Trips and Tours
Crete is a huge island with a great history. We cannot show all excursion options here, but we can show the most important ones.
+ Visit the Monastery Agia Triada
The Holy Trinity (Agia Triada) Monastery is probably the most impressive monastic complex of the final period of Venetian rule on Crete, due to both its scale and architectural form. The organic-olive oil of the Monastery Agia Triada has won many awards, there is a small Monastery Shop where you can buy this delicious organic olive-oil. The olive-oil of Agia Triada meets our standards from our online-shop greekmarketsquare.com
you can purchase this organic olive oil in our online shop.
+ The nature reserve Balos Lagoon
in western Crete. This day-cruise can be booked for extra charge 35 € per person
+The natural heritage monument The Olive Tree of Vouves
Visit the natural heritage monument The Olive Tree of Vouves and the small Museum of Vouves. The tree ring analysis of this ancient tree demonstrated the tree to be at least 2000 years old, scientists from the University of Crete have estimated it to be 4,000 years old. Vouves is a mountain village in a beautiful green western Crete.
+ For swimming and snorkelling to the small rocky bay Afrata
The Bay of Afrata and its mountain Village Afrata is located in western Crete at the Rodhopou-Peninsula. Approximately 7 km from the larger coastal town kolimbari. Below the village is a path that leads to the pebble beach. This small pebble beach is popular with the locals offering best conditions for fishing and snorkelling.
+ The nature reserves the table Omalos Tableland
in western Crete
and the Xyloskalo - Panorama-Restaurant with panorama view to the Samaria Gorge till the end of May the mountains are snow covered here, therefore this mountain range is called the "White Mountains". After a good dinner in the rustic restaurant at the fireside you taste the traditional delicious speciality of this region "Sfakiani Pita" and enjoy the organic tea of this region “malotira & dictamus”. These teas meet our standards from our online shop greekmarketsquare.com
you can purchase this organic teas in our online shop.
+ Visit the Botanical Park of Crete
The Botanical Park consist of nearly 20 hectares full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land’s formation and the region’s microclimate make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals!
+ South-Coast Tour for swimming and snorkelling and visiting the Monastery Chrissoskalitisa
and the Lagoon Elafonissi
this excursion can be booked for an extra charge 35 € per person (if you don´t have a car)
+ Guided Tour western Crete hiking day-tour through the national park Samaria Gorge
the oldest nature reserve of Crete. This excursion can be booked in advance for an extra charge 35 € per person
+ Guided Tour western Crete hiking day-tour through the Agia Irini Gorge
This Gorge is part of the European Walking Path E4.
+Visit a traditional family run olive-press BIOLEA and one of the oldest Orthodox Church Archangel Michael
Orthodox Church Archangel Michael. The mural painting is well preserved. The Church Archangel Michael is an example of great icon painting craftsmanship and it is associated with the 2nd Byzantine period. This church was excellent restored, the traditional mural painting was revived. Follow the lanes towards south in direction to the village Astrikas and the sign "BIOLEA". The family run olive-press produce one of the best organic olive oil of Crete. This olive-oil meets all standards of our online-shop greekmarketsquare.com
you can purchase this organic olive oil in our online schop.
+ private boat excursion to Menies Beach
from the harbour of Kolimbari. You can book this private boat-excursion on our website Kreta.com
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1. Kournas Lake
Visiting a traditional oil mill, the famous white chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas in Georgioupolis, Argyroupolis.
2. Lagoon Elafonissi
Snorkelling and bathing in the nature reserve Elafonissi. Including pick up from your hotel.
3.Day Cruise to the Island Santorin
Explore the natural beauty of the island Santorini including sightseeing tour on Santorin in the village of Oia the UNESCO world cultural heritage.
4.+ Guided Tour for western Crete "The traditional Crete" includin a tradtional meal. The inland of Rethymno prefecture hides many secrets. You´ll visit a Cave, Arkadi Monastery
Mountain - Villages, an old olive oil factory, and the "Dam Fragma Potamon". Explore the traditional Cretan lifestyle and of course some historical facts of Crete. The first stop is at Melidoni Cave, a cave full of history and dates to the Neolithic Period based on tools and items found it the cave. Can be booked optionally price per person including a traditional meal in a rustic taverna 40 €, including pickup from your hotel.
5.Sightseeing guided tour Old town of Chania
and bathing-tour to Falassarna
Price per Person 35 € including pick up from your hotel.
6.Day-Tour to the South Coast with short walking tour through Palm Gorge Preveli
and visiting the mountain Village Spili
price per Person 40 € including pickup from your hotel.
7.Our Great South-Coast Tour “legendary hippies´ trail” The first stop is at the amphitheatrically built village of Agia Galini.
The next stop is at Matala.
Malata where you´ll have 3 hours of free time for swimming and enjoying the golden sandy beach. In Matala you can visit the Hippies caves. There are several tavernas where you can take refreshments. Matala is not only known for its beautiful beaches but also for its artificially carved caves that date all the way back to the Minoan period. These same caves were later occupied by a hippy commune in the late 60’s and 70’s. Many musicians have composed song about the beauty of Matala including Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens. On the way back to the north coast we´ll make a stopover at the mountain-village
8. Visit the hidden beaches of South Crete
and Ligres Beas
South Crete make the most of the sunshine. From sloping hills to hidden coves, sandy beaches, and dunes. At the foot of the imposing mount of Siderotas, 52 km from Rethymnon-City.
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9. The table land Askifou
and the beaches Frangokastello
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