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.
• 13 hours
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.
• 8 hours
Kick back and relax on a tiny sun-kissed island on this full-day trip from Crete! Starting from one of two locations – west Crete or east Crete – you’ll visit either Gramvousa or Chrissi, two gorgeous little islands that hug Crete’s shoreline. After a 1-hour boat cruise, spend time at leisure soaking up laid-back island life, perhaps swimming or sunbathing on gloriously secluded beaches. Trips from west Crete also include a guided tour of Imeri Gramvousa, an island fortress ruin.
• 13 hours
Conquer the historical city of Rethymnon (just like many, many others before you). Hear tales of previous conquerors like the Byzantines, Venetians, and pirates (for real), and trace the footsteps of aristocrats, sultans, and warriors as you walk the winding streets of this fascinating city. See the colors and taste the flavors that only locals know!
• 4 hours
Escape into the Cretan countryside with a walk through Imbros Gorge, a cool, rocky ravine that makes for an easy walk. Stroll for about 5 miles (8 km) through the captivating gorge with an expert local guide, passing mountain villages and the impressive White Mountains. Visit one of the villages and then drive to Frangokastello, an old Venetian castle, where your guide will tell you about its history. Finally, cool off with a refreshing dip in the Libyan Sea. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
• 11 hours
Get ready for a unique experience with 4x4 vehicles. Join this 8-hour trip through the beautiful Cretan wilderness, high into the mountains where only the goats and donkeys usually go. The perfect way to explore the southern part of Crete from mountains and gorges to beautiful palm beaches. Let the island amaze you, for sure this will be the best day of your holiday. With professional and informative drivers you will discover that this excursion is the best way to explore Crete. Wild animals, flowers and herbs, Cretan inhabitants and their genuine hospitality. All within a stunning landscape that will take your breath away.
• 8 hours
Get wet and wild at the Acqua Plus Water Park in Crete. With round-trip transport between your hotel and Acqua Plus, enjoy a fun-filled day at the Balkan’s first ever water park. Set within a luscious garden complete with exotic flowers and lofty palm trees, soak up the sun and scenic sights as you take your pick from more than 50 slides, games and facilities. Whether you want to float on the lazy river, relax while your kids splash around, or thrill on high-speed slides, there’s something for everyone.
• 7 hours
Soak up the sun and the sights on this full-day cruise of Crete’s gorgeous coastline. Relax on deck as your boat slips away from the port and out onto the open waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Anchor off Almyrida Beach for a cooling dip and to take in stunning views of Lefka Ori mountain range. Then, pull on a snorkel mask and explore the caves in the Drepano Cape. End your cruise with free time at Marathi Beach to swim, laze, or sink your teeth into some delicious Greek cuisine.
• 9 hours
Head up to the mountains and into the wild Cretan nature on this half-day quad safari. You will travel through shallow waters and through impressive gorges featuring amazing archeological formations. You will encounter some incredible wildlife and visit some traditional 11th and 12th century Cretan villages that are not spotted on the map. Make several stops on the route, including a stop at a traditional kafeneion (traditional Greek coffeehouse). Travel with peace of mind with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
• 4 hours
Enjoy an 8-hour tour of Balos and Gramvousa by boat from Kolymbari Port. Swim, snorkel or dive in both locations and also visit the ancient castle of Gramvousa. Enjoy crystal clear waters, magnificent sights and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world along with your dive guide.
• 8 hours