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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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$51.70

Crete Elounda and Spinalonga Island Cruise Day Trip

Crete Elounda and Spinalonga Island Cruise Day Trip

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Visit Elounda and ride a boat to Spinalonga Island on this day trip.  Travel to Elounda and cruise to Spinalonga in Mirabello Bay, where a Venetian fortress and old village once housed a leper colony. Explore the ruins where lepers were confined, and enjoy a swim and barbecue lunch. After docking back at Elounda, drive to Agios Nikolaos’ to see its harbor and reputedly bottomless lake. Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.68
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$74.68

Private Wine, Olive Oil, and Terroir Tour of Heraklion area with Tastings

Private Wine, Olive Oil, and Terroir Tour of Heraklion area with Tastings

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Discover the culinary delights of Crete on a day tour from Heraklion that includes wine tasting, olive oil tasting, and learning about the island's terroir. Visit a boutique winery and family-owned olive oil producer to sample wine and oil with your group. You'll have lunch at a mezze restaurant and gain insight into a piece of Crete's culture from a guide.
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  • 8 hours
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$172.34
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$172.34

Private Gastronomy Tour to Central Crete

Private Gastronomy Tour to Central Crete

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Say goodbye to the tourist trail and hello to a world of organic produce when you book this private door-to-door food tour of Crete’s less-visited interior. Your program is customizable, depending on date, but typically includes two winery visits, with tastings, a bakery stop for sweet treats and coffee, and a 3-course taverna lunch. Opt to explore an olive oil factory or cheese and herb shops instead of one winery.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.74
Price varies by group size
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$275.74
Price varies by group size

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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$48.26

The Gourmet Wine Tour of Heraklion area

The Gourmet Wine Tour of Heraklion area

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Taste the bounty of ancient Cretan vineyards and olive groves on a delicious, full-day wine tour from Heraklion. Travel with an oenophile and chef guide through the island’s fertile heartland, visit a winery for a vineyard tour and tastings of different varietals. Sample some of the Mediterranean's finest olive oil at a family domain, and indulge in a gourmet chef’s lunch at a local restaurant, complete with plenty of wine! Tour size is limited to 8 for a more personalized, small-group experience.
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  • 8 hours
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$172.34
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$172.34

Relax in Nature - Chrissi Island day Cruise

Relax in Nature - Chrissi Island day Cruise

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Follow the lead of this excursion on the way to Ierapetra by bus, accompanied by the morning sun. Soon after embarking in the boat, enjoy the trip in the Libyan sea on your way to Chrissi island where you will taste the natural beauty of a unique and protected by “Natura 2000” golden beach.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.40
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$49.40

Zeus Cave-Traditional-Villages-Old Wind Mills-Olive Oil Factory-Small Group.

Zeus Cave-Traditional-Villages-Old Wind Mills-Olive Oil Factory-Small Group.

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Spend a full day exploring Crete with a local guide. Visit Psychro Cave, the birthplace of Zeus, and a platanus tree that is according to local legend, the oldest tree on the island. You’ll also tour the villages of Mochos and Krasi and enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch in a local restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.16
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$100.16

Transfer Airport to HERAKLION CITY OR PORT area up to 6 customers

Transfer Airport to HERAKLION CITY OR PORT area up to 6 customers

Transfer from Herakleion airport to your hotel in HERAKLION CITY OR PORT   area. From 1 to 6 clients , transport is with a mini Van. Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: our driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination. You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises: either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.
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  • 15 minutes
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$45.96
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$45.96
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Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch

Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch

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Discover ancient Minoan history, Cretan farming culture, and magnificent island views on this full-day off-roading adventure from Heraklion. Travel in a rugged Land Rover along historic mountain trails, stopping along the way to visit the mythological Diction Cave, shepherds’ villages, the scenic Lassithi Plateau, and an eco park where traditional ways of life are still practiced. Replenish your energy with an included lunch and taste of ‘raki’ liqueur at a local tavern.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.17
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$86.17
Price varies by group size

Semi Private or Private Wine and Olive Oil tasting tour (Transfer & Lunch Incl.)

Semi Private or Private Wine and Olive Oil tasting tour (Transfer & Lunch Incl.)

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Discover the culinary delights of Crete from Real People. You will be a part of their Real Life and share with them their knowledge on local products and delicacies. Be part of True Crete. Enjoy private tasting of local wines. Enjoy Private Tasting of locally produced olive oil and learn the secrets. Learn how to cook local delicacies from a Mama. Enjoy a homemade lunch at the most unique and beautiful environment Small-group tour limited to eight people Tailor made experience Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.23
Price varies by group size
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$125.23
Price varies by group size

