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Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau (Safari Adventure Offroad Excursion)

Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau (Safari Adventure Offroad Excursion)

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Explore the rugged and wild side of Crete on the off-road adventure tour. Travel comfortably in a Land Rover high up into the Dikti mountain range. By going on an organized tour, you won’t have to worry about getting lost in unmarked rural areas and an experienced driver drives with confidence on the mountain roads. Highlights include reaching Lassithi Plateau and exploring Zeus Cave. When you’ve worked up an appetite, a delicious local Cretan lunch in a taverna is provided.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.26
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$102.26

Full-Day West Crete Tour from Heraklion

Full-Day West Crete Tour from Heraklion

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Although Heraklion is the perfect base to see Crete’s cultural and architectural heritage, it’s not the only part of Crete that is worthy of a visit. On this full-day tour, discover two of the prettiest cities in Western Crete, Chania and Rethymno. Learn all about the diversity of Heraklion’s heritage, including its Venetian, Ottoman, Byzantine and ancient Greek influences.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.09
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Travel Crete - Visit Knossos palace (Shared Tour)

Travel Crete - Visit Knossos palace (Shared Tour)

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This tour combines two of Crete’s top historical sights—Knossos Palace; a Bronze Age archeological site, and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. See impressive ruins and artifacts along the way, and benefit from having guide commentary so you understand the historical background information. Highlights include seeing the original throne of Minos at Knossos Palace, and rare examples of Minoan art at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.39
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Spinalonga island

Spinalonga island

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A day trip that combines relaxation and history gives you the chance to visit the highlights of the Northeast part of Crete, where the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos with the magnificent lake can be found. Elounda, a small village on the shore of Mirabello bay with spectacular views, is where the boat begins the cruise heading to Spinalonga island, a small uninhabited island used during the history as a fortress and later on as a leper colony.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.26
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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience

The Real Cretan Cooking Experience

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Visit the family mountain home of a local Cretan for a completely authentic evening of cooking, eating, and cultural exchange. Begin your visit with a walk through the vegetable gardens, where you harvest ingredients to use in your recipes. Learn traditional dishes from your hosts, and hear the stories behind each dish. Enjoy a walk through the mountain paths with views of the Aegean Sea. Sit down to a meal you helped prepare, including local wine and a sweet dessert.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.51
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Palace of Knossos: Pre-booked e-Ticket and Audio Tour on Your Phone

Palace of Knossos: Pre-booked e-Ticket and Audio Tour on Your Phone

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Instead of tying yourself to a large group tour with a rigid itinerary, take your time exploring the ancient Minoan capital of Knossos with this private audio tour. Visit the remarkable Palace of Knossos and many other highlights of this archeological site, including South Propylaeum and the West Magazines. Leave the guidebooks behind and learn about the culture and lifestyles of people living in Minoan Crete from your audio guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Shore Excursion Crete, Knossos, Archaeological Museum & Walking Tour to Old Town

Shore Excursion Crete, Knossos, Archaeological Museum & Walking Tour to Old Town

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The Greek islands boast a rich history dating back to the days of antiquity, but exploring independently means missing the hidden secrets they hold. On this private tour of Crete, delve into the island’s colorful past with your guide—with round-trip transport from your Crete hotel or the port included. Travel back 4,000 years at the Palace of Knossos, and learn of ancient civilizations at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
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  • 4 hours
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$224.05
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$224.05
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Combined Guided Tour to Lasithi Plateau & Knossos Palace

Combined Guided Tour to Lasithi Plateau & Knossos Palace

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Explore with a guided group, the monastery of Kera Kardiotissa and the Dikteon Cave followed by a visit to Psychro village to meet a potter in action. Enjoy the panoramic views from Seli Ambelou Lasithi Plateau and complete your tour to the Minoan Palace of Knossos where civilization history began 4000 years ago.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.70
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Agios Nikolaos Mirabello Bay Full-Day Sailing Trip

Agios Nikolaos Mirabello Bay Full-Day Sailing Trip

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Relax on the waters of Mirabello Bay on this full-day sailing trip from Agios Nikolaos. Settle aboard a classic wooden sailboat and cruise across the scenic bay to Pseira Island. After a swim stop here, drop anchor off remote Agriomantra beach to admire and swim in the cliff-framed bay. Then, enjoy a final swim stop before sailing back to dock. Ideal for families, couples, and anyone keen to enjoy Crete’s coastal waters and scenery.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.15
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Guided Tour to Knossos Palace & Heraklion

