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.
This cruise has everything – great scenery, beach time and a helping of medieval history. Everything starts at Kastelli on Crete's northwest coast, where a boat awaits to carry you across Kissamos bay to the Gramvousa peninsula and isles. And to round off the trip, you'll spend a few hours at the beautiful Balos lagoon.
Spend a night in the charming and quiet traditional village of Axos and learn what Cretan culture is all about.
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.
Discover some of northwestern Crete's hidden treasures on this full day boat tour. Our first stop is the isolated pebble beach of Menies. We'll then continue to Chironisia Bay, a secluded and rocky bay with impressive scenery and panoramic views. We'll finish the day at Theodorou, an islet where you can swim in azure waters before heading back to Chania.
Book now a cooking course in Crete, at Kokkiadis Honey Farm, and discover the local tastes of the dishes you've cooked!
This is the one of the biggest nights of the week in any Malia-goers diary. Malia Live has buckets of booze and some of the island's top DJs on the decks. To the sounds of pumping tunes you'll be blasted by oxygen cannons to keep cool as you party hard. Definitely the hottest ticket in town.
There's a trio of Crete's most alluring sights awaiting discovery on this full day private tour - one of Crete's impressive monasteries and two fine old port towns. Make the most of your visit to the scenic Agia Triada Monastery with a guide to bring history to life, revealing its Venetian roots and the role of the Monastery in Crete today. Your tour guide will be reserved exclusively for you and your party, so you'll be able to linger over the areas that interest you most.Continue your day in colourful Chania, known as Crete's most insta-friendly city. The old town is a patchwork of charming streets dotted with historic churches and overflowing with flowers. Don't miss the picturesque Venetian harbour – great for a stroll or a spot of people-watching.Finish your private tour with a visit to Rethymno, where a tangle of narrow alleyways and cobbled lanes flanked with Ottoman and Venetian architecture make up the historic centre. Take in the view at the pretty port to round off an exciting day in Crete.
This private boat tour takes you to some of the best swimming spots in Crete. Kick off at the remote beach of Balos, before heading to Gramvousa Island, home to a famous Venetian castle. We'll continue with swim stops in more secluded bays, passing the Rocky Mountains on the way. We'll round off on Menies beach before a final dip near Theodorou island.
Enjoy a full-day trip wonderful Kroustas mountain forest, admire the impressive gorge of Sarakina and visit the beach of the Lybian Sea.
Tear around Crete's uninhabited Chrissi Island aboard a rip-roaring speedboat ride. You'll make waves towards footprint-free beaches and secluded bays home to some of the island's best snorkelling spots. Along the way, there'll be wow-worthy photo stops, plus a light lunch of local snacks, fresh fruit and wine. Best of all, it's a private experience exclusively for you and your party.
It's all about the best of the west on this small group tour. You'll explore Rethymnon in the morning and Chania – known as ‘Little Venice' – in the afternoon. And as group sizes are limited, you'll get to know even more about two of Crete's biggest cities.The fun begins in Rethymnon. Here, a maze of narrow alleys links the old harbour to the Fortezza citadel. Everything in between dates from the Venetian and Ottoman eras. On your guided tour, you'll encounter churches of all styles and mosques. You'll also have free time to find a nice taverna for lunch.Next, make the hour-long journey west to Chania, the island's second-largest city. The imprint of Venice can be found all over the old town. Nowhere more so than in the harbour. Here, Venetian dockyards blend into terraced cafés. Enjoy a guided tour of the old town, visiting the market and the famous ‘Leather Lane', and some free time.
See the best of the west on this private boat tour. We'll set sail towards the remote beach of Balos, where you can swim in calm waters, before a visit to Gramvousa Island. Afterwards you'll stop at Falassarna and more secluded bays. Lunch will be served alongside drinks as we head for a swim stop at Menies beach, before a final dip at Theodorou Island.
This full day powerboat tour from Chania highlights Akrotiri Peninsula's best beaches. To kick off, your private skipper will take you to Stavros Beach to swim in its calm waters. Next up is the idyllic beach of Seitan Limania, follow by more stops at other secluded beaches. You'll end the day at Marathi beach, which boasts views of the Lefka Ori mountains.
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.
Join a guided Crete highlights tour passing the Cave of Zeus, Kritsa, Panagia Kera Byzantine Church, and more
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.
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.
Visit the famous Knossos Minoan Palace and see how traditional pottery is produced.
Discover the village of Matala and the best spots of southern Crete during this private tour with pick-up from Chania.