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Crete Jeep Safari
"One of the most exciting adventures in Crete is exploring the island in an off-road vehicle. Our Jeep Safari tour offers you the best of the best: open-top jeep vehicles for unobstructed views of the valleys mountains and other cultural highlights. We take you to the hard-to-find places and away from the crowds for spectacular views and the excitement of traveling off-road in the unique landscapes of Crete We avoid all the usual sites and concent"""Enjoy a driving experience to the off the beaten track places experience the spectacular views and the excitement of travelling off-road. Stop for swimming and lunch (included in the price) at famous Preveli palm beach. The jeep safari is ideal for all age groups and it is a superb way of getting to know Crete."title=Highlights&1=Family+friendly&2=Get+off+the+beaten+track+in+a+4x4&3=Ideal+choice+for+families&4=Free+hotel+pickup+and+drop-off+included&5=Lunch+included&6=Vegetarian+meal+option+available&7=Informative%2C+friendly+and+professional+guide""
From EUR67.00
 
Half-Day Rethymno Quad Safari
"Start early in the morning (or afternoon) with pickup from your hotel. You will be taken to the base located in the town of Rethymno. After your qualified guide provides you with the professional equipment needed and a detailed briefing you will start th and gives you the chance to relax and enjoy a coffee at a traditional kafeneion (Greek coffeehouse) of Gidospito at the beautiful lake of Potami. This is an image to remember. Last but not least stop at the picturesque village of Prassies for a quick snack (included). By the time you get back and dropped off to your hotel you will be able to recall many beautiful pictures and moments. A dusty and adventurous experience you don't want to miss will surely make your visit to Greece a unique one.""""Head up to the mountains and into the wild Cretan nature on this half-day quad safari. You will travel through shallow waters and through impressive gorges featuring amazing archeological formations. You will encounter some incredi including a stop at a traditional kafeneion (traditional Greek coffeehouse). Travel with peace of mind with hotel pickup and drop-off included. "
From EUR65.00
 
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 EUR84.00

Crete Aquarium Tips (2)

Crete Aquarium

The Aquarium offers visitors a chance to plunge themselves into the great marine world of the Mediterranean.From the big hunter Sharks to tiny Seahorses and Jellyfish.The diversity of marine life is set off against Creten Landscapes,such as the rock formations at Matala and the sea bed at Vai(both in Crete).The Aquarium makes the use of over 30 tanks having a total volume of 1.600.000 litres of sea water,50 different observation points,more than 200 species allowing visitors to discover the magic of the marine world.A good way to spend a few hours.

The Aquarium is open seven days a week,prices are 8 Euros for Adults and 6 euros for Children.

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mickeyboy07
Oct 31, 2011

Crete Aquarium

We were stopping in Gouves so as the Crete Aquarium was nearby we decided to make it our first stop on our first day.
It's €8 for Adults and €6 for children so it is a little on the pricy side as far as tourist attractions on crete go (Knossos is €6 ) but it is certainly worth a visit. The large display tanks contain the sea life from the Mediterranean, everything from Jellyfish to Sand Sharks
You are allowed to take photos (without flash) and I found that it was much better to take short videos.
We walked along the sea front to get there as it only took us about 15 minutes but there is ample parking for people staying further away.

See my video of the Aquarium here.

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Balam
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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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

A fresh water lake in the hills above the resort of Yeoryeopouli. The first time I came here (20 years back) we walked from the resort of Yeoryeopouli - allow an hour - and it was getting dark when...
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