Archaeology

The whole Crete, a virtual Archeological thematic park with finds dating from Neolithic times, hosting the impressive remains of one of the most glorious cultures in the history of mankind; the Minoan civilization with its palaces, sanctuaries and burial grounds scattered all over this beautiful island, enchanting the visitor and guiding him to a journey to its exciting past.

A Walking Tour of Old Chania

We welcome you to the only walking tour of old town Chania conducted by officially licensed Greek tourist guides. This is a fun tour exploring the old town past and present.

Starting at the...

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Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Lang: English, German, French, Italian, Finnish, Swedish
RETHYMNO

A spectacular tour (Preveli Monastery)

The excursion begins with the late Minoan cemetery Armenoi, a village on the south of Rethymno. Archaeologists have retrieved many burial compartments, many of which had been sealed since the time of...

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Duration: 8 -9 hours.
Lang: Greek, German, English, French, Italian, Russian
Rethymnon port

A Walking Tour of Old Rethymnon, including Museum and Fortress

There is evidence that humans inhabited Rethymnon as early as 1600 BC (Late Minoan III) if not before. There are also many vestiges of Medieval, Renaissance, and Turkish occupation that mix elegantly...

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Duration: 4 hours
Lang: Greek, German, English, French, Italian, Russian
Archanes

Crete: Beyond the touristic path (Arhanes – Thrapsano)

Crete lends itself to a number of adventures apart from the touristic path. This is one of them.

Arhanes, on the first stop, a village situated in the green valleys on the south of Heraklion. We...

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Duration: 8 -9 hours.
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Eleftherna archeological site

Eleftherna of the Homer times

This schedule combines an exclusive private guide in the ancient city of Eleftherna and an acquaintance with the contemporary economy in the Greek rural society, the cheesemaker, the diner owner, the...

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Duration: Approximately 8-9 hours.
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Medieval Heraklion and the Historical Museum of Crete

This tour begins at the most important medieval fortification network of the entire Mediterranean Sea. The walls of Chandax (Latinized as Candia, the former name of Heraklion) were built in the 16th...

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Duration: 5 hours
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

A Cretan Odyssey

Day 1. Minoan Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum a walk through the historic section of Heraklion (overnight: Heraklion). Knossos is one of the most famous archeological sites...

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Duration: Seven days / seven nights
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
The Heraklion Port

Heraklion, Its History and Culture: A Walking Tour

Heraklion, the capital and largest city of Crete, abounds with buildings, monuments, and churches that bear witness to its centuries-old history, among them the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, ...

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Duration: Seven hours
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Cretan experience (Gortyna and Phaistos)

This excursion offers the exclusive experience of visiting two main archaeological sites (Gortyna and Phaistos) and a European Community award-winning Cretan Folk Museum

(Voroi), accommodation...

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Duration: 2 days
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Knossos and its treasures

We will visit Knossos, the largest and most famous of the Minoan palaces, the residence of the mythical King Minos and the monster Minotaur, a multi-acre complex of royal apartments, elaborate...

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Duration: 7 hours
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
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Botanical

CRETE has been famous for centuries for its flowers, many of which are unique to the island. The Minoan people who built the great palaces appear in their frescoes and on their artefacts.

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Religious Tourism

The Greeks have been deeply religious people since the antiquity years. The customs and the oral traditions have suspended and conveyed the religious sentiment throughout their rich history since the Minoan years through our days.

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Village experiences

Visiting in land Crete can be a real challenge! In the villages of Crete one has the opportunity to experience the Real Crete, the heartbeat of the island.

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Culinary/Gastronomy

It is no hardship to eat like a Cretan. The people of Crete eat well. Crete’s economy is based on agriculture, not only tourism.

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Shopping

Crete with its variety of choices and products can be a shopper’s paradise and a destination that covers all possible shopping tastes and needs.

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