Top 20 Experiences in heraklion
Private Full-Day Knosos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Heraklion
Experience this private tour that combines world-famous landmarks with jaw-dropping natural beauty. Enjoy maximum comfort and safety while being provided with everything you need to know about the island of Crete. Your local English speaking guide/driver will help you get the most out of your day and make sure you take some incredible photos for you to share with your friends and family.
Full-Day Small-Group Tour in Crete
INTO THE PATHS OF THE GODS Discovery to the traditional life of Crete and visiting the cave of Zeus! Start by visiting to a traditional paddock where we will see the milking of animals and local activities such as cheese making and taste traditional products! Impressive off Roading through mountains and wildlife nature with unique views! Visit the cave of Zeus and then enjoy a tour through traditional small villages and taste Crete in the most traditional restaurant of the area! Don’t miss it! ∙Full-day off-road adventure ∙Visit the Cave of the god Zeus , the mythological birthplace of Zeus. ∙Visit the local farm, taste traditional shepherd’s products and learn the traditional activities such as Goat milking ,Cheese making ,Feeding animals ∙Off-Road the imposing Cretan mountains with safety ∙Visit the Dam of Aposelemis with the sunken village of Sfendyli ∙Learn the history, local life & Mythology of Crete ∙Panoramic views & photos ∙Lunch cooked in the wood oven with wine & water
Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch
Join this 8-hour guided excursion through the Cretan mountains and discover the wonders of the Minoan Route. Stop at historic sites including an ancient Roman aqueduct and the Diction Cave, the mythological birthplace of Zeus. Enjoy a traditional snack with 'raki' in the village of Kastamonitsa, and a Cretan-style lunch at a local tavern in Lassithi.
Mythical Escape: Zeus Cave & Knossos Palace with Lassithi Plateau from Heraklion
Come with us on a journey along East Crete reveling in the endless luxuries of Lassithi Plateau that 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.
Orthodox Crete Private Tour: In the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul from 55 AD
Over the centuries, Cretans have imbued this ancient land with the vivid presence of Christianity by founding monasteries, churches, & chapels of great religious import. Journey to Central Crete from North to South in the paths of Apostle Paul to the land of generosity. An untouched paradise on earth, beloved by our forefathers, where fertile soils treasure lavish vineyards & the oldest olive groves seem to stretch toward the horizon. Succumb to the expert knowledge of our local guides as you visit religious monuments always built-in stunning landscapes. Some of them were fortified & others are situated on the sites of archaic temples illuminating the long devotion to Christianity in Crete. Let us take you on a true passage of time meandering through the Minoan wonders of Messara plain to embrace the magnificent views of Phaistos Palace. In the afternoon, visit the village of Matala. Bask in the waters of the Libyan Sea & unwind at the delicious fish tavernas on the waterfront.
Comfort cruise - sailing boat trips from Heraklion, Crete
Leisure sailing trip from Heraklion on catamaran Lagoon 450 Yachting cruise, designed especially for those who prefer to start the day from early morning. This sea excursion is perfect vacation with children. It fits full day program in less hours. Healthy Mediterranean lunch is included. Plenty to do on board: snorkeling, SUP paddling, fishing, sunbathing (all equipment is provided by us).
Zeus Cave-Traditional-Villages-Old Wind Mills-Olive Oil Factory-Small Group.
This is my favorite tour in Crete because you get to see the real Crete, the old wind mills the old villages, Zeus Cave where the king of all the Greek gods was born. His mother gave birth there to hide from his father Kronos. We will see the old traditional windmills and the amazing views from an altitude of around 1000 m above sea level . Then it's off to Lasithi plateau, the biggest one in Crete . Driving through the old villages on the Lasithi plateau you feel that you are traveling back in time, like time stopped long ago.We can visit an olive oil factory ( optional ) where we learn about how olives are picked and how olive oil is made now and how they used to do it in the olden days . ( Flexible pick up from your hotel in Heraklion area ).
