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Chania Boat & Snorkeling Cruise
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Chania Boat & Snorkeling Cruise

The warm waters surrounding Crete are home to a fascinating array of marinelife – making it nothing short of snorkelling heaven. Sailing from Kolymbari, you'll admire the beauty of the Chania coast before diving into the Mediterranean to see shoals of exotic fish, colourful coral and more. There's a complimentary drink to enjoy as you catch some rays on the way back to shore, and for complete flexibility, you can choose between a morning or an afternoon trip.

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Semi-Submarine Boat Trip
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Semi-Submarine Boat Trip

If you fancy taking a look under the water – without having to get your hair wet – then this glass-bottom boat trip from Agios Nikolaos will give you the glimpse you were looking for. Hop aboard this specially-designed boat, which features windows beneath the surface. Kids and adults will have a great time spotting the likes of caretta caretta sea turtles and multi-coloured fish darting around the rocks. The other fascinating thing is the underwater geology, with all shapes and sizes of rocks and seabed to admire. And once you've seen enough below deck, you can sit on the top deck as we head back into the port.

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Private guided tour of Orthodox Crete
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Private guided tour of Orthodox Crete

Explore some of the oldest Byzantine Monasteries, Churches, and Cathedrals in Crete during this private tour.

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Private tour of Western Crete from Agios Nikolaos and Elounda
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Private tour of Western Crete from Agios Nikolaos and Elounda

Enjoy this private tour of Western Crete and explore ancient villages and Byzantine monasteries.

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Relaxing Cruise in Elounda
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Relaxing Cruise in Elounda

This relaxing full-day cruise is all about kicking back and making the most of Crete's fascinating coastline. You'll cast off from Agios Nikolaos ready to make waves through Mirabello Bay towards the submerged ancient city of Olous. Then sit back while you sail to Kolokitha Bay. Here you'll have the chance to swim in serene water followed by lunch. Afterwards, you'll swing by the island of Glaronisi, catching sight of the Byzantine church of Agios Fokas along the way. Watch the rocky terrain of Krios peninsula pass you by and, if the weather permits, there'll be one last detour to see the fortified island of Spinalonga.

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Watercity Waterpark
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Watercity Waterpark

A day in the waterpark is the ultimate family holiday activity. Watercity in Anopolis is a maze of white-knuckle rides and meandering chutes framed by sunbathing terraces, restaurants and gardens. Take things easy in the sunshine as the children throw themselves into the Black Hole, shoot down the Kamikaze or rush along the Crazy River – or maybe join them for the whitewater thrills. There's also a huge swimming pool and wave pool, plus two shallow numbers for tiny tots. If you want something more relaxing, you can float down the Lazy River or unwind in the giant outdoor whirlpool.

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Scuba Diving – from Rethymnon
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Scuba Diving – from Rethymnon

You're in just the right place if you fancy trying out scuba diving or making the most of your diving qualifications. And Rethymnon's location on the north coast of Crete is ideal for exploring under the waves. You'll be surrounded by dive spots that feature the likes of rocky reefs and a plethora of marine life, darting around stone formations. You can choose a beginner's dive led by qualified instructors.Alternatively, if you only want to dip your toes in the water, there's also a snorkelling trip available.

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Cretan 4x4 Experience from Rethymnon
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Cretan 4x4 Experience from Rethymnon

Go off-road on a 4x4 adventure that will take you well and truly off the radar. You'll kick off this full day tour just as you mean to go on – driving along country roads and tracks to experience the real Crete. You'll head for the mountains first, stopping off for photos and a coffee in a village, before reaching Spili, home to the 25-head Lion Fountain and some gorgeous views. Go off-road towards the village of Kerame and there's a beach nearby that makes an idyllic spot to take a dip in the sea. A Cretan lunch then awaits before a walk between the vertical cliffs surrounding Kourtaliotiko Gorge.

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Knossos Palace & Heraklion Tour
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Knossos Palace & Heraklion Tour

If there's one must-see in Crete, it's the Palace of Knossos. The island's most popular attraction, your guide will explain the myths surrounding the palace as you explore its treasures, including the throne room, royal apartments and frescoes. And with fast-track access, there's no waiting around. In Crete's capital, Heraklion, see the Venetian lion fountain and the loggia on a guided walk around the city. You'll have free time to wander about at your own pace, shop at the market, walk round the harbour walls or visit the 16th century Venetian fortress.

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Malia Full Moon Party
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Malia Full Moon Party

There's nothing that says party quite like a full moon, so Crete is taking a leaf out of Thailand's book this season and throwing a full moon party that's as exotic as it comes. A huge venue, face painting and discount drinks complete the line-up for the night, so come ready to dance under the stars.In Malia's huge Pleasure Club, you'll enter a world where nothing can hold you back. Feel the freedom of sipping cold drinks as you move to the beats churned out by the top resident DJs who'll take to the stand throughout the evening.Enjoy the colour of a full moon party. It's one of the biggest and best nights out in Malia. Sunday nights never felt so exciting.

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Ultimate Catamaran Cruise from Heraklion
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Ultimate Catamaran Cruise from Heraklion

If sun on your face and a cool sea breeze in your hair really give you that holiday feel, then our Ultimate Catamaran Cruise is for you. Casting off from Heraklion, you'll be treated to Insta-perfect views of Castello a Mare fortress as you leave the shore behind. Legend has it that the gods created Dia Island, and there's certainly something heavenly about it. With a few swim stops here, you'll snorkel before trying your hand at fishing, too. After lunch, you'll have more time to top up your tan and enjoy wine and soft drinks from the bar. Beautiful surroundings and top service make for a relaxing day on the waves.

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Stand Up Paddling Chania
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Stand Up Paddling Chania

The picture-perfect coastline and secluded coves of Crete are best explored by sea. Hop on your paddleboard from the powdery sands of Loutraki and fully-qualified instructors will have you gliding through crystalline waters in no time. With all transfers and equipment included, this half-day experience is not to be missed.After pick up from your hotel, we head straight to the beach where the fun begins. Fully qualified SUP instructors will teach you all the moves you need for a great time on the water.Pretty soon you'll be out exploring the network of hidden caves that dot the coast here. There'll even be time for some snorkelling before heading back to shore.

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