Things to do in Heraklion

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Agios Nikolaos Market & Amazonas Park Tour
Explore Crete's beautiful scenery and community along with the world-class nature reserve of Amazonas Park. Learn about the island's forests, encounter the monkeys and parrots that call it home, and visit the market of Agios Nikolaos, set around a sleepy... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$46
per adult

Chrissi Island Day Cruise
Venture out to spend a day exploring the secluded island of Chrissi. After a relaxing 45-minute cruise, enjoy the mesmerizing natural and exotic beauty around you—sunbathe on long stretches of sand, go for a swim in the shimmering turquoise waters,... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$67
per adult

Cretan Night Out with Live Music & Dance
The Cretans express their feelings not only in words, but also with movement and song. The most compelling way for Cretans to express themselves is with music and dance, which wasn't even allowed during many periods of the island's occupation. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

5 hours

Free cancellation

$49
per adult

Crete Acqua Plus Water Park with Transfers
Spend a day at Acqua Plus, one of the largest water parks in Greece, for the ultimate collection of thrills to help you escape the heat. Join the fun with different games, slides, and attractions like Aqua Slalom, Black Holes,... Read More

$37
per adult

Customized Private Island Tour
Enjoy the wonders of Crete with a personal driver and guide and see all that the island has to offer, from its stunning natural wonders to idyllic towns. Customize your itinerary and explore as you wish on a private tour... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$537
per adult

Discovering Scuba Diving in Heraklion
Experience the underwater world off the coast of Crete with a guided tour of the spectacular Mediterranean waters. Discover the beauty of the reef and the marine life that inhabits it, feel the thrill of discovery inside a wreck or... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

4 hours

Free cancellation

$82
per adult

Gramvousa Lagoon Cruise with Traditional Greek Lunch
Feel the marine breeze on your skin as you set sail for the island of Gramvousa. Experience the pristine water along stretches of scenic beach—a tropical atmosphere with a touch of medieval history. Explore the island and relax by the... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$71
per adult

Horseback Riding at Finikia Mountain with Lunch
Explore the Finikia and Giouchtas mountains on a relaxing horseback ride that shows you the natural wonders of Crete. Trot across the landscape on a docile mount and take in beautiful rural vistas before indulging in a delicious lunch. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$66
per adult

Palace of Knossos & Heraklion Tour
See and hear the story of the Minoans, one of Europe's oldest civilizations, before taking a tour of Heraklion. Wander around the excavated site of the palace of Knossos, hearing mythological stories from your guide. Admire the Venetian architectural grandeur... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$58
per adult

Private Half-Day Sightseeing Walking Tour
Experience the town of Heraklion in a different way on a 3-hour walking tour with your private licensed guide. Build your own excursion group with family or friends, and determine everything from your meeting time to your route and the... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$285
per adult

Samariá Gorge Full-Day Excursion
Spend a day hiking and admiring the dramatic landscape of Samariá Gorge, a stunning part of Crete's national park. Complete your trek at a charming fishing village to enjoy some free time; then relax on a boat trip to Hora... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

15 hours

Free cancellation

$53
per adult

Santorini Island Full-Day Tour
Cruise to world-famous Santorini Island, one of the most picturesque islands in the Mediterranean. Visit Oia, Imerovigli, and Fira and walk along the breathtaking cliffs of the Santorini caldera. Enjoy a guided tour of the island as well as free... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$153
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Heraklion Airport (HER)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Heraklion International Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Heraklion International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

25 minutes

Free cancellation

$12
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Heraklion Airport (HER) - Rethymno
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Heraklion International Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Heraklion International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

2 hours

Free cancellation

$14
per adult

Spinalonga Full-Day Cruise
Sail along Crete's coastline to the secluded shores of Spinalonga and spend a day exploring its majestic scenery. Hear about the history and mysteries of the island, see its imposing Venetian fortress, and swim at the sandy beach of Kolokytha... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$60
per adult

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