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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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$79.39

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

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Stop At: Samaria Gorge National Park, Old National Road Chanion-Kissamou Lefka Ori, Sfakia, Crete 730 05 Greece

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.

Duration: 6 hours

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

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Samaria Gorge National Park, Old National Road Chanion-Kissamou Lefka Ori, Sfakia, Crete 730 05 Greece

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.

Duration: 6 hours

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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour - Heraklion, Greece
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Duration: 6 hours
Location: Heraklion, Greece

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$57.15

Explore the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the nearby city of Heraklion on a 6-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 visit the Archaeological Museum ... More info ›

Explore the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the nearby city of Heraklion on a 6-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 visit the Archaeological Museum. Relax as you pass sights like the Church of Agios Titos, Koules Venetian Fortress and more. Last stop is at the Minoan Theater in Karteros where you will be taken back in history with a Minoan dance & theatre performance

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 Heraklion town where you can complete your knowledge with a visit to the Archaeological Museum and admire the greatest collection of Minoan treasures and priceless exhibits in the world. Follows, a short drive to a Minoan Theater in Karteros where you will be taken back in history with a Minoan dance & theatre performance

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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$212.19

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 ro SuperFerry and/or SuperFerry II 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 ro SuperFerry and/or SuperFerry II boat.  The boat departs at 09:30 am, and the cruising time between Santorini and Crete is roughly three hours, so settle in and gaze out at the sea as you prepare yourself for a day of exploring the island of Santorini. 

As soon as you arrive to the port of Santorini, you are getting on the bus for a guided tour to Oia and Fira. The Land Excursion begins with a visit to the northwest part of the island where the town of Oia is located. Despite its enormous tourist appeal and development, Oia has remained true to its traditional character. One can admire the old neo-classical manors as well as the houses carved on the rock. Oia is the most graphic village with a fantastic view, narrow streets and marvellous mansions. This picturesque village is well known for its beauty, eye-catching blue-domed churches and dramatic volcanic views  After that, the excursion continues to the town of Fira, for sightseeing and souvenir shopping in the beautiful landscape and walking through the narrow pebble streets. One can enjoy a meal looking at the unique contrasting beauty.

At the end, guests can visit Kamari Beach  for swim, which is one of the most famous in Santorini because of its black sand and its clear crystal water or can visit Perivolos.

Return to port at the prearranged time, and then hop aboard your boat for the crossing back to Crete at estimated arrival time 22:00 pm, 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

From USD
$73.53

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 Agios Nikolaos, 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.

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Walking gorges and historic villages and experiencing Cretan Organic Gastronomy

Walking gorges and historic villages and experiencing Cretan Organic Gastronomy - Heraklion, Greece

Duration: 5 hours
Location: Heraklion, Greece

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$55.84

The Cretan landscape and nature offers numerous naturalistic excursions.

Many visitors choose the famous Cretan Gorges that are both beautiful and accessible to different levels of difficulty.

But Leading Guests have chosen for you something unique and special, a trip that combines more elements than a simple ramble.

We suggest that you join us in visiting a traditional village, explore an old abandoned settlement with watermills wedged in the unique Milli gorge and experience Cretan Gastronomy in an organic vegetable garden.

Ideal for…Nature-lovers and Foodies wanting to get a real feel of Crete’s nature and culinary culture. Small groups ensuring you'll get personalized attention from the guide and get to know your fellow travelers. 

After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel with our Minibus, and after 30 to 40 minutes drive, we will reach the foothills of Vrissinas (being part of Cretan mountains range).

Here we will find the village of Chromonastiri among the hills, marking the beginning of our ramble ... More info ›

The Cretan landscape and nature offers numerous naturalistic excursions.

Many visitors choose the famous Cretan Gorges that are both beautiful and accessible to different levels of difficulty.

But Leading Guests have chosen for you something unique and special, a trip that combines more elements than a simple ramble.

We suggest that you join us in visiting a traditional village, explore an old abandoned settlement with watermills wedged in the unique Milli gorge and experience Cretan Gastronomy in an organic vegetable garden.

Ideal for…Nature-lovers and Foodies wanting to get a real feel of Crete’s nature and culinary culture. Small groups ensuring you'll get personalized attention from the guide and get to know your fellow travelers. 

After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel with our Minibus, and after 30 to 40 minutes drive, we will reach the foothills of Vrissinas (being part of Cretan mountains range).

Here we will find the village of Chromonastiri among the hills, marking the beginning of our ramble. From here we walk through the village and its Venetian mansions, finding the foot path going downhill that will take us to the gorge of Milli.

A pleasant walking route, most of the time under the shade of the trees. During the excursion the experienced tour guide will talk about local stories and will help to discover secrets of Cretan flora and fauna.

40 minutes later, we will reach the old abandoned village of Milli, where we will refresh in the only café, overlooking the gorge and the sea.

We continue our course for another 90 minutes, following a well-formed path that passes through churches, ponds and ruined Venetian watermills (hence the name of the gorge)

At the exit of Milli gorge, "Bostani" is waiting for us. After a brief acquaintance-tour with the vegetable garden, we will enjoy a full meal based on our organic farm products.

We return to our hotel full of bright images and memories of a distinct aspect of Cretan nature and gastronomy.

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On the trail of the Greek Mythology

On the trail of the Greek Mythology - Hersonissos, Greece

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Hersonissos, Greece

From USD
$94.93

Visit the valley of the 1000 Windmills and get all the secret information’s of the Cretan people. Visit a traditional mountain village and a typical Cretan family on the way to the Lassithi Plateau, the birthplace of Zeus ... More info ›

Visit the valley of the 1000 Windmills and get all the secret information’s of the Cretan people. Visit a traditional mountain village and a typical Cretan family on the way to the Lassithi Plateau, the birthplace of Zeus. On the road there, you learn about the history of the God father and his siblings. You"ll visit the birthplace of Zeus while enjoying the nature surround. We'll finalize the day with a delicious traditional meal with many dishes in one of the best Tavern. We’ll meet villagers and listen to their story's about their life.

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Stop At: Sfendili, Potamies, Crete 70005 Greece

A walk in a traditional village, far away from the mass tourism. Enjoy a "Helenico" in a traditional "Kafenion" among the villagers

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cave of Zeus, Main Road, Plati, Crete 842 01 Greece

See the birthplace of Zeus, the godfather of the Greek Mythology

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cave of Psychros, Psychros, Lasithi Mesa, Crete 72053 Greece

Traditional Lunch in a Restaurant which runs by a local family

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lassithi Plateau, Crete 72052 Greece

Admire the big Platana at the summer destination of Nikos Katzanzakis, the famous writer of Zorba, the Greek

Duration: 30 minutes

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