Crete Island Tour Tips

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Crete Island Tour Tips

Are you looking for a tour of Crete that will show you the best of the island?

Crete Island Tour Tips

To make the most of your visit, escorted tours to Crete and the Greek Islands can be an excellent way to explore the highlights of this magical region. You can choose from private or group tours, with flights, ferries and land transfers included.

In this article, we’ll give you hot tips for Crete and Greece tours, highlighting the best of what these locations have to offer. Whether you're looking for a historical and cultural experience, or a hiking adventure, there is a tour for you.

Top Tip from We Love Crete

No time to read the whole article? Not a problem! The best tour of Crete Greece is this 10 day tour that takes you to all the best sights in both Greece and Crete.


Want to see what else you could do? Read on to discover fascinating tours of this historic and stunning region.

Top Tips from We Love Crete

Top 3 Tips

Samaria by Atli Hardarson

Hiking Crete: Gorges and Coastal Walks

  • Chania
  • Omalos
  • Samaria Gorge
  • Agia Roumeli
  • Loutro
  • Sfakia

Visit Spinalonga Island on the Incredible Crete tour

Incredible Crete

  • Athens
  • Chania
  • Elafonisi Beach
  • Rethymnon
  • Sfakia
  • Agia Roumeli
  • Samaria Gorge
  • Preveli
  • Plakias
  • Matala
  • Phaistos
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Island of Spinalonga
  • Heraklion



Crete Family Holiday

Crete Family Holiday

  • Chania
  • Rethymnon
  • Organic Farm
  • Heraklion
  • Knossos
  • Cave of Zeus
  • Agios Nikolaos


Crete Island Tour
Hiking Crete: Gorges and Coastal Walks

Samaria Gorge with water by Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho

RATING: 5 / 5 (7 reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 7 days | BOOK NOW

This tour begins and ends in Chania and gives you a guided walk through the longest gorge in Crete, some say in Europe, the Samaria Gorge. Then enjoy breathtaking walks along the south coast of Crete. Enjoy one of the cutest blue and white villages in Crete, the tiny and quiet seaside village of Loutro.

Destinations included in this tour

  • Chania
  • Omalos
  • Samaria Gorge
  • Agia Roumeli
  • Loutro
  • Sfakia




Venetian Crete

Discover the Venetian history of Crete in Heraklion

RATING: 4 / 5 (2 reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 4 days | BOOK NOW

Discover the Venetian history of Crete at some of the key archaeological sites on the island.

Destinations included in this tour:

  • Heraklion
  • Spinalonga Island
  • Knossos
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum




Incredible Crete

Samaria Gorge Tour

RATING: 5 / 5 (2 reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 7 days | BOOK NOW

This tour starts and ends in Athens. This in-depth cultural tours takes in 14 different locations in Greece.

Destinations included in this tour:

  • Athens
  • Chania
  • Elafonisi Beach
  • Rethymnon
  • Sfakia
  • Agia Roumeli
  • Samaria Gorge
  • Preveli
  • Plakias
  • Matala
  • Phaistos
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Island of Spinalonga
  • Heraklion




Crete Island Tour Tips
Walking in Crete

Walking in Crete Tour - Samaria

RATING: 4.7 / 5 17 reviews  | TOUR LENGTH: 8 days | BOOK NOW

Route for this tour:

  • Day 1 Join the group in Chania
  • Day 2 Walking tour of Chania; drive to Omalos Plateau in the White Mountains
  • Day 3 Hike Samaria Gorge to Agia Roumeli
  • Day 4 Coastal walk to Loutro seaside village
  • Day 5 Exploring Loutro - relax by the beach
  • Day 6 Morning relaxing; ferry to Chora Sfakion; drive to Zaros
  • Day 7 Hiking Zaros Gorge
  • Day 8 Drive to Heraklion airport where the trip ends

This 8 day tour of Crete offers glorious hiking and trekking for a maximum of 16 walkers in a fully guided tour. Begin in Chania and end in Heraklion, explore the mountains and enjoy blissful coastal walking.

Take the hike in the famous Samaria Gorge, relax in the coastal hamlet of Agia Roumeli. Walk to the blue and white seaside village of Loutro, and discover Zaros in the Idi Mountains.



Discovering Crete

Chania Lighthouse at Dusk - Crete

RATING: 4 / 5 2 reviews  | TOUR LENGTH: 8 days | BOOK NOW

Start in Heraklion and end in Agios Nikolaos in Crete. This is a private self-drive tour.

Destinations included in this tour:

  • Heraklion
  • Knossos
  • Chania
  • Elafonisi Beach
  • Rethymnon
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Spinalonga Island
  • Elounda
  • Sitia




Crete Family Holiday

Crete Family Holiday

RATING: 4.6 / 5   8,223 reviews  |  TOUR LENGTH: 7 days  |   BOOK NOW

This tours starts in Chania and ends in Heraklion. Plenty of fun for the whole family with a small group.

Destinations included in this tour:

  • Chania
  • Rethymnon
  • Organic Farm
  • Heraklion
  • Knossos
  • Cave of Zeus
  • Agios Nikolaos




Getting to Crete

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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