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Heraklion: Spinalonga Agios and Elounda Boat Tour and BBQ

1. Heraklion: Spinalonga Agios and Elounda Boat Tour and BBQ

Enjoy a walking tour of the island of Spinalonga during a full-day excursion from Elounda to the island. Visit Agios Nikolaos and Elounda and swim in the crystal-clear waters of Kolokytha, where you can enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Leave from Heraklion, in a spacious, comfortable bus and travel to the designated locations, along the coast through the St. George Gorge to Elounda, a tranquil coastal resort. Board the boat around 10:00, and visit the bay and the beach of Kolokytha, a secluded haven that offers a respite from daily life. You can swim and eat a delicious BBQ on board. Take the boat to Spinalonga around 12:45, traveling across Mirabello Bay. Learn about Spinalonga's complex history as a natural barrier for Olous in Ancient Greek times, a Saracen pirate refuge, a Venetian fortification, and a Turkic settlement. Depart from Spinalonga at appr. 2:45 pm. As you head towards our last destination from Elounda by bus, you will have the opportunity for a quick olive oil tasting, before arriving at the capital town of Lassithi, Agios Nikolaos at around 3:45 pm. Relax in a café next to the bottomless Lake of Voulismeni and enjoy your walk to the local shops. Return to Heraklion after the excursion, at approximately 6:30 pm.

From Heraklion: Elounda, Kolokitha, and Spinalonga Boat Trip

2. From Heraklion: Elounda, Kolokitha, and Spinalonga Boat Trip

Relax and enjoy a 4-hour long boat trip to some of Crete's most famous sites. Explore the lagoon of Elounda, see Kolokitha's beautiful sandy beach, and see Spinalonga, a former leper colony and Venetian fortress. Begin the tour at Elounda Port at 2 p.m. where you get on board the boat. Set sail towards Spinalonga Island, a picturesque islet known for its stunning scenery and rich history. Approach the island, where you will get to see the Venetian fortress, which was once used as a leper colony. Head towards the Barbarossa cave, a natural wonder that will take your breath away. Learn more about the cave, named after the famous pirate Barbarossa, who used it as a hideout in the past. Enjoy a chance to take photos and explore the cave before you move on to the next stop. Move on to the next destination, Skistra Beach, where you will get to swim in crystal-clear waters and soak up the sun. Admire the beach, known for its stunning scenery and tranquil atmosphere, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind. Take a refreshing swim before will heading towards Kolokytha Beach, where you'll get to enjoy the pristine sand and turquoise waters of the beach, surrounded by lush vegetation, providing a stunning backdrop for your photos. Indulge in a salad and fruit bar on board, where you can enjoy healthy snacks and refreshments. Order cocktails at an additional cost and sip on delicious drinks as you take in the stunning views.

Crete: Snorkeling Boat Trip with Snack and Transfer

3. Crete: Snorkeling Boat Trip with Snack and Transfer

Take in the beauty of the Cretan Sea on a scenic boat tour with iconic snorkeling opportunities. Depart from Malia on a 3 hours Motor Yacht and discover Stalis, Hersonissos, and Saint George Bay. Swim in crystal-clear waters, gaze at vibrant marine life, and enjoy tasty snacks. Start your adventure with a hotel pickup before heading to Malia. Set sail and admire stunning views of the coastline of the Aegean Sea. Stop at various beaches and coves along the way for swimming, snorkeling, or sunbathing. Enjoy a sandwich, dessert, and fruit salad if you're feeling hungry. Explore the villages by boat of Stalis and Hersonissos, both known for their lively atmosphere and nightlife, and soak up the sun at Saint George Bay, surrounded by rocky cliffs and lush greenery. Finally, make your way back to Malia to be transferred to your accommodation.

Cretan night traditional dance and food

4. Cretan night traditional dance and food

Early in the evening, under the starry sky, in a summer tavern with the atmosphere flooded with the aroma of jasmine and the sweet melody of lyre and bouzouki, in the ancient village of Karouzanos, you will have the opportunity to walk through the streets of the traditional village and take a look at the rural life of this charming place. Then you will taste the traditional local dishes and the famous wine and shortly afterwards you will enjoy the unique grace of the Cretan dancers with their traditional costumes that will dance for you Cretan Greek and Folk dances. Catch up at the dance with them, follow in their footsteps and feel for an evening like Zorba. An ideal opportunity to have fun as Cretans, taste traditional dishes, learn a little more about the people of Crete and keep the memory of this wonderful night in your heart.

