Our most recommended things to do in Limenas Chersonisou

Heraklion: Spinalonga Agios and Elounda Boat Tour and BBQ

1. Heraklion: Spinalonga Agios and Elounda Boat Tour and BBQ

Enjoy a walking tour of the island of Spinalonga during a full-day excursion from Elounda to the island. Visit Agios Nikolaos and Elounda and swim in the crystal-clear waters of Kolokytha, where you can enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Leave from Heraklion, in a spacious, comfortable bus and travel to the designated locations, along the coast through the St. George Gorge to Elounda, a tranquil coastal resort. Board the boat around 10:00, and visit the bay and the beach of Kolokytha, a secluded haven that offers a respite from daily life. You can swim and eat a delicious BBQ on board. Take the boat to Spinalonga around 12:45, traveling across Mirabello Bay. Learn about Spinalonga's complex history as a natural barrier for Olous in Ancient Greek times, a Saracen pirate refuge, a Venetian fortification, and a Turkic settlement. Depart from Spinalonga at appr. 2:45 pm. As you head towards our last destination from Elounda by bus, you will have the opportunity for a quick olive oil tasting, before arriving at the capital town of Lassithi, Agios Nikolaos at around 3:45 pm. Relax in a café next to the bottomless Lake of Voulismeni and enjoy your walk to the local shops. Return to Heraklion after the excursion, at approximately 6:30 pm.

Crete: Snorkeling Boat Trip with Snack and Transfer

2. Crete: Snorkeling Boat Trip with Snack and Transfer

Take in the beauty of the Cretan Sea on a scenic boat tour with iconic snorkeling opportunities. Depart from Malia on a motor yacht and discover Stalis, Hersonissos, and Saint George Bay. Swim in crystal-clear waters, gaze at vibrant marine life, and enjoy tasty snacks. Start your adventure with a hotel pickup before heading to Malia. Set sail and admire stunning views of the coastline of the Aegean Sea. Stop at various beaches and coves along the way for swimming, snorkeling, or sunbathing. Enjoy a sandwich, dessert, and fruit salad if you're feeling hungry. Explore the villages of Stalis and Hersonissos, both known for their lively atmosphere and nightlife, and soak up the sun at Saint George Bay, surrounded by rocky cliffs and lush greenery. Finally, make your way back to Malia to be transferred to your accommodation.

Cretan night traditional dance and food

3. Cretan night traditional dance and food

Early in the evening, under the starry sky, in a summer tavern with the atmosphere flooded with the aroma of jasmine and the sweet melody of lyre and bouzouki, in the ancient village of Karouzanos, you will have the opportunity to walk through the streets of the traditional village and take a look at the rural life of this charming place. Then you will taste the traditional local dishes and the famous wine and shortly afterwards you will enjoy the unique grace of the Cretan dancers with their traditional costumes that will dance for you Cretan Greek and Folk dances. Catch up at the dance with them, follow in their footsteps and feel for an evening like Zorba. An ideal opportunity to have fun as Cretans, taste traditional dishes, learn a little more about the people of Crete and keep the memory of this wonderful night in your heart.

Knossos Palace guided tour - Heraklion City tour + market

4. Knossos Palace guided tour - Heraklion City tour + market

Join a journey through time as you explore the ancient ruins of Knossos Palace and the bustling city of Heraklion. Early in the morning, you visit Knossos Palace, the most You’ll-known landmark on the island of Crete and one of Greece's most spectacular archaeological sites. With your guide, explore the archaeological site and discover more about its intriguing and enigmatic past. Our next stop is to the village of Patsides to see the Minoan Farm, where you can sample their Cretan traditional products and roam through their land that is completely covered with Cretan plants. Later, you return to the city for a stroll through Heraklion's historic center with a live English speaking tour guide. Then, you will have free time in the capital of Crete to browse its contemporary shops, have lunch or a coffee in one of its many restaurants, or explore its magnificent medieval structures. If you'd like, you may also buy a ticket and visit the archaeological museum.

