Our Guest Service Team Experiences
Our dedicated guest service team provides a level of personal service entirely unmatched to make your holidays in Crete beautiful and memorable. We arrange tailor-made experiences to help you explore Crete like a local: from arranging hiking trips to famous natural sites in Hersonissos and organizing private helicopter tours to booking yachting cruises and daily excursions to Santorini island. If you wish to learn more, contact our Concierge team at 333 or by email at GuestService@cretamaris.gr.
Go Safari - Half Day Routes

Go Safari - Half Day Routes

  • Elouda Plaka
  • Country and People

Start your day with a visit to traditional villages such as Fourni and enjoy local tastes, like the famous traditional aperitif "raki." Continue with a delightful halt to the fishing village of Plaka, where you’ll be enchanted by the view of the historic island of Spinalonga, well-known as the island of lepers. Explore Elounda's charming alleys, relaxing with a refreshing drink or some ice cream next to the sea.  Cap off the day with a walk in the spectacular city of Agios Nikolaos and don’t forget to capture the famous lake and its beauty.

Duration: 3.5-4 hours .

Feel the rhythm of life of the Cretans by visiting an olive oil mill and learning more about the Cretan countryside. Discover the methods used to harvest, grind, and standardize olive oil. You'll also have the chance to see the production of Cretan honey and take in the beauty of Cretan herbs. Aposselemi Dam is a good place to stop and see the submerged village of Sfentyli. After that, take a tour of the historic Mochos village, for an authentic Cretan olive oil & wine tasting experience.

Duration: 3.5-4 hours .

Go Safari - Day Trips

Go Safari - Day Trips

  • Gorge and Tripitis Beach South Crete
  • The roads of wine, oil and Cretan tradition
  • The paradise of eastern Crete

Find out about Cretan herbs and how Cretan honey and olive oil are produced by visiting the Minoan Farm. Keep going with a visit to the picturesque town of Archanes and be mesmerized by the houses' architectural design and the settlement's winding lanes. You'll also have time to unwind beneath the plane trees. Climb to an altitude of 850 meters and explore the wild side of southern Crete. End your day by learning about the lives of the Cretan priests in the Monastery of Agios Georgios Epanosifis, which is connected to the Byzantine churches and is one of the oldest and most important monasteries in Crete, well-known for its spiritual and social offer.

Duration: 8,5 -9 hours 

Explore the central part of Crete, following the paths of Cretan history. Discover the traditional way of life and learn everything about the production of the famous Cretan olive oil and wines. Live like a true Cretan by discovering one of the most authentic experiences; the cheese-making process, in the shepherd's house and try your prowess in making Cretan sweets at a local tavern.

Duration: 6.5-7 hours

*Family and child friendly 

Explore the eastern side of Crete on a fantastic, guided tour. Follow in the footsteps of Cretan history and visit the cave of Milatos. Give your children the joy of visiting the Amazonas Park, where they will have the chance to feed lemurs, parrots and macaques, as well as monkeys, donkeys and goats. Discover life in rural Crete by observing the locals in their daily activities and visiting traditional villages. Be enchanted by the beautiful view of Mirabello Bay, where you can see the famous island of Spinalonga, and enjoy authentic food in one of the most famous taverns. Experience the splendor of Agios Nikolaos, the capital of Eastern Crete, while taking in the views of the picturesque lake and town square.

Duration: 6.5-7 hours

*Family and child friendly 

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours

Book a helicopter tour, capture the best views of Crete from above, and live a memorable and breathtaking experience on the air! Wedding proposals and special occasions can be organized upon request.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

  • Trekking Routes Hersonissos
  • Cycling Creta in Hersonissos
  • Arion Stables in Hersonissos

Explore several traditional settlements near the port of Hersonissos, such as "Piskopiano," "Koutouloufari," "Agriana," and “Analipsi,” or immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the south part, like "Sfentyli," "Avdou," "Gonies," and "Kera". Trek the mountainous area bordering the plateau of Lasithi, part of the ecological network NATURA 2000, and discover the numerous caves and gorges of the region. Enjoy easy-going and beautiful hikes through the dense bearberry forest or the oak forest of Aghia Fotini, shaped mainly by oak trees, "azilaka" (Quercusilex) and "asfentamos" (Acer sempervirens), and the rare endemic tree of Crete, "Ampelitsia" (Zelkova abelicea).

