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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
 
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

Towns and Villages Tips (20)

Gerakari

Our minds sated with sufficient pictures, we pushed on to Gerakari and stopped for lunch after having our photo taken with some locals.Gerakari is famous for cherries and they do things with them,...
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iandsmith
May 25, 2014

The Agony of Anogeia

Anogeia has a history that is powerful and tragic; if it wasn’t enough that it had been burned twice by the Turks, the Germans then came along and did the same thing, as well as shooting all the males...
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iandsmith
May 24, 2014

Tylissos

There’s a picture in our guide book of a lady in front of a lace stall in a village called Anogeia that claims to be the most Cretan of all villages. Today we head there, Lorraine kindly pointing out...
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iandsmith
May 24, 2014

Chill factor

Travel from Ag Nik towards Sitia - about 20 minutes on you come to a village called Kavousi, go through Kavousi up the big hill (still on main road) at the top you come to "Panoramic View taverna"...
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fuzer
May 31, 2012

Chora Sfakion

For years I wanted to visit this village. We set off from Rethimno and followed the sign posts, a beautiful new road, what more could you want. SHOCK! road is under repair, I kid you not, on the worst...
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kat-m
Oct 29, 2008

Anogia,Try to dodge the bullets

Well just a slight exageration maybe, we took off for the hills and drove peacefully through lots of little villages on our way to Anogia. On the way we drove past 3 police blockades, and noticed...
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kat-m
Oct 09, 2008

Peace and Solitude...

Loutro, a small village located on the South side of Crete. No cars allowed. No streets. Just a pedestrian sidewalk stretching from the ferry debarkation point to the opposite side of the bay. Loutro,...
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mitscherman
Jun 27, 2007

Sitia - my favourite city

Sitia is not really 'off the beaten track'. And it even has its own airport now (flights from mainland Greece) It is only that it is a less well known destination for tourists, which makes it amore...
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Spincat
Apr 16, 2006

Etz Hayyim Synagogue of Chania

The Jewish presence in Crete dates back to the 4th century BC.While in Chania you can visit the Etz Hayyim Synagogue, a small piece of architecture and a huge piece of local history. It's a quiet...
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gale.blog.pl
Jan 29, 2006

Pottery Village-Margarites.

Margarites, a small village very well know as its nice pottery.Walking around we were thinking there were only pottery firms there.The tourists come there every morning so the best time is in my...
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chiara76
Jan 12, 2006

Narrow Passages

Each and every Cretean town has its narrow passages. I could walk those streets endlessly. They all have that special atmosphere you won't find anywhere else. And believe me, the houses do not seem to...
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gale.blog.pl
Dec 12, 2005

Far West town

Kastelli Kissamos : a town that makes a good base for exploring the far north west of Crete. There is plenty for tourists to do, but little aimed obviously at tourists - that is the charm of the...
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Spincat
May 26, 2005
 
 
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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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