Guided Tour to Knossos Palace & Heraklion

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Participate in a guided tour to the Palace of Knossos, the political and ceremonial center of Minoan civilization. The tour continues to the town center of Heraklion, completing in a day the historical path of 4000 years.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.32
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Quad Safari Half Day

Quad Safari Half Day

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Go to hidden-away corners of Crete few travelers get to see with this guided all-terrain vehicle tour. Follow your guide off-road to quiet tracks far from the traffic and crowded resorts. Explore the near-abandoned ghost village of Achlada, where only a few locals still live, and Fodele, the birthplace of El Greco.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Off-Road Buggy Adventure in Crete

Off-Road Buggy Adventure in Crete

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Explore Crete’s rugged interior on a full-day off-road buggy trip from Hersonissos. Drive or ride a 4-wheeler and travel through picturesque villages and countryside up to the Lasithi Plateau, framed by the Dikti Mountains. Follow black-topped roads and off-road trails, traverse olive groves and mountain slopes, and stop for photos and to visit the Kera Kardiotissa monastery (own expense). Traditional taverna lunch, driving instructions, and port and hotel drop-off in the Hersonissos area included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.86
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Skip the Line: Heraklion Archaeological Museum Entrance Ticket

Skip the Line: Heraklion Archaeological Museum Entrance Ticket

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The Heraklion Archaeological Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Minoan artifacts, making it one of Europe’s greatest and a must-see for history buffs. This skip-the-line entrance ticket is worth prebooking to save you time and hassle in Crete’s capital, and enable you to avoid long ticket-purchase lines. Once inside, you’re free to view the 15,000-plus exhibits from Knossos, Neolithic, and Roman times, as you wish, at your own pace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.92
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Knossos Palace: Self-Guided Audio Tour on your Phone (without ticket)

Knossos Palace: Self-Guided Audio Tour on your Phone (without ticket)

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The Knossos archeological site is an impressive collection of ruins dating back to the Bronze Age; with its immersive storytelling, this audio tour opens a portal back to that time. Once you’ve bought your ticket to the site, load up the app you’ve downloaded and follow your guide, aristocratic Yishharu, around the city’s highlights and hotspots. Explore the site at your own pace on this self-guided tour and open a new window into ancient Minoan life and culture with each new destination.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Full-Day Knosos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Heraklion

Private Full-Day Knosos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Heraklion

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Travelers with a range of interests will enjoy this private full-day tour of Crete, including Knossos, the Lasithi Plateau Windmills, and the Cave of Zeus. History enthusiasts will love learning about the island’s ancient history, while nature lovers will enjoy the beautiful views. As this is a private tour you can customize the itinerary to suit your needs and interests.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$517.04
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Knossos Palace Guided Walking Tour

Knossos Palace Guided Walking Tour

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Excavated and restored by archaeologists at the turn of the 20th century, Knossos Palace provides insight into one of Europe’s most advanced Bronze Age civilizations. But the true significance of the site can hard to fully grasp without an in-depth knowledge of the Minoans. On this tour, learn about the Minoans people and the mythical Minotaur while exploring the vast palace complex with a licensed guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$56.30
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Ecobike tour in historic Heraklion

Ecobike tour in historic Heraklion

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Hi there! I'm Alex, a native Cretan guy. I'm a bicycle enthusiast who totally loves Heraklion City. We will explore the city with my ecobikes (pedal free) and will lead you away from the crowds to lesser-known corners of the city. We’ll share some of our favorite places to eat, dance, and hang out. It will be a great way to start your visit or even explore the best monuments around! -If you looking for something unique -You are in the right place!!!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$79.28
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Mythical Escape: Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace with Lassithi Plateau

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Mythical Escape: Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace with Lassithi Plateau

