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Loved the tour, except the lunch stop at Lake Kournas.

Overall we loved the tour. The communication leading up to the trip was great - we were notified of the changes to the pick up time and location. The pick up was very prompt, and we were greeted by our excellent guide Alexander. The bus journey took us to see some breathtaking sights, and the tour guide told us about the history of different places on the way. The only negative (in our opinion) was the planned lunch stop at Lake Kournas, which took away from time at Chania and Rethymno. Unfortunately we were especially disappointed with the restaurant at Kournas, where we were treated like an inconvenience by the lady who served us. We felt that the stopping time at Kournas took away from valuable time at the final stop Rethymno which is a true gem of a town! Would have loved to have our late lunch/dinner there instead, and a much longer stroll to browse the local old town streets! But overall - great day exploring Crete, recommend!

From Heraklion: Chania, Lake Kournas and Rethymno Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 10/20/2018

Knossos Palace & the Museum at Heraklion Very Interesting

The Palace and Museum were worth the visit, Heraklion itself is full of shops and restaurants, I am sure it has many other places of interest but after visiting the museum and getting something to eat we had no time to explore it further. It’s a long day out, half of it is spent travelling on a coach there and back with a stop for a drink and snacks each way although we weren’t very impressed with the choice of cafe or the coffee. In hindsight we would have hired a car but understand why some people prefer to travel by coach/do a tour.

Very interesting tour, good food, chatty driver, and value for money.

Pick up service from the hotel door makes it very easy to join this tour. We had a full land rover of 8, all swapping seats to share the better seats. The high plateau is very different to the coastal dry areas, green and productive. The tour lets you get to see Crete away from the tourism spots. Eagles, seeing how sheep's cheese is made, lovely meal at a taverna, viewing the Minoan trail, trip to the cave of Zeus was a bit disappointing and I didn't feel it was worth the 6 Euro entrance fee. All in all highly recommended.

Crete: Land Rover Safari on Minoan Route Reviewed by John, 06/10/2018

It was great to see Santorini but the crowd was horrendous!

The boat trip can be difficult for many people due to choppy waves. If you get sick from boat trips then you won't enjoy this trip. However, Santorini is well worth viewing. Unfortunately it is loved to death by the foreign traveller and you will find the crush of the crowd unpleasant. We did enjoy our experience, however, particularly an excellent meal at a Santorini restaurant overlooking the caldera. It is a very full and tiring day but worthwhile if you have stamina and are not affected by boat motion.

Day Trip to Santorini from Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos Reviewed by Anonymous, 09/27/2019

Fabulous trip. Stunning scenery. Excellent informative guide.

This is a fabulous island to visit with stunning scenery. I was really impressed with the organisation of this trip - our guide was excellent in her presentation of information about life on Santorini, the historical perspective, a little of how the island was formed, and local plants etc. I would recommend people to visit in spring time as there were more than enough tourists here already! It was windy and we had some rough weather on the ferry trip back.