Duration: min. use of service 4 hours, you can book the service for more than one day.
Location: Departure Point Heraklion prefecture, but the service is available from any port, airport or hotel of Crete.
Available Seat: 1-4 with an SUV, 4-7 with a mini-van or more than 7 with the use of a mini bus or bus.
Price: The price depends on the starting point, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Season: All year around.
Private tours with the team of Tour Experts (vehicle, driver – professional licensed qualified tour guide)
The team of our travel Agency is a team of active licensed guides- so you are booking the services directly. Combine the chauffeur – licensed guide with one of our company vehicles explore more.
The experts of tour-experts provide private tours on Crete taking our guests off-the-beaten path (not only to all the famous Minoan archeological sites, but also the gorges, the places of natural beauty, the monasteries, the villages in order to experience authentic Crete).
We operate all year around, providing our services every day upon request and we can guarantee high quality in our services. To us, the guests are important and we are willing to do everything possible to secure the five-star service.
All our drivers / licensed guides speak English, our vehicles are new (both our van and SUV models of 2018). We have a small team of archaeologists and guides / graduates of History or Art to illuminate your tour and elevate the experience… With the team of Experts it’s never “just another day Tour”…
Cretan Tour Experts Travel Agency, as a team we operate as we would do for our own tours or our family or friends, always paying attention to every detail and we deliver high quality private experiences.
Pickups are either available from the main terminal station of the port, close to your cruise ship, any airport of Crete (Heraklion, Chania or Sitia) or your hotel in Crete.
Tour around Crete and explore more, take advantage of the combined service of a chauffeur – licensed guide with one of our company vehicles (SUV or Van).
Private tours that we have organized upon request for our guests:
Knossos palace and village life – Visit Knossos and authentic villages nearby (such as Archanes, Vathypetro, Krousonas or Asites) and combince your visit with a wine tasting – taste of local products or lunch in a traditional taverna.
Winery and olive farms – Visit local wineries and olive groves or olive oil cooperatives.
Treasures of Crete – Visit local farms, Cretan villages and taste the real Crete, enjoy your lunch in a traditional tavern, learn about the Cretan diet.
Wild West Crete – from Rethymno or Chania city we set off to discover wild Crete, the diversities of the Cretan landscape, the gorges, the remote beaches.
Best of the Western Crete – Discover the Venetian quiet city of Rethymno, explore the second largest city of Crete and the gem of Crete – the city of Chania.
Lasithi plateau and Cave of Zeus – birthplace of the father of King Minos. – Visit the Lasithi plateau and the cave of the Diktaion Andron. Enjoy coffee in the shade of the Plane tree of Krasi, visit a ceramic workshop…
Byzantine monasteries – Arkadi, Tsangarolon, Preveli, the monastic life preserved the traditions and orthodoxy… Enjoy the amazing frescoes or icons of the monasteries…
Spinalonga islet – Elounda – Agios Nikolaos – Explore the Eastern part of Crete, visit the Island – Venetian Fortress of Spinalonga, used as a place of isolation of the people suffering of Hansen’s disease.
Tailor made tours – Skip the line entrance and avoiding the crowds, enjoying every minute of your tour. An opportunity, to invest your time in collecting beautiful memories and experiences with our team.
What to Expect:
- Private Service – Skip the line entry
- Licensed tour guide / chauffeur or archaeologist – guide
- Our company vehicles (SUV or Van)
- All taxes and VAT 24% included
- Car fuel and parking costs included
- Bottle of water per person
- Insurance coverage (Vehicles and Travel Agency liability insurance by Interamerican)
What is excluded:
- Entrance fees of any sites are not included.
- Lunch/coffee or gratuities are not included.
Shore Excursions from the ports of Crete – For guests who wish to have the flexibility of designing their own itinerary, a private car, driver and a tour guide is the best way to maximize the experience…
For guests, that intend to visit Crete for a few hours, we can provide chauffeur service, our company vehicles with driver and tour guide (or a chauffeur / licensed guide), are offered on private basis.
Passengers of Cruise ships – MSC Fantasia/Magnifica/Orchestra, Lyrica, Holland America Lines / Noordam / Prinsendam / Ryndam /Rotterdam, Norwegian Cruises/Spirit, Costa NeoRiviera , Aida, Nautica, Tui Cruises, Oceana, Mein Schiff, Marella Thomson, Arcadia, Aurora, Queen Mary/Elizabeth, Celestyal Cruises , Royal Princess – from the port of Heraklion , Chania, Rethymnon and Agios Nikolaos or Sitia ) Vehicles are air-conditioned and are provided with a driver. Wi – Fi and be in the vehicle upon request.
Type of vehicle used will be determined on number of guests booked.
Dress: If you plan to be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered. Comfortable flat-soled walking shoes, sun glasses and sunscreen are recommended.
Cruise ship passengers At time of booking or request), must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time. For the chauffeur service option, we will need, a valid address, Name/ Surname.
You are solely responsible for any change in the cruise ship itinerary (docking time in every port). Although we have a cooperation with the travel agents and the port authority of every port, our company cannot be held responsible if the cruise ship, changes the time of Departure.