Private Tours

Private Tours on Crete with a professional Licensed Guide

This option is ideal for direct booking for passengers that visit Crete and Heraklion on a Cruise Ship ( and wish  a shore excursion ) and wish to receive a more complete and fulfilling experience, to visit interesting sites, some off the beaten track, using the services of a licensed guide, including the transportation. In any case of course we can organize all those private tours and pick you up from your hotel. If you are based in another prefecture , you can perhaps combine a tour with a transfer , to maximize the experience .

The following programs can be organized, starting from Heraklion, maximum participants 4. The company SUV will be used for the service (a KIA Sportage model March of 2015, with a license issued by EOT regarding transportation of our guests).

  • Minoan Magic – Knossos and the museum of Heraklion and city tour of Heraklion. Duration 5h
  • Knossos, Archanes village (walking tour) and Boutaris winery at Skalani. Duration 5h
  • Knossos, Archanes village (walking tour), and city tour of Heraklion (walking tour). Duration 5h
  • Knossos and Arolithos village. Duration 5h
  • Knossos, Boutaris winery and Angarathos Monastery. Duration 5h
  • Traditional Villages and Lassithi plataeu
  • Agios Nikolaos and Elounda – Kritsa
  • Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos
  • Phaistos and Gortys -South Crete
  • West is Best – Rethymnon or Chania  or both ( depending on the time available )

The locations, villages and sites mentioned above are close to Heraklion and include few of the highlights of Heraklion prefecture.

Invoice will be provided by our travel agency, Cretan Tour Experts.

In addition we offer private drivers and vehicles to drive you around and take you to seee the highlights of Crete  (chauffeur service).

Private guide and vehicle for a tour in and around Heraklion:

Explore the prefecture of Heraklion with you licensed guide and driver (chauffeur service with a driver/professional guide) to maximize the experience. Let us drive you around.

Service available for 4 hours (half day) and 8 hours (full day), including the service of a professional licensed guide, the transportation (company vehicle with a permission issued by the Greek National Tourism Organization).

Suggested tours/routes:

  • Knossos/Angarathos Monastery/Perisinakis estate and Boutaris winery.
  • Knossos/Archanes/Anemospilia photo stop/Vathypetro/Monastery of St. George Apanosifis.
  • Lassithi Plataeu and Monastery of Virgin Mary.

Alternative service – Drive me around: Your safe driver to take you around the highlights of Crete, to take beautiful pictures and enjoy the Cretan Landscape. This service includes a professional driver and transportation, but not guiding services.


The tours include

  • bottle of water per person
  • maps and plans of the sites and Crete
  • transportation with our company SUV
  • the services of a qualified guide
  • all taxes and VAT 24%
  • coffee or the wine tasting (if winery is in the program of the tour) included
  • Pick up and Drop off from the port or airport of Heraklion (or your hotel in the area of Heraklion)

The tours do not include

  • entrance fees of any archeaological sites are not included
  • personal expenses are not included
  • lunch is not included