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Come with us on a journey along East Crete reveling in the endless luxuries of Lassithi Plateau that is basked in allure forests & fertile land dotted with iconic windmills. From the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle at your disposal, our knowledgeable local insider will ensure you experience the best of the whole itinerary. Discover quaint villages, local lifestyle, storied monuments, Byzantine Monasteries & Cretan art. Tuck into a culinary odyssey & savor genuine tastes loved by our legendary forefathers. It’s our job to hook you up with only the most authentic eateries. Amble in the footsteps of gods to the Cave of Zeus. Plunge into the mythical birthplace & sense the sanctity of this ancient site. When in Knossos Palace, luxuriate in the eternal magnificence of the Minoan ruins & frescoes. Succumb to the personalized service of a top history-archaeology guide & let us stimulate you with eclectic information by ensuring a stress-free pace in all archaeological areas.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$680.42
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$723.85
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Rethymno Gastronomy Tour

Rethymno Gastronomy Tour

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Rethymno’s many artisan food producers present the perfect opportunity to explore the fresh, seasonal and often plant-based cuisine of Crete. Although poor quality fare is uncommon in Rethymno, if your time on Crete is limited you’ll want to focus in on the best Cretan food in town. This tour combines Rethymno’s culinary and historic heritage to provide you with an introduction as relaxed and simple as life here.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.17
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Private Full-Day Knossos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Elouda

Private Full-Day Knossos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Elouda

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Start at the traditional village of Mochos with its narrow alleys and colourful gardens, then continue to Krasi and visit the 2,400-year-old Writers' Plane Tree. Afterwards, the tour will ascend to the Diktaion Andron, an ancient cave believed to be the birthplace of Zeus. Take in the incredible view of the Lasithi Plateau. Next, visit the Knosos Palace, where Zeus’s son Minos intertwined his name with the oldest civilization in Europe. Optionally, you can also visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Whenever you feel like it you can have lunch at a restaurant of your choosing.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$631.94
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The Real Crete (Small Group Tour)

The Real Crete (Small Group Tour)

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The Real Crete: On this excursion you will have the opportunity to see many places that represent the traditional lifestyle and some historical facts of Crete. The first stop is at Melidoni Cave which is a cave full of history and dates back to Neolithic Period based on tools and items found it the cave. The second stop is at the village of Margarites. Margarites is famous for its pottery that goes back many generations. The third stop is at the Museum of Eleftherna before you get to the Arkadi Monastery. The Arkadi Monastery is the oldest monastery in Crete. You then continue on the village of Apostoli. Here you will visit an old olive oil factory and see how the production of our olive oil is made. In this village you will also eat in a traditional tavern whilst enjoying the beautiful sound of live Creta music. The second last stop is at Saint Antonios Gorge for photos and finally the last stop which is the Dam known as "Fragma Potamon" which is the home of many animals and flowers.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.96
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Spinalonga - Agios Nikolaos From Heraklion

Spinalonga - Agios Nikolaos From Heraklion

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Visit the former leper colony and Venetian fortress on Spinalonga Island during this private tour. Sail to this rocky island, and explore the streets, houses, and ruined Venetian fortifications where lepers were confined from 1903 to 1957. Then, relax with a swim stop and barbecue lunch before cruising back to port. Return coach transport, the boat ride to Spinalonga, and select hotel pickup and drop-off in north-coast resorts included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.70
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Visit Knossos palace (Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket)

Visit Knossos palace (Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket)

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Soak in the splendid Palace of Knossos, and save time by skipping the line! Enjoy a guided tour through the Palace in a small group setting, and unravel the mysterious myths and legends that surround this ancient site. See advanced drainage technology, classical-era art and craft, as well as Europe's oldest throne.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Spinalonga Island - Ag Nikolaus - Elounda Bay - Private Tour.

Spinalonga Island - Ag Nikolaus - Elounda Bay - Private Tour.

