Things to do in Crete

Top Private Tours of Crete

Crete is the largest island of Greece and is a very popular holiday destination, partly due to the fact it has managed to maintain a wonderful unique character. If you fancy some alone time, then book a couple of private tours of Crete.

Take a look at these 5 top private tours of Crete:

Slow Food & Wild Views Tour

You will be collected from your hotel at 8.30am. Then off to experience a full day in the Cretan countryside with a guided tour of the village of Therisso and gorge. You will hear stories of the region’s ancient past, while enjoying a glass of raki or coffee. There’s delicious wine-tasting from the best vineyard on the island while learning about its production. You will stop off at a family-run hive to sample some of the honey and then indulge in tasty and healthy lunch! There is also time to visit the National Resistance Museum.

Sunset Tour in Zorbas Land

This is a fabulous 4 hour tour not to be missed. You will be picked up late afternoon or early evening depending on the season and experience the beautiful Akrotiri peninsula. Take in the amazing views and quaint monasteries that are dotted around the hillsides. Do not forget your camera as you will visit the filming location of Zorba the Greek.

You will enjoy five wines accompanied with seasonal mezedes and olive oil. All of this will be in the company of the knowledgeable sommelier. Afterwards it is a visit to Stavros beach to watch the sunset.

If you are feeling energetic, there is a hike arranged to the Αrkoudospilios Bear Cave.

Gourmet Trail of Rethymon

Why not treat yourself to this evening food tour to the beautiful old city of Rethymnon. Find out how Cretan food is one of the healthiest diets in the world and enjoy wine-tasting and food pairing at a workshop in one of the oldest cellars. There is so much food on offer on this tour that you definitely will not need an evening meal! You will enjoy freshly made baklava and meze platters.

There will also be time for you to indulge in either a locally brewed beer, ouzo or a raki cocktail at a quaint hidden gem. Sadly the tour then ends at the Venetian Harbour of Rethymnon.

From Stomp to Sip – Vineyard & Harvest Experience

Are you a passionate wine lover and would like to get hands-on and spend a day as a farmer in a vineyard? Fancy your own private tours based around Greek Wine? Then come on lift up your skirt or pants and get ready for the red grape stomp. This is a fantastic way to learn about the Greek culture while helping to make wine from the picking to the stomping! Sample various local wines and get involved in the cooking class and enjoy a three-course gorgeous Creten meal.

Street Stories of Chania

What better way to experience the traditional Crete than on this walking tour of one of its most charming cities. Chania has everything – ancient ruins, rich culture and traditions and of course, mouth-watering cuisine! You will hear all about the legends of the town and watch local artisans working away in their workshops. Stroll through the 100-year-old market sampling local produce then visit the Ottoman area and Jewish quarter.