Crete private tour: Knossos Palace, Archaeological museum, and Heraklion Town

Crete private tour: Knossos Palace, Archaeological museum, and Heraklion Town

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Uncover the mysteries of the ancient Minoan civilization on this private, half-day tour of Heraklion highlights. Explore the magnificent Knossos Palace, home to King Minos and legends of the Minotaur, and visit a world-class archaeological museum featuring artifacts dating back to 5000 BC. See the contrast of ancient and modern Crete with some free time in the port town of Heraklion, and enjoy personalized attention from your guide along the way. Entrance fees to Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum at your expense.
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  • 5 hours
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$447.80
Price varies by group size
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$447.80
Price varies by group size

Olive Mill Festival

Olive Mill Festival

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Spend with us a special evening with the family Lyraki and learn about olive oil soap and taste Cretan wines. Enjoy a traditional dinner with live Greek music and dance.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.45
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$57.45

WEST CRETE TOUR up to 4 to 15 customers

WEST CRETE TOUR up to 4 to 15 customers

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Enjoy this 6-hour West Crete Tour at village Fodele, Rethimnon and Arkadi. Discover and learn the ancient history and medieval places.
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  • 6 hours
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$321.70
per group
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$321.70
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Private Tour Knossos & Heraklion City

Private Tour Knossos & Heraklion City

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This tour is a unique experience, to visit the most important places in Heraklion City. The tour schedule is flexible regarding the time spent at its attraction. Our driver will pick you up from your Hotel or Port in Heraklion City. The transfer is private and our English-speaking driver will drive you around the sightseeings.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.62
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$375.62
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Half Day Private Tour to Knossos Palace (Skip the line) & Panoramic City Tour

Half Day Private Tour to Knossos Palace (Skip the line) & Panoramic City Tour

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Hit Heraklion’s highlights in just half a day direct from your accommodation (or cruise ship) when you book this private tour, with skip-the-line tickets to the iconic Palace of Knossos. Your licensed guide will showcase details from lighting to drainage that bring this lost civilization to life. Next, discover the Heraklion Archaeological Museum (own expense) and its Minoan collection; finally, explore Heraklion, including the fortress, cathedral, market and Venetian Walls.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$327.45
Price varies by group size
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$327.45
Price varies by group size

Royalty Dia Island Half Day Trip

Royalty Dia Island Half Day Trip

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Enjoy good sailing, clear tropical waters, warm sun and snorkeling at Dia island. This sailing trip is the perfect way to experience the island from another perspective – the sea.
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  • 5 hours
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$137.87
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$137.87

Knossos Private Full-Day Tour from Heraklion with Pick Up

Knossos Private Full-Day Tour from Heraklion with Pick Up

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At the desired time, an experienced English-speaking professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation in a private vehicle ready to immerse you into the Greek culture and lifestyle. If you are a history lover, get ready to travel back in time on this full-day tour. Knossos Palace is the biggest Minoan Palace of Crete. The archaeological museum is one of the most significant museums in Greece and its collections come mostly from central and eastern Crete and cover a span of 5.500 years. You will also have the chance to visit Koules Fortress that dominates the entrance to the Venetian Harbour of Heraklion. The Venetians called it "Sea Fortress", but today it is known by its Turkish name, Koules. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights, but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.21
Price varies by group size
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$124.21
Price varies by group size

Via Ferrata-Kapetaniana-Crete

Via Ferrata-Kapetaniana-Crete

The only Via Ferrata on Crete, is located at the Asterousia mountain range at Kapetaniana. It is moderately difficult, well protected and with a great view to the Libyan Sea all the way! It is accessible for children aged 8 and up, making it an exciting option for a family active holiday. Suitable for individuals and small groups (up to 6 persons). • Suitable for children aged 8 and up • All the gear needed is provided and we guarantee that everything is in perfect condition. • Participants should be able to hike for 3-4h (moderate hiking) and have no fear of heights. • No previous experience required • No climbing or abseiling experience necessary What to bring • Trekking shoes or regular sport shoes • Sun Screen • Hat – sun glasses Minimum number of participants,4 persons
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  • 5 hours
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$186.13
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$186.13

East Crete Tour 4 to 15 customers

East Crete Tour 4 to 15 customers

Explore Greek history and culture in East Crete on this guided excursion. After a convenient pickup from select hotels, enjoy a transfer on a comfortable bus to Knossos, Europe’s “oldest city” that is home to the legendary palace of King Minos. Then, visit the Bronze Age ruins of Malia Palace and Agios Nikolas and stop by the villages of Krisa and Elounda.
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  • 6 hours
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$330.89
per group
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$330.89
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Half-Day Off Road Private Wine and Gastronomy Experience in Dafnes

Half-Day Off Road Private Wine and Gastronomy Experience in Dafnes

Our Private Wine and Gastronomy Off-Road Experience is driven by the Hospitality that characterizes Crete. Our hosts aim to create a friendly atmosphere yet informative regarding the History, Culture, Gastronomy, and Wine of Crete. Our team consists of passionate members that will take you to the unknown of our island, as you discover parts that you would not any other way. Our menu is made by our chef - the lady that has been a Cretan stay-at-home mother for many years, providing her family delicious Cretan food. So make sure you will be having Authentic Local Cuisine. Travel off-road through the Dafnes Wine Region. Genuine Experience has created for you a safe and comfy setting on a truck, where you will get to discover the inland of Crete, through the endless green veil of our Vineyards under the warm sun, and get a grasp of a local winemaker’s day. A private experience in which you will indulge all your senses and enjoy a day by introducing yourself to the real Crete.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.70
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$321.70