Knossos Palace guided tour - Heraklion City tour + market

5. Knossos Palace guided tour - Heraklion City tour + market

Join a journey through time as you explore the ancient ruins of Knossos Palace and the bustling city of Heraklion. Early in the morning, you visit Knossos Palace, the most You’ll-known landmark on the island of Crete and one of Greece's most spectacular archaeological sites. With your guide, explore the archaeological site and discover more about its intriguing and enigmatic past. Our next stop is to the village of Patsides to see the Minoan Farm, where you can sample their Cretan traditional products and roam through their land that is completely covered with Cretan plants. Later, you return to the city for a stroll through Heraklion's historic center with a live English speaking tour guide. Then, you will have free time in the capital of Crete to browse its contemporary shops, have lunch or a coffee in one of its many restaurants, or explore its magnificent medieval structures. If you'd like, you may also buy a ticket and visit the archaeological museum.

Sunset Quad Safari Tour in Crete

6. Sunset Quad Safari Tour in Crete

We start from our main office in Hersonissos. After the instructions from the very professional guide Andreas on how to operate and use the Quads, we will go straight to the mountain. Using the tiny road (no traffic) so you can try steering the Quad, accelerating, and braking. Our journey begins. Drive-thru 7 small and beautiful traditional villages, gorges, and olive groves, pass by little farms- stables with goats and sheep, if we will be lucky to see some wild horses, the Sfentili lake to the top of the mountain with the company of eagles, taste a shot of the authentic Cretan tsikoudia with fruits or some small snacks until the magnificent nature’s magical and special moment, sunset on the Beach. Starting time: 17:00 Approx. return time: 21:00 You should take Driving license, sunglasses, sun protection, and a small bottle of water.

Heraklio:Knossos Palace-Museum-Heraklio all in SKIP The line

7. Heraklio:Knossos Palace-Museum-Heraklio all in SKIP The line

The most famous landmark of Crete, Knossos, is the absolute “must” for everybody who decides to spend his or her vacation on our beautiful island. On one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece, we find the center of one of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world and through the excavations, the legends and the history of the place we learn about its settlers: the Minoan people, the rulers of the Mediterranean. With its small palace, the room of murals, the royal tombs and the royal mansion, Knossos is probably the most significant token of a civilization that left such marks in history that can never be erased. The intricate structure of the palace corridors gave it the name Labyrinth, where, according to the myth, the legendary Minotaur used to live. The marvelous architectural plan, the use of rare and luxurious materials, the advanced techniques of construction and drainage system and the massive size of the palace of Knossos make it, even today, the most amazing sight on Crete. We return to the city to visit the newly renovated Archaeological Museum, which exhibits traditional architecture and preserves exquisite and valuable ethnographic and historical material from the ancient period of Cretan history. A stroll in the city of Heraklion will end up a perfect day –shopping in its modern stores, enjoying our coffee or lunch in one of its many restaurants or just exploring its superb medieval buildings. 09:45 Arrival in Knossos Palace 11:45 Departure from Knossos Palace 12:00 Arrival in Heraklion 16:30 Departure from Heraklion Duration: app. 10 hours Stay in Knossos: app. 2 hours Stay in Museum: app. 2 hours Stay In Heraklion: app. 2 hours Included: Entrance Knossos & Museum (combined ticket): 20.00€ Whispers: 2.00 € *age price reductions not available*

Hersonissos: Private Catamaran to Dia Island with Meal

8. Hersonissos: Private Catamaran to Dia Island with Meal

Spend the day at sea on a private catamaran sailing trip from Hersonissos to Dia Island. Enjoy a cruise suitable for everyone, including families with children, small companies, and couples. Snorkel, paddleboard, and fish with included gear, or stretch out and sunbathe on the boat. Hop on board a premium class catamaran Bali 4.5* and set sail from the port out to the vast open sea. The catamaran is equipped with the latest technology, so the sea will be as comfortable as the shore. While in Dia Bay, swim on an inflatable flamingo or unicorn, or go exploring the island via SUP. When it's time to refuel, savor Mediterranean cuisine during lunch with seafood** . Enjoy music and an open bar with soft drinks, white wine, and beer as you make your way back to Hersonissos. * Catamaran model may change, ** The menu consists of local, high quality products. Dishes are subject to change.

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What people are saying about Limenas Chersonisou

Great time. We went there with our rental car. When we arrived, we would never have believed that there could be such a charming site in the middle of the mountain. There was no French guide when we arrived but the welcome was warm and well organized. We had a wonderful meeting with other French people and the atmosphere was great. For the buffet, it was okay, you still eat as much as you want and so does the wine. In any case, I recommend it, I would leave the ridge with this good warm moment.

We had a very nice guide - very hard working and seemed very familiar. We made two stops to go into the water. Sun protection is really very important. We were back at the hotel at around 2 p.m. I can highly recommend it.

Pick up on time, great tour guide, learned a lot of interesting things

It was super organized and had enough time to see everything!

Very competent guide Lilli. Very good historical background