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2-Day Luxury Tour: East Crete Must-See Highlights with Local Food & Wine Tasting

Day 1

Experience all “must-see” Cretan landmarks - Knossos Palace, Cave of Zeus and a journey to the mountainous East Crete. Enjoy a persona pick up and drop off with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal and privacy like a true VIP. You will be provided with skip-the-line accesses in archaeological areas, key pieces of information, extra-personalized attention and engagement with the Cretan local lifestyle. You will also visit local eateries to try authentic delicacies and get the best recommendations for a traditional Cretan lunch!

Day 2

Go beyond the usual and you will be left amazed by the idyllic ambiances at gorgeous East Crete off-the-beaten-track. Soak up the beauty and the local lifestyle which is basked in chic luxury amid beautiful nature sights without the hype and mass of tourists. You will be engaged with traditional villages, exquisite archaeological spots, easily accessible wild gorges with unspoiled natural beauty, breezy waterfalls, and ancient monasteries.

per adult from

$1,793

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Personal pick-up and drop-off with flexible start time
    • Full-day chauffeured premium vehicle (Wi-Fi & amenities) at disposal
    • Private local insider guide
    • Archaeology specialized private guide
    • VIP skip-the-line accesses
    • Refrigerator with mineral water & fresh Greek fruits (VIP minibus option)
    • Child seats (upon request)
    • Fruits & Nuts of Crete
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks and meals in taverns
    • Admission fees
    • Wine tasting expenses
    • Entry/Admission - The Palace of Knossos
    • Entry/Admission - Dikteon Cave

  • Day 1: VIP Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace - Chauffeur-Driven Private Tour

    Stop At: The Palace of Knossos, Knosos, Crete 714 09 Greece
    Enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick-up with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal, at any defined time of the day. Your private day-trip will start with a visit to the must-see archaeological landmark of Crete Knossos Palace (King Minos/Minoa Palace), where you will receive all the informative highlights with highly personalized attention.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lassithi Plateau, Crete 72052 Greece
    Then you will enjoy an authentic journey to mountainous East Crete (Dikti mountains). Your private local insider guide will customize bespoke itineraries by visiting ancient Cretan villages, connecting with locals and their unique lifestyle, and deeply engaging with East Crete's breathtaking nature. Furthermore, you will make a stop for coffee under an ancient plane tree at the traditional village of Krasi.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dikteon Cave, Mount Dicte range in East Crete, Crete 720 52 Greece
    You will continue your journey deeper into the heart of the ancient fertile Lassithi Plateau by exciting more and more your senses on what you will see, feel and taste. At the entrance path to the Cave of Zeus (Diktaean Cave), you will have the opportunity to reach the Cave on donkeys! Do not forget to take as many memorable photos as possible of the dramatic panoramas that will unveil in front of your eyes!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Heraklion, Crete Greece
    On the way back, you will visit a family-owned traditional ceramic workshop and a Byzantine monastery, renowned for its beautiful frescos and unique “miraculous” icon, where you will experience deeply the history of Byzantine Christianity.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Lassithi Plateau, Crete 72052 Greece
    Last but not least, take the best recommendations by your local insider guide for a delicious traditional lunch in the mountains, and let your personal chauffeur take you to an authentic Cretan tavern, which will be away from mass tourism and big crowd buses.

    Pass By: Elounda, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos, Crete Greece
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Milatos, Milatos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Malia, Malia, Crete
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Analipsi, Analipsi, Hersonissos, Crete
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Agia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia, Crete
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Fodele, Fodele, Crete
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Plaka, Plaka, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Sissi, Sissi, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Hersonissos, Hersonissos, Crete
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Bali, Bali, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete
    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Traditional breakfast in an authentic Cretan village
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Authentic East Crete - Feel & Taste What Only Locals Do - Chauffeur-Driven Private Tour

    Pass By: Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos, Crete Greece
    Enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick-up with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal, at any defined time of the day. Your private day-trip will start with a memorable journey to the heart of the East Crete by following bespoke itineraries off the beaten path.

    Stop At: Kritsa, Kritsa, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete
    The first stop will be in an ancient Cretan village, an authentic center of weaving art that is famous for its textile shops and authentic folklore collection. There your private local insider guide will provide you with key pieces of information and engage you with the unique local lifestyle. The next neighbor's village is famous for its traditional kafenion shops (Café), delicious award-winning oil, abundant fruits, and vegetables. Thus that would be the right cozy spot to enjoy your coffee with tasty local fruits. You will also have the opportunity to be guided in the historic Church of Panagia Kera.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kroustas Forest Historical Landscape Park, Kroustas, Crete Greece
    Afterward, you will be taken to the ancient forested region of the mountainous South-eastern Crete. You will make a memorable photo-stop at the highest peak of the region - an amazing spot for observing both the Libyan and Cretan Sea at the same time! Following, you will enjoy an authentic Cretan breakfast in an idyllic place under the shade of ancient plane trees and surrounded by lush green and refreshing springs. This is the spot where only the local shepherds enjoy taking their breakfast.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lassithi Plateau, Crete 72052 Greece
    The next stop will be in one of the most beautiful wild gorges of East Crete. A least-trampled paradise and easy-accessible for relaxed hiking with your private guide. Inside the gorge, you will explore wildflowers, Cretan Golden eagles and the Cretan wild goat known as the Agrimi or Kri Kri, and many other hidden gems of the Cretan nature. Not to mention that you can also bath in the breezy fresh-water waterfalls of the gorge!

    In the end day, in order to relax and regain strength, you will be taken to a quaint beach of the Libyan Sea (South-eastern region) with its emerald blue waters, craggy coastline, and dreamy coves. There you will be provided with the best recommendations for a delicious lunch in one of the local fish taverns, with freshly-caught seafood, on the beach.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: Plaka, Plaka, Chania Prefecture, Crete
    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Elounda, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete
    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Milatos, Milatos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete
    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Sissi, Sissi, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete
    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Malia, Malia, Crete
    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Hersonissos, Hersonissos, Crete
    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Analipsi, Analipsi, Hersonissos, Crete
    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete
    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Agia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia, Crete
    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Fodele, Fodele, Crete
    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Bali, Bali, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete
    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Traditional breakfast in an authentic Cretan village
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Istro 721 00, Greece
    2: Voulisma beach, Agios Nikolaos 721 00, Greece
    3: Agios Nikolaos, Greece
    4: Elounda, Greece
    5: Sisi 724 00, Greece
    6: Milatos 724 00, Greece
    7: Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
    8: Hersonissos 700 14, Greece
    9: Anissaras 700 14, Greece
    10: Analipsi 700 14, Greece
    11: Kokkini Hani, Greece
    12: Gouves 700 14, Greece
    13: Heraklion, Greece
    14: Agia Pelagia 715 00, Greece
    15: Fodele 715 00, Greece
    16: Bali, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Enjoy personal pick-ups & drop-offs from your hotel, villa, cruise or any other point Crete island.Please note that the pick-up time is flexible.Airports
    • N. Kazantzakis Airport, Heraklion, Crete Greece
    Ports
    • Heraklion Port
    • Agios Nikolaos Port
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Modern 3-seats Vehicle 4/26/2020 - 10/20/2020
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Minibus 9-seats VIP Class 4/26/2020 - 10/20/2020
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Modern 6-seats Vehicle 4/26/2020 - 10/20/2020
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Limo 3-seats Premium Class 4/26/2020 - 10/20/2020
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Snami Travel - Crete Private & Luxury Tours

Activity ID: V-61532P40

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