Your Tailored Elafonisi Escape: A Dream Where Time Doesn’t Exist 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
Minoan Crete from 3.000 BC: Knossos Palace & Museum with Wineries from Heraklion
Succumb to a bespoke service of our top local guides with expert knowledge by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle at your disposal. Luxuriate along the stellar ruins & lavish frescoes of Knossos Palace appreciating it in a way few will ever get the chance to. Immerse into the labyrinthian marvel as we draw you back to a time when myth & history were indistinguishable. Where there’s culture, there’s wine. Let us chauffeur you to the heart of Central Crete, a rich Minoan land backed by olive groves & wine-red earth. Here you will discover boutique award-winning domains to sample Cretan vintages with divine flavors. With personal touch impressions soak up the entire collection of unique artworks & history of the archaeological museum of Heraklion by savoring each hall at your own pace. In the evening, stroll the aesthetically fortified city of Heraklion. Dazzle your senses with delicious aromas of garlic & basil pouring from superb restaurants with local-exclusive cuisine.
Half Day Private Tour to Knossos Palace (Skip the line) & Panoramic City Tour
A private group tour around Heraklion and a visit to the famous archeological sites of Knosos and the museum. Private tours privide flexibility and personalized service. Pick up and drop off from/to your accomodations makes the experience much quicker and saves time.
Full-Day Guided Semi-Private Tour in a Breathtaking Crete Island
Crete island is known for its traditions and culture heritage, historic places which begin from ancient times and come through centuries to modern ages. Our tour includes all these features of real Crete. While traveling with our guide you see the authentic traditional villages and beautiful town, medieval monastery and Venetian fortress, picturesque breathtaking views. Also while driving our experienced guide tells stories and historical facts about Greece and Crete. This tour at the end of the day makes you feel pleased and satisfied about having a good time!
Sailing full day island DIA with lunch from Heraklion
The minibus picks you up (Option: Transfer - 10 euro per person, to pay cash before boarding) outside your hotel and takes you to the port in Heraklion, where the boat leaves at 9 o'clock. During the trip to the Island Dia the captain will explain some of the history and secrets about the protected Island Dia. Reaching the Saint George bay it is time to walk to the little church or just enjoy the silence by snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing. Then it is time for lunch and to try the delight Cretan food that is prepared by the skipper. After lunch we sail of again to a second hided bay to relax and enjoy. Around 15.30 the boat slowly sails back to the port of Heraklion where you can see the city from a new point of view. In the port the minibus is waiting to bring you back to your hotel.
Private Tour of Crete with Knossos Palace and Lassithi Plateau
Embark on a journey of discovery through the stunning and historic island of Crete! Explore the magnificent Knossos Palace, a true wonder of Minoan civilization, and delve into their fascinating way of life. Step into the quaint and authentic charm of Avdou Traditional Village and discover its timeless architecture and traditional way of life. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, a hidden gem of religious history. Marvel at the mythical birthplace of Zeus in the awe-inspiring Diktaion Andron Cave. Get lost in the magic of Greek Mythology at the interactive and immersive Thematic Park. Create your own piece of Cretan history with a hands-on ceramics workshop experience. This unique and unforgettable excursion offers a captivating blend of culture, history, and natural beauty, all in one tour!
Private SUV Wine Tour with Lunch
Get the vineyards and winetastings all to yourself on this private tour of two typical Heraklion wineries, including a visit to a 500+ year old wine press. In a comfortable SUV, travel around the local countryside and learn about the winemaking traditions in Crete — and then enjoy a food and wine pairing 4-course meal right there in the vineyards. Private tour with full access to the vineyards All food and drink is included Taste 12 different local wines Fully guided by a local certified wine Sommelier — see hidden gems and get local knowledge
Knossos Palace- Zeus Cave -Traditional Villages - Old Wind Mills - Private Tour.
