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Kalos orisate!

That means “welcome” in Greek — and our team is here to welcome you to our fascinating island of Crete.

Crete is the largest island in Greece, and a land of amazing beauty and diversity, rich with splendid beaches, ancient treasures, and modern cities but also traditional villages, high mountains, deep gorges, and a unique culture.

After having worked for years in the travel industry, our team of knowledgeable local guides are thrilled to be part of the Crete Local Adventures family, and our goal is to give you a peek at life on our island. Join us as we explore well-known landmarks as well as backstreets and off-the-beaten-track locations.

Top-Rated Tours of Crete

"An authentic side and beauty of Crete."

If you want to have a taste, of what the an authentic side and beauty of Crete and Cretan culture, truly is, you have to book a tour with Urban Adventures. Did the one in Chania old town and was mesmerized by the all the venues we visited and, everything we tasted was delicious and above all, Tsikoudia. Last, but not least, the Yanni's the guide, made us feel Cretan, by the end of the tour.

– Chris, Google
"Love it!"

There are no words to express how much I love Crete Local Adventures! I've explored Crete under their guidance twice, and both times I discovered something completely new. People say that Crete is touristy - but I haven't experienced it at all. We went to all the local places, villages, met local producers, ate (a lot! :)) and everything was simply amazing! Olive oil tasting was my aha moment, as I've never done it before! I've fallen in love with Crete and will definitely come back!

– Anula, Google
"Cretan hospitality."

What an amazing experience! We had the pleasure of visiting an amazing olive oil factory with stunning views, as well as a local cheese producer - so cool! The pinnacle was lunch in a tiny local village and the chance to do a hands on cooking class! Our guide John was so incredibly knowledgeable about Crete and the history of the island- as well as a plethora of facts about Greece! Such a pleasure and would highly recommend to anyone who wants to experience an authentic side of Crete.

– Natalya, Tripadvisor
"Amazing 'off the beaten path' tour"

We did the Cretan treasures tour last week and cannot recommend it enough to anyone looking to get away from the crowds and get a crash course on how many of the famous items from the island are produced (namely: cheese, olive oil, and honey). The trip finished in a small village (only 2-3 families in the area) where we got a small hands on cooking class and then ate delicious food (probably the best food from our trip) which was carefully prepared in a wood fired oven. Our tour guide was also incredibly hospitable and knowledgeable abt the local area and history of the area (and Greece in general).

– William, Tripadvisor

The Heraklion Bites and Sights tour was AWESOME. We were lucky that other people who were supposed to join never showed up, so we got a super private treatment! Papatya was our guide, and she was EXCELLENT. Very interesting, knowledgeable, fun - a great person and guide. She shared her knowledge of Crete's capitol and brought us to amazing cafés, bistros and bakeries along the way. We especially loved the meze place where the tour ended (the food was fantastic). Based on her recommendations, we've bought local honey, olive oil and herbal tea to bring home - all of excellent quality. Do this tour when you are in Crete and do it right upon your arrival!

– Misa, Facebook

Amazing! Everyone and I mean EVERYONE, ages 14 - 83 LOVED the Street Stories of Chania Tour. Yannis was incredible. A wealth of knowledge on just about every topic, friendly, accommodating and engaging. An absolute must if you ever visit Chania.

– Chris, Facebook
"Fun day seeing the Southwest part of Crete."

We went on the Cretan South Coast Adventure Tour and had such an amazing time. Our guide, Yannis, was knowledgeable, thoughtful, and accommodating. This was my second timing using this company and I can’t recommend them enough. The selection of tours are unique and personal. You don’t feel like you are touring during Crete’s busy tour season, because this South Coast tour takes you to a relatively remote location for hiking and beach time. Even our lunch at Kafeneio sto Scholeio was a cool

– lorainrye, Tripadvisor
"Wonderful local experience!"

This tour was absolutely wonderful. Our tour guide was very helpful and showed us around the small streets and hidden gems of Heraklion. Our guide was also very knowledgeable when it came to the history, culture, and tradition of local Crete, which was a fabulous immersive experience. If you have 3 hours to explore, eat, and drink in Heraklion, this tour is a must!

– T_Sweatshirt, Tripadvisor