This early morning hot air balloon ride in Crete features a bird's-eye view to beat all others. You'll float through the sky on a 40-minute-long ride over Lasithi Plateau, spotting windmills, caves and more as the sun rises over the Dikti Mountains. After you've landed, you'll be invited to toast your experience with champagne and a Cretan breakfast in a nearby tavern.
The volcanic island of Santorini lies north of Crete. And this daytrip by fast cat is a great chance to take a close-up look at it. Curved around a colossal, sea-filled caldera that was formed by a massive volcanic eruption 3,500 years ago, it's all black cliffs, whitewashed villages and blue-domed churches.
The ancient Palace of Knossos is one of Crete's oldest and most popular places to visit. Tick-off one of the island's top things to do with an Iconic Insiders tour. Let an expert guide transport you back to the Bronze Age as you stroll by still standing columns and faded frescoes. And with our skip-the-line tickets, you'll be the first to enter the site, giving you plenty of time to take photos of treasures like the Throne Room, the Royal Apartments and the Prince of the Lilies mural.Knossos was once the hub of the ancient Minoan civilization, and is said to have been the site of the underground labyrinth that contained the legendary Minotaur – a fearsome half-man, half-bull creature. Hear stories and myths surrounding the palace and its kings as you tour all the standout spots.Explore the ruins of columns, mosaics and frescoes that are still intact today, and see the remains of the Throne Room and Royal Apartments, too. Be sure to snap selfies with the Prince of the Lilies painting and the Bull mural – they're two of the best examples of Minoan art and symbols of Crete.
Tick off one of Crete's top things to do with a trip to the ancient Palace of Knossos – the island's most popular attraction. This private guided tour takes you to explore the island's most-prized archaeological gem and the Cretan capital, Heraklion. And as it's exclusively for you and your party, you'll get to know even more about the places you'll visit.Built back in the Bronze Age, Knossos was the hub of the Minoan civilisation, and its palace was said to have been the site of the underground labyrinth that contained the Minotaur – a half-man, half-bull creature. As your guide explains the myths surrounding the palace and its kings, you'll discover treasures like the throne room and the royal apartments. It's then time to head to Heraklion, Crete's capital, where you'll have free time to explore. See sights such as the Venetian lion fountain, the Archaeological Museum and the Loggia. There's time to go shopping at the market, walk round the harbour walls or just kick back in a café.
The coastline of northern Crete is an enticing palette of sunny browns and deep greens. You'll explore its rugged beauty from the deck of a luxury catamaran on this full day cruise. What's more, there's lunch and swimming time in Panormo.
Take part in an unforgettable cruise from Ierapetra to the island of Chrissi, famous for it's unique “wild and lonely” beauty.
Visit the famous Knossos Minoan Palace and see how traditional pottery is produced.
Spend a night in the charming and quiet traditional village of Axos and learn what Cretan culture is all about.
Here's a night of Greek dancing with a difference. Go on a journey through time at Anopolis, where myths, legends, and folklore are brought to life through dance, theatre, and live music. You'll dine on a delicious spread of local dishes – washed down with unlimited wine – and watch a fascinating show on a fun-filled night for all the family.
Enjoy a trip up to the Lassithi Plateau, explore Greek mythology, visit the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus and admire a 2000-year-old plane tree at Krassi.
Once you've packed your bathing suit and sun lotion, you'll be ready for a day of fun in the sun at Watercity Waterpark, Heraklion. There's everything you need for an action-packed day out, and all the space you need to stretch out on a sunbed and top up that tan.
Book this private excursion to Balos from Elounda and Agios Nikolaos and enjoy one of the best beaches in Crete!
There are party boats and then there's the Malia party boat. If you thought the clubs in Crete were banging, wait till you hit the decks of our party boat.We've got the best sound system on the waves and with some of the island's top DJs at the decks. Thrown in an on-board bar pulling cheap beer, and you've got all the ingredients for fun in the sun.Sailing off the Crete coast to the sounds of pumping tunes we'll drop anchor so that so you can cool off with a few swims. After a few hours of games, dancing and partying at sea you'll be back in time for a quick disco nap before hitting the strip.
Make some magical holiday memories with this family-friendly catamaran cruise. Casting off from Chersonissos, you'll sail the shores of Crete to Dia Island Bay, where there'll be fun for everyone to enjoy. Don your mask for a snorkelling session, get active on a paddle board or simply kick back to impressive views. Choose from a morning trip – perfect for little ones – or an afternoon sailing with the added bonus of a sunset.
Enjoy a Speedboat trip to Spinalonga with a 1-hour stay on the island and explore the dark caves of Milatos.
Enjoy snorkeling and discover the marine life of the Aegean Sea at Agia Pelagia next to Heraklion in Crete.
Experience this excursion to Sarakina Gorge and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Crete. Visit Kritsa, famous for its long history and its important religious monument of Panagia KERA. Continue towards Katharo Plateau through the cypress forest with goats, sheep, and Cretan vultures in the wild.
Exploring Chania is a feast for the senses. Starting off with a guided visit to the Archaeological Museum of Chania, we'll then head to the centre, also known as little Venice, to see the colourful old town and its mix of Turkish and Venetian architecture. You'll have a guided tour of the historic quarter's winding backstreets, visit the famous Leather Lane, and end your tour at the busy and beautiful Venetian harbour.
With Crete's coastline on one side and the Aegean Sea horizon on the other, the views really don't get more beautiful than during this catamaran cruise. Casting off from Rethymnon, you'll sail to the village of Panormo. After dropping anchor, you can go for a swim or snorkel before tucking into a tasty lunch on board. This is what being on holidays is all about.
This late-afternoon catamaran trip is the very definition of sun-soaked relaxation. . Casting off from Rethymnon, you'll sail the cool and clear waters off the coast of Crete to the village of Panormo. A welcome drink of Cretan wine will be served along locally-sourced fruits and cheese, as you settle in to catch a glimpse of a sizzling sunset across the Aegean.