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Acqua Plus Water Park with transfer from Heraklion & Rethymno
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Acqua Plus Water Park with transfer from Heraklion & Rethymno

Some call it ‘the spinner', others ‘the toilet' – it's actually the Spacebowl. Whatever you call it, you're in for an experience that'll leave you feeling flushed. Acqua Plus is that sort of waterpark. If you're looking for adrenaline-pumping fun or some rest while the kids go wild, this is the place for you.

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Amazonas Park & Glass-Bottom Boat Tour
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Amazonas Park & Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

It's all about Crete's wild side on this tour. You'll come face-to-face with monkeys, meerkats lemurs and more at Amazonas Park nature reserve and see a world below the waves with a glass-bottom boat trip. And in between, there's free time to chill out on the silky sands of Agios Nikolaos beach.Your destination for the morning is Amazonas Park, an animal refuge, where you'll get up-close to some of the world's most unusual, beautiful and endangered animals. You'll also find out about their rainforest environments, and how we can help with conservation efforts.At Agios Nikolaos beach, you'll have a couple of hours to top up your tan, take a swim or eat lunch overlooking Mirabello Bay. Next, hop on to a glass-bottom boat for a trip in the bay. You'll glide out into the bay aboard a semi-submarine which features windows beneath the surface. Kids and adults will have a great time spotting the likes of loggerhead sea turtles and multi-coloured fish darting around the rocks.

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Knossos Palace and Heraklion Guided Tour with Transport
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Knossos Palace and Heraklion Guided Tour with Transport

'The Palace of Knossos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Crete because it's where Europe's first civilization began,' says one of our guides, Veta. A born and bred local, she sure knows a thing or two about the legends and myths surrounding the island's most popular attraction.

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Mountain 4x4 Experience
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Mountain 4x4 Experience

Get ready to go off-road on this adrenaline-pumping 4x4 adventure that will take you well and truly off the radar. Explore the more rural parts of Crete and the beautiful nature as you voyage through the mountains on this small group tour.

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Black Rose Pirate Cruise
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Black Rose Pirate Cruise

Once the clock strikes midday, it's all aboard the Black Rose pirate boat for a voyage out in the Cretan Sea. You'll witness swashbuckling fun and antics on the high seas as you sail out to St George's Bay from Hersonissos. You'll have a couple of hours of swimming, while back on board a barbecue will be ready to tuck into.

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Cretan Mountain Villages 4x4 Tour
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Cretan Mountain Villages 4x4 Tour

The rugged mountains and sun-baked plains of Crete are best explored in an access-all-areas 4x4 vehicle. Climb into the Cretan mountains, taking in wonderfully remote villages, such as Mochos, Gonies and Smari before visiting Skoteino Cave, en route to a refreshing swim at the beach near Gouves.

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Sunset Cruise from Heraklion
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Sunset Cruise from Heraklion

Sprinkle some magic on those holiday memories with this relaxing sunset cruise. Set sail mid-afternoon and we bob leisurely towards the stunning shores of Dia Island. Drop anchor and there's plenty of time to swim, snorkel and sunbathe before the main event – a fabulous sunset over the Aegean.You'll come aboard in the afternoon and be greeted by the crew with a welcome drink. Set sail along the coastline so that you can soak up every inch of Crete's beauty as you leave the shore behind. Relax, unwind and catch some rays out on deck as we take a leisurely cruise towards Dia Island.Legend has it that the gods created Dia Island and there's certainly something heavenly about it. There's time to swim, snorkel or even try your hand at a spot of fishing or paddle boarding before a light dinner is served. Then, you'll sit back, admire the views and – with luck – an incredible sunset too.

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Santorini Tour from Port Heraklion
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Santorini Tour from Port Heraklion

The volcanic island of Santorini lies north of Crete. And this daytrip by catamaran is a great chance to take a close-up look at it. Curved around a colossal, sea-filled caldera that was formed by a massive volcanic eruption 3,500 years ago, it's all black cliffs, whitewashed villages and blue-domed churches.

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Mirabello Bay Boat Cruise
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Mirabello Bay Boat Cruise

Relaxation, sightseeing, swimming and sunshine – this yacht cruise sailing out of Agios Nikolaos ticks all the boxes. It's a great way to explore the magnificent Mirabello Bay – the largest in all the Greek Islands. What's more, with a maximum of 10 guests and 2 crew members and a traditional lunch on board, this cruise has it all.

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Spinalonga Island Guided Tour with Lunch
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Spinalonga Island Guided Tour with Lunch

The tiny isle of Spinalonga is just a short hop away from Crete but a visit is like stepping back in time. Centuries of history are packed within the walls that encircle it. See it through the eyes of a true local on this full-day tour of its must-see monuments.

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Limnoupolis Water Park from Chania
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Limnoupolis Water Park from Chania

The beach isn't the only place for watery fun in Crete. Limnoupolis Water Park is jam-packed with slides, chutes, rivers and pools that'll have you whizzing from one to the other. From the scary Giant Slide to the chilled Lazy River, there's something for everyone and every mood.

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Elafonisi Island Tour
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Elafonisi Island Tour

An excursion that gets better and better as the day goes on. Enjoy some sightseeing before an afternoon relaxing in Elafonisi, an idyllic island off southwest Crete. You'll also visit the village of Voulgaro and the Agia Sophia cave.

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