About Us

Tourist Guides Crete P.C – Cretan Tour Experts Boutique Travel Agency is a company organized by active professional guides with a passion for the Minoan civilization and our birthplace, the island Crete.  We have active three  websites  :  www.visitknossos.com focuses on the visit of the highlights of Heraklion and the Minoan civilization and www.tour-experts.gr a site that provides travel planning for your vacations on Crete, in a flexible way, for a more fulfilling experience that can combine accommodation, transportation with a company car or luxurious mini vans, guiding services or the organization of events, such as wedding ceremonies and parties during your vacation, and  www.touristguidescrete.com for a luxurious approach and private tours .

With  experience since 1997  in the field of tourism as qualified licensed  guides in tours and excursions, cooperating with almost all tour operators, we have the valuable knowledge to treat our guests with the respect they deserve. In our company, our main concern is traveler’s satisfaction. As travel planners and event makers we have engaged successfully in the past in organizing private tours, incentives and tailor made tours according to every guest’s needs and wishes. We have gained the trust of our guests that have become friends over the years.

Our company was responsible for the operation and the shore excursions and managment of Costa Cruises , Aida and Carnival Vista during the summer season of 2016. We have provided our services , shore excursions and  tailor made private tours in a number of cruise ships  in the past years , ( MSC Fantasia, Magnifica, Aida, Costa Neoriviera, Luminosa, Carnival Vista, Disney Cruises,  Royal Princess, Crown Princess, Oceania , Holland America Line, Norwegian, Jewel of the Seas,  Azamara, Celebrity Constellation ).

The concept of our website www.visitknossos.com is to make easy  the booking of  experienced and professional licensed guides / archaeologists, directly  for your private experience while on Crete .

Book licensed professional guides / archaeologists directly

Travel Crete and let us guide you around ….

As a registered Travel Agency at the Greek National Tourism Organization, Tourist Guides Crete P.C – Cretan Tour Experts company can offer a vast variety of services available upon request. Our experienced travel planners can take care of your every request and wish while staying on Crete. For travelers that seek a variety of programs and tours on Crete in terms of private, small group for friends or families, please visit our site www.tour-experts.gr or contact us at:  info@tour-experts.gr  or cretantourexperts@gmail.com  with details of your desired program.  Discover what matters and feel the warmth and the hospitality of real Crete . Follow us to the undiscovered parts of Crete , let us guide you … Be our guests and let’s go off the beaten path to explore , but more important to experience  the tradition , the customs , the Cretan soul.

This company (Tourist Guides Crete P.C – Cretan Tour Experts Boutique Travel agency ) , organized by us , Panos and Ioanna , with passion about guiding , the island of Crete and the glorious Minoan civilization, have decided not to sell our services through platforms like Viator, getyourguide, Klook, Bokun, Booking, etc. The reason is that although we would have received more bookings , we prefer to work directly with travelers, providing the best possible prices for our services to the guests … As you probably know the platforms like Viator, getyourguide etc charge a commission of 20 to 30 % of the price of the tour. We prefer to provide a better price to the final consumer- that is you the traveler and to create a connection, rather than  work through platforms. We will try as long as this is possible, to keep working this way. You can read reviews about our services through TripAdvisor, but you cannot book our services through their platform. You have to contact us directly. We  strongly believe that the real travellers – you – that wish to explore the real Crete, to get in touch with the authentic Cretans, you will search for our website directly.

As insiders on Crete we can advise you how to plan your tours on Crete, in order to see more ….

Travel to Crete and explore with the team of Experts – We guide you around the island with the experts. – Join us …..

Don’t miss the chance to do more, see more, while on Crete. Let’s take together the road less travelled , you will be amazed by the diversities of the Cretan landscape and the proud spirit of the locals .

Follow us and let us guide you around – we are active licensed guides with experience in every tour / program on Crete and mainland Greece …

We remain active guides and 2023 we organized the Tourist Guides Alliance P.C a company to bring the licensed qualified guides with the same princeples, ethics  and approach together. This is our recent project,  always focusing on providing our services directly to the guests of Crete .

Guiding is our passion.

Ioanna Christofakaki
 and Panos Kritikos

Tourist Guides Crete P.C –  Tour Experts Boutique Travel Agency and 

Tourist Guides Alliance P.C