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Lakes of Crete: A tour to Authentic Aqua Paradise

1. Lakes of Crete: A tour to Authentic Aqua Paradise

Did you know that Crete has lakes? This Private Guided Tour lets you discover Crete’s Lakes, their incredible flora and fauna and the Natura 2000 environment that engulfs them! We start our journey by visiting the Lake of Agia and the neighbouring water reservoir that provides water to the lush cultivated valleys nearby. To understand the scale of the lakes in Crete, we ascend to an elevated spot, perfect for photographs and sightseeing. Afterwards, we hop inside private organic farming cultivation and get to see the Natura 2000 environment, the river that gives water to this region and taste the organic fruits of Crete, right off the tree! We continue our private excursion, heading east, where the lake of Kournas is located, one of the biggest sweetwater lakes in Crete. After admiring the natural habitat, we have time off to eat lunch or drink at many of the neighbouring taverns overlooking Kournas Lake and a chance to ride the famous water bicycles in the lake and blend in with the natural habitat. Then we continue heading east, through lush vegetation and picturesque villages of mainland Crete to visit Amari Lake and Potamon Dam, with its breathtaking nature, and impeccable views. After a small introduction, time is given to relax and enjoy the sights, grab a snack overlooking the gorgeous artificial lake and continue to an elevated spot for sightseeing and photographs. This relaxed journey reveals to you the lakes of Chania & Rethimnon and is perfect for families and couples, as it is laid back, provides you with great memories and gives you the privacy and relaxation you need due to the many stops throughout this private tour.

Crete: Olive Oil Factory Tour, Dinner & Traditional Dancing

2. Crete: Olive Oil Factory Tour, Dinner & Traditional Dancing

Spend a special evening with a local family on the beautiful grounds of their olive oil factory. First, see how virgin Cretan olive oil is produced onsite. Then discover the origins of famous Cretan honey with a beekeeping demonstration. After discovering the grounds, enjoy a traditional Cretan buffet meal, with plenty of local wine. Enjoy live Greek music and a dancing performance after your meal in beautiful scenic surroundings.

From Elounda: Crete Christian Landmarks Private Tour

3. From Elounda: Crete Christian Landmarks Private Tour

Discover the remnants of centuries-old Christian monuments in central Crete. Take a private day trip from Agios Nikolaos or Elounda to dive into the rich religious history of the island. Follow the path walked by Apostle Paul thousands of years ago and admire imposing monasteries. Get picked up from your Agios Nikolaos/Elounda hotel or villa and take a journey to central Crete from north to south. Explore the land where Apostle Paul found fertile soils with lavish vineyards and olive groves stretching toward the horizon. Allow your guide to take you on a journey through history. Explore the village of Agios Myron and its holy cave, as well as the Pailani and Odigitria Monasteries. Meander through the Minoan wonders of the vast Messara Plain to take in magnificent views of Phaistos Palace. Finally, visit the village of Matala to unwind at the typical fish tavernas on the waterfront.

Rethymnon:Private Trip Arkadi -Eleftherna-Margarite-Melidoni

4. Rethymnon:Private Trip Arkadi -Eleftherna-Margarite-Melidoni

Take a private day trip with a Mercedes Vito van from Rethymno to Arkadi Monastery - Museum Of Ancient Eleftherna - Margarites Village and Melidoni cave Arkadi Monastery The most important and historic Venetian church in Crete history. The heroic revolution of the Cretans until the complete liberation has its own reference point, and it is none other than the Arkadi Monastery. Museum Of Ancient Eleutherna The first Archaeological Site Museum in Crete, the Museum of Ancient Eleftherna, covers an area of 1700 sq.m. while the total area of the archaeological site is 13 acres. The construction of the Museum, which began in 2012, includes three rooms hosting the entire history of the city from 3000 BC. to 1300 AD, with objects of everyday life and works of art from prehistoric, geometric, archaic, classical, Hellenistic, Roman, early Byzantine and Byzantine periods. Margarites Village The tradition of pottery goes back many generations in this village and you will be able to find an elder to show you how the pots are hand thrown. The village, which has some extraordinary architecture and lovely narrow winding streets, is well worth exploring. Duration 6 hours If selected Melidoni cave Melidoniou Cave, the well-known Gerontospelios in the prefecture of Rethymnon, is one of the most important historical caves of Crete. An admirable creation of nature at an altitude of 220 meters, to the south of Kouloukona mountain, near the village of the same name. Duration 8 hours

Secrets of West Crete & Rethymno Private Tour from Heraklion

5. Secrets of West Crete & Rethymno Private Tour from Heraklion

Pair up with a local insider and journey along the golden expanse of west Crete in the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle on this day trip from Heraklion. Choose from a range of vehicles that range from 3-12 seats. Visit destinations like the mountain village of Argyroupoli.  Be picked up from your accommodation in Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, or Hersonissos and begin your journey into western Crete. Sip on mineral water and snack on fresh fruit during the drive. Wander the village of Spili which is known for its monuments and medicinal herb garden. Travel to the foot of a mountain to visit the Byzantine Monastery of Preveli which overlooks the vast blue Libyan Sea. Expereince views the Kourtaliotiko and Kotsifou gorges. Encounter hospitable locals who live close to untouched nature.  Visit the village of Argyroupoli a local spring give birth to the Mouselas river. Get local recommendations on where to tuck into the genuine flavors of Crete. Unearth the archaic hamlet of King Agamemnon where water resources are pure, the temperature is ideal, and the food is an art.  Prepare to be mesmerized by the delicious aromas of slow-grilled lamb, melt-in-your-mouth river fish placed around an open fire. Go for a stroll in the seaside town of Rethymno and admire the charm of the labyrinthian streets and Venetian fortifications. Revel in the glamour of the old town's authentic street markets and eclectic wine-cocktail bars. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour. 

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