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Our most recommended Crete Sunset Tours

Rethymno: Sunset Cruise on a Wooden Pirate Boat

1. Rethymno: Sunset Cruise on a Wooden Pirate Boat

Board the wooden pirate boat named "Captain Hook" at the port of Rethymno and get set off on a serene cruise into the sunset. Enjoy the glorious views of the city and the Cretan mountains in the background while the sun sets on the horizon. Snap some photos of Fortezza Castle, the Venetian Port, and the city of Rethymno lit up in the twilight. Sip on a beer or a refreshing soft drink with your partner, family, or friends for a perfect and relaxing end to the day.

Crete: Villages Quad Sunset Trip

2. Crete: Villages Quad Sunset Trip

Starting at the Peninsula Hotel and Spa in Agia Pelagia, you are given a theoretical introduction and a small driving practise, before you take the adventure in our hands and the quads on the road. Lonely tracks away from main traffic and in the midst of the most beautiful nature take you to a beautiful cliff path along the sea and later into the heights of Achlada. Here you enjoy a breathtaking view over the surrounding area, before continueing to the long time ago and abruptly abandoned ghost village of Achlada. Find out more about the background of the village, the ancient and traditional Cretan way of life and share a special moment with the three last and only inhabitants of this village. Enjoy a drive and a walk through this village which is not accessible by any other means. The tour continues through the mountains further up into a traditional mountain village - Rogdia. Rogdia is a village that overlooks the bay of Heraklion and is famous for the 16th century tower of Modino. Enjoy some free time and a breathtaking view onto Heraklion and the sun setting into the sea between the mountains. By 21:00 we have returned to our premises, Please note that according to the season arrival and departure times may vary.

Chania: Sunset Boat Cruise with Guide

3. Chania: Sunset Boat Cruise with Guide

The boat departs from the Old Venetian Harbor and heads out onto the Gulf of Chania. Pass by the island’s famous lighthouse, which was built by the Venetians in the 16th century and later modified by the Egyptians in 1839. The boat continues to sail west towards Lazaretta Island, a small island close to Chania which provides the best views of the sunset across the Kissamos Mountains. The island has a vast history that predates the Venetian occupation. Listen to your guide share lively commentary about the history of the island and its former inhabitants as you watch the sunset and the sky change color. Relax on deck as you marvel at the sunset against the Kissamos Mountains, then enjoy a traditional Greek raki. As the boat begins the return journey back to Chania, admire the harbor’s glistening lights reflecting against the water as evening turns to night.

Heraklion: Private Sailing Boat Trip to Dia Island

4. Heraklion: Private Sailing Boat Trip to Dia Island

Charter a sailing vessel privately and escape to the seas. From Heraklion, sail to unique and beautiful Dia Island, where you will have plenty of free time to swim, fish, and snorkel. Several hours later, continue on to another bay, where you will swim in crystal blue waters or take some time to relax in the shade. If you're lucky, you might even spot some dolphins and sea turtles. Relax and spend the day enjoying life while setting sail on the Sea of Crete.

From Rethymno: Evening Catamaran Cruise with Sunset Views

5. From Rethymno: Evening Catamaran Cruise with Sunset Views

Embark on an evening boat trip in Rethymno. Enjoy Cretan white wine, fruit and cheese as you admire the sunset. Meet your captain and crew at the port. Set sail and enjoy a romantic journey on the open seas. Relax onboard with wine and snacks. On the way back to the port admire a spectacular sunset on the horizon.

Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

6. Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

Start your experience with pickup from your hotel in Chania or the surrounding area and head towards the White Mountains. Admire the scenery as you follow unmarked routes across the landscape in an off-road vehicle. Pass through orange and lemon tree orchards, and see the traditional villages of Patelari, Varipetro, Alikianos, and Vatolakkos. Arrive at a viewpoint overlooking Chania to enjoy panoramic views of the sunset. Continue to Manousakis Winery for a wine tasting session, along with a platter of local delicacies to try. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off back at your hotel.

From Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos: Full-Day Santorini Trip

7. From Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos: Full-Day Santorini Trip

Discover the beauty of the island of Santorini on a bus and catamaran tour from Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos. Capture pictures of the classic blue and white houses in Oia and have some free time to explore Fira in the shadow of the Santorini volcano.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation. Sit back and relax on the air-conditioned bus transfer to the high-speed catamaran in Heraklion harbor. Sail across the Mediterranean to the island of Santorini. Hop off the boat to take a tour of the beautiful island in a comfortable and climate-controlled bus. Listen to live commentary about the history of one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Travel to the village of Oia at the northernmost tip for magnificent views of the typical blue and white houses across the hillside and stunning views of rolling hills meeting the sea. Continue to the capital at Fira and have some free time to browse the shops or enjoy a drink at a bar with views of the volcano and the returning boat in the evening. Cruise back to Heraklion and transfer back to your hotel.

