wish! Either soak up the sun with a book on the beach, or explore the pretty island towns and villages. Discover the delights of Fira or Oia; take a cable car ride from the volcanic caldera to the old port; scout out cozy island tavernas; or impress the children with a donkey ride! How you enjoy your time on Santorini is up to you; just note that any entrance fees, activities or meals are at your own expense.


Start your day trip with a pickup from your Crete hotel, and then travel by air-conditioned minibus to the port to board your high-speed boat ... More info ›

Get to know Santorini on a full-day independent trip from Crete, and see as much of the island as you wish! Either soak up the sun with a book on the beach, or explore the pretty island towns and villages. Discover the delights of Fira or Oia; take a cable car ride from the volcanic caldera to the old port; scout out cozy island tavernas; or impress the children with a donkey ride! How you enjoy your time on Santorini is up to you; just note that any entrance fees, activities or meals are at your own expense.


Start your day trip with a pickup from your Crete hotel, and then travel by air-conditioned minibus to the port to board your high-speed boat. The cruising time between Santorini and Crete is roughly two hours, so settle in and gaze out at the sea as you prepare yourself for a day of exploring the island of Santorini independently.

After docking near the capital of Fira, listen to the onboard crew give your travel details (embarkation point and departure time) for the return to Crete, and then head out to discover Santorini. How you spend your time on the gorgeous island is totally up to you!

Check out Kamari, Perissa or Red Beach for a day of sunning yourself on the sands and swimming in the cool waters of the Aegean, or explore Fira for a dose of culture. Look out for the picturesque ruins of windmills and pose for pictures against the pretty whitewashed houses and the blue sea. Maybe pay a visit to Ormos, the old port, to visit the quaint restaurants and tavernas that line the bottom of the caldera’s cliffs. Access to the old port is tricky with some 600 stone steps down, so why not take the cogwheel cable car instead? The short jaunt lends itself to unforgettable views.

Alternatively, make your own way out of Fira to visit other pretty villages and island attractions. The picturesque village of Oia is well known for its beauty, eye-catching blue-domed churches and dramatic volcanic views. Likewise, Firostefani — a village just north of Fira — is visit-worthy, with more volcanic vistas as well as traditional architecture and atmospheric cobbled lanes.

If you are visiting with children, take them for a donkey ride and let them see Santorini’s sights in an oh-so traditional Greek way. And then, when you’re ready to sit down and relax, check out the island’s countless cafes or bars to sample Greek cuisine staples such as Greek salad, moussaka or dolmades (stuffed vine leaves).

Return to port at the prearranged time, and then hop aboard your boat for the crossing back to Crete. Your day trip finishes with a drop-off at your Crete hotel.

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Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch

Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch - Heraklion, Greece
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Heraklion, Greece

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$81.88

Take a boat ride to the island of Spinalonga. This former leper colony includes preserved houses and churches, and a strong Venetian influence in the form of a fortress surrounding the village ... More info ›

Take a boat ride to the island of Spinalonga. This former leper colony includes preserved houses and churches, and a strong Venetian influence in the form of a fortress surrounding the village. Swim in the crystal blue water before enjoying a BBQ lunch. As a bonus, a trip to the vibrant Crete town of Aghios Nikolaos is also included.

After a hotel pickup, travel to the pretty village of Elounda, and board your boat to the island of Spinalonga: a former leper colony.

With its well-preserved houses and churches, Spinalonga is rich in history. Learn about the Venetian occupation as your guide points out the old fortress that surrounds the abandoned village.

After a walking tour, make the most of some free time to swim in the crystal blue water of the Gulf of Mirabello, and then follow it up with a barbeque lunch.

On the way back, stop at the small and charming town of Aghios Nikolaos, with its quaint harbour and supposedly 'bottomless lake' for a coffee break. Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: If you are staying in an Elounda hotel, the visit to Aghios Nikolaos is not included. If you wish to visit the town on your own, please coordinate this with the local supplier before you travel.

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Aposelemis Gorge Walk in Crete

Aposelemis Gorge Walk in Crete - Heraklion, Greece

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Heraklion, Greece

From USD
$68.40

Gorge walking on Crete, Greece. Explore the Aposelemis gorge near Heraklion with a local guide.

In 2000 we discovered a gorge near Hersonissos and started organising guided tours through this gorge.

After our minibus have picked you up from your hotel, we drive into the mountains.
In a small mountain village we have a last change for a drink or toilet before we walk down to the gorge.

This gorge is about 8 km long and has some obstacles on the way down.

We will see real nature, some birds of prey, vultures and more.
The guide who is walking with you, tells you about the local flora, fauna and history of the gorge.

At the end of the day we have a small typical Cretan lunch (included) in a local tavern.

After lunch our minibuses wll bring you back to your hotel.

This tour is a must do when you are on Crete

Gorge walking on Crete, Greece. Explore the Aposelemis gorge near Heraklion with a local guide.

In 2000 we discovered a gorge near Hersonissos and started organising guided tours through this gorge.

After our minibus have picked you up from your hotel, we drive into the mountains.
In a small mountain village we have a last change for a drink or toilet before we walk down to the gorge.

This gorge is about 8 km long and has some obstacles on the way down.

We will see real nature, some birds of prey, vultures and more.
The guide who is walking with you, tells you about the local flora, fauna and history of the gorge.

At the end of the day we have a small typical Cretan lunch (included) in a local tavern.

After lunch our minibuses wll bring you back to your hotel.

This tour is a must do when you are on Crete

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Spinalonga Island and Cretan Culture Tour with Boat Ride

Spinalonga Island and Cretan Culture Tour with Boat Ride - Heraklion, Greece

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Heraklion, Greece

From USD
$93.27

Visit Spinalonga island in combination with a taste of Cretan culture. Minibus tour and boat trip, small-group, with a personal touch.

With this unique tour we show you the Spinalonga island in combination with more cultural Cretan highlights. 

You will first visit Agios Nikolaos to have a beautiful view over the "bottomless" lake ... More info ›

Visit Spinalonga island in combination with a taste of Cretan culture. Minibus tour and boat trip, small-group, with a personal touch.

With this unique tour we show you the Spinalonga island in combination with more cultural Cretan highlights. 

You will first visit Agios Nikolaos to have a beautiful view over the "bottomless" lake. Next stop is the well known village of Elounda where you can enjoy a coffee or take a stroll along the harbour. 

After the coffee break, you will head to the small fishing village of Plaka where a small fishing boat brings us to Spinalonga island.
We supply you with a small booklet with info about the island. After finishing the trip on Spinalonga, the small fishing boat brings you back to Plaka.
Here you have the change to enjoy a lunch (own expense) with a beautiful view on Spinalonga.

following your lunch, visit an olive oil factory where you will learn about the whole process of an olive mill, its history, and the different grades of olive oil. You will see other local Cretan products and have a chance to taste the olive oil.

The last stop is in Selinari where you will visit the famous Monastery of Agios Georgios. A beautiful location with a rich history!

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