History and Culture

Crete boasts a rich history and vibrant culture that stretches back over thousands of years. Known as the birthplace of the Minoan civilization, one of the most advanced and sophisticated ancient cultures. Crete has left an indelible mark in the annals of human history. The island’s strategic location in the Mediterranean made it a coveted prize for various civilizations. This includes the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, and Ottomans. All of whom have influenced its cultural tapestry. This diverse heritage is reflected in Crete’s art, architecture, cuisine, and traditions. This creates a unique blend of ancient rituals and contemporary practices.

The island is also famed for its breathtaking landscapes. From the majestic White Mountains to the idyllic beaches that fringe its shores. It makes it a haven for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Today, Crete continues to enchant visitors with its warm hospitality, delicious cuisine, and a deep-rooted sense of pride in its rich historical and cultural heritage.

Things to Do in Crete

Crete Tours and Activities

Spinalonga Island Tour with BBQ
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Spinalonga Island Tour with BBQ

Elounda Village-Spinalonga Island-Agios Nikolaos Town
English French German Polish Russian
39.00
8 hours75
Spinalonga Island Excursion

Spinalonga Island Excursion

Plaka Village-Spinalonga-Agios Nikolaos
English French German Polish Russian
35.00
8 hours75
Cretan Folklore Night Show

Cretan Folklore Night Show

Kato Karouzanos Village
English French German
35.00
6 hours500
West Crete Tour - Rethymno, Chania and Lake Kournas
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West Crete Tour - Rethymno, Chania and Lake Kournas

Chania-Rethymno-Lake Kournas
English French German
35.00
13 hours75
Knossos Palace Tour
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Knossos Palace Tour

Knossos Palace - Heraklion Center
English French German Dutch
29.00
7 hours75
Knossos Palace-Lassithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus Guided Tour
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Knossos Palace-Lassithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus Guided Tour

Knossos Palace - Lassithi Plateau - Cave of Zeus
English French German
34.00
9 hours75
Lassithi Plateau - Cave of Zeus Tour
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Lassithi Plateau - Cave of Zeus Tour

Kera Monastery - Cave of Zeus - Mythologigal Park - Pottery Factory
English French German
29.00
7 hours75
Heraklion-Market-Creta Aquarium Excursion

Heraklion-Market-Creta Aquarium Excursion

Heraklion Center - Local Market - CretAquarium
English French German Russian
24.00
14 hours75
Santorini Tour from Crete with Transfer
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Santorini Tour from Crete with Transfer

Heraklion - Santorini(Oia-Fira)
English French German Polish Romanian Russian
129.00
12 hours50
Santorini Tour from Agios Nikolaos and Elounda with Transfer

Santorini Tour from Agios Nikolaos and Elounda with Transfer

Agios Nikolaos Port - Santorini(Oia-Fira)
English French German Polish Russian
140.00
13 hours50
Santorini Tour from Chania with Transfer

Santorini Tour from Chania with Transfer

Chania - Rethymno Port - Santorini(Oia-Fira)
English French German Polish Romanian Hungarian Russian
160.00
14 hours50
Santorini Tour from Rethymno with Transfer

Santorini Tour from Rethymno with Transfer

Rethymno Port - Santorini(Oia-Fira)
English French German Polish Romanian Czech Hungarian Russian
150.00
13 hours50
Jeep Safari to Sarakina Gorge

Jeep Safari to Sarakina Gorge

Kritsa Village-Katharo Plateau-Sarakina Gorge-Voulisma Beach
English French German
75.00
9 hours16
Jeep Safari to Tripiti Beach

Jeep Safari to Tripiti Beach

Asterousia Mountain-Agios Myronas-Tripiti Beach
English French German
75.00
9 hours16
Jeep Safari to Agiofarago Gorge

Jeep Safari to Agiofarago Gorge

Odigitria Monastery-Agiofaraggo Gorge-Matala Beach
English French German
75.00
9 hours8
Land Rover Jeep Safari Lassithi Plateau Route

Land Rover Jeep Safari Lassithi Plateau Route

Lassithi Plateau - Cave of Zeus - Agia Anna Church
English French German
70.00
8 hours16
Quad Safari Sissi Route - Single Rider

Quad Safari Sissi Route - Single Rider

Panagia Vilgiotisa Monastery - Olive Mill - Sissi Village
English French German
120.00
6 hours16
Quad Safari Sissi Route - Shared(2on1)

Quad Safari Sissi Route - Shared(2on1)

Panagia Vilgiotisa Monastery - Olive Mill - Sissi Village
English French German
70.00
6 hours20
Land Rover Safari Secrets of South Crete

Land Rover Safari Secrets of South Crete

Viannos Village-Kavousi Gorge-Richtra Waterfall
English French German
70.00
8 hours16