Top 5 Private Tours of Crete
Crete is the largest island of Greece and is a very popular destination. It has maintained a wonderful and unique charming character. So if this is where you are heading off this year, take a look at these top private tours of Crete on offer:
Heraklion for Foodies Private Tour
This is a fabulous top private tour of Crete – walking tour for all you foodies out there! The tour will take you away from the tourist attractions and to where the locals dine. You will stroll through busy Heraklion and visit the old market and sample the various mouth-watering cheeses on offer. You will also visit a conventional bakery and sample gorgeous Cretan pastries, whilst learning about the amazing variety of Cretan herbs. Afterwards, you will sample delicious local cuisine paired with a large glass of local wine at a hidden cafe. Finally, you will enjoy a high quality, fresh seafood meal in a lovely seafood taverna at the beautiful port.
Chania Highlights with Trikke Ride
Another top private tour of Crete – after meeting your guide and been given your safety instructions, off you go on your trikke ride from the Halepa region. On route you will be amazed at the architecture of the buildings and the stunning church of St. Magdalene. You will also visit the ‘tanners’ where the crafters use conventional methods to construct unique shoes and leather clothing. Afterwards, it is off to the western part of town to visit the quaint fishing port and then on to the beach of Nea Hora.
Full-Day Private Tour of Chania
After meeting up in the market square at 11am, you will head off on this exciting tour with your personal host, Kostas Mastorakis. You will stroll through the Old Town and admire the vibrant attractions of the Venetian Harbour and then move onto some not so well-known regions such as the old Jewish quarter. Afterwards, you will visit the regions of Koum Kapi, Splantzia, and Kasteli and enjoy a fabulous Cretan meal. If you don’t fancy a restaurant meal, why not visit the nearby market café and sample the local cuisine.
Knossos Palace and Heraklion Town Private Half-Day Tour
If you are staying in Heraklion this is another top private tour of Crete – you will meet your guide at your hotel or the cruise and start yours four hour tour. Firstly, you will visit the famous ruins of the Knossos Palace. This huge site dates back to 4000 BC, where the archaic Minoans prospered. You will explore fragments of courtyards and royal apartments whilst your guide explains about the ruins architecture including the inundation, drainage systems and aqueducts. Afterwards there is time to explore Heraklion; the Venetian old walls and cathedral or stroll through the vibrant open-air street market.
Private Tour to Spinalonga Island
This half-day tour starts in Crete, where you will be taken to the fishing harbour of Elounda and embark on 20 minute boat trip to the ancient island of Spinalonga which dates back to the 16th century and was once a leper colony. You will spend around two hours exploring the island, marvelling at the monuments and castle. Afterwards you will enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch on the boat. The next stoppage is the island of Kolokytha, where you can relax for a while. Then, you will be driven to the cute white-washed village of Agios Nicolaos, where you will have an hour to explore.
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