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Crete Day Tours - here we show some of the most exciting locations in Crete, organised into exhilarating day packages.
Welcome to some of the most fascinating corners of Kriti, for a day full of surprises and creating great memories.
We have chosen our favourite day tours for you, because these experiences will give you a feel for the real culture and heart of Crete.
Visit Samaria Gorge - the prized national forest of Crete which is known
as the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe. Begin the 16 km
(11 mile) hike at the Omalos Plateau, cross the White Mountains
and finish at the village of Agia Roumeli, located on the south coast.
Take a boat from Agia Roumeli to the village of Chora Sfakion and a bus back
to your accommodation. Available from most locations in Crete, early start and late finish.
This tour is 13 hours with your own dedicated local guide. Take food, water and money for a ticket. This walk needs good walking shoes. There are big boulders and rocks along the river bed.
Crete Tours - make the most of your visit to the most important historic site on the island - Knossos Minoan Palace - by hiring a guide or booking one of the tours below. Get a full interpretation of this fascinating site.
The Ancient Palace of Knossos - If you're visiting Chania, Rethymnon or Heraklion or any points in between, you must take a tour of the ancient Palace of Knossos - where the legend of the labyrinth originated as far back as 2000 BC.
A local guide will help you to enjoy the vast palace and immense Minoan
history, as well as the controversial 'renovations' made by the
archaeologists in the early 1900s.
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Highly recommended. Skip the Line entry to Knossos Palace and 90-minute guided interpretation of this important Minoan historic site. We love Knossos as it gives an insight into the fascinating Minoan people, a totally different culture to that of ancient mainland Greece.
Crete Tours - from the pretty village of Elounda, reached by travelling the northern coastal route, take a boat 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.
From the lovely town of Kastelli-Kissamos in western Crete the cruise boats leave daily in high season to take visitors on a delightfully scenic cruise to the islets, with an optional walk up Gramvousa Islet to see the ruins of the castle, and swimming in Balos Lagoon.
Take a full-day tour from Chania or Rethymnon. This trip includes land transport and your boat trip. Explore Kissamos Bay and caves, the islets of Gramvousa and Balos Lagoon.
Discover Crete through her agricultural practices, fresh food, delicious wine and exquisite olive oil. Understand the traditions of this land.
Discover real Cretan virgin olive oil and learn how it is produced, taste a traditional Greek coffee in the olive oil mill, experience Dourakis Winery. Visit biological natural vineyards. Try the intense taste of raki or tsikoudia. This half-day tour is 5 hours with lunch and leaves from Rethymno and region.
Knossos Palace is located in the very centre of Crete just 5 km from Heraklion town. The closest airport is Heraklion Airport HER.
If you plan to visit Samaria and Balos Lagoon, you may wish to arrive via Chania Airport CHQ and stay in the west of the island.
The wine and olive oil tour departs from the Rethymnon region - use Chania or Heraklion airport to visit Rethymno town and region.
If you plan to visit Spinalonga Island you may wish to arrive via Heraklion Airport and stay in the east of the island, near Agios Nikolaos, Elounda or Ierapetra.
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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