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Chania Cretan Night Dance Show with Dinner, Drinks, & Pickup

1. Chania Cretan Night Dance Show with Dinner, Drinks, & Pickup

Experience an evening of live entertainment, local food, and Cretan hospitality. Discover the unique sounds of traditional music and the beauty of Cretan dance as you learn the steps and immerse yourself in the culture of the island. Cretan music is a living tradition in Greece. It continues to evolve by absorbing elements of contemporary music and also comments on the realities of contemporary life. The character of Crete is reflected in music and dance. Cretan feasts and festivals (panigiria) are at the center of these ancient folkways and are a great way to have fun, the true Cretan way. Traditionally connected to a religious celebration, panigiria in Crete have a centuries-old history. They also have an important social purpose, offering a chance for people to meet and socialize, to honor tradition, and take a break from everyday troubles and chores. These events include large amounts of food and drink, traditional live music, and dancing until the early hours of the morning.

From Chania: Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace Private Day Tour

2. From Chania: Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace Private Day Tour

Come with us on a journey along East Crete reveling in the endless luxuries of the Lassithi Plateau which 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.

From Platanias: Guided Mountain Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

3. From Platanias: Guided Mountain Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

Our road trip will start with colourful sceneries through the orange valley and continue climbing up slowly to the west side of the mountains. After passing Meskla village we will have a short stop to visit a small Sarakina gorge where we will see the impressive rock walls of the gorge just a short walk away from the road. Curvy road will take us all the way up at Zourva where we will have our lunch break to enjoy Mrs Maria's traditional dishes with incredible view. Breathtaking sceneries will continue after the lunch to the next village Therisso which played an important role in Crete's modern history. On the way back to Platanias we will drive along the Therisso gorge where you can admire the high vertical cliffs and the huge Plane trees. Route: Patelari - Alikianos - Meskla - Zourva - Therisso Duration 5h

Agia Sofia Cave - Elos - Elafonisi Private Tour

4. Agia Sofia Cave - Elos - Elafonisi Private Tour

Nestled along the southwestern coast of Crete, Elafonisi beckons with its breathtaking landscapes and untouched beauty. Allow yourself to be immersed in the allure of this enchanting destination, where pristine white sand beaches merge with the azure waters, creating a mesmerizing display of colors. Bask under the warm sun, feeling the gentle caress of the sea breeze, or take a leisurely stroll along the coastline, savoring the harmonious interplay of nature’s palette. However, Elafonisi offers much more than picturesque beaches. Embark on an exploration of the coastal trails that wind through this captivating island, unveiling a tapestry of rare plants and vibrant wildflowers. Discover hidden coves and secluded spots, where serenity awaits those seeking a private oasis. Nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers will find delight in the island’s protected nature reserves, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, offering a glimpse into the island’s ecological wonders. As you venture inland from Elafonisi, the village of Agia Sofia invites you to experience a cultural oasis immersed in history and serenity. Meander through its narrow streets, embraced by lush greenery and picturesque landscapes, and engage with the warm and welcoming locals. Indulge your taste buds in the authentic flavors of Cretan cuisine, found in traditional tavernas that serve as gateways to the local culture.A true highlight of Agia Sofia is the Byzantine church that bears its name, Agia Sofia. Dating back to the 14th century, this architectural marvel stands as a testament to centuries of cultural heritage. Step inside and marvel at its intricate design, allowing the reverence and religious significance to wash over you.Embarking on a journey to Elafonisi and Agia Sofia is a testament to your desire for a travel experience that seamlessly blends natural beauty and cultural exploration. Prepare to be enchanted by Elafonisi’s pristine beaches and captivating trails, as well as Agia Sofia’s rich history and tranquil ambiance. Let our experienced guides accompany you on this extraordinary adventure, where the wonders of Crete unveil themselves at every turn. Allow us to create a truly professional and memorable journey that will leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind.

From Chania: Rethymno & Lake Kournas Private Tour w/ snacks

5. From Chania: Rethymno & Lake Kournas Private Tour w/ snacks

Explore two of the most picture-perfect destinations on Crete during this half-day private tour that visits Rethymno and the Lake of Kournas. Take off directly from your accommodation in Chania via an air-conditioned vehicle fully equipped with Wi-Fi and USB ports. After pickup, start your journey in Rethymno, a romantic city with a variety of picturesque routes to follow and numerous historical monuments to visit. Marvel at the large Venetian castle Fortezza, the old lighthouse, and countless churches, mosques, and arches. Walk along cobbled paths leading to other hidden spots of the old city. The next stop is the famous Lake of Kournas, the only freshwater lake in Crete. This place is ideal for relaxation and walking. Take in the one-of-a-kind view of the White Mountains reflected in the waters while drinking a cup of traditional Greek coffee. Choose to rent a pedal boat to spend some time in the water looking for the turtles that live in the lake. In between your trip, sit down and enjoy a snack break including a meal box with sandwiches and Cretan kalitsounia (Cretan sweet cheese pastry). Cold soft drinks, beer, wine, and bottled water will also be available. 

