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Secrets of West Crete & Rethymno Town Private Tour from Heraklion
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Secrets of West Crete & Rethymno Town Private Tour from Heraklion

By Crete Private & Luxury Tours by Snami Travel
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Pair up with our top local insider & journey along the golden expanse of West Crete in the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. Submerge into a bespoke adventure fueled by the shimmering authenticity of ancient villages, hospitable locals who live close to untouched nature, lavish gorges spilling their rivers into the sea & storied Byzantine Monasteries nestled among utopian wonders. Tuck into the genuine flavors of our legendary forefathers. Unearth the archaic hamlet of King Agamemnon where water resources are pure, the temperature is ideal, & the local knowledge of food is an art. Prepare to be mesmerized by the delicious aromas of slow-grilled lamb & melt-in-mouth river fish placed around an open fire straight in front of you. Luxuriate along the seaside town of Rethymno wallowing in the charm of the labyrinthian streets & Venetian fortification. Revel in the glamour of the old town that makes it a minor playground for authentic street markets & eclectic wine-cocktail bars.
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 8h
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  • Personal pick-up & drop-off (flexible pick-up time)
  • A chauffeured premium vehicle
  • Private guide: We take much pride in having the best local guides of Crete!
  • Vehicle amenities: mineral water, Cretan fruits & snacks, Wi-Fi, USB sockets & hygiene amenities
  • Our assistance with the best restaurant recommendations & reservations
  • VIP skip-the-line access & assistance with purchasing admission tickets
  • Exclusive insider-access opportunities & tailored details of your personal interest
  • Our concierge support before & during your day trip
What's not included
  • Drinks and meals
  • Admission fees


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Hersonissos 700 14, Greece
    Personal pick-up and drop-off service from any defined point in your region of stay in Crete.
  • Option 2
    Analipsi 700 14, Greece
    Personal pick-up and drop-off service from any defined point in your region of stay in Crete.
  • Option 3
    Gouves 700 14, Greece
    Personal pick-up and drop-off service from any defined point in your region of stay in Crete.
  • Option 4
    Kokkini Hani, Greece
    Personal pick-up and drop-off service from any defined point in your region of stay in Crete.
  • Option 5
    Heraklion, Greece
    Personal pick-up and drop-off service from any defined point in your region of stay in Crete.
  • Option 6
    Agia Pelagia 715 00, Greece
    Personal pick-up and drop-off service from any defined point in your region of stay in Crete.
  • Option 7
    Fodele 715 00, Greece
    Personal pick-up and drop-off service from any defined point in your region of stay in Crete.
  • Option 8
    Bali, Greece
    Personal pick-up and drop-off service from any defined point in your region of stay in Crete.
Pickup details
  • Enjoy personal pick-up and drop-off from your hotel, villa, cruise or any other point of Crete island. NOTE: pick-up time is flexible and upon your final confirmation
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Heraklion Port Passenger Station, Leof. Nearchou, Iraklio 713 07, Greece
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 61532P12

