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Our most recommended Crete Luxury experiences

Chania: Elafonisi and Milia Mountain Retreat Tour with Lunch

1. Chania: Elafonisi and Milia Mountain Retreat Tour with Lunch

Join a semi-private tour to explore a part of southwest Crete. Get plenty of time to admire the clear blue waters, pink sand, and unique landscape of Elafonisi beach. For lunch, relax at Milia Mountain Retreat. Start early in the morning to avoid the crowds at Elafonisi beach. A part of the Natura 2000 nature reserve, this beach is famous for its pink sand that was created from seashells over thousands of years. As you walk around the beach, get an insight into life in Cretan villages, olive oil production, local wine, honey-making, and the distillation of Cretan grappa. Learn about the regional culture, cuisine, history, and traditions from your guide. Then, tucked away in the lush mountains of western Crete, visit the eco-friendly paradise of Milia Mountain Retreat. Once a deserted 17th-century settlement, this restored property is your stop for a delicious local lunch paired with wine or beer.

From Heraklion: Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace Private Tour

2. From Heraklion: Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace Private Tour

Embark on a private day trip and leave Heraklion to explore the archeological site of the Palace of Knossos. Learn more about Cretan history at the site, take in the art and architecture, and relax while absorbing the local atmosphere and admiring the local villages. Journey through East Crete and admire the sights of the Lassithi Plateau and its forests and fertile land. Discover quaint villages, learn more about the local lifestyle, and see Cretan art and the remnants of the Byzantine Empire. Tuck in to delicious local food at an eatery recommended by your guide, and enjoy authentic Cretan food while on the tour. Amble in the footsteps of gods to the Cave of Zeus. Plunge into the mythical birthplace of the god Zeus sense the sanctity of this ancient site. Luxuriate in the eternal magnificence of the Minoan ruins and frescoes while in Knossos Palace. Succumb to the personalized service of a top history-archaeology guide and be stimulated by eclectic information and a stress-free pace in all archaeological areas.

Crete: Full-Day Private Tour

3. Crete: Full-Day Private Tour

The ideal way to discover the island of Crete is with a private tour. Share a car and enjoy a full day with your group. Embark on an incredible island adventure with your friends or family, after planning the tour together with your professional guide. Beginning with pickup at your accommodation in Elounda, Agios Niklaos, Ierapetra, Malia, Crete, Hersonissos, or Ammoudara, the world is your oyster.  Settle into a comfy and luxurious Land Rover Discovery equipped with 6 seats and air conditioning. Discover local sites, hit the beach, or simply drive around taking in panoramic views. Perfect for a wedding trip or a birthday, relish in total privacy and the utmost luxury. Included in the tour is a fresh, high-quality dinner at a local taverna.

Spinalonga and Milatos Cave: Safari Excursion & Speedboat

4. Spinalonga and Milatos Cave: Safari Excursion & Speedboat

This adventure is a perfect blend of a safari and boat ride to the main area of the region. Venture through the breathtaking mountains and valleys, passing through the small villages, and explore smaller islands off the coast. Visit the local olive oil factory and learn how traditional olive oil is made on a free guided tour. On the way back, take in picturesque views of the Gulf of Mirabello and the historical island of Spinalonga. Once arriving at the village of Plaka, board a speedboat for the short ride to Spinalonga, which once served as a leper colony. Take a short tour of the island before heading back to Crete.

Crete: 3-Hour Sunset Cruise with Dinner

5. Crete: 3-Hour Sunset Cruise with Dinner

Admire beautiful beaches set against a stunning sunset on a 3-hour journey around Crete's North-East Coast aboard a boat with fresh fruits, a light dinner, and a full-service bar on offer. Relax and enjoy drinks as you admire panoramic views of Crete, picturesque bays, and hidden beaches after you set off from Agios Nikolaos' marina and head towards Plaka-elounda. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling sea breeze and while enjoying the contrasting colors of the sun setting that provide perfect photo opportunities.

From Elounda: Knossos Palace & West Crete Private Tour

6. From Elounda: Knossos Palace & West Crete Private Tour

We have designed this unforgettable trip to submerge you into an authentic way of life in one of the island's most beautiful regions while gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between history, stunning escapes, gastronomy, and the authentic Cretan local lifestyle. You will also visit the world-famous Palace of Knossos, where your expert guide will ensure skip-the-line access to all archaeological areas, key pieces of information, and extra-personalized attention. Then, from the history and cultural experience, you will be immersed in another time wandering the unspoiled Cretan landscape along with authentic layers of flavors, wines, and village life of the island of Crete. Enjoy personal pick-up and drop-off with a premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, like a true VIP

