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Crete: Villages Quad Sunset Trip

1. Crete: Villages Quad Sunset Trip

Starting at the Peninsula Hotel and Spa in Agia Pelagia, you are given a theoretical introduction and a small driving practise, before you take the adventure in our hands and the quads on the road. Lonely tracks away from main traffic and in the midst of the most beautiful nature take you to a beautiful cliff path along the sea and later into the heights of Achlada. Here you enjoy a breathtaking view over the surrounding area, before continueing to the long time ago and abruptly abandoned ghost village of Achlada. Find out more about the background of the village, the ancient and traditional Cretan way of life and share a special moment with the three last and only inhabitants of this village. Enjoy a drive and a walk through this village which is not accessible by any other means. The tour continues through the mountains further up into a traditional mountain village - Rogdia. Rogdia is a village that overlooks the bay of Heraklion and is famous for the 16th century tower of Modino. Enjoy some free time and a breathtaking view onto Heraklion and the sun setting into the sea between the mountains. By 21:00 we have returned to our premises, Please note that according to the season arrival and departure times may vary.

Heraklion: Private Sailing Boat Trip to Dia Island

2. Heraklion: Private Sailing Boat Trip to Dia Island

Charter a sailing vessel privately and escape to the seas. From Heraklion, sail to unique and beautiful Dia Island, where you will have plenty of free time to swim, fish, and snorkel. Several hours later, continue on to another bay, where you will swim in crystal blue waters or take some time to relax in the shade. If you're lucky, you might even spot some dolphins and sea turtles. Relax and spend the day enjoying life while setting sail on the Sea of Crete.

From Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos: Full-Day Santorini Trip

3. From Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos: Full-Day Santorini Trip

Discover the beauty of the island of Santorini on a bus and catamaran tour from Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos. Capture pictures of the classic blue and white houses in Oia and have some free time to explore Fira in the shadow of the Santorini volcano.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation. Sit back and relax on the air-conditioned bus transfer to the high-speed catamaran in Heraklion harbor. Sail across the Mediterranean to the island of Santorini. Hop off the boat to take a tour of the beautiful island in a comfortable and climate-controlled bus. Listen to live commentary about the history of one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Travel to the village of Oia at the northernmost tip for magnificent views of the typical blue and white houses across the hillside and stunning views of rolling hills meeting the sea. Continue to the capital at Fira and have some free time to browse the shops or enjoy a drink at a bar with views of the volcano and the returning boat in the evening. Cruise back to Heraklion and transfer back to your hotel.

Crete: Full-Day Land Rover Safari at Sunset w/ Dinner & Wine

4. Crete: Full-Day Land Rover Safari at Sunset w/ Dinner & Wine

Explore the Cretan mountains outside of Heraklion from the seat of a Land Rover during a guided day tour. Witness a stunning sunset over the Lassithi Plateau before stopping off for a local-style BBQ dinner with wine. Begin your journey with hotel pickup and make your way through the magnificent mountains of Crete. Visit the Aposelemis Dam and an ancient Roman aqueduct as your guide shares interesting insight. Next, stop off in the picturesque village of Kastamonitsa, nestled in the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. Enjoy the chance to sample local products such as olive oil and raki, a distilled alcoholic drink made with grapes and anise. Back in the vehicle, brace yourself as you venture down dirt tracks and follow the Minoan path through mountain passes. Catch spectacular views of wildlife and unbelievable scenery, learning about mythology and history along the way. Take a break to relax over a glass of prosecco and fresh fruit salad while admiring the sunset. Be sure to take plenty of photos to share of the amazing backdrop. After building up an appetite, head to a local tavern for a delicious Cretan-style meal that will include appetizers and main courses as well as vegetarian options. Wash down the food with unlimited wine served with dinner. Make your way back down the mountain roads as you head toward your hotel, marveling at the views of the moonlit coastline and illuminated towns along the way.