Heraklio:Knossos Palace-Museum-Heraklio all in SKIP The line

5. Heraklio:Knossos Palace-Museum-Heraklio all in SKIP The line

The most famous landmark of Crete, Knossos, is the absolute “must” for everybody who decides to spend his or her vacation on our beautiful island. On one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece, we find the center of one of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world and through the excavations, the legends and the history of the place we learn about its settlers: the Minoan people, the rulers of the Mediterranean. With its small palace, the room of murals, the royal tombs and the royal mansion, Knossos is probably the most significant token of a civilization that left such marks in history that can never be erased. The intricate structure of the palace corridors gave it the name Labyrinth, where, according to the myth, the legendary Minotaur used to live. The marvelous architectural plan, the use of rare and luxurious materials, the advanced techniques of construction and drainage system and the massive size of the palace of Knossos make it, even today, the most amazing sight on Crete. We return to the city to visit the newly renovated Archaeological Museum, which exhibits traditional architecture and preserves exquisite and valuable ethnographic and historical material from the ancient period of Cretan history. A stroll in the city of Heraklion will end up a perfect day –shopping in its modern stores, enjoying our coffee or lunch in one of its many restaurants or just exploring its superb medieval buildings. 09:45 Arrival in Knossos Palace 11:45 Departure from Knossos Palace 12:00 Arrival in Heraklion 16:30 Departure from Heraklion Duration: app. 10 hours Stay in Knossos: app. 2 hours Stay in Museum: app. 2 hours Stay In Heraklion: app. 2 hours Included: Entrance Knossos & Museum (combined ticket): 20.00€ Whispers: 2.00 € *age price reductions not available*

Hersonissos: Private Catamaran to Dia Island with Meal

6. Hersonissos: Private Catamaran to Dia Island with Meal

Spend the day at sea on a private catamaran sailing trip from Hersonissos to Dia Island. Enjoy a cruise suitable for everyone, including families with children, small companies, and couples. Snorkel, paddleboard, and fish with included gear, or stretch out and sunbathe on the boat. Hop on board a premium class catamaran Bali 4.5* and set sail from the port out to the vast open sea. The catamaran is equipped with the latest technology, so the sea will be as comfortable as the shore. While in Dia Bay, swim on an inflatable flamingo or unicorn, or go exploring the island via SUP. When it's time to refuel, savor Mediterranean cuisine during lunch with seafood** . Enjoy music and an open bar with soft drinks, white wine, and beer as you make your way back to Hersonissos. * Catamaran model may change, ** The menu consists of local, high quality products. Dishes are subject to change.

From Heraklion: Imbros Gorge Hike and Sfakia Private Tour

7. From Heraklion: Imbros Gorge Hike and Sfakia Private Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes of Crete, where history, culture, and natural beauty come alive. Experience the breathtaking Imbros Gorge on an 8-kilometer trek through a dramatic canyon adorned with vibrant flora and intriguing rock formations. Our knowledgeable driver-guide will drop you off at the beginning and pick you up at the end, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable adventure. Refresh with a swim in the pristine Lybian Sea at a carefully chosen beach, where crystal-clear waters and soft golden sands provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation. Soak up the sun and let the gentle waves wash away your fatigue. Explore the charming village of Sfakia, immersing yourself in authentic Cretan life. Stroll through narrow streets, admire traditional architecture, and engage with friendly locals. Savor mouthwatering Cretan cuisine at local tavernas, indulging in the rich flavors of freshly made dishes. Cap off your day with a visit to the awe-inspiring Aradena Bridge. Marvel at panoramic views of lush green valleys, rugged cliffs, and the sparkling sea from 138 meters above the Aradena Gorge. Capture unforgettable photos and take in the beauty of this island paradise. This expertly crafted tour offers the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion. Don't miss your chance to discover the enchanting beauty of Crete and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your tour now and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

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