From Elounda:West Crete & Venetian Rethymno Private Day Tour

7. From Elounda:West Crete & Venetian Rethymno Private Day Tour

Pair up with our top local insider & journey along the golden expanse of West Crete by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. Submerge into a bespoke adventure fueled by the shimmering authenticity of ancient villages, hospitable locals who live close to untouched nature, lavish gorges spilling their rivers into the sea & storied Byzantine Monasteries nestled among utopian wonders. Tuck into the genuine flavors of our legendary forefathers. Unearth the archaic hamlet of King Agamemnon where water resources are pure, the temperature is ideal, & the local knowledge of food is an art. Prepare to be mesmerized by delicious aromas of slow-grilled lamb & melt-in-mouth river fish placed around an open fire straight in front of you. Luxuriate along the seaside town of Rethymno wallowing in the charm of the labyrinthian streets & Venetian fortification. Revel in the glamour of the old town that makes it a minor playground for authentic street markets & eclectic wine-cocktail bars.

Knossos Palace and Village Pottery Tour

8. Knossos Palace and Village Pottery Tour

Explore the Palace of Knossos and learn the traditional craft of pottery on this tour of Cretan culture and heritage. After pickup at your hotel, start your day at the Palace of Knossos, one of the birthplaces of the modern world. Visit the palaces, the villas and other excavated buildings. Continue to a traditional pottery village in the mountains, driving on pretty roads lined with olive trees. See how Cretans have produced their wonderful pottery for thousands of years. Enjoy the fantastic opportunity to try your hand at this ancient craft, with the guidance of a master potter.  During the tour, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with wine or water included. At the end of a wonderful day, start the drive back to your hotel, where you’ll be dropped off.

Your Tailored Elafonisi Full-Day Private Tour from Heraklion

9. Your Tailored Elafonisi Full-Day Private Tour from Heraklion

Somewhere between heaven & earth, there is a Cretan beach paradise sculpted by nature over ancient times. On some days, this geological masterpiece is connected to the coastline of South-West Crete, and on others, it is an island you can easily wade to through a shallow sea corridor. Imagine yourself basking in crystal blue waters of the intermingled Cretan & Libyan Seas. With your toes sinking in the fine white sand that is blissfully blended with flecks of pink from millions of crushed shells as the fresh sea-breeze touches your cheeks leaving salt crystals in its wake. There are many ways to appreciate Elafonisi, but none quite as rewarding as a tailored & stress-free escape for the discerning travelers who pursue experiences at their own pace. On the road trip across West Crete rely on our top local insider to immerse in a true adventure by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. This is your relaxation rhythm. Take things slower, breathe deep & luxuriate in your freedom.

Mirabello Bay: Private Cruise with Inflatable Boat

10. Mirabello Bay: Private Cruise with Inflatable Boat

An excellent inflatable boat 9 meters with 300 hp Yamaha engine capacity 9 quest with large comforts, construction 2022. The ideal boat for those who are looking for a unique experience on sea. You can travel with incredible comfort in the fantastic waters of Mirabello Bay with a high sense of safety and luxury. The boat provide snorkeling equipment for all ages, a high performance sound system with Bluetooth connection, Fresh towels and windproof jackets for everyone, refrigerator with soft drinks and water, toilet.Everything you will need for a carefree day on the boat.

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Where to begin, with this fantastic experience? We truly enjoyed ourselves on this tour. While the very comfortable transport from Zach, the sights, villages and culinary delights of Lassithi and Crete, the highly impressive Cave of Zeus (that really satisfied our Zeus-fanatic), an engaging and detailed private tour at Knossos Palace all contribute, our guide Alex shone and really made the tour a must do. His enthusiasm, ability to engage and captivate the whole family, wealth of knowledge, warmth and apparent deep friendship with everyone on Crete elevated our experience beyond anything comparable. The tour company was also very flexible and accommodated a change in drop-off, so we could meet friends in a last minute plan, followed by a later additional pick-up to take us back to our hotel, over an hour away.

We ordered a tour in German and Petra (a nice Dutch lady) picked us up on time. Have then been to a mountain village, to the mountains, to eat in the mountains and to a gorge. Then to the beach at a cafe. We were very satisfied with the process. Petra was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained with her knowledge during the drive as well. We would definitely book such a tour again.

George, our guide was absolutely wonderful, kept us engaged with facts about Crete, the whole journey to the beach and to the Milia Mountain retreat. The time we went was quiet so we had free reign of were to sit by the beach. The food in Milia Mountain was delicious, plates were all sparkling clean after and the view was amazing. Would definitely go again.

Both locations were perfect and the guide, Dimitris was kind and knowledgeable. We arrived at the beach before the crowds, and had the most delicious lunch up in the mountains. Do not hesitate booking this unforgettable vacation experience!

Very good day with a French guide at the top! He knows what he's talking about and will make you have a good time