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Koufonissi, The Hidden Island Day Trip from Crete

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  • An unforgettable day on the Libyan Sea!  Once to visit a deserted island, which also has 36 fantastic beaches of fine golden sand and crystal clear, emerald waters, is everyone's dream. Treat yourself to a dream vacation for the whole...Read more

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...Read more

Full-Day 4x4 Self-Drive Safari in Crete with Lunch

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  • A day you will always remember! See Crete, the way few people do! A full day Jeep Safari that gives the sensation of a real adventure. Uncover Crete’s beautiful mainland on this full-day 4x4 safari, led by two expert guides. Get behind the wheel of a 4-seater all-terrain vehicle, and set off in a convoy through the verdant Cretan...Read more

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...Read more

Full-Day Chrissi Island Tour from Heraklion with Lunch

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  • Enjoy a day on the sandy bay of Chrissi island, with the Caribbean-like waters! The unspoiled beauty of this island’s fauna with the magnificent beaches provide for a unique relaxing experience for...Read more

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

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  • 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...Read more

Chrissi Island Cruise from Heraklion

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  • An island adventure to the hottest point of Europe
    Become a Robinson for one day on the desert island of “Chrissi” or “Golden Island”

    Are you ready for adventure- Do you want to feel for a while like a modern castaway, stranded on a desert island- Then come along to the island of Chrissi.

    Chrissi Island Tour...Read more

Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch

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  • Join this 8-hour guided excursion through the Cretan mountains and discover the wonders of the Minoan Route. Stop at historic sites including an ancient Roman aqueduct and the Diction Cave, the mythological birthplace of Zeus. Enjoy a traditional snack with 'raki' in the village of Kastamonitsa, and a Cretan-style lunch at a local tavern...Read more

The Gourmet Wine Tour of Heraklion area

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  • In a small and friendly group, partake in a sensational visit of 2 wineries of Archanes area. Visit first a new and dynamic boutique winery. Visit the facilities, from production area to bottling area, cellars with the winemakers explainign about wine process and technics. This will be followed by a wine tasting with a sample of 5 wines...Read more

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

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  • T Partake in a sensational visit of a family estate and a traditional olive mill in Archanes. The owners will lead you to their production area and introduce you to extra virgin olive oil, from harvest to different ways to produce this traditional olive oil. This will be followed by olive oil sample tasting You will also have a chance to taste...Read more

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...Read more

Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge

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  • Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in...Read more

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...Read more

From Heraklion: Spinalonga Island ,Elounda and Agios Nikolaos Tour

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  • Discover the seaside village of Elounda and walk amongst history on the island of Spinalonga.

    Finishing our touring on this much afflicted place, we head for the small bay of Kolokitha. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches on Crete. It is a remote beach with white sand and deep blue serene water, side by side with old olive groves....Read more

Santorini Island Independent Day Trip from Crete

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  • Get to know Santorini on a full-day independent trip from Crete, and see as much of the island as you wish! Either soak up the sun with a book on the beach, or explore the pretty island towns and villages. Discover the delights of Fira or Oia; take a cable car ride from the volcanic caldera to the old port; scout out cozy island tavernas; or...Read more

Chrissi Island Day Trip from Heraklion

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  • Our boats depart for the island of Chrissi from the port of Ierapetra. Ierapetra is the southernmost town of Europe, one of the most popular destinations in Crete, and the fourth biggest town of the island. The island of Chrissi (or Gaidouronisi) is situated approximately 9 nautical miles south of Ierapetra and it is a Wildlife Refuge. Due to its...Read more

On the trail of the Greek Mythology

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  • Visit the valley of the 1000 Windmills and get all the secret information’s of the Cretan people. Visit a traditional mountain village and a typical Cretan family on the way to the Lassithi Plateau, the birthplace of Zeus. On the road there, you learn about the history of the God father and his siblings. You"ll visit the birthplace of Zeus while...Read more

Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay Full-Day Tour from Heraklion

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  • Discover the westernmost tip of Crete on a scenic bus and boat trip to Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay. Dip your toes in the soft white sand of some of the most beautiful beaches you ever have seen!Upon arrival, climb aboard a boat and cross to Balos Bay at the northernmost tip of the peninsula. Relax on the 1-hour boat trip, and get 2.5 hours at...Read more

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...Read more

Fully Guided Tour to Lassithi Plateau and Knossos Palace

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  • You will follow the footsteps of the long-ago Minoan kings on this 10-hour Knossos - Lassithi tour. Travel by air-conditioned bus to the archaeological site of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, see the remains dating back to the 2nd century BC. Explore what were the royal quarters, storage rooms and the central court of the palace, the power base of...Read more

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Heraklion day trips are special, professionally-guided tours which are designed to take you on long hour trips outside Heraklion city or sometimes combine various Heraklion main attractions together at a low cost just to occupy your day with fun-filled moments and interesting activities.

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