Experience Adventure

Experience the thrill and excitement of discovering Crete. See nature & many archaeological sites from a whole new perspective!

Why Explore Real Crete?

If you are visiting Crete and you want to explore the Real Crete then the ideal tour can be created for you. We customize our tours to meet your needs and offer different tours all over the island so we can cater to everyone’s taste. Just let us know what you want to see and for how long and we can arrange it. We offer individual, private or group tours for you to explore Crete in your own way. All our vehicles are modern and fully air conditioned.

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zeus cave tour

Zeus Cave-Traditional – Villages – Old Wind Mills – Olive Oil Factory | Small group tour

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Rethimno – Chania Old Town

PRIVATE – Rethimno – Chania Old Town PRIVATE TOUR On this tour, we head West Crete and visit Rethimno , Chania old town and Kournas Lake , the only natural lake in Crete .Chania It’s known for its 14th-century Venetian … Read More

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Rethimno Old Town – Kournas Lake

Rethimno Old Town – Kournas Lake Small group tour Crete has only one natural freshwater lake and it’s called Kournas , it is definitely worth a visit combined with Rethimnon old town. This picturesque town is full of narrow alleys, … Read More

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Cretan Night

Cretan Night This is an experience that if you visit Crete and you want to taste authentic Cretan food, Cretan dancing, and Cretan music then this tour is for you. Trip Itinerary We pick you up from your hotel or … Read More

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Richtis Gorge

Richtis Gorge Small group tour Richtis Gorge is located in Eastern Crete and starts at the traditional village of Exo Mouliana at an altitude of 350 m above sea level with a length of around 5 km from the top … Read More

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Winery + Olive Oil factory – Old Villages .

Wine and Olive Oil Tasting from Heraklion area . Small group tour This tour it’s created for nature and wine lovers . If you love wine tasting , want to try local wines and exploring the rural Crete then this … Read More

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Spinalonga Island – Ag Nikolaus – Elounda Bay

Spinalonga Island – Ag Nikolaus – Elounda Bay Small group tour If you want a full day trip exploring East Crete, Spinalonga Island, St Nicholas city, Spinalonga Island and visit an olive oil factory where we learn how olive oil … Read More

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Knossos Palace – Old Villages -Olive Oil Wine tasting .

Knossos Palace Old Traditional Villages Winery Private Tour If you are in Crete only for one day and you want to visit Knossos Palace sites and then out of the city to the county side to visit a few old … Read More

zeus cave tour

Zeus Cave-Traditional – Villages – Old Wind Mills – Olive Oil Factory | Private tour

PRIVATE -Zeus Cave-Traditional – Villages – Old Wind Mills – Olive Oil Factory PRIVATE TOUR This is our favorite tour in Crete because you get to see the real side of Crete, the monasteries, the old villages, visit an olive … Read More

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South Crete – Matala Beach & Caves – Winery

South Crete – Matala Beach & Caves – Winery Small group tour All the main Cretan cities are located on the north side so if you want to get away from the big cities and away from the tourist destinations … Read More

zeus cave tour

Knossos Palace – Zeus Cave – Traditional Villages – Old Wind Mills | Private tour

Knossos Palace – Zeus Cave – Traditional Villages – Old Wind Mills Private tour See a side of Crete that many tourists miss, with this private day trip to the places off the tourist map. You’ll head away from the … Read More

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  • star rating  This was a fantastic tour. Eddie, our tour guide was the absolute best. There were just two couples on our tour which made for a great time. ... read more

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    November 18, 2023

    star rating  THIS Is The Best Tour You Could Ever Take! - This tour was just about impossible to capture in words. No other tour could possibly compare, especially if you are trying to truly experience the beauty and magnificence that is... read more

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    November 17, 2023

    star rating  Exploring Crete  - We spent a wonderful day, visiting the Zeus cave, and some traditional villages. We stop by a beautiful 90 year old woman who has a bakery and tasted her delicious... read more

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    November 15, 2023

    star rating  Perfect day with memories and new friends for life - This year was my wife and I first trip to Crete. We went with this tour because we wanted a good overview of the island and to see the... read more

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    November 15, 2023
  • star rating  Don't miss out, book this tour! - Ed was AMAZING! We couldn't of asked for a better guide. He was funny, knowledgeable, and very engaging. We enjoyed seeing this beautiful island through his eyes. He has a... read more

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    November 13, 2023

    star rating  Love this tour - Ed was our driver and not only was he incredibly knowledgeable but he was really funny too. From the very first moment at pickup until the very last drop off... read more

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    November 6, 2023

    star rating  This was a fantastic tour! We explored a family owned olive oil factory, a traditional Greek village, Zeus’ cave and old windmills. We learned so much interesting history from our... read more

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    November 3, 2023

    star rating  A Taste of Rural Crete! - The tour highlight is supposed to Zeus' cave, but there was so much more! Our guide, Micheales was awesome!!! Turned out he's a botanist. We stopped and picked organic veggies... read more

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    November 1, 2023
  • star rating  We really did explore the Crete! - This tour exceeded our expectations. We were picked up at 8.00 in the morning and taken on an adventure back in time to see Crete in all its beauty and... read more

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    November 1, 2023

    star rating  The real Crete - This tour is highly recommended. We booked a private tour for three, including a 14-year old.

    It was great to see a glimpse of the real Crete, including... read more

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    October 30, 2023

    star rating  We can't say enough good things about this tour! - We loved this tour! It was a perfect way to get an overview of Crete. Spiros was our guide and he was amazing. He was so knowledgeable... read more

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    October 30, 2023

    star rating  Unforgettable immersive and tasty Crete❤️ - An absolute amazing tour where you get to see, touch, smell, taste and learn about Greek traditions, culture history and mythology. Ed was the most fantastic, entertaining and accommodating tour... read more

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    October 29, 2023
  • star rating  A very nice and informative trip.
    The service and kindness from the staff was amazing. They welcomed us - 4 adults and our 10 month old son, with open... read more

    April 2, 2023

    star rating  Off the beaten tourist track - fun day with new friends - Ed is a great guide. Yes, it was informative and interesting, but mostly it was fun. As a solo traveller, I appreciated how Ed brought the whole group together and... read more

    April 1, 2023

    star rating  Crete is beautiful but Ed is Amazing  - I honestly don't know where to start ,I am not very good at writing long reviews ,Just one word Ed when someone love the job they are doing you can... read more

    March 31, 2023

    star rating  Brilliant Crete - Ed was easy to communicate with and a wonderful safe driver. He is highly knowledgeable of Cretan history and genuinely interested in his guests. We had a wonderful day and... read more

    Liz E
    March 15, 2023
  • star rating  A perfect day (despite the cold and rain) - Ed was an amazing tour guide — knowledgeable, patient, and hilarious! He is a wonderful storyteller and our conversations went from the ancient to modern. He was absolutely the best... read more

    February 16, 2023

    star rating  Excellent day on Crete - We had a great time with Ed. He picked us up from Chania port and drove to several small mountain towns, the other side of the island to view... read more

    February 3, 2023

    star rating  Where do I start? We just spend 2 1/2 weeks in Athens, Napfoli, Crete (Heraklion) and Istanbul during January 2023 and our entire family of six adults unanimously agreed... read more

    January 23, 2023

    star rating  Fabulous day, highly recommended! - What a brilliant tour this is, I have been so impressed from start to finish with Explore Real Crete... Excellent and easy communication before my arrival, by email and then... read more

    January 22, 2023