Your Tailored Elafonisi Full-Day Private Tour from Heraklion

6. Your Tailored Elafonisi Full-Day Private Tour from Heraklion

Somewhere between heaven & earth, there is a Cretan beach paradise sculpted by nature over ancient times. On some days, this geological masterpiece is connected to the coastline of South-West Crete, and on others, it is an island you can easily wade to through a shallow sea corridor. Imagine yourself basking in crystal blue waters of the intermingled Cretan & Libyan Seas. With your toes sinking in the fine white sand that is blissfully blended with flecks of pink from millions of crushed shells as the fresh sea-breeze touches your cheeks leaving salt crystals in its wake. There are many ways to appreciate Elafonisi, but none quite as rewarding as a tailored & stress-free escape for the discerning travelers who pursue experiences at their own pace. On the road trip across West Crete rely on our top local insider to immerse in a true adventure by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. This is your relaxation rhythm. Take things slower, breathe deep & luxuriate in your freedom.

From Chania: Private Local Highlights & Knossos Palace Tour

7. From Chania: Private Local Highlights & Knossos Palace Tour

We have designed this unforgettable trip to submerge you into an authentic way of life in one of the island's most beautiful regions while gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between history, stunning escapes, gastronomy, and the authentic Cretan local lifestyle. You will also visit the world-famous Palace of Knossos, where your expert guide will ensure skip-the-line access to all archaeological areas, key pieces of information, and extra-personalized attention. Then, from the history and cultural experience, you will be immersed in another time wandering the unspoiled Cretan landscape along with authentic layers of flavors, wines, and village life of the island of Crete. Enjoy personal pick-up and drop-off with a premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, like a true VIP

Heraklion: Private Knossos & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

8. Heraklion: Private Knossos & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Begin your journey of Knossos by meeting your guide at your hotel in Heraklion, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Knossos, where you will visit the ancient Minoan Palace, an important city in antiquity that supported continuous life from the Neolithic era to the 5th century. According to tradition, Knossos was the seat of the wise king Minos. Learn about the archeological site's fascinating myths, including the famous labyrinth and the minotaur legend, and that of Daedalus and Icarus. Next, head into the Heraklion mainland, which is known for its vilana, kostifali, and vidiano indigenous Cretan grapes. Crete's winemaking tradition dates all the way back to antiquity, and Cretan winemakers have consistently produced outstanding, award-winning wines. Taste some of these flavorful wines at a family-owned organic winery, where you'll enjoy six different wines along with local nibbles. Next, tuck into a delicious local lunch in a cozy, traditional, family-owned tavern that serves home-grown and freshly made delicacies from farm to table. This is your chance to sample truly authentic Cretan cuisine. Then, explore a typical village in Archanes as you wander its narrow lanes, and discover a world concealed from time. Here, savor the local liqueur called raki before heading back to your accommodation in Heraklion.

Chania: Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour with Lunch

9. Chania: Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour with Lunch

Your 6-hour tour in the Apokoronas region begins with a visit to the scenic village of Apokoronas and its museum. Featuring 7 rooms filled with Cretan history, the museum provides a great overview to the ancient way of life. Learn how the locals used to live, admire traditional Cretan homes and see the old tools that were used in daily work. Next you’ll enjoy a cup of coffee or Cretan malotira tea at a historical site from the Cretan revolution, where a river crosses the square and runs through the village. Sitting beside the crystal-clear waters of the river, you’ll have a scenic view of the high, tree-covered plateau. Head to the foothills of the White Mountains to the local winery. Meet the specialists of the award-winning Romeiko Winery, see how their wines are produced, and enjoy a tasting. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to taste other wine varieties, such as Vidiano, Vilana, Malvazia and Kotsifali. The winery boasts stunning views of the White Mountains and there are herb gardens, an art gallery and a museum of traditional Cretan exhibits on site. Moving underground you’ll visit a wine cellar inside a cave with rocks covering the cylinder bottles. Your final stop on the tour will be at Emprosneros, the cradle of the Cretan revolution against the Ottomans. Admire the ruins of the Alidakis Tower and then enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch at a local tavern.

From Chania: Minoan Palaces with Winery & Matala Beach Tour

10. From Chania: Minoan Palaces with Winery & Matala Beach Tour

Hop down to the heart of Central Crete, the beloved land of our ancestors, and let the wonders of the Minoan world collide on this luxurious passage of time. From the comfort of a premium chauffeured vehicle & escorted by our top local insider revel in the endless luxuries of the ancient Messara plain where wine-red fertile soils treasure lavish vineyards & the oldest olive groves stretch perennially toward the horizon. Visit a family award-winning winery set on the peak of allure panoramas & let our passionate winemakers immerse you into their intoxicating world. Luxuriate in ages unearthing the Bronze Age palaces of Phaistos & Gortyna along with storied villages & monasteries. In the afternoon, tuck in the bohemian vibe of Matala that captivated Bob Dylan & Janis Joplin. Bask in the turquoise waters of the Libyan Sea & unwind in the charming village irresistible for its freshly caught grilled fish & finest ouzo. To us, travel means putting fire in your soul with the best stories.

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The most incredible day with the most incredible guide and driver. They are so good at what they do and know exactly where to go and at what time for the absolute best experience. They go out of their way to provide wonderful food, games, stories, stops, and insight. Wonderful, wonderful day for our whole family. And driving the windy roads to Elafonisi ourselves would have been very stressful. We would have gotten there, spent a short while, and come straight home. Instead, we got to experiences many sights in a relaxed and amazing manner. Really the best. The day was long with all the sights and the far drive from our villa (they picked us up there btw!!) — and still we didn't want it to end! The only way to see these places as far as I’m concerned - and to learn about Greek culture along the way

We had an amazing time on this excursion, learning about the history of Greece and the city of Rethymno. Lunch at Lake Kournas was lovely. Our guide, Christine, was friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this trip to others!

Wonderful tour and guides! Highly recommend if you enjoy history and wine.