Rent a bike and experience Crete with all your senses through bike tours for all levels of difficulty. Ride through ancient olive groves, cross pastures with fragrant herbs, gaze at the view from the mountains, enjoy breathtaking downhills, and visit traditional villages. 

Ride the beautiful Crete on horseback, accompanied by knowledgeable and experienced off-road guidance. Gallop on the Analipsi beach or embark upon a riding tour to Aposelemi and enjoy the unique views and stunning landscape. Guided horseback adventures are offered for both advanced and less experienced riders. The pace and level of difficulty depend on riders’ skills, weather, and ground conditions. 
Equipment: You will be provided with modern and convenient saddles, helmets, and safety vests.
Clothing: Prefer comfortable clothing, long pants, and sturdy shoes.

Water Activities

Water Activities

  • Boat Trip
  • Yachting Cruises
  • Watercity

If you want to explore the Cretan underwater world and sea floor landscape, swim, snorkel, and admire the shoreline view, a trip to Nemo Glass Bottom Boat is a must! Nemo is a glass-bottom boat made entirely by GRP. Launched under the strictest specifications for safety and comfort, it combines the enjoyment of a sea cruise with the magnificent experience of underwater world exploration. 

Book one of the yachts and discover Crete. Gather your friends & pack your sunscreen for a day full of fun, music, sailing, and sea. The Yacht’s destination route is famous for its crystal, clean, and clear turquoise waters. Choose among day cruises or romantic sunset cruises for you and your loved one. 

Embark upon an adrenaline-pumping experience at the most entertaining and wild aquatic park in Europe, boasting a wide area of 80.000 sq.m. Discover 34 thrilling water games that will make you gasp incredibly! WaterCity offers a wide range of facilities for families, couples, and large groups, including safety services, boutiques, restaurants, on-site photographers, changing rooms, showers, spa and wellness facilities, and parking.

Day Trips

Day Trips

  • Santorini Tour
  • Samaria Gorge Tour
  • Gramvoussa Tour

Enjoy a day tour to Santorini and immerse yourself in breathtaking views of Caldera, natural wonders, historic and picturesque locations, and contemporary and traditional Cycladic architecture. Starting from Fira and walking down Gold Street, you will encounter numerous cobblestone paths and discover hidden treasures along your way. Capture magical photos of the Oia sunset, the most famous sunset in the world! Lounge about the beautiful stores and galleries and enjoy a coffee, a cocktail, or a meal in one of the island's remarkable cafes and restaurants. 

Samaria Gorge, home to over 450 species of plant and animal, 70 of which are endemic to Crete, is one of the most impressive gorges in Greece. Indulge in an enchanting hiking experience from Xiloskalo, north west of Crete, down to the southwest and the Libyan Sea. Walk the path beneath an azure sky standing above the rugged towering iron-colored gates. The bed and rocks on each side of the gorge shut like the linden of a doorway and the narrow canyon bottom is cobbled with white boulders. The blessed river runs beneath its bed, only to leap into the air and dive into azure pools. At the end of the path, swimming, taverna lunches and picnics under a canopy of trees within full view of the Mediterranean Sea, await you.

Book an unforgettable tour to Gramvoussa and discover its magnificent natural surroundings and long history. The area's renowned castle was built by the Venetians in 1579 on the top of a steep rock. Gramvoussa combines majestic beauty with panoramic views and awe-inspiring legends of hidden pirate treasures. At the same time, its crystal blue waters make swimming irresistible. 

Sightseeing Tours

Sightseeing Tours

  • Knossos Tour
  • Spinaloga Tour

Opt for a historical journey at the Palace of Knossos, the center of the famous Minoan civilization, dating back to the 5th century AD. Explore the place where the thrilling legend of Minotaur’s Labyrinth and the story of Daedalus and Ikaros were born. Discover a variety of building materials and wall paintings decorating the rooms and passages, and marvel at the advanced level of technology, which is demonstrated by architectural and structural features, such as the drainage complex and water supply system. 

A boat trip to the island of Spinalonga, located on the southern coast of Lassithi region, will let you discover yet another example of Crete’s diverse history. Marvel at a 16th-century Venetian fortress, a medieval fortification built to protect the strategically important Bay of Mirabella, and explore the remains of houses and buildings of the settlement that was from 1903-1957 Greece’s official leper colony.

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