"The Soul of Crete" Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

598400


Categories

Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The excursion is suitable for families with older children
For companies with children we can change the route(for FULL DAY TOUR) and add interesting places for children!

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), Greek (fluent), English (fluent)

Let's go together to the Heart of Crete and open it's Soul


Traveling to the heart of Crete will show you "the Soul of the Island" - the Cave, where according to the myths Zeus was born.
On the beautiful Lassithi plateau, you will discover mountain villages traditions and way of life.
We will visit the family olive oil factory and pottery workshop.
Donkey riding is available here.
You will also meet with a mighty plane tree - we will make the first stop in a small picturesque village high in the mountains. Here you will see the ancient plane tree - it is already more than 2000 years old, and the circumference of the trunk reaches 20 girths! You will see the centuries-old Venetian laundry.
After that we will go to the heart of Crete!
Art of working with clay and traditional products tasting
Meeting with Crete will be incomplete if we set aside such ancient traditions as pottery, winemaking and the production of olive oil. In the workshop you can try to work with a clay.
You will taste Cretan wines and natural local family olive oil.

Itinerary

Landscapes and atmosphere of the Lassithi Plateau
Moving further, through the mountains, we will arrive on a picturesque plateau, supposedly being the crater of an ancient volcano. This is an unusual place in the middle of the Dikti mountain range - like a patchwork of green and yellow fields, each of which is irrigated by its own windmill. The Lassithi Plateau is one of the most fertile places in Crete, it fascinates with its saving coolness, picturesque villages and the hospitality of the locals.
We will stop in a mountain village for lunch, an orange juice break and souvenirs.
Then you will explore the stalactites and stalagmites in the cave Dikteon Andron, where, according to legend, Zeus was born. If you wish, you can ride a donkey.
Leaving the Lassithi Plateau, you will see picturesque panorama of the province of Pediada.
If You have a specific itinerary please send me a message and the tour can be customized to uniquer for You!
**You need for excursion comfortable shoes, sunglasses, a charged camera

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: We can start a tour(for FULL DAY TOUR) in Heraklion city, or in the other city of Crete upon request

Duration: 5 hours

HALF DAY TOUR DURATION(Shore Excursion) - 5 hours
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If You have a specific itinerary please contact me: tour can be customized to unique for You!

Transportation

This is unforgettable walking-driving tour in Crete where a modern, comfortable, clean vehicle with air conditioning, for 7 passengers at your disposal

EXTRA ADDITIONALLY: Transport for more participants is available under request for extra charge

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: FULL DAY TOUR DURATION ~ 8 hours (no extra charge)
Transportation cost, fuel & Cretan gastronomic delicacies tasting are included in the tour price
On the tour you are accompanied by a guide & driver
In my excursions I focus more on the modern life of Crete, but the historical and cultural component is necessarily present
I make routes carefully choosing only the most interesting, only those places that I love myself

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 Eur - Souvenirs in a shops and other gifts from the island

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Coffee break - 3-5 euro/person
You can have lunch in Traditional Cretan Tavern (optional) - 10-20 euros/person
Donkey riding - 15 euro per person
Entrance tickets to museums and historical places, services of a historical guide in museums and historical places(if desired)

A Recent Review of this tour

Anna was punctual and picked us up from our cruise ship in a nice, clean van. We talked about the itinerary and she was flexible based on what we were interested in and what we could accomplish within the set timeframe. Her husband and driver stopped a couple of times to pick up something local for us-- bananas and sage for tea. She is knowledgable about the history and customs of Crete.
Sandra Zeckel

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    517 USD(for up to 7 people) (duration: 5 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    598400


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. The excursion is suitable for families with older children
    For companies with children we can change the route(for FULL DAY TOUR) and add interesting places for children!

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 7

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Russian (fluent), Greek (fluent), English (fluent)

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