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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

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Frangokastello...

About 70km from Rethymno, on the South coast of Crete, in front of a nice sandy beach, stands one of the most beautiful Venetian fortresses, Fragokastello (Castel Franco), built by Venetians in 1371...
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lua2
Aug 03, 2006

Frangokastello

With all my praise of Paleochora, please don't think there aren't other great places on Crete. My second favorite was Frangokastello, a tiny town on the south coast that's so quiet that you might...
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AcornMan
Jun 13, 2005

Fragokastello

On the south coast of Crete, on a magnificent white sandy beach, stands one of the most beautiful Venetian fortresses, Fragokastello, built in 1371. It is located approximately 170 km from Iraklion,...
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Lilasel
Dec 22, 2004

Frangocastello

It is the beautiful area with nice beach with golden sand. There is a nice castle there. Looking on the castle you can see the high mountains in the background and it is really amazing view.It was...
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chiara76
Dec 03, 2004

Frangokastelo Beach and Surrounding Area

One of the quiter beaches on Crete that I found was at the Frangokastelo. Directly in front of the castle lies its beach. It is a long strip of good, white sand, and that has a small restaurant/bar...
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Jmill42
Mar 11, 2004

Frangokastelo

Built in 1371 protect the leader from the local population and to protect the land from pirates of the Mediterranean, the Venetian castle at Frangokastello still remains along Crete's southern...
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Jmill42
Mar 11, 2004

Frangokastello

The first time I came here there was no electricity, it had yet to arrive (avrio!), so cooking and light was all from gas. Seeing the night sky, unpolluted by interference from the ground, was the...
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Lochlainn
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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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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Prefecture of Rethymnon

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