Top 14 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

$80
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

$545
per Group

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

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

$289
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

$841
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

$724
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

$637
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

$154
per Vehicle

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

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

$84
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

$102
per Adult

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