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Amnesiades Historical Park Family Tour
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Amnesiades Historical Park Family Tour

Step into the world of Ancient Greece at Amnesiades historical park, where you'll explore the wonders of Minoan culture. After a warm welcome, you'll be taken on an immersive tour around the site, learning all about Minoan decoration and history.With an engaging workshop, you'll learn how to write your name in Linear B, the first form of organised writing in Europe from around 2000 BC. Linear B is a syllabic script used for Mycenaean Greek, predating the Greek alphabet by centuries. Uncover the history of this intriguing script, primarily found in the palace archives of Knossos, Kydonia, Pylos, Thebes, and Mycenae, which disappeared with the fall of the Mycenaean civilisation.Explore the mini farm and discover the traditional Minoan way of bread making. You'll even get to try freshly-baked bread combined with olive oil, salt, and oregano. Quench your thirst with Minoan ice tea, made from the finest herbs of Crete and natural water. For those seeking a bit more adventure, there's optional pony or horse rides, allowing you to experience the landscape just as the ancient Minoans did.

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Heraklion Airport VIP Service & Lounge
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Crete - Heraklion Airport VIP Service & Lounge

Make your wait at the airport a breeze with our VIP airport service. Avoid all the usual hassle as you're fast tracked through check-in and security to enjoy unlimited drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi and more in the exclusive departure lounge. An altogether more relaxed way to round off your stay.

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Acqua Plus Waterpark Ticket
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Crete - Acqua Plus Waterpark Ticket

Channel your inner child and head to Acqua Plus Waterpark, where you can splash, tumble and whizz your way down slide after slide. If you're up for a thrill try the extreme slides – the Spacebowl is our favourite – or, if relaxing is more your thing, check out the lazy river. Perfect for kids and big kids alike.Located just outside Heraklion, the park is easy to find. Once you're there you'll receive a digital wristband to scan so there's no need to carry money about – just pay at the end for anything you've bought. Then the fun can begin.The park is split in two, one side for the extreme slides and the other is made for younger children. You'll be spoilt for choice with over 50 slides to choose from – there's even the chance to walk on water in the W.O.W balls.

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

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Nat Geo Day Tour: Discover Cretan Farm Life
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Crete - Nat Geo Day Tour: Discover Cretan Farm Life

Small-scale, family-run farms are integral to the Mediterranean diet that Crete is so famous for. A local family will welcome you to their Mitato, a small farmhouse, where you'll be greeted with the genuine warmth of Cretan hospitality. Listen to the local farmer tell the intriguing tale of King Minoas who watched from his observatory, and alerted locals to incoming pirates. Greetings over, it's time for a hands-on bread-making lesson, learning the techniques for typical Cretan bread, made with wheat and barley flour. Then, witness their cheese-making skills using goat's milk from the farm. Next, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, helping out with daily farm tasks like feeding the goats, pigs, chickens, and rabbits, and tending to the gardens. The adventure continues with a snail hunt over the mountainside, exclusive to National Geographic travellers, peeking under rocks, and among shrubs and flowers. As the day unfolds, your collected treasures, including snails, eggs, fruit, and vegetables, become the ingredients for lunch. Alongside the family, you'll prepare a feast of local delicacies, all made from the products of your day's work. Finish off the experience with a taste of Crete's spirit, Raki, and why not sing along to their traditional Cretan ‘Mantinades,' - traditional Cretan couplets that express sentiments about Cretan daily life.

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Nat Geo Day Tour: The Millenary History of Olive Oil
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Crete - Nat Geo Day Tour: The Millenary History of Olive Oil

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Limnoupolis Water Park Ticket
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Crete - Limnoupolis Water Park Ticket

Bursting at the seams with slides, rides and sunbathing terraces, Crete's Limnoupolis Water Park will have you and the family splashing about all day long. All the action is centred around a massive oasis pool, where there's something to keep every age happy for hours on end.

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Amazonas Park & Glass-Bottom Boat Tour
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Crete - 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 in Agios Nikolaos.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 town, you'll have a couple of hours to shop or grab 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 multicoloured fish darting around the rocks.

