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Crete: Day Trip to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga Island

1. Crete: Day Trip to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga Island

Embark on a full-day guided trip to northeastern Crete and take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island. Visit Agios Nikolaos with its famous lake, and explore the picturesque village of Elounda. Begin the day with the visit to Agios Nikolaos, and see the shore of Mirabello Bay. Explore the town, famous for the lake at its center and its shopping and cafes. Take your time for a walk to enjoy the views, enjoy some shopping or have a drink in one of the numerous cafes around the lake. Explore an open-air market on Wednesdays. Move on to see Elounda village, a former fishing village on the northern coast of the island. Depart from Elounda for the cruise to Spinalonga Island. Learn about the island's vibrant history, from a home for the Venetians and Turks to a place of isolation for those suffering from leprosy. Experience the island, more popular after the 2005 historical novel “The Island” about how lepers lived in Spinalonga. Join the hundreds of people who come to the island every day to visit and learn its history.

Crete: Rethimno, Chania, and Kournas Lake Day Trip

2. Crete: Rethimno, Chania, and Kournas Lake Day Trip

The first stop is the town of Rethimno, the third biggest town in Crete west of Heraklion on the north coast of Crete. Here, archeological monuments of the Ottoman and Venetian eras co-exist. Enjoy a stroll in the alleys of the old town, a visit to the Turkish minarets and the Venetian fortresses, or a coffee at the magnificent harbor. The next stop is Chania town, the second largest town of Crete on the north coast west of Rethymno. The city of Chania is divided into the Old City, with the gorgeous harbor, and the New City, beyond its Venetian fortifications. The Old City is one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean and is called “Venice of the East”. You can find Turkish minarets and mosques, Muslim neighborhoods, Venetian fortresses, dockyards, fountains, squares, arches, mansions, Loggia and the Lighthouse. Visit the famous Agora (market), which houses traditional little shops and taverns. The last stop of the day is Kournas lake, a beautiful habitat with natural freshwater, one of a kind in Crete. The whole area of Kournas is protected under 'Natura 2000', as it's a designated wetland. Vast greenery, steep cavities between hills, and rare species of fish and birds make Kournas the ideal place to enjoy an early afternoon walk.

Heraklion: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Heraklion: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Explore Heraklion city at your own pace using a hop-on hop-off bus. Enjoy a combo ticket good for 48hours and for 2 different bus lines. See famous attractions, visit the beach of Ammoudara and the Knossos archaeological site. Take your chance to see it all with one combo ticket. Discover the Cretan civilization, history, and architecture and learn all about the old and modern city of Heraklion. Enjoy onboard commentary in 8 different languages explaining important details and facts. On the first route, embark on a 12 stop line that tours Heraklion city over one hour. Get off and on when you please and appreciate hours from 830am until 530pm every day. The second route provides a 6 stop line that leads to Ammoudara beach.

Crete: Lasithi Plateau and Cave of Zeus Off Road Safari Tour

4. Crete: Lasithi Plateau and Cave of Zeus Off Road Safari Tour

Discover traditional life in rural Crete by witnessing the daily activities of the locals and visiting the sites where Greek myths were born. Enjoy a tour of Potamies, Aposelemis dam, Empasa, the cave of Zeus, and the beautiful scenery of the plateau. Start with pickup from your accommodation. Visit one of the most characteristic Cretan villages, Potamies, for a tour of a traditional local farm. See the process of milking and cheese-making, meet the animals, and sample their fresh cheese. Next, head to the Aposelemis dam, the largest water supply project in Crete. See the village of Sfendili submerged in the waters of the dam with its impressive old houses fading on the surface of the water. Explore the natural wetlands and spot a unique variety of birds. Continue uphill on the dirt roads to the gorge of Empasa. Enjoy the views of the mountainous landscape and thriving wildlife. Try your hand at foraging for native herbs or relax and take in the panoramic views. Take a trip to Lassithi Plateau to enter Psychro Cave, the fabled birthplace of the Greek God Zeus. Follow the trails of the gods and after that take a tour around the plateau to get a sense of local life. Finally, enjoy authentic food baked in the wood oven in one of the most celebrated taverns in the picturesque village of Krasi. Admire the town square filled with fountains and see imposing plane trees that are up to 2000 years old. Return to your hotel full of unforgettable memories of Crete.

Heraklion: Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

5. Heraklion: Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

Explore Heraklion on an open bus tour with a 48-hour ticket. See city’s famous landmarks and visit the famous beach of Ammoudara. Use the ticket for 2 days and board the bus at various points around the city.  Familiarize yourself with the Cretan civilization, history, and architecture and learn all about the old and modern city of Heraklion in your own language with the commentary on board, available in 8 languages.  Admire the view of the streets and the landmarks from a safe distance, Hop on and off at all the bus stops to visit major attractions such as Knossos Palace, the Archaeological Museum, Ammoudara Beach, the Venetian Port, the Market, and many others.  The 8 bus stops along the route are: • Old port square • Historical Museum of Crete • Knossos Palace • Heraklion Archaeological Museum • Grave of Nikos Kazantzakis • Venetian Walls • Port bus station • Jesus Gate

