Shore Excursions for Cruise ship passengers

Tour Experts offer an extensive list of shore excursions and programs starting from the ports of Crete, for visitors arriving to the island with a cruise ship. The list can help you get an idea of the archaeological sites that guests visiting Crete, very often choose to include in their excursions. Of course, there is a number of impressive archaeological sites or places of natural beauty (gorges, caves) that perhaps you would like to visit. Please, let us know about your interests and we can plan a tailor made tour around Crete just for you and your friends.

The duration of every tour listed below is approximately 5h. If you have less time available and you wish to visit a highlight of Crete, such as Knossos, you can arrange for a private guide to meet you at the site. Our travel agency can organize the full service (your transportation from the port, the guide for the tour, and the tickets of every site). If you wish you can specify the service you require, for example just transportation or just the licensed guide. We are available to answer all you questions, feel free to contact us.

Starting from Heraklion, up to 5 h duration

  1. Knossos, city tour of Heraklion city and free time for shopping
  2. Knossos and Archaeological museum of Heraklion
  3. Knossos and Peza (Miliarakis winery – Wine tasting)
  4. Knossos and Boutari Winery (wine tasting)
  5. Knossos and Arolithos traditional village
  6. Lassithi plateau and Kera Monastery
  7. Agios Nikolaos and Kritsa church
  8. Rethymnon city tour and free time for shopping
  9. Phaistos, Minoan Palace of King Radamanthys, South Crete
  10. Gortyn and Phaistos archaeological sites
  11. Knossos Peza (winery Miliarakis) and Archanes village (sort walk and visit of the local Museum )
  12. Malia Palace and Kera Monastery
  13. Peza (winery Miliarakis), Skalani (winery Boutaris) Myrtia (Kazantzakis Museum)

Starting from Agios Nikolaos, up to 5 h duration

  1. Knossos and city tour of Heraklion city
  2. Knossos and Archaeological museum of Heraklion
  3. Spinalonga island (Venetian Fortress that was later used as a Leper colony) and Elounda village
  4. Lassithi plateau and Kera Monastery
  5. Gournia photo stop, Ierapetra town and Kalamafka village
  6. Kritsa Monastery, Elounda village and Bio - aroma farm
  7. Gournia and Mochlos archaeological sites
  8. Malia Palace and Kera Monastery

Starting from Rethymnon, up to 5 h duration

  1. Venetian fortress of Rethymnon, city tour and free time for shopping
  2. Kournas Lake and Vamos and Georgioupolli village
  3. Chania city tour and Venizelos graves
  4. Chania and archaeological museum
  5. Chania city tour with a Segway
  6. Arkadi monastery and Rethymnon city tour
  7. Preveli Monastery and Kourtaliotis gorge (photo stop)
  8. Arkadi Monasteri and Margarites village (visit at a pottery workshop)

Starting from Chania, up to 5 h duration

  1. Aptera fortress (photo stop) Vamos and Georioupoli village
  2. Chania city tour and Venizelos Graves
  3. Chania city tour and Tsangarolon Monastery
  4. Chania city tour with a Segway and archaeological museum
  5. Rethymnon city tour and free time for shopping
  6. Arkadi monastery and Rethymnon city tour
  7. Venizelos Graves, World War II cemetery, Maleme village
  8. Chrissopigi Monastery and city tour Chania
  9. Chania city tour and the Naval Museum

Depending on the starting point and the time available, programs and excursions mentioned above can be organized as full day tours, for individuals, couples, families or small groups.

Important

For all cruise ship passengers, please note that the tours are confirmed only if the full amount of the tour is paid. An invoice will be issued by our travel agency and will be send to your email. Please, understand that in case of any last minute cancellation we still have to pay for the transportation, guide, VAT and tax.