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Things to Do in Crete

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Crete and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Crete activities? We have 17 tour ideas.


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Bus & Minivan Tours

Elafonissi Island and Chrissoskalitissa Monastery Tour from Chania

Crete, Greece
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 60.55


Visit two of western Crete`s highlights on a full-day trip to Chrissoskalitissa Monastery and Elafonissi Island from Chania. After traveling by coach to the west of the sun-baked island, stop to climb the 90 steps of Chrissoskalitissa Monastery before exploring it with your guide. Spend... Read More

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Day Trips

Crete Island Day Trip: Chrissi or Gramvousa

Crete, Greece
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 66.33


Kick back and relax on a tiny sun-kissed island on this full-day trip from Crete! Starting from one of two locations – west Crete or east Crete – you'll visit either Gramvousa or Chrissi, two gorgeous little islands that hug Crete's shoreline. After a 1-hour boat cruise, spend time at leisure soaking up laid-back island life, perhaps swimming or sunbathing on gloriously secluded beaches. Trips from west Crete also... Read More

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Day Trips

Amazonas Park and Agios Nikolaos Day Trip

Crete, Greece
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 48.91


Discover idyllic Agios Nikolaos and Amazonas Park on this 6-hour day trip from points between Malia and Kokkini Hani. With a professional guide, travel to Amazonas Park, where you'll get up close to endangered birds and learn about the nature reserve's wildlife and rainforest conservation efforts on a tour. Then, continue to the postcard-perfect coastal town of Agios Nikolaos. Rub shoulders with the locals at the town's... Read More

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Day Trips

Imbros Gorge Hiking Day Trip Including Traditional Cretan Snack

Crete, Greece
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 50.07


Escape into the Cretan countryside with a walk through Imbros Gorge, a cool, rocky ravine that makes for an easy walk. Stroll for about 5 miles (8 km) through the captivating gorge with an expert local guide, passing mountain villages and the impressive White Mountains. Visit one of the villages... Read More

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Day Trips

Cretan Villages and Countryside Tour from Chania with Lunch

Crete, Greece
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 110.63


There's something about experiencing village life in another country that gives the traveler a feeling of deep authenticity. Get that feeling on this 6-hour guided tour through the best of Crete's hamlets. Visit the 17th-century monastery of Agia Triada, set among olive groves and vineyards, and... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Samaria Gorge Small-Group Hiking Day Trip from Chania

Crete, Greece
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 81.51


There are plenty of things to see and do on Crete. Between the jaw-droppingly beautiful, sun-splashed villages and the healthy Mediterranean cuisine, Crete is a feast for the senses. But make sure to take the time for a hike in the Samaria Gorge. This guided 10-mile (16-km) walk takes you to a... Read More

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Jeep & 4WD Tours

Land Rover Safari on Lassithi Route

Crete, Greece
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 93.80


Explore Crete on a full-day Land Rover adventure. Youll follow the route to Lassithi and experience a blend of ancient myths and spectacular landscapes! Youll also enjoy a BBQ lunch on the Lassithi Plateau with unlimited wine!

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Ancient Palace of Knossos, Heraklion Archaeological Museum and City Tour

Crete, Greece
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 217.36


Delve into ancient Minoan legends and Greek folklore on a private 4-hour tour of the Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. With your very own guide, wander through the impressive Minoan palace and its showstopper sites including the Central Court, Throne Room and Grand Staircase.... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

2-Day Santorini Trip from Crete

Crete, Greece
Duration: 2 days - 1 night
Priced From: USD 296.25


Explore one Greece's most popular islands on this 2-day trip from Crete. You'll have a balance of free time and guided portions on this exciting trip that leads you to the best spots on the island. Enjoy a catamaran ride from Crete to Santorini and spend the rest of your first day getting acquainted with some of the main draws — the towns Oia, Kamari and Fira. Enjoy the evening on your own. The next day you'll have time... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour to Spinalonga Island

Crete, Greece
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 403.68


The small, picturesque island of Spinalonga has been occupied by Arabs and Italians, Turks and Cretans. And now you can occupy it for a few hours on this private half-day tour. Take a 20-minute cruise from Crete to the island and then explore the Venetian fortress. Enjoy a delicious barbeque back on the boat. Go swimming off the coast of the nearby island of Kolokytha. On the way, visit the charming village of Aghios... Read More

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Safaris

Crete 4x4 Safari Including Preveli Palm Beach and Kourtaliotiko Gorge

Crete, Greece
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 83.84


See more than just Crete's beautiful beaches on this fun-packed, full-day 4x4 safari. Climb inside a 4-seater all-terrain vehicle, and drive in a convoy through the Cretan countryside, passing idyllic villages and luscious vineyards. Make a stop at the postcard-perfect village of Spili and enjoy... Read More

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Safaris

Crete Mainland 4x4 Self-Drive Safari with Lunch in Kastelli

Crete, Greece
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 83.84


Uncover Crete's beautiful mainland on this full-day 4x4 safari, led by two expert guides. Get behind the wheel of a 4-seater all-terrain vehicle, and set off in a convoy through the verdant Cretan countryside. Pass by picturesque villages and endless vineyards, pausing every now and then to take... Read More

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Safaris

Crete White Mountains Safari Including Wine Tasting and Lunch

Crete, Greece
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 86.17


Uncover Crete's incredible landscapes and rich winemaking heritage on this full-day safari around the White Mountains. With a friendly driver-guide at the wheel, hop inside an all-terrain vehicle and set off along dusty roads and dirt tracks. Learn about Cretan life and the island's agriculture as... Read More

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Safaris

Crete’s Wine and Olives Safari Tour from Chania

Crete, Greece
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 86.17


Hop in a Land Rover and let it take you on a culinary and cultural journey through Crete. This Greek island is renowned for its wine and olive oil. On this full-day guided tour from Chania, see how olives are harvested and turned into extra-virgin olive oil. Visit an olive mill and check out a... Read More

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Sailing Trips

Crete Coastline Sightseeing Cruise Including Marathi Beach

Crete, Greece
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 72.20


Soak up the sun and the sights on this full-day cruise of Crete's gorgeous coastline. Relax on deck as your boat slips away from the port and out onto the open waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Anchor off Almyrida Beach for a cooling dip and to take in stunning views of Lefka Ori mountain range.... Read More

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Water Parks

Crete Acqua Plus Water Park Entrance Ticket with Transport

Crete, Greece
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 41.92


Get wet and wild at the Acqua Plus Water Park in Crete. With round-trip transport between your hotel and Acqua Plus, enjoy a fun-filled day at the Balkan's first ever water park. Set within a luscious garden complete with exotic flowers and lofty palm trees, soak up the sun and scenic sights as you... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Crete Hotels to Chania Airport

Crete, Greece
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 33.47


Ensure a hassle-free way to finish your Crete vacation by booking this private departure transfer from your Crete hotel to Chania Airport. The service covers a range of Crete towns including Chania, Georgioupolis and Rethymno. Simply meet your professional and reliable driver at your hotel, and... Read More

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