Crete: Balos & Gramvousa Boat Cruise including Bus Transfer

6. Crete: Balos & Gramvousa Boat Cruise including Bus Transfer

Take in the beauty of Crete and its nearby islands on this boat trip. Travel to the pirate’s island, Gramvousa, explore the Venetian fortress, and head to the idyllic Baloos lagoon, filled with rare species of fauna and flora, for a refreshing swim. Your trip starts with a bus to Kissamos. From the port of Kissamos, the boat will depart to Gramvousa. While on the boat trip, you’ll observe the geological phenomenon of Crete, with the island rising out of the sea on the west side – and sinking in the east. Your first stop is the island Gramvousa, with its Venetian fortress, built between 1579 and 1584 by the Venetian occupiers. Take your time exploring the fortress, which was also used by pirates – a legend claims that there’s a great treasure buried there. An old shipwreck near the beach has become a part of the landscape, and the turquoise water is ideal for snorkeling. The next stop is the Balos lagoon, with its white sand and shallow, warm water, perfect for a swim. Due to millions of crushed shells, in many places, the sand has a lovely pink hue. The protected area houses many rare species of flora and fauna, such as Eleonora falcons, shags, and cormorants. Swim or explore, then head back after your full experience around these islands.

Crete: Island Jeep Tour with BBQ

7. Crete: Island Jeep Tour with BBQ

An incredible day with a team of professionals will be filled with extremes and entertainment! A day that will leave the best and warmest memories of Crete will start early in the morning. A transfer from the hotel will pick you up and take you to the team meeting point. If you have a driver's license, you will be able to drive a jeep by yourself and experience extreme driving on off roads. However, if you do not have a driver's license or you just want to relax, we will provide you with a driver. After meeting your guide and a brief briefing on the day's plan, you will set off on an unforgettable journey. The first location you will be able to enjoy will be Aposelemis Dam. A place of incredible beauty, where you definitely won't be able to resist taking a couple of incredible photos. Continuing along the serpentines and admiring the mountain scenery, you will reach the traditional village of Askoi, where you can taste some traditional delicious or simply enjoy a cup of aromatic coffee. At the middle of the day, an unforgettable BBQ awaits you near the church of Agia Anna, where you can eat deliciously, relax, catch your breath and regain your strength. On the way home, you will see an extremely beautiful landscape combining sea and mountains.

All in One - Ecobike City Tour - Food Tasting - Wine Tasting

8. All in One - Ecobike City Tour - Food Tasting - Wine Tasting

Discover the best of Heraklion in one thrilling day with our Ecobike Full Day Tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city, indulge in a delightful food tour tasting, and savor exquisite wines during a memorable wine tasting experience. This all-in-one adventure allows you to explore, taste, and enjoy the diverse facets of Heraklion. During the tour, you'll embark on a fascinating historical journey, visiting iconic landmarks and historical sites. Our knowledgeable local guide will share captivating stories and insights, bringing the city's history to life. Along the way, you'll stop at local eateries to sample authentic flavors and culinary delights, experiencing the vibrant food scene of Heraklion. As the tour progresses, you'll have the opportunity to delight your taste buds with a wine tasting experience. Discover the unique flavors and aromas of Cretan wines as you learn about the region's winemaking traditions. At the end of this immersive adventure, you'll be left with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the history, culture, and flavors of Heraklion. Whether you choose to continue exploring the city's bustling streets or head back to your hotel, this tour will leave you with a newfound love for Heraklion's vibrant spirit. Join us on the Ecobike Full Day Tour and experience the ultimate blend of history, food, and wine in the heart of Heraklion. Explore, taste, and enjoy a day of discovery that will create lasting memories.

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We got picked up on time at the Hotel and got transfered to a collection point. We met our guide there and started the Tour. We enjoyed every stop and made some memories together. I'd really recommend going up to the cave of zeus. The included lunch at the Restaurant was very good. The car was an old Landrover Defender, blasting through the muddy, unpaved roads (when possible) was a lot of fun. Our guide explained along the way and at the stops. Overall we had a fun time with him and the whole group. We would do it again and if we come back to crete we'll make sure to book a tour with them.

Very good experience. Over-punctual pickup. Nice group, spoken in German and English and sung in Greek. Lots of stops to take photos and off road was great fun. It had rained previously (unfortunately also during the tour) and there was a lot of driving through puddles. Great lunch and coffee stop and Georgos did a great job and it was very entertaining. Very happy again, price/performance perfectly fine.

It was a wonderful, eventful day with 8 hours of good vibes! Jorgos was a great driver and guide who provided us with lots of interesting information in German! The trip was perfectly organized, the destinations were varied, and the food was delicious! The landscape is simply beautiful! Definitely do it!

There were two companies vying for business. It made us very uncomfortable. We sat upstairs the place to plug headphones was blocked. There was little commentary. I did enjoy the music. Felt there was nothing to see. I’m a big fan of Hop On so crushingly disappointed

The tour was great! Andre/Jesus is a great guide, with a wealth of knowledge and an amazing sense of humor. He is funny and has great taste in music, I also felt safe the whole time on the tour. Zeus cave is amazing. I highly recommend it, and the views - fabulous!