Private Tours

Make arrangements for a private tour at Knossos, the archaeological Museum of Heraklion or any other site on Crete. The Minoan Civilization is not represented by Knossos only, there are more archaeological sites you should explore while on Crete. We can arrange the transportation, chauffeur services, (driver or licensed guide and driver)  to pick you up from the desired location and guide you around in sites, such as Malia (the palace of King Sarpedon), Phaistos (the Palace of King Radamanthys), Ayia Triada. There are a number of sites that are not known to the public, but they are highly interesting and fine examples of Minoan architecture. Join us to see the best of Crete…

The private tours can be half day or full day programs /tours, or if you wish we can plan round trips on Crete and we can include the highlights of every prefecture of the island Crete. The program can be tailor made according to your wishes. You can include sites from different periods (Venetian fortresses, Minoan sites, Minoan cemeteries, or modern cities, places of natural beauty  – Crete is famous for the gorges – Samaria, Imbros, Aradena).

Take advantage of our experience in planning tours and programs, we would love to advise you. We can advise you as insiders on Crete, to see the best sites the island has to offer. Explore the hidden gems of Crete, with our experienced qualified guides. Whether you are staying on Crete for few hours, or you are planning on staying for several days, we can provide the ideal itinerary to match your needs.

Our team of experienced qualified guides will help you combine tours and see as much as possible. We don’t just offer drivers who can “comment along the way” or explain “about the sites in the car”. We offer the services of licensed guides, with further academic education or archaeologists that have graduated from the Collage of Guides and are registered at the Association of licensed Guides of Crete. Licensed guides are qualified to accompany you in the sites, the museums all over Greece. Take advantage of our passion for Crete and our experience in the field of tourism and let us plan the ideal tour.

Your private licensed guide – driver will personally attend to your needs at all times, not only taking care of directions and getting around, but also introducing you to friendly locals, little known places, villages on the hills, hidden treasures – a unique and genuine tourism experience that group tours are unable to offer. Our philosophy as a company is to provide the real Cretan experience to all our guests, to make all our guests understand why we love Crete so much…

A scenic and comfortable tour will be arranged for you to maximize your vacation. You will have the opportunity to visit and explore some of the beautiful and historical sites and enjoy our informative commentary on your very own excursion on Crete, avoiding large tour groups and getting out of the beaten path when possible.

Our services can be offered in mainland Greece upon request, as is an ideal way for a couple, for example, to start a private tour from Crete and then continue with a tour to classical sites of Peloponnese or Athens, Delphi, monasteries at Meteora etc.

Our company, Cretan Tour Experts Travel Agency based in Heraklion is a registered travel Agency and we choose to offer a company car for the transportation of the guests free of charge. The company car is a Kia Sportage SUV model of March 2015, with a permission issued by the Greek National Tourism Organization EOT (permission N 699) and the car complies with all rules and regulations, according to the law. This option makes the private tour, with a licensed guide – driver affordable and value for money. If you have specific requirements concerning the transportation during the private tour (specific model of a car) let us know and we can make the proper arrangements. We cooperate with a reliable transportation company that provides us with mini vans and mini busses (Mercedes – Benz Viano, Sprinter).


3 days private tour

Starting from Heraklion – ending up at Chania.

  • 1st day Knossos – Boutari winery – Apanosifis Monastery – Phaistos Palace and  Matala . Lunch and overnight in the South.
  • 2nd day Route to Agia Galini – Amari – Vizari – Arkadi Monastery – Rethymnon city tour. Lunch and overnight at Rethymnon.
  • 3rd day Route to Chania – Georgioupolis Vamos – Gavalochori – Venizelos Tombs – city tour at Chania.


Day tours
  • Spinalonga, Elounda and Agios Nikolaos
  • Villages and Traditions of Crete- mountainous Crete …
  • Lassithi Plateau
  • Knossos and Lassithi plateau (Cave of Zeus – Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa )
  • Chania and Rethymnon
  • Axos Anogia Zoniana ( Sfendoni Cave )
  • Phaistos Gortys and Matala
  • Undiscovered Crete  – Hidden gems of Crete
  • Rethymnon city and Preveli Monastery
  • Fodele , Arkadi , Margarites and Eletherna
  • Minoan Magic – Knossos and Heraklion Archeaological museum
  • A taste of Crete  –  Wineries of Heraklion
  • Food and walking tour of Heraklion

and many more options …..

Send us a request with the sites , that you want to include in your ideal day tour on Crete …

Contact us for more information. We will be glad to offer our services.