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Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
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Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
From EUR92.00
 
Katakolon Port Shore Excursion: Private Wine Tasting in Mercouri and Beach Tour
"You will be met by your escort at the cruise ship port then head to your private vehicle to start your tour right. You will head to Mercouri Estate located 2.8 miles north of the port situated over the western Peloponnese seaside. Mercouri estate consists of vineyards olive groves and an Italianate residence surrounded by lush gardens with rare flora and fauna. Follow the English-speaking estate guide to a special sightseeing tour through the wines and the estate and learn about the wine production and the history of you will taste two types of wine accompanied with snacks of bread cheese
From EUR70.00

Mountain and Plateau Tips (9)

The Amari Valley loop

Thoughts of a better meal by the pool at our excellent resort then haunted us all day as we continued to circumnavigate the Amari Valley, probably highlighted by the constant views of Mount Idi, at...
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iandsmith
May 25, 2014

sacred caves Dhiktean cave & Ayia Sofia

Spincat has materialised out of the mists of the sacred Diktean cave to take you on a tour of the sacred caves of Crete. Spincat, always the lady, has still got her handbag and high heels with her.The...
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Spincat
Mar 11, 2013

Lasithi plateau

I recommend spending the night in one of the quieter villages. You don't see the most interesting aspects of the place on a day trip. If you don't have a car - steep road alert - take a bus from Ayios...
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Spincat
Mar 11, 2013

Lasithi Plateau

A lovely drive up through the mountains , the scenery is spectacular. Almost at the highest point a visitor centre and the Homosapiens museum are to be found, We did not visit the museum as a chance...
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kat-m
Oct 02, 2011

Ancient Falasarna

At Kissamos there is a turn off to Falasarna, a pleasant drive down to the fertile plain and some magnificent views on the way. A beautiful beach here and at one end of the beach a steep rocky hill is...
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kat-m
Oct 13, 2008

Balos, The road of your nightmares

Oh well, I should be used to the roads by now, and I was forewarned. As usual I just had to go. The road is a rough path climbing steeply up and around a peninsula with massive drops about 2 yards...
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kat-m
Oct 11, 2008

The gorge of Agiofarago

Not only the gorge of Samaria is worth visit even if it's the most famous from Cretan gorges. The gorge of Agiofarago starts from the road from Odigitria Monastery to Kali Limenes on the south coast...
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Lilasel
Jan 22, 2005

Nida Plateau

Nida Plateau is one of the three largest Crete limestone massifs where the highest Psialoritis Peak (2456 m) of the island is situated. What concerns caves, the second in depth and the third in length...
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Lilasel
Dec 25, 2004

Kourtalioti Gorge

Kourtalioti Gorge is a short but impressive gorge that you drive though on your way to Prevely Monastery and beach. High imposing walls are all around you, and there are a couple of places where you...
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call_me_rhia
Jul 29, 2003
 
 
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Top 5 Crete Island Writers

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Things to Do Near Crete Island

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Imbros Gorge

This gorge is less famous than the Samaria gorge, but it is just as beautiful and far less busy. While the Samaria gorge is know for its endless stream of tourists (up to 5000 a day in the summer),...
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Samaria Gorge

I walked the Samaria Gorge a little over 15 years ago. It is one of the most spectacular walks I have ever done. Ever changing wonderful and glorious vistas; cool mountain streams, from which you...
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Gournia

The Gournia site is extensive and the excavations have revealed a thriving Minoan trading town of winding alleys lined by tiny houses, workshops, a market place and, on the top of the hill, a palace,...
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Knossos

Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete.Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned...
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Lake Kournas

It is the biggest lake on the island. The view from the mountains is magnificent. The visitors can enjoy a ride on the sea bikes. There are a few tavernas and rooms to let. Peaceful and worthwhile a...
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