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Shore Excursion: Olympia Private Tour from Katakolon Port
"Upon your arrival at the cruise port of Katakolon you will be met by your private guide and vehicle (carrying a sign with your name on) right at the cruise exit. You will depart for the tour within 30 minutes after the disembarkation. Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast of Peloponnese and through the t you will walk through the ruins and admire the Temple of Zeus the temple of Hera  the gymnasium the hippodrome and the ancient stadium. Feel free to run the distance of 212 meters just like a Greek athlete! Continue your tour and walk a short distance in order to visit the world famous Archeological Museum of Olympia where you can admire amongst many priceless exhibits
From EUR83.00
 
Shore Excursion: Olympia and Pirgos City Private Tour from Katakolon Port
"Upon your arrival at the cruise port of Katakolon you will be met by your guide and vehicle (carrying a sign with your name on) right at the cruise exit. You will depart for the tour within 30 minutes after the disembarkation. Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast of Peloponnese and through the villages. you will walk through the ruins and admire the Temple of Zeus the gymnasium the hippodrome and the stadium. Continue your tour and walk a short distance in order to visit the world famous Archeological Museum of Olympia where you can admire amongst many priceless exhibits the marble statues of the Temple of Zeus and the unique statue of Hermes
From EUR93.00
 
Spinalonga Island Full Day Tour
"The excursion starts at 10h:00. Drive along the northern coast of the island driving through the popular fishing village of Elounda often visited by VIPs for the luxurious beach resorts in the area. A small boat will take you to the now deserte where lepers could have a better life medical help and economic support. The ruins of the market street and the shops the hospital and many small houses in which the lepers lived isolated can also be seen. A stop for swimming and lunch will follow at the picturesque port village of Plaka opposite Spinaloga before we return to Heraklion."""
From EUR69.00

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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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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