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

Rethimno – Chania Old Town Small group tour On this tour, we get to visit Rethimno and Chania city. Chania is a city on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete. It’s known for its 14th-century Venetian harbor, … 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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Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting 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 tour it’s for you. We visit one … 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 – Archeological museum – Winery – Wine tasting

Heraklion Highlights & Winery Small group tour If you are in Crete only for one day and you want to visit the main Heraklion sites and then out of the city to a biological Winery for wine tasting then this … Read More

zeus cave tour

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

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 Crete, the monasteries, the old villages, old wind mills, Lasithi Plateau the … Read More

south crete tour

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  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
  • star rating  Do this tour!  - This was an exceptional tour. The guide Ed was highly knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. This was a fantastic way to see the island.

    January 16, 2023

    star rating  Great guide and great tour - Edmond is a knowledgeable and professional tour guide. We had such a fruitful time that day. His recommendations were perfect. Thank you very much.

    January 3, 2023

    star rating  Go explore with Ed - We booked a tour with Ed as we wanted to see some of the real Crete. From the moment he arrived Ed was full of enthusiasm, stories and life. He... read more

    January 2, 2023

    star rating  Great for Families with Kids - We took Eddie’s drive tour to Spinalonga. He was a great guide with fantastic energy.

    Beyond the info-sharing, which he made very interesting, he also went out of the... read more

    December 27, 2022
  • star rating  We had a wonder time on our tour with Ed! We made many memories that will last a lifetime and truly felt the spirit of Crete. Ed was so genuinely... read more

    Chris W
    December 20, 2022

    star rating  Highlight of our trip in Crete - My husband and I had a lovely time on this tour - Ed helped us make the most of it and it was the highlight of our time spent in... read more

    December 8, 2022

    star rating  An incredibly immersive day - This tour turned out to be our favourite of our entire Greece trip. Ed was delightful and graciously ran a small tour, even when bigger companies may not have thought... read more

    December 4, 2022

    star rating  Unique, authentic experience - My family and I had a fantastic time with Ed. We were given ample time to hike to the Cave and visit traditional villages for some sight seeing and lunch.... read more

    November 27, 2022
  • star rating  Absolutely incredible day out - Ed was absolutely lovely; friendly, funny and charismatic. He showed us around traditional Crete with a fantastic energy and a genuine appreciation for his home island. He showed us an... read more

    November 27, 2022

    star rating  A definite must! - This was a wonderful day, even though I'm afraid of heights and kept putting myself into situations where I should have known better. Ed, our guide, was very knowledgeable and... read more

    Michele Z
    November 26, 2022