Top 28 Things to do in Heraklion, Greece

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4x4 Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch
Spend a full day exploring the rugged wilds of the Cretan mountains in an off-road, 4-wheel-drive Jeep adventure. Explore traditional villages, gorgeous coastline, and olive plantations in a day full of excitement. Break for a delicious buffet lunch prepared in... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$81
per Adult

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

$47
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

$72
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

$53
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

$41
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

$549
per Group

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

$84
per Traveler

EVROPI Lounge at Heraklion Airport (HER)
Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the EVROPI Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the airport bustle, complete with amenities such as Wi-Fi, TVs, magazines, and refreshing drinks. Read More

Categories: Tickets & Passes

3 hours

Free cancellation

$27
per Traveler

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

$62
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

$67
per Adult

Imbros Gorge Walking Tour
Escape to the cool and mesmerizing village of Imbros as you pass by mountain villages and the impressive White Mountains. At Imbros Gorge, a canyon 7 miles (11 km) long near Hora Sfakion in southern Crete, experience nature at its... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$48
per Adult

Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass
Discover the sights of Heraklion at your own pace with a ride through the city on an open-top double-decker bus. The tour lets you discover the ancient and modern highlights of Crete's largest city, and gives you the freedom to... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$17
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

$54
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

$291
per Group

Private Minivan: Heraklion Airport (HER)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Heraklion Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Heraklion Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

15 minutes

Free cancellation

$35
per Vehicle

Private Shore Excursion: Agios Nikolaos & Elounda
Take a journey through the idyllic island of Crete on this scenic half-day tour. Admire the hues of the countryside, visit the coastal haven of Elounda, and walk in the peaceful town of Agios Nikolaos to gaze at the waters... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$847
per Traveler

Private Shore Excursion: Crete Tour, Winery & Archanes
Led by your private guide, admire Archanes, a much-appreciated archeological site, and stop at a modern winery. Then see Vathypetro, with some of the oldest wine presses in the world, and get a chance to try authentic Cretan food and... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$730
per Traveler

Private Shore Excursion: Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum
Venture back through 5,000 years of history for a look at the dawn of the ancient Minoans. This tour lets you see one of the oldest civilizations in Europe, from the ruins of the grand palace of Knossos to the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$642
per Traveler

Private Standard Car: Heraklion Airport (HER)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Heraklion International Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Heraklion International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

15 minutes

Free cancellation

$25
per Vehicle

Private Standard Car: Heraklion Airport (HER) - Rethymno
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Heraklion International Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Heraklion International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour 10 minutes

Free cancellation

$155
per Vehicle

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

$48
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

$166
per Adult

Sea Cave Boat Cruise on the Black Rose
Every day, the Black Rose embarks on boat tours from the port of Hersonissos through the clear waters of the Cretan Sea. Hop aboard this mighty vessel and enjoy the opportunity to explore magnificent sea caves, swim and snorkel in... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$39
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

$15
per Adult

Small-Group Bites & Sights Half-Day Tour
Get to know the backstreets of Heraklion on a walking tour that shows you the city's history and lesser-known sights. You can see the remnants of occupations by the Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, Turks, and even pirates as you try out... Read More

$85
per Traveler

Small-Group Foodies Feast of Heraklion
Treat your taste buds to authentic Cretan dishes during a food and wine tour of Heraklion. Cretan cuisine is among the healthiest and tastiest in the world, and this experience provides plenty of opportunity to taste its many diverse flavors—with... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$103
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

$58
per Adult

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