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Individual, private or tailored tours for you…what is it?

And what is the difference between group tours and private tours?

There are many tourists visiting Crete who wish to travel a lot.They have their holiday plan and want to see most famous places of the island. So what is the options to travel on Crete, if you don’t want to rent a car or take a public bus?

Guided coach tour and traditional routs

Some of them just book common excursions with big group and big coach and follow usual or traditional routs. This is the easiest and  cheapest way to visit Crete’s must see places.  The excursion usually follows the exact rout with exact stops, and it can more than one language in the coach. Yes, it is the cheapest way, but is it the best? The minus of this tours is that you have to follow routine tour, routine stop, you are tied to other  co-tourist. You have no choice where to stop, or where to spend more time, if you like the place. You follow the group, time ad rout.

Guided tailor  made mini group

This tours are made for you!!! You can choose your rout, stops, places to visit, you can make your excursion plan according to you interests.

Usually individual tours are by mini bus up to 7 seats and private guide following tailor made rout only for you.

It is not as cheap as traditional big coach tours, but the advance is obvious: comfortable mini group, private tour guide, only one language of your choice, routs and stops made according to your wishes and interests.

Guided tailor made tours by big coach

It almost the same as mini private tours, just by big coach. This means, that these tours are offered to the groups up to 15-70 people. Tailor made big groups tours are very suitable for corporative travelers, big teams, big families or big group of friends. It is cheaper than mini private tours, but still provides you possibility to travel your own rout, with private guide.

So don’t miss the opportunity to travel on Crete!!! Crete is covering deep in it’s mountains, caves, small beaches, in it’s history, culture and monasteries.  Open that secrets fr you!!!

 


New!!!! FOTO TOURS in Heraklion with professional photographer!!! If you have artistic nature, you love photography and want to improve your skills with professional – you are welcome to #FOTOTOUR

During rainy winter day i was having cofee break with my boss and friennd who also is great photographer, great artist and professional in everything he does. I told him I had an idea of creating a Foto Tour for people who are traveling on Crete. Because there are so many amazing views n Crete, but very often tourists are saying “unfortunately I’m just beginner” So the idea was to offer people tours, excursions, walking tours together with the professional photographer, that they can learn essential secrets of artistic photography.

So now we can offer you the results of our winter brain storm :walking Foto Tour in Herklion. You will see the most beautiful places of #Heraklion will make photos of it and will learn few secrets of photography.


1. The amazing Triopetra beach, at Akoumiani Gialia, Rethymno

 

2. Loutro traditional fishing village, on the south coast of Chania

 4.The exotic beach of Falassarna near Kissamos, Chania

5. Glyka Nera, Undoubtedly one of the loveliest beaches in south west Crete

6. Domata in Sfakia south of Chania is among the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches in Crete

7.Margarites Village; The tradition of pottery goes back many generations in this village located in Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, close to the Arkardi monastery

8. Mirtos or Myrtos is one of the jewels of Crete, a picturesque seaside village in southeast Crete, near Ierapetra in Lassithi Prefecture


10. The historic village of Aptera, in North Western Crete

11. Chrissi Island. The name comes from the golden sand that has covered the whole island. It was created mainly from the shivers of thousand shells.

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One of the most beautiful beaches in the south Rethymno is Triopetra beach. It is located 52 km south of Rethymno and 13 km south of Akoumia village

Let’s go to Triopetra beach!

The place took its name from the three, huge, geologically impressive rocky formations emerging from the sea, dividing the beach into the eastern and the western parts, the Small and Big Triopetra.

The former, on the southeast of the three rocks, is in small, sandy bay, it offers lounge chairs and umbrellas along with few rooms and tavernas for the tourists. The main beach, the Big Triopetra, lies on the west, exhibiting its crystal water, thick sand and marvelous sunsets. Both beaches at Triopetra are accessible by car and are really suitable for those seeking relaxation, tranquility and isolation, the eastern part of the beach offering beach facilities to the tourists.


An area of 450 acres, near the town of Chania, just 9 km southwest, there is the beautiful lake of Agia, which has taken its name from the village next to it.

Lake Agia in the west of Chania is one of the two fresh water lakes in Crete (the other one being the better known tourist attraction Lake Kournas).

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Lake Agia or Lake Agias is man made, so an artificial lake, and it is considered a water reservoir. Lake Agia can be reached by taking the exit to Omalos on the Chania – Kissamos road. The lake is a peaceful place with special flowers and birds and a small church on its shores. It is not as picturesque as Kournas but it is peaceful and it is not as commercial as this other sweet water lake. Lake Kournas is more like a tourist attraction and quite spectacular.

The lake that was once built for irrigation and water supply purposes has resulted in a small eco system and nowadays Lake Agia attracts all kinds of migrating water birds, but there are also turtles in its waters. The shores of the lake are surrounded by reed beds and trees and you can walk around a part of it (not all) also because of a new bridge. The area around Lake Agia is fertile and you can find many orange tree groves here. The only reminder of the turbulent past of Lake Agia is the prison on the main road. During the German occupation the area was known as Prison Valley and it was one of the main landing areas for German paratroopers during their first attack on Chania.


When you arrive in Chania (or planning to) you will certainly hear the word “Elafonissi”. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece that you should definitely visit. Let’s see why is that.

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Elafonisi is located 76 km west of Chania and 5 km south of Chrysoskalitisa Monastery, in the south-westernmost point of Crete. It is protected by Natura 2000 so, we advise you not to remove any plants, animals or even sand because it is highly forbidden. Unfortunately for all of us who like camping, you are not allowed to camp as well. All these due to the fact that many endangered animals like Caretta caretta find shelter there.

This beach seems like exotic (only if you go there will you understand) with turquoise waters and white, pinkish sand. The colorful sand appears so owing to numerous broken shells. The eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, is well organized and has the most people. There are umbrellas, showers, lifeguards, snack bars and changing rooms. Also, near the beach there is a huge area for parking and, even further, a few rooms to let. The last few years more and more people come to Elafonissi for kite surfing so, if you are an adventurous person, there are many sports you can try.

You can visit Elafonissi by car or bus. It will take up to 2 hours to get there (from Chania) and about 4 hours from Heraklion. But it worth – the scenery will surely amaze you!

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The women who constitute the Women’s Cultural Association of Spili, wishing to reinforce the cultural life and the folk tradition of their town, worked passionately and established the Folklife Museum of Spili, which has been housed in a two-story traditional house since 2011.

Folklife Museum of Spili

These women have collected objects which had been almost extinct from the village, maintained them and positioned them in the rooms of the ground-floor with the aid of Vorrin Museum Manager Mr. Vilianos, offering visitors a glimpse to traditional Cretan homes, while there is also an event room on the first floor. The exhibition includes farming tools, cobbler tools, a loom, traditional utensils etc. and the women have never ceased collecting objects with which many people – mostly the youth – are unfamiliar, to enrich the collection.