Barrier-free: Knossos and Heraklion - 4 hours private group & wheelchair users

Barrier-free: Knossos and Heraklion - 4 hours private group & wheelchair users

Traveling on vacation or on a cruise ship in Greece? Get to know the great diversity of the country on the barrier-free excursions designed just for you. The trips are suitable for older people or people with reduced mobility so you can enjoy the trip at your own pace. Completely barrier-free excursions for single travelers and small groups with wheelchair users (also e-wheelchair or other aids possible). - Equipment rental (wheelchair, e-wheelchair, scooter) available on request - Certified assistance bookable on request
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$746.81
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$746.81
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NORTH CRETE TOUR up to 4 customers

NORTH CRETE TOUR up to 4 customers

Tour at traditional village Skalani and winery at Peza, Knossos, cathedral church of St. Minas and central market of Heraklion.
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  • 6 hours
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$325.15
per group
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$325.15
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Giouhtas Mount Trekking

Giouhtas Mount Trekking

A beautiful and easy hike just a few kilometers outside of the city of Heraklion. Juktas, the human-head-like mountain (Greek Γιούχτας – Giouhtas) was an important religious site for the Minoans. According to the legend, this is the face of Zeus (the king of the Gods) and the mountain is his tomb. Indeed, the name Juktas is a corruption of the Latin word for Zeus, Jupiter. On the mountain, we find three archeological sites, an old monastery, and a church. What to Bring: • Trekking shoes • Windproof jacket • Camera • Sun Screen • Hat – sun glasses Highlights •​​​​​ The panoramic view of the sea and Dia island from the top of the mountain. Minimum number of participants, 4 persons
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  • 5 hours
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$121.79
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$121.79

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What people are saying about Half-day Tours in Heraklion

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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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Private Wine, Olive Oil, and Terroir Tour of Heraklion area with Tastings
"One of the best tours ever, Pierre was spot on and knew not only about wines but the history of Crete. Then he took us to this magnificent restaurant where the chef paired or wines with the dishes."..."
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Private Gastronomy Tour to Central Crete
"This was an excellent tour. Our guides were excel Liam’s very friendly. They took us to many great places--we visited specialty shops, 2 wineries, bakery and an Awesome Taberna for a huge lunch, it was a great day and I would have been very hard pressed to find all of these places without a guide. Highly recommend."..."
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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 Gourmet Wine Tour of Heraklion area
"Great excursion. Pierre was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and made the whole day very memorable. Highly recommend"..."
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Zeus Cave-Traditional-Villages-Old Wind Mills-Olive Oil Factory-Small Group.
"Our tour guide Eddie was great. He really made it a memorable experience. Definitely felt like we got to see the real side if rural Crete."..."
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Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch
"mariano’s was very knowledgeable and was a excellent guide it was nice to get out and experience the real crete a must if you ever come to heraklion"..."
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Semi Private or Private Wine and Olive Oil tasting tour (Transfer & Lunch Incl.)
"Excellent tour and highly recommend. Lunch was very tasty along. Olive oil tour was very informative and well priced. The winery was beautiful and service was amazing!"..."
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Half Day Private Tour to Knossos Palace (Skip the line) & Panoramic City Tour
"First: a word about Greece. The landscapes are stunningly beautiful: coastlines, mountains, blue water. You will walk among 2,500-year-old archaeological sites. The food is every bit as good as you imagine it will be. But the best part of Greece is its people. I had not one bad interaction with a local Greek; they were consistently gracious, friendly, helpful. This country deserves to be on your bucket list. Greece has something like 38 million visitors (in a country with 11 million residents) in 2019. That number is less than half right now as they recover from the pandemic. Now is the time to go to Greece! Bring your swimsuit, appetite, and camera. It’s the trip of a lifetime. This was a private tour. The tour guide and driver were excellent. They took us to Knossos first. Tour guide explained the historical significance of this palace. We had skip the line tickets. Still, the archeological site was hot, there were long lines, it wasn't particularly interesting. The tour guide brought us back to Iraklion, ensured we had our bearings and gave us some time to shop and dine. They returned us to the ship on time. I want to reiterate that both the tour guide and driver were excellent, Knossos just wasn't worth the heat and long lines. I'm sure there are interesting things to do in Crete, but Knossos isn't one of them. If you're interested in history, get your fill in Athens and Olympia."..."
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Knossos Private Full-Day Tour from Heraklion with Pick Up
"The Knossos Palace was amazing and was very enlightening. The museum also was exceptional. Our guide Alexis was very helpful and informative and accommodating"..."

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