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Crete from Gorge to Gulf

Tour Highlights

  • Hike through one of the prettiest gorges on the island with a local guide who knows the way.
  • Hop on a speedboat to explore a Venetian fortress island in the Gulf of Elounda.
  • Learn the art of making traditional Greek dolmades and eat the fruits of your labors during a traditional Greek lunch.
  • Taste some of the best olive oil, or ‘green gold’ as locals call it, at a local olive farm.
Adults 12+ years old
Children 6-11 years old
Infants 0-5 years old

Be Prepared to Fall in Love with Crete!

Hike, swim, eat, and cruise your way around the island during this action-packed day. Soak up awe-inspiring scenery, eat traditional Cretan food, and explore old fortresses on the tiny island of Spinalonga. This the best of the Cretan countryside all in one day!

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:

  • On this tour, you visit a local, family-owned business where you learn about making the traditional Greek dish of dolmades.
  • All of the food you sample during your tour is sourced from local villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of Crete.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, round-trip transportation via private 4×4 vehicle, speedboat ride with professional driver, olive oil tasting, dolmades, traditional Greek lunch (seasonal dishes), one glass of wine and shots of raki (a local spirit), coffee, water, and refreshments (iced tea, seasonal fruits, energy snacks)

Exclusions: Entrance ticket to Spinalonga archaeological site (EUR 8), additional food and drinks, souvenirs or personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide and driver

Schedule details

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Meeting point:
    • Plaka: At 9.15 am at the Agia Marina church, next to the Blue Palace hotel. View map
    • Elounda: At 9.25 am at the square and roundabout at the church side. View map
    • Agios Nikolaos: At 9.45 am at the bridge in front of the tourist information office. View map
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  • Starting time: 9.15 am – 9.45 am
  • Ending point: Same as the meeting point