Heraklion: Dia Luxury Private Sailing Trip with Sunset Views

5. Heraklion: Dia Luxury Private Sailing Trip with Sunset Views

Embark on a cruise from Heraklion to the uninhabited and Natura 2000 protected island of Dia. Enjoy a completely private sailing tour and take in views of the sunset and coastline. Once on the island, feel free to swim, fish, snorkel, or try out a standup paddleboard, before heading back to Heraklion after sunset. Meet your guide and board a luxurious, 53-foot sailboat, equipped with a spacious entertainment area, ample cockpit and lounge area, extra freezers and drink fridges, multiple washrooms, and air-conditioning. As you sail towards Dia, learn of the local myths and legends of the island, like how it was created by Zeus, the God of the sky. Once you land on the island, take your time to swim in the Cretan waters, fish, snorkel, try out paddleboarding or have fun with the water toys. Alternatively, stay on the boat and enjoy all the amenities that it has to offer. Suntan on the massive front deck, and even take a little snooze on the comfortable, high-quality mattresses. Later on, partake in some seasonal fresh fruits, enjoy fine local wines, or sip on some soft drinks served by the crew. You may also enjoy a tasty Mediterranean dinner onboard (optional, may be ordered after booking at an extra cost). Absorb every second of the stellar sunset and the twilight magic as the sun, led by God Helios riding his golden chariot, dives into the magnificent Aegean Sea. Capture the magic moments forever by taking amazing photos or videos if you feel like it. Release your mind and let your romantic summer dreams become real. As night falls, cruise back to the old Venetian harbor under the brilliant starlit Cretan sky feeling relaxed, delighted, and totally refreshed.

Crete: Guided Almyros River Kayaking Tour with Cretan Meze

6. Crete: Guided Almyros River Kayaking Tour with Cretan Meze

Explore the Almyros River and surrounding wetlands on a guided kayaking Tour. Spot local wildlife as you float gently down this calm stretch of water, surrounded by lush vegetation. Start the tour at the beach of Ammoudara and head upstream southwest towards the source of the river. The waters of the river are quite deep and crystal clear and to the right and left are reeds and a variety of trees and plants. Admire the views of the Stroumboulas mountain as you paddle along the river. Explore about 1500 meters of the river and then return to the beach of Ammoudara. Here, you will enjoy a variety of local Cretan delicacies or meze, with local wine.

Heraklion: Eco Bike Sightseeing Tour with Greek Meze

7. Heraklion: Eco Bike Sightseeing Tour with Greek Meze

Head to the meeting point and get kitted out with the necessary bike gear while listening to a safety briefing. When you’re ready, hit the road with your local guide and set off on your sightseeing adventure. Glide alongside the city’s imposing Venetian Walls as you make your way to Koules Fortress. Hop off your bike to take some photos of this impressive landmark and learn about its history. From here, ride into the Old Town district to see monuments of the Second World War as well as some of the city’s more modern sights. Pass by the city’s Orthodox church and mosque next, and learn about the influence of religion in Heraklion. You’ll also get a better insight into the city’s history with the Ottoman Empire. Later, cycle thorough the narrow streets of Iakkos and soak up views of this picturesque neighborhood. Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy some delicious Greek meze and learn about traditional cuisine. Finally, stop at one of the city’s ancient markets before heading back to the meeting point where the tour ends.

