Private tour

From Heraklion: Private Guided Tour of East Crete

From Heraklion: Private Guided Tour of East Crete

From US$ 690.73 per group up to 3

Embark on a private guided tour from Heraklion and discover the secrets of East Crete. Visit the Kremasta Monastery, explore ancient mountains & villages, traverse the Sarakinas Gorge, and much more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup is available from the Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, and Hersonissos regions. You will be picked up directly from your accommodation.
Private group


  • Walk the gentle Sarakinas Gorge and marvel at the natural rock formations
  • Embark on a private excursion through East Crete and discover hidden gems
  • Access the most intriguing areas of the island with the help of a local guide
  • Venture to the top of a cliff to take in panoramic views of the Aegean Sea
  • Visit authentic Cretan villages and meet the locals who call them home
Full description

Experience East Crete like a local on a private guided tour from Heraklion. Get the inside track as you uncover the region's best-kept secrets, venturing from village to village to marvel at sights like the Kroustas Forest Historical Landscape Park, Agia Fotia, and much more.

Start your guided day trip with a convenient pickup from your hotel and travel in your choice of luxury vehicle as you set out to explore East Crete. Venture from village to village to see the island through the eyes of a local.

Stop at the hanging Byzantine monastery of Kremasta, an oasis of calm. Then, head to the villages of Kritsa and Kroustas for a glimpse into the past. Connect with locals as you wander around these traditional Cretan villages where time seems to have slowed.

Next, go off the beaten track and follow ancient trails across the Minoan mountains as you visit the Kroustas Forest Historical Landscape Park. Admire Crete's natural beauty as you breathe in the clean mountain air and take in panoramic views of the Libyan and Aegean Seas.

From here, you'll make your way to Agia Fotia, the ideal spot to break for lunch at one of the local taverns (cost not included). Then, travel to Sarakinas Gorge to discover a canyon with gurgling water, rich vegetation, and bird life.

Finally, head to Ierapetra to bask in the warm turquoise waters of the Libyan Sea. Hop back into your vehicle, sit back, relax, and enjoy some complimentary snacks as you travel back to your accommodation in Heraklion, where your tour comes to an end. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in a premium vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Mineral water
  • Fresh fruit and snacks in the vehicle
  • WiFi and USB sockets in the vehicle
  • Drinks and meals in taverns
  • Admission fees (if applicable)
  • Wine tasting expenses (if requested)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is customizable and can be adjusted on the day
  • Lunch will be at a local tavern and is not included in the cost of the tour. Your guide will recommend the best authentic restaurants and bars for you to choose from

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