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This Tour gives you the opportunity to visit on your own way so many places in one day that if not with a local guide it would be impossible to visit and find.We visit Monasteries, Churches, Agios Nikolaus City, Spinalonga Island, Krasi village where the oldest Platanus tree in Crete it's found, we have a traditional Cretan Lunch in the traditional village of Mochos where we visit a few beautiful churches, and in the end if we have time we can visit the fishing village of Sisi where we go for a walk on the Palm Bay. ACACIA TOURS MHTE1039e60000115201
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau (Safari Adventure Offroad Excursion)
"Wonderful tour and our guide Natalia was absolutely the best Would recommend this tour and Natalia to any one coming to this beautiful island"..."
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Full-Day West Crete Tour from Heraklion
"overall a nice overview of the island with enough time to explore. only wish the driver and guide would talk less to eachother."..."
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Travel Crete - Visit Knossos palace (Shared Tour)
"Joanna was a wonderful guide very knowledgeable and interesting.She answered all of our questions and added many additional stories. I would certainly recommend this tour"..."
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Spinalonga island
"The visit to the island brought the history of the leper colony to life. We were sorry not to spend longer there."..."
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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
"All the varieties during the day. As for examples : music, stories, little museum, good wine, objects, calm, animals, herbs, cheese... Our guest was very attentive to give satisfaction to the clients. Thanks for kindness."..."
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Palace of Knossos: Pre-booked e-Ticket and Audio Tour on Your Phone
"Easy way to see a popular attraction. Audio tour was difficult to download, but informative. Would definitely recommend. Also, you do not have to go exactly at the time listed on your ticket. My ticket said 0900, got there at 0815, and they let us in no problem!"..."
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Shore Excursion Crete, Knossos, Archaeological Museum & Walking Tour to Old Town
"I would highly recommend that if you go to Knossos you also go to Archaeological Museum to help tied in all the history. Our guide Emmanuel, was super knowledgeable of the history and historical facts."..."
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Combined Guided Tour to Lasithi Plateau & Knossos Palace
"Was very good expidrence. Guides were very knowligible and we saw a lot in One day. We saw Knossos, had pottery class,lunch in vilige was great."..."
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Quad Safari Half Day
"Very Good. In Germany we say tip top. Guides were very funny. I would recommend to everyone. Bring sunglasses or something to protect your eyes from dust."..."
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Off-Road Buggy Adventure in Crete
"This Buggy Adventure is toally amazing! Esp the organizers and the wonderful tourleader wer awesome. Defintly the highlight of our short-vacation on the island Crete."..."
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Skip the Line: Heraklion Archaeological Museum Entrance Ticket
"We were able to arrive at the museum shortly after opening and were the only people there. Got to see everything in 90 minutes."..."
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Knossos Palace: Self-Guided Audio Tour on your Phone (without ticket)
"Superb content, very accurate information about the Minoan Civilization ...even for an expert.|Excellent sound performance.|A Very helpful companion for a visit to the archaeological site of Knossos."..."
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Private Full-Day Knosos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Heraklion
"We travelled with another couple to Crete and with COVID we wanted a private tour of the island, including Knossos. . .our guide, Kostas, was absolutely wonderful - he shared homemade snacks and told stories about his family and what life was like on Crete. . .we couldn't have asked for a better day."..."
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Knossos Palace Guided Walking Tour
"Our guide Joanna, enriched our visit to Knossos Palace in so many ways. She is passionate about the history of this place and certainly has a talent for storytelling. Her descriptions were very immersive and vivid, helping to understand what a visitor would experience entering the palace many thousand years ago. She is good at putting myths and scientific facts apart and presenting a realistic story of this site. We can certainly recommend it."..."
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Ecobike tour in historic Heraklion
"We had a great day with Alex. He made the day fun, taught us a lot about the city, and brought us to a restaurant at the end to try some authentic Greek food. We had a fabulous time!"..."
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Mythical Escape: Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace with Lassithi Plateau
"They were incredible! 11/10. Marilena was one of the best guides we have ever had. Dimitrios was a fantastic driver and very helpful. I really can’t stress how perfect they were. It was a great day and they both went out of their way to ensure we had a through and authentic experience."..."
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Rethymno Gastronomy Tour
"Great way to spend the morning. Started with coffee and ended with meze with Greek donuts and local beer in between. Hara took us through the narrow lanes of Rethymnon to local places we wouldn't have found ourselves. She gave us some suggestions of restaurants to try during our stay and shops that sell the best local produce. Thanks Hara for a wonderful morning."..."
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Spinalonga - Agios Nikolaos From Heraklion
"I loved the whole day, so nice, wel done, the BBQ too!. Spinalonga, very, very interesting, you have to listen to the story of this island, super profesional lady. You have free time to walk around of Island, back to the boat. Beautiful vieuws over the sea!. Higly recommended."..."
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Visit Knossos palace (Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket)
"The palace was a must see for us and it did not disappoint. Our guide Joanna added so much to our visit. She gave us a true appreciation for the history and significance of where we stood."..."

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