From Heraklion: East and South Crete Villages Tour and beach

8. From Heraklion: East and South Crete Villages Tour and beach

We start our trip with a visit to an olive oil park where you can experience first-hand the standardization of extra virgin olive oil, table olives and olive paste. Here you will be able to taste the authentic Greek product, which is famous worldwide for its great taste and its nutritional value, as well as, other authentic Cretan products like “raki” and honey. Later, we visit one of the oldest villages on Crete, which even today retains elements of Venetian architecture, the village of Kritsa. Here, you will have about an hour and a half of free time to stroll around its narrow streets. There you will find a lot of little souvenir shops, picturesque paths, Greek coffee shops, many old chapels, museums and try not to miss the traditional weavings manufactured with looms exclusively made by hand. Then, we head towards Myrtos Beach, 13km west of Ierapetra, at the output of a wide valley filled with greenhouses and citrus groves. You will have plenty of free time to enjoy swimming and sunbathing at the nice beach of Myrtos, with the coarse gray sand that doesn’t stick to your body. The beach is very spacious, isolated with crystal clear water. Moreover, Myrtos has a lot of taverns where you can enjoy traditional Greek food. After 2 and half hours in Myrtos, the day will end and we will make our way back to your hotels. 10:15 Olive oil tour & tasting 11:15 Arrival at Kritsa – Free time 12:45 Departure from Kritsa 13:45 Arrival in Myrtos – Free time 16:15 Departure from Myrtos 18:00 Arrival in Heraklion STAY IN OLIVE OIL PARK: app. 30 minutes STAY IN KRITSA: app. 1 ½ hour STAY IN MYRTOS BCH: app. 2 ½ hours ROUTE: 166 km DURATION: app. 8 hours Pick up Ammoudara: 08:00 Heraklion: 08:05 Karteros: 08:20 Kokkini Hani: 08:25 Gournes: 08:25 Gouves: 08:30 Analipsi: 08:40 Anissaras: 08:50 Hersonisos: 09:00 Stalis: 09:10 Malia: 09:25 Sissi: 09:40

Crete: Nighttime Scuba Dive at Mononaftis Beach

9. Crete: Nighttime Scuba Dive at Mononaftis Beach

Open to those with a second level diving qualification, enjoy a night dive in one the best locations for marine life in Crete. Dive after sunset at Mononaftis Beach with flashlights to observe the active marine life during the night.   With two instructor guides to assist you underwater, see and observe beautiful fish, octopus, and other marine life. The dive lasts 45-50 minutes at a maximum depth of 18m for safety reasons.

Heraklion: Ecobike Tour with Wine Tasting and Mezes

10. Heraklion: Ecobike Tour with Wine Tasting and Mezes

Discover Heraklion from the seat of an e-bike on a guided tour. Ride through the city center and see the town's top sights, taste a variety of local mezes, and enjoy different types of Cretan wines. Begin your tour with a quick safety briefing in the Pancretan Stadium Square. Enjoy a cup of traditional Greek coffee with your local food guide before grabbing a helmet and your e-bike. Then, ride towards the city of Heraklion, stopping to take photos of the town and coast. Bike through Heraklion, riding through the Old Town and the Cathedral of St. Minas. Stop at a traditional tavern and sample some local mezes (Cretan appetizers). As you snack, enjoy a tasting of 5 different wines. If you wish, order a full midday meal at your own expense while enjoying panoramic views of the sea. Hop back on your bike and head to one of the city’s ancient markets before returning to the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Heraklion

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 25 reviews

We had a lot of fun on the tour and we learned a lot about wine from Alex, out tour guide. The bikes require no peddling and are therefore very easy to get around with. I would definitely recommend the tour! Especially on the first day of your trip, since you will get a good overview of Heraklion and because Alex knows the city and it high lights well.

What a wonderful trip! The crew is amazing and go out of their way to make the day a day to remember. The catamaran is luxurious with plenty of space to find sun or shade. We had so much fun swimming, eating and laughing. Highly recommend this experience! Thank you x

Absolutely fantastic experience, the boat over was a bit choppy but well worth it when we got to Dia island, Nancy and her crew member were lovely nothing was to much trouble, snorkelled had lunch then a lovely calm sail back

A super nice excursion to do with family or friends. A pleasant skipper and his helper… a nice trip at sea, time for swimming and refreshments followed by a fruit salad… nothing to complain about, it was great!

Excellent experience not to be missed! Everything was top notch from start to finish! The guide is great, a magnificent layer of sunshine in the heights of Achlada! Thank you, the Ch'tis!