Crete, Your Way

  • Tours catered to your exact requirements
  • Personal service and professional delivery by Licensed Guides
  • Flexible itineraries
  • Small group sizes
  • Genuinely authentic cultural experiences – Become a Local
  • Bespoke mini-coaches and Vans
  • Boutique, unique hotels and private villas
  • Travel through the back roads

And don’t forget… You set the pace…

Travelling at your own pace (avoiding the crowds), seeing exactly the places you would love to (without being stressed), spending as much time at each site as you wish, staying at a hand-picked selection of accommodation to suit your taste and budgets and eating out at the best local restaurants… Does this sound like your kind of holiday? Then a tailored trip will be just right for you. We specialize in planning custom itineraries on Crete, 100% tailored to individual requirements. We’ll plan an itinerary that suits your needs, suggesting unique things to do and must-see places to visit. If we don’t get it exactly right the first time around, we’ll happily tweak it for you until it’s perfect. Always flexible and service minded our team of experts, guides – archaeologists can plan the perfect day / week on Crete, always enjoying the interesting information about the island’s history but also active information on today’s life. No more uneducated insiders and story tellers, but experienced registered guides with further academic education in fields such as Art, History, Archaeology, Tourism Administration, Economy… Take advantage of a tailor made experience to learn more about Crete by the Experts.

We have company cars and vans to drive you around the island and we can match the perfect guide or even to provide a licensed guide / chauffeur for your trip, according to your interests. So, not another boring tour, but maximize your experience… every minute matters.

See more, do more while on Crete…

Benefits of our tailor made tours

  • Start the tour when you want, by choosing your own dates
  • Get exclusive use of a private guide, driver and vehicle
  • Personalized care, dedicated to you and your group
  • Flexibility towards time, allowing you to dictate when to stop and how long for
  • You select the level of your service (hotel, restaurant, transport)
  • Great for families with children and groups of friends

With over 21 years’ experience in the tourism industry, working as registered guides for almost all major tour- operators specializing in archaeological group tours and tailor-made tours across mainland Greece and the islands, we have organized our travel agency in order to provide our services directly. Tourist Guides of Crete is truly the original small group touring company. We are a small family business, where you will be treated as our guest. Our private, tailor-made service offers bespoke tours throughout Crete and Greece. Perfect for groups of friends, or a family, Tailor-Made Tours by Tourist Guides of Crete, can design and deliver a tour to your individual requirements, from start to finish.

Whether you have a specific itinerary in mind or just a few ideas about the types of places you’d like to go to, we’ll work with you to plan a holiday of a lifetime. Whilst some of our customers want to base their tailor-made experience on one of our standard tours, with a few additions or alterations, others wish to do something completely different – and we will be there to deliver…

Of course all of our tailored tours are still true to the Bespoke – Custom Touring spirit: your group will travel through the back roads in our luxury mini coaches / vans and small SUV’s and you’ll have truly unique, authentic experiences, from the food you eat to the accommodation you stay in. Your driver/private tour guide will be an integral part of the experience and will be on-hand to ensure all of your personal requirements are met. You can literally sit back and enjoy the ride, safe in the knowledge that all of the planning and logistics have been taken care of.

We have run a diverse range of bespoke tours throughout the years… We know Crete, like no one else does…

Don’t hesitate and send us an email…

The tour includes:

  • The entrance fees of the sites per person (bottle of water per person.
  • Maps and plans of the cities and Crete.
  • Transportation with our company car.
  • The services of a qualified professional guide / archaeologist of our team.
  • Pick up and Drop off from the port of Heraklion / or Chania – Souda (or your hotel in the area of Heraklion or Chania).
  • Any fuel and parking costs, all taxes and VAT 24%, invoice will be provided by our travel agency.
  • Liability insurance by Interamerican.

The tours do not include:

  • No lunch (Lunch can be arranged upon request in a local tavern).
  • No personal expenses.

Tour options / combined tours:

Road Tours:

Rethymnon – Amari Valley, Patsos Gorge.
Preveli Monastery – Kourtaliotis Gorge
Arkadi – Margarites village – Rethymnon
Rethymnon, Phaistos and Matala.
Heraklion – Agia Varvara – Tymbaki – Spili Rethymnon
Heraklion – Zaros – Valsamonero monastery – Vrontisi monastery – Gorge of Rouvas
Anogia – Zoniana (Sfendoni Cave) Axos – Perama Rethymnon
Anogia Mount Ida – Peak sanctuaries

Archaeological Tours:

Knossos and Phaistos: A unique opportunity to visit the two largest palaces of Crete and see the differences of the restoration efforts by the archaeological Schools.
Margarites – Ancient Eletherna and Orthi Petra: The Homeric Crete…
Knossos Vathipetro – Archanes (visit of the museum – visit of the excavations) Anemospilia.
Peak sanctuaries and Minoan Religion

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