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Knossos Palace and Heraklion Guided Tour with Transport
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Crete - 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 civilisation began,' says Veta, one of our guides. A born and bred local, she knows a thing or two about the legends and myths surrounding the island's most popular attraction. You'll spend the day watching history come to life as you tour the grounds of the palace, before crossing over to Heraklion for some free time in the capital.Once the hub of Crete's Minoan civilisation, Knossos Palace sits in the heart of what's considered to be Europe's oldest settlement. You'll enjoy a guided tour around its treasures, stopping by the throne room, royal apartments, frescoes and more. There'll even be a chance to see the Labyrinth, where the fearsome half-man, half-bull creature known as Minotaur was said to have lurked. And with fast-track access, there's no waiting around in queues.It's then time to head to Heraklion, the island's capital. See the 17th-century Morozini Lions fountain and the 400-year-old Venetian Loggia – which is still the city hall – during a short guided walk around the city. We'll round the day off by taking you to the open markets for some free time. Poke around stalls laden with hand-made trinkets and fresh local produce or stop off for a coffee at a local café for some people watching. Other must-sees include the Koule Fortress and the Church of Agios Titos.

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Agios Nikolaos Market & Amazonas Park Nature Reserve Tour
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Crete - Agios Nikolaos Market & Amazonas Park Nature Reserve Tour

A trip that combines traditional Crete with its wild side. You'll drive through scenic landscapes and wander through the market of the pretty harbour town of Agios Nikolaos – all very typical. But then there's the twist to the tale with a visit to Amazonas Park nature reserve.After pick-up at your hotel, you'll head to Agios Nikolaos, where you'll have a couple of hours to explore on your own. Pick up tasty treats or souvenirs at the street market, stop for a drink in one of the waterfront cafés or gaze into Lake Voulismeni, which local legend says is bottomless.For the second part of the day, we'll head towards Mirabello Bay in the northeast of the island. Your destination for the morning is Amazonas Park, an animal refuge, where you will come face-to-face with 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.

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Heraklion Watercity Waterpark with Transfer
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Crete - Heraklion Watercity Waterpark with Transfer

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Cretan Mountain Villages 4x4 Tour
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Crete - Cretan Mountain Villages 4x4 Tour

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Crete - Scene Malia I Love House

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Sarakina Gorge and south coast guided tour
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Crete - Sarakina Gorge and south coast guided tour

Enjoy a full-day trip wonderful Kroustas mountain forest, admire the impressive gorge of Sarakina and visit the beach of the Lybian Sea.

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Spinalonga self-guided audio tour on your phone
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Crete - Spinalonga self-guided audio tour on your phone

Buy this audio tour of Spinalonga Island downloadable on your smartphone! Explore at your own pace, listen to fascinating stories, and gain great insights into the island!

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Rethymnon and Lake Kournas Tour
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Crete - Rethymnon and Lake Kournas Tour

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Mountains of Crete 4x4 Tour with Taverna Lunch
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Crete - Mountains of Crete 4x4 Tour with Taverna Lunch

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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Chersonissos Bay Cruise with Black Rose Pirate Boat
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Crete - Chersonissos Bay Cruise with Black Rose Pirate Boat

Once the clock strikes midday, it's all aboard the Black Rose pirate boat for a voyage out in the Cretan Sea. You'll enjoy 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 light lunch will be ready for everyone to tuck into.The Black Rose will be cruising towards St George's Bay, and as soon as the anchor's down, you'll have a couple of hours to swim in the cool, calm waters that make this bay so special.The boat's crew will have prepared lunch for all before casting off towards Malia where the next stop is scheduled. Meanwhile, there'll be music to keep everyone entertained. An afternoon of hi jinks on the Cretan Sea.

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Samaria Gorge Tour
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Crete - Samaria Gorge Tour

Those walking boots will get a good workout during this hike through the Samaria Gorge. This 16km-long ravine is the longest in Europe. So it's a serious – but spectacular – five to six-hour trek that's not for the unfit or faint-hearted.

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Santorini Tour from Heraklion
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Crete - Santorini Tour from Heraklion

The volcanic island of Santorini lies north of Crete. And this daytrip by fast 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. It's picture-postcard Greece.Once you're on dry land, you'll take off on a scenic tour, exploring many of the island's attractions and learning about its history. Explore a caldera-edge town, where whitewashed houses, cobbled streets and tavernas cascade down the cliff-face in steep terraces.You'll then have some free time in both Oia and the island's capital, Fira. Spend an hour or so snapping up treats in the quaint shops and boutiques. Or, visit some of the best lookouts to take photos – the views over the caldera are great. It's made for selfies.

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