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According to ancient Greek mythology Zeus, father of the Olympian Gods, was born on Crete and raised in the island's caves. And, of course, you'll want to visit the Palace of Knossos, linked to the myth of Theseaus and the Minotaur, and the centre of rule for the ancient and mysterious Minoan Civilization that ruled the Aegean thousands of years ago.


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Crete Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

From the pretty village of Elounda, reached by traveling the northern coastal route, take a boat 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. Take the north coastal road until you arrive at the pretty village of Elounda from where you will take a boat to the island of Spinalonga - a former leper colony …

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Crete Cultural Tours

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 …

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Crete Day Trips & Excursions

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 …

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Crete Food, Wine & Nightlife

Learn how to cook Cretan style on a 3-hour, small-group cooking class in Chania! Taught by a food-loving local, the class introduces you to the history of the island's cuisine while showcasing time-honored recipes that have been treasured through generations. In your host's home, help prepare enough food to comprise a 3-course dinner, featuring dishes such as seared lamb, eggplant salad, stuffed vine leaves and more. Then, finish your session on a high note and savor your creations alongside a glass of wine or soft drink! …

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» Crete Sightseeing Tours

Crete Sightseeing Tours

Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe. Walk through the gorge, approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) which begins at the plateau of Omalos. Cross through the White Mountains and finish at the tiny village of Aghia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea. The route is enriched with flowers, herbs and trees, little fountains, abandoned settlements and wild goats known as Kri-Kri, as well as birds of prey …

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» Crete Transfers

Crete Transfers

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! Once you land at Heraklion Airport, or dock in Heraklion Port, your friendly driver will meet you and drive you directly to your hotel in Crete …

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» Crete Walking Tours

Crete Walking Tours

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! Once you land at Heraklion Airport, or dock in Heraklion Port, your friendly driver will meet you and drive you directly to your hotel in Crete Discover Chania Old Town on a leisurely paced 3-hour walking tour, led by a friendly local guide! …

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The sheer size and beauty of Crete make it an ideal destination for travelers looking to combine a night or two in a village or resort with a few days and nights hiking through the wilds of Greece's largest island …

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Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and the location of significant ancient history, which provides popular modern day tourist destinations. They include the Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos, the classical site of Gortys, the Venetian old city and port of Chania, the Venetian castle at Rethymno, and the Samaria Gorge …

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