This tour gives you the opportunity to Explore Real Crete away from the tourist resorts with amazing views, Lasithi Plateau the biggest one in Crete located at an altitude around 900 m above the sea level, visit old traditional villages where time seems to have stopped long ago , visit an olive oil factory where we learn how olive oil is made now and how used to be made with the old machines,and of course we must enjoy a Cretan traditional meal so we can taste a bit of Crete.
Knossos Palace and Arch. Museum of Heraklion Tour
Join our small group (up to 12 pax) Walking tour at Knossos palace with a Licensed Tourist Guide. Skip the ticket line to enter Knossos Palace. The ticket is delivered to you at Knossos palace, from your check-in operator. Safety measures in place: Up to 12 people only (masked); tour given via ‘Whispers’: ( If group size over 5pax) an audio system that means you can hear with clarity your guide, without having to stand by their elbow.
6 Hour and Half Western Crete Exploration Tour for Cruise Ships
Discover the gems of Crete on this small group tour, designed especially for cruise ship guests. Immerse yourself in the stunning crystal clear waters of Bali, explore the mysterious Melidoni Cave with its rich history, and visit the charming village of Margarites known for its traditional ceramics. Top off your experience with a relaxing coffee break at the picturesque Heraklion Marina old harbor. What makes this tour unique is the personal touch, with small groups and a local guide who brings the destination to life, giving you an in-depth look at the local culture, history and traditions. Don't miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to fully experience the beauty and diversity of Crete.
Private Cretan Gastronomic experience Winery visit with Tastings & Cooking Class
Discover the culinary delights of Crete from its people. Participate in a unique gastronomic experience, which includes Cretan Wines and Cretan Cooking. Enjoy a day at a local winery, meeting the people behind their wines. Chat with them and find out all about making wine. Taste organic wines, produced with much love and care. A private wine tasting of 5 indigenous wines will take place at the end of the winery tour. After completing the first part, you will be driven to Ano Archanes Village, a unique, charismatic village with great history and beauty. A local cook will be waiting for you, welcome you, and will enrich you with the knowledge of Cretan gastronomy and local delicacies. You will prepare and cook a four-course meal with her guidance. At the end of the cooking class, you will enjoy the results of your efforts, paired with a magnificent bottle of wine.
Ecobike Food Tour Tasting in Heraklion
In a small group, we will explore two different things: the city of Heraklion and vibrant and creative everyday life of Cretan people also we gonna taste the Cretan flavours and of course to learn about the Cretan cuisine. As we ride, we will stop in a local places for Cretan threats! This foodride is for you if: ✦ You want to taste and learn the Cretan cuisine with a local ✦ Sitting on a tour bus is too passive ✦ You prefer to go off the beaten path and see the alternative sights of Heraklion ✦ You want to engage with a real Cretan guy, who can give you honest opinions on all aspects of cretan life, tradition and culture. ✦ You want to taste some unique flavours You will ride my personal collection of electric bikes (pedal-free) We'll move around some of my favorite neighborhood and drink some also local wine and we can do that because.. we ride bikes!!!
The Gourmet Wine Tour of Heraklion area
In a small and friendly group, partake in a sensational visit of 2 wineries of Archanes area. Visit first a new and dynamic boutique winery. Visit the facilities, from production area to bottling area, cellars with the winemakers explainign about wine process and technics. This will be followed by a wine tasting with a sample of 5 wines representing some of the most interesting local grapes varietals. Move then to a multi awarded winery for another 5 wine sample tasting. Before lunch, in the restaurant, discover about extra virgin olive oil tasting and other traditional products like honey, marmelades, vinegars,... Discover traditional Cretan cooking with a mezze bar visit for a real Cretan lunch. Prepare for several plates of cold and warm mezzes to be brought to your table to share. This is a fantastic experience in a cozy, friendly atmosphere. Continue your wine tasting here with 5 of the best wines of the island perfectly paired with your food.