Crete: Full-Day Land Rover Safari at Sunset w/ Dinner & Wine

8. Crete: Full-Day Land Rover Safari at Sunset w/ Dinner & Wine

Explore the Cretan mountains outside of Heraklion from the seat of a Land Rover during a guided day tour. Witness a stunning sunset over the Lassithi Plateau before stopping off for a local-style BBQ dinner with wine. Begin your journey with hotel pickup and make your way through the magnificent mountains of Crete. Visit the Aposelemis Dam and an ancient Roman aqueduct as your guide shares interesting insight. Next, stop off in the picturesque village of Kastamonitsa, nestled in the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. Enjoy the chance to sample local products such as olive oil and raki, a distilled alcoholic drink made with grapes and anise. Back in the vehicle, brace yourself as you venture down dirt tracks and follow the Minoan path through mountain passes. Catch spectacular views of wildlife and unbelievable scenery, learning about mythology and history along the way. Take a break to relax over a glass of prosecco and fresh fruit salad while admiring the sunset. Be sure to take plenty of photos to share of the amazing backdrop. After building up an appetite, head to a local tavern for a delicious Cretan-style meal that will include appetizers and main courses as well as vegetarian options. Wash down the food with unlimited wine served with dinner. Make your way back down the mountain roads as you head toward your hotel, marveling at the views of the moonlit coastline and illuminated towns along the way.

Chania: Wine, Food, and Sunset Tour with 3-Course Dinner

9. Chania: Wine, Food, and Sunset Tour with 3-Course Dinner

Let us introduce you to authentic Crete and our local traditions and customs by experiencing Chania like a local. Follow us on this late afternoon sunset tour through the old medieval town of Chania and the old port and discover all the hidden gems the city has to offer! Begin your amazing tour by meeting your local guide in front of the Municipal Market, the locals’ main meeting point for hanging out. Being built more than a century ago, the also-known as Dimotiki Agora was established to celebrate Crete’s unification with Greece. Through the windy cobblestone back streets, you’ll explore the lesser-known parts of the Venetial Old Port while hearing tales and myths about unique old buildings, famous locals, and rebellions, and keep in mind that although these stories sound like fiction, they are so real! On your way, we’ll show you funky, alternative bars where you can hang out later, and visit favourite-local stores such as a cooperative that is dedicated to the preservation of locally produced crafts and edibles and supports local producers and artisans directly. Then, you’ll head to a perfect vantage point from where you can enjoy the most captivating sunset with the old port in the foreground. Watch the sun slowly make its descent and post some of your once-in-life Instagram stories from here! As you capture the last rays of light, we’ll roam through Chania’s labyrinth streets to a secret garden of a historic building for a local wine and food appreciation feast. Participate in an exclusive wine tasting session of exceptional local wines with international awards, presented by a qualified sommelier, while pairing it with a three-course organic gourmet dinner. Here is the right place to learn everything about the Cretan wine varieties, and the Cretan cuisine, one of the healthiest worldwide. For sweet lovers, you’ll be glad to know that after the wine tasting there is something more sinful on this tour: ice cream! We’ll introduce you to the most delicious ice cream ever, made from fresh local sheep milk, nuts, fruits, and other ingredients. Your Chania by night tour wouldn’t be completed without drinking a nightcap in a local-favorite venue by sipping plenty of “raki” shots, our local spirit based on grapes, and mingling with locals. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the best out of your trip to Crete.

Crete: Sunset Safari

10. Crete: Sunset Safari

Explore the historic sites and local culture of Crete on a drive to sights such as the dam of Aposelemis, the village of Avdou, and more. See a stunning sunset from the Minoan settlement, Karfi, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Your first stop is the village Potamies – a guided tour of a traditional animal ranch where you’ll experience the culture as the locals go about their daily tasks. Enjoy the aroma of fresh fruits and vegetables as you wander through the gardens of the village to the dam of Aposelemis, the largest water supply project in Crete. Here you’ll see the curious village of Sfendili, whose old houses are slowly fading into the water of the dam. Then it’s on to the village that perhaps most embodies Crete: Avdou. Characteristic of the settlement, all the buildings are well-preserved and have descriptions of the area’s history.  We continue the drive uphill on dirt roads to the gorge of Embassa, where you’ll see the impressive mountains and wildlife of Crete. You’ll even have the opportunity to collect some of the fresh local herbs. It’s then time for the dazzling sunset at the historical Minoan settlement, Karfi, accompanied by cool Prosecco and fresh seasonal fruits. Finally, you’ll finish your day with a dinner of local delicacies in the best tavern in the area.

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What people are saying about Crete

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 31 reviews

What a wonderful trip! The crew is amazing and go out of their way to make the day a day to remember. The catamaran is luxurious with plenty of space to find sun or shade. We had so much fun swimming, eating and laughing. Highly recommend this experience! Thank you x

Absolutely fantastic experience, the boat over was a bit choppy but well worth it when we got to Dia island, Nancy and her crew member were lovely nothing was to much trouble, snorkelled had lunch then a lovely calm sail back

A super nice excursion to do with family or friends. A pleasant skipper and his helper… a nice trip at sea, time for swimming and refreshments followed by a fruit salad… nothing to complain about, it was great!

Superb experience with a very friendly crew that takes great care of you. Warm and relaxing atmosphere. What beautiful images throughout the walk... We sincerely recommend this activity to everyone!

Excellent experience not to be missed! Everything was top notch from start to finish! The guide is great, a magnificent layer of sunshine in the heights of Achlada! Thank you, the Ch'tis!