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Activities in Crete Greece

Activities in Crete Greece - to explore and get in touch with the culture of our magnificent island. Choose by location, west to east, or by type of activity. Explore, be in awe and guffaw in the wide open spaces of Kriti.

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Activities in Crete

Arrive into Chania Airport - code CHQ

Explore western Crete to enjoy these experiences.

Samaria Gorge Experience

Small Group Hiking Trip to Samaria Gorge - this is a 12 hour day to enjoy the walk without the hassle of transport and logistics. Walk 16 km from north to south and arrive at the coastal village of Agia Roumeli. Then take your ferry and a coach back to your hotel in or near Chania. Easy. Activities in Crete Greece .

4.6 / 5 | 1544 Reviews

Balos Lagoon Experience

A Day Tour to Balos Lagoon - this helps with logistics of coach ride - boat ride and return coach ride. Make a full day of visiting paradise, this is a 14 hour tour, depending on your pickup and drop off point. This tour includes a visit to the castle at Gramvousa islet and swimming at Balos Lagoon.

4.2 / 5 | 732 Reviews

Elafonisi Beach Experience

Activities in Crete Greece - take a day tour to Elafonisi Beach - because sometimes you just want to relax. Visit this pristine, undeveloped beach. This 12 hour experience includes a visit to Topolia Gorge, the historic Chrissoskalitissa nunnery and lunch with a view at Amygdalokefali. One of our favourites in Crete - highly recommended.

Street Stories of Chania Morning Tour with Samples of Raki and Mezedes

Chania: Old Town Highlights Guided Tour with Street Food - visit the local food markets and walk for 4 hours through the gastronomic highlights of this fascinating historic town, visit the old Jewish and Ottoman quarters and stop at colorful food shops and taverns, selling wine, olive-oil, cheese, herbs, spices, and more, and enjoy street food samples along the way.  

Crete Food Tour of Chania Old Town

Chania: Wine, Food, and Sunset Tour with 3-Course Dinner - a 4 hour tour of the picturesque Venetian town with a local. Watch the sunset over a beautiful view from a secret spot that only locals know about. Participate in a unique wine tasting event by a talented sommelier and enjoy a 3-course gourmet organic dinner. Activities in Crete Greece .

Activities in Crete

Arrive into Chania Airport - code CHQ or Heraklion Airport - code HER

Explore the Central West of Crete and bliss out with these experiences.

Rethymno: Old Town and Food Tasting Private Tour

Rethymno: Old Town and Food Tasting Private Tour - treat yourself to a 4 hour gastronomic exploration of this cosmopolitan town, with food and beverage tastings, hidden spots not in the guidebooks all through the old zone. 4 hour walk.

A new tour.

Rethymno: Old Town Walking Tour with Meal & Phyllo Workshop

Rethymno: Old Town Walking Tour with Meal & Phyllo Workshop - this walking tour of the old town of Rethymnon will show you the city the way locals see it. Enjoy a Greek coffee, breakfast, tales from history and understand the architecture all around you, enjoy a meal and learn how to make phyllo. 4 hour walk.

4.9 / 5 | 32 Reviews

Historical Tour of Ancient Eleftherna and Rethymnon Region

Day Tour of Ancient Eleftherna and Rethymnon Region - this full-day tour offers a journey through the ages and some of the prettiest countryside of Rethymno. With a knowledgeable guide, explore Ancient Eleftherna, Arkadi Monastery, Margarites Village and enjoy a local Cretan lunch at a traditional taverna in Asteri Village. 10 hours.

4.9 / 5 | 77 Reviews

Preveli Beach Full Day Experience

Preveli Beach & Damnoni Beach - Full Day Experience - visit the south coast of Rethymnon:

  • Pass through the Kourtaliotis Gorge
  • Enjoy Damnoni Beach
  • Take a boat to Preveli Beach
  • Relax at Preveli Beach & Palm Forest
  • Enjoy a relaxed lunch in Damnoni
  • 8 hours

4.8 / 5 | 92 Reviews

Activities in Crete

Arrive into Heraklion Airport - code HER

Explore the Central Crete with these activities.

Take a Knossos Palace Tour

Take a Knossos Palace Tour - choose your tour from all the guided experiences available.

We recommend a Skip The Line entry ticket with a guide for 90 minutes,

Another great tour is a 12 hour day tour which includes Knossos and Lasithi Plateau.

Heraklion: Matala Beach, Hippie Caves, and Gortyn Day Trip

Matala Beach, Hippie Caves & Gortyn Full Day Trip - this 9 hour trip takes in the best of the Heraklion region - swim and sunbathe at the beautiful Matala Beach with its famous hippie caves, clear water and sandy beach.  On the way visit Gortyn ancient site, uncover the history of Crete.

4.6 / 5 | 61 Reviews

Heraklion: Cretan Wine Tasting Tour & Gourmet Lunch

Heraklion: Cretan Wine Tasting Tour & Gourmet Lunch - visit some of the best wineries in the Peza and Archanes regions of Heraklion, taste 15 wines presented by a professional sommelier, then enjoy a gourmet lunch highlighting the best cuisine of Crete. 9 hours.

4.9 / 5 | 74 Reviews

Activities in Crete

Arrive into Heraklion Airport - code HER or Sitia Airport code JSH

Explore the Eastern Crete in these magic spots.

Island of Spinalonga Experience

Visit the Island of Spinalonga by boat from Agios Nikolaos, with departures also from Elounda. Enjoy a swim and a BBQ at Kolokitha Bay, as well as an interpretative visit to this island full of stories. 5.5 hours.

42. / 5 | 240 Reviews

Sailing to Spinalonga Experience

Mirabello Bay Afternoon Sailing Cruise & Meal - sail from Agios Nikolaos and enjoy views to Spinalonga island, snorkelling and a delicious Mediterranean meal with white wine and fresh fish in the cool hours of the evening. 5 hours

Richtis Waterfall & North Coast Experience

Richtis Waterfall and North Coast Tour - take a day to explore the east including the beautiful leafy Richtis falls walk, a mountain drive off the beaten track and enjoy a traditional lunch at a local taverna. See a monumental olive tree over 1000 years old. Depart from Elounda and surrounds. 7 hours.

4.9 / 5 | 33 Reviews

Activities in Crete Greece
7 Villages Experience

Villages of Apokoronas

See, feel and taste the villages of this region on the 7 Villages of Apokoronas Experience taste local spirits, cheese and understand our history and folklore.

Enjoy lunch and coffee and beautiful natural surroundings all with your knowledgeable local partner.

Getting Here

Take a 1 hour flight from Athens to Heraklion with Aegean Airlines or Olympic Air, with many flights available per day.

Or take a 9.5 hour overnight ferry from Pireaus port of Athens to Heraklion port.

More on flights and ferries below.

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