Activities

Tours & Sightseeing

Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge

Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe.
$70
16 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch

Take a boat ride to the island of Spinalonga. This former leper colony includes preserved houses and churches, and a strong Venetian influence in the form of a fortress surrounding the village. Swim in the crystal blue water before enjoying a BBQ lunch. As a bonus, a trip to the vibrant Crete town of Aghios Nikolaos is also included.
$66
8 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the sights of Heraklion on this fun, open-top hop-on hop-off bus tour. Admire panoramic views of top Heraklion attractions and hop on and off at any of 10 stops around town. Ride to the Palace of Knossos and see its ancient Minoan relics, or stop at the Venetian fortress, Heraklion Archaeological Museum and other must-sees. With your unlimited use 1-day ticket, you can hop on and off whenever you wish during the day. Add audio commentary and a complimentary city map and it’s the ideal way to explore Crete’s capital.
$16
1 hour
Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Landrover Safari from Heraklion with Meals

Join this 8-hour guided excursion through the beautiful Cretan wilderness. Discover the wonders of the Minoan Route from the comfort of your Land Rover, as your informative driver guides you high into the mountains. Encounter wild animals, stunning landscape, and of course the Cretan inhabitants you will meet along the way who will wow you with their genuine hospitality. Stop at historic sites like an ancient Roman aqueduct and the birth place of Zeus. Meals and drinks at local establishments are provided throughout the day for a literal taste of the local culture.
$81
8 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

Explore the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the nearby city of Heraklion on a 5-hour Crete tour! With an expert local guide, walk around the ruins and excavations of the island’s vast ancient palace (entrance own expense), and learn about the Greek mythological tales that are linked to it. After exploring the labyrinth of corridors and rooms on the Knossos tour, travel into central Heraklion to learn all about Crete’s main town. Relax as you pass sights like the Church of Agios Titos, Koules Venetian Fortress and more.
$51
6 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Crete Food Tour of Chania Old Town

Explore Chania Old Town with a local food lover on a 3-hour food walking tour, on a route that covers the atmospheric backstreets and little-known cafes that only locals seem to know. In between sampling Cretan specialties such as olives, ‘koulouri,’ sweet pie and more, learn about the city history and see some of its finest landmarks including Chania Cathedral.
$53
3 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Samaria Gorge Small-Group Hiking Day Trip

There are plenty of things to see and do on Crete. Between the jaw-droppingly beautiful, sun-splashed villages and the healthy Mediterranean cuisine, Crete is a feast for the senses. But make sure to take the time for a hike in the Samaria Gorge. This guided 10-mile (16-km) walk takes you to a place of stunning natural beauty. Get picked up in Chania by a comfortable bus and then prepare to be wowed by the gorge, as high limestone cliffs and quaint villages create the background for a great hike.
$75
13 hours
Outdoor Activities

Crete White Mountains Safari

Uncover Crete’s incredible landscapes and rich winemaking heritage on this full-day safari around the White Mountains. With a friendly driver-guide at the wheel, hop inside an all-terrain vehicle and set off along dusty roads and dirt tracks. Learn about Cretan life and the island’s agriculture as you zoom past picturesque villages and olive fields. Sample six different wines at a local winery, then head off-road for a thrilling ride up the moutains to visit a shepherd’s hut. End your tour with a tantalizing 3-course lunch in Therissos or Fes.
$80
8 hours
Transfers & Ground Transport

Arrival Transfer: Heraklion to Crete

Begin your Crete vacation with ease by pre-booking this private transfer from Heraklion Airport or Heraklion Port to your Crete hotel. Your friendly and professional driver will greet you upon your arrival and drive you directly to your hotel in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. It’s that easy!
$14
5.25 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Santorini Island Independent Day Trip from Crete

Get to know Santorini on a full-day independent trip from Crete, and see as much of the island as you wish! Either soak up the sun with a book on the beach, or explore the pretty island towns and villages. Discover the delights of Fira or Oia; take a cable car ride from the volcanic caldera to the old port; scout out cozy island tavernas; or impress the children with a donkey ride! How you enjoy your time on Santorini is up to you; just note that any entrance fees, activities or meals are at your own expense.
$168
12 hours