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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. "
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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 EUR84.00
 
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

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Rethymnon

Walk around the streets of Rethimno is very nice especially in the evening when you can end your walk in one of the nice Greek taverns and restaurants. In the Old Town of Rethimno there are a lot of...
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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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Chania Town

Out shopping, although Hubby and I had long ago visited it was nice to take the girls to see the port a lovely stroll was had by all, very picturesque and a real feeling of days gone by here. Take...
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Spinalonga

When we arrived at Spinalonga, it got a whole lot better for Lorraine, who purportedly is only tolerant of my archaeological interests. The fort, built over earlier ruins by the Venetians, is largely...
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Agios Nikolaos

Capital of the province of Lassithi, Agios Nikolaos is one of the longest-established resort towns located on the East of the island. Protected by mountains Agios Nikolaos enjoys a fabulous setting...
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Hersonissos

Every Monday their is a cretan night in the Old village Chersonissos,its a few kilometers away from the center of chersonissos.It can be reach by walking to also enjoy the view,but its a little...
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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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Heraklion Town

Make no mistake, this is not a poor cousin of the Archaeological museum, in terms of artifacts anyway. We actually stumbled into it by mistake but thought it was an excellent venue. We rated it the...
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Driving on Crete

Driving in Greece, as any Aussie who has done it will tell you, is different. I thought I’d lay out a few basics of what to expect, mainly pertaining to Crete. How to park: Pull up, switch your engine...
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Walking in the Mountains

There are some things you should be aware of BEFORE walking Samaria Gorge. 1. Wear sensible footwear - it is rocky the whole way (read uneven). 2.Take something to drink - if it's in summer there may...
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Etiquette

There was a problem when we arrived with the wifi in our apartments(soon resolved), it was my granddaughters birthday and I was desperate to skype her. And so we ended up in a beach front cafe that...
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Weather

I have encountered very strong winds in some parts of Crete. While high in the mountains I have stepped out of my car to take some photos and I was struck with very powerful unexpected winds. However...
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The Sun !

The gorge is very beautiful but be careful when it's hot. When we walked the trail it was also hot and the day after our trip, they closed the gorge because it was too hot. A man died of a...
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The Plumbing

As in other areas of Greece please do not throw toilet tissue down the toilet, but put it in the bin provided as the plumbing system cannot and will not cope with it failure to do this could reasult...
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