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      How much is Secrets of West Crete & Rethymno Town Private Tour from Heraklion?
      Secrets of West Crete & Rethymno Town Private Tour from Heraklion price starts from ₹ 57,211.86. Discover and book Secrets of West Crete & Rethymno Town Private Tour from Heraklion on Tripadvisor
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      Secrets of West Crete & Rethymno Town Private Tour from Heraklion cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Secrets of West Crete & Rethymno Town Private Tour from Heraklion on Tripadvisor
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      • DayTrip39500272627
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Passionate for Crete
        Elisssavet was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. Her passion and love for Crete comes out in her passionate deliver of its history ..great tour
        Written 27 May 2024
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        Three out of three great experiences
        We so enjoyed our four days on Crete, and a major reason was that we had three days of guides from Uncharted East Crete — Andreas, Alexander, and Grethi (I know I am misspelling…). They were all so knowledgeable, and so thoughtful, and genuinely fun. We wanted to learn, and they were great teachers. We learned history, geology, philosophy, botany, and how Cretans look at life. They were a revelation, each in their own way.
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      • journeymaid48
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        Outstanding tour with a fantastic guide
        This was a fabulous tour. The beauty of the scenery and the historical perspective on the pre Minoan and Minoan civilization was perfect. Our guide for the day was Elissavet. She is a treasure. Her in-depth knowledge of the history of Crete, along with her passion for all things Cretan, made her the perfect guide. This was our first tour of Crete . Elissavet shared her love of Crete with us, and we quickly bonded over Olive oil, Cretan wine , honey, and the Minoan civilization. Knossos Palace was a delight as you could see what remains of the greatest Palace of the Bronze Age. It is a complex so vast and spectacular that it was relegated to myth. Thank uou having us such a wonderful memory of Crete.
        Written 15 May 2024
      • BobV-NH
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful day in Eastern Crete
        We were privileged to have a full-day private tour of the eastern side of Crete with our Snami tour guide Nikolas Nikolas created an enchanting day for us as we meandered through the mountainous terrain in his Mercedes minibus. He provided us with historical insights on the evolution of civilization, culture, and religion concrete. We visited the charming monasteryKrrmasyon. There, Nikolas shared the importance of monasteries in the orthodox religion throughout Cretan history. He provided insights about how monasteries were used, not only for religious purposes, but also as part of Greek rebellions and hosting secret schools during times when adversarial occupiers did not support education of children. We visited a small village where we had some time to shop. (bring euros… Some local merchants do not take credit cards). Then, Nikolas brought us to some of the highest points on the east side of the island where we enjoyed amazing vistas. The views were truly breathtaking. Nikolas brought us to a wonderful family run taverna in a remote village where we shared scrumptious traditional Greek foods for lunch. While the olive oil factory was closed (it was Sunday) we were still able to learn a lot about olive oil production because Nikolas and his dad are olive tree farmers. Nikolas shared his personal insights on the importance of olive oil production to the island of Crete. He also explained all of the techniques for harvesting, pressing and bottling the oil. On the way back to our hotel, we even got to dip our toes in the Libyan sea! It was a wonderful adventure, and Nikolas added so much depth to our understanding of the local culture and the history of the wonderful island of Crete. If you take this tour, and you should, please ask for Nikolas!
        Written 15 May 2024
      • Y2643VRnicholasc
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        Excellent All Around
        The entire experience was fantastic. Nikos was a top tier driver, extremely well spoken, and was able to share excellent facts and history about the region. We were treated to local cuisine and snacks. We were given plenty of time to enjoy Elafnosi. They were also the only tour we could find that would pick up in Heraklion. Highly recommend!
        Written 10 April 2024
      • tunbayo2002
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        It's certainly a must visit
        Getting to the cave was tiring for me. I am not an active person though. However enjoyed the view in the cave. Its best in the morning before the sun is high . I probably would not have made it to the cave if we went in the afternoon
        Written 10 April 2024
      • beckysI8375DN
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic private tour of Crete!
        We had a fantastic day out in Crete on this tour. We did a private tour, and both our guide and our driver were outstanding. We saw beautiful sites, visited multiple towns, and we were even able to visit an olive oil factory that was closed for the season, but opened for us to see their factory and taste/purchase olive oil to take home. Fabulous day!
        Written 23 February 2024
      • Camper454214
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Magnificent tour
        My family and I booked a tour with Snami travel for a mythical tour of Crete. Our tour guide was Alex and we had Aristotle as our driver Our driver was very warm and friendly. He did not speak much English but there was always a smile on his face and he was always happy to help or invite us to have some of his raki. I spent 4 days in Crete and drank way too much raki. The interesting thing is the drivers home made raki was probably the best raki I’ve had. The smell is a lot stronger than it is. After each shot you feel a warmth but there is absolutely no hangover or headache! Alex is such an amazing story teller. He was very fun, engaging, and thoughtful throughout the whole trip. Our family composed of 9 individuals whom ages ranged from 22 months to 70 years old. He made sure that everyone was happy, engaged, and comfortable throughout the whole trip. We learned about about the North and west side of Crete on our first day. We enjoyed his guidance so much that I asked if I could book another tour with Alex and our driver. Alex did a custom tour for us for the southern part of Crete. After spending two full days with Alex and Aristotle, I learned so much about the culture of Crete that I would not be able to find elsewhere. Crete is a beautiful island that can itself be its own country. Its history and culture is so unique and rich. The strategic location of Crete made it a blessing and a curse for how much triumph and conquers there has been. You can appreciate its history through the taste of their food. They have traditionally Greek food (meats/seafood with lots of oregano and thyme) yet with Turkish influences (cloves). The uniqueness of their cheese (made with goat). The romantic and beautiful scenary. The crazy myths that can be told of every rock formation. The charm of having a church in the middle of a gorge on a mountain. A island where you have the Mediterranean and the African weather. You will only find this in Crete. Alex showed me all of this. You won’t regret booking with Snami and having them shown you true Cretan hospitality and beauty that you and I would not be able to find on our own. Thank you for the wonderful trip
        Written 16 January 2024
      • petertR4974YM
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful Day in Chania and the Cretan Mountains. 5 Stars
        I (along with 9 others) did this tour in late November during a port call to Chania on Island Princess. I'd originally booked the tour with Alexander, but he was unexpectedly unavailable and arranged for Elisavet to cover for him. While I'm sorry we couldn't go with Alexander, we all absolutely adored Elizavet (and Stefano, her driver)! She met us on time at the cruise ship terminal and we boarded a comfortable min-bus for the drive along the coast and then up into the mountains to visit Kavallos and Lake Kourn. Then further up off the beaten path to the mountain top village of Agryoupoli, but first stopping by the ruins of a 9th century Byzantine church where we had a picnic of local cheese, olives, oranges, and wine, together with a toast in Cretan raki from a bottle with no label! Continuing on to Rethymno we had a walking tour of the city and then had a delicious lunch at a small taverna somewhere in a maze of streets. Grilled calamari along with greens, and a glass of Cretan white wine is a fine way to complete an excursion. A little more raki and we were back on the bus and on our way back to the ship, which we made with plenty of time to spare before sailing. The day was unbelievable. Great weather with a compatible group of cruisers, an outstanding guide and hostess who clearly loved her homeland of Crete and a great driver. I couldn't have asked for more. If you're on a cruise ship visiting Chania (or Heraklion) be sure to consider booking an excursion with Snami Travel. Should I ever be back there, I know I will be seeing where else they could take me. Skip the boring ship tours and check out Snami Travel.
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      • nikolemn
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        Amazing, easy, smooth. No hiccups and flexible.
        I had the best experience. The best day ever. Alexander aka “the Wizard as we called him new everything and everything about what we wanted to do. The local food, the interactions and best of all the shopping. He made transactions so smooth as our translator. The places that he recommended that we experience ls were absolutely stupendous. I will be requesting for the Wizard again on our next. As most of my experience I didn’t have to worry about blinking because caught the sights for me. Much appreciated and give that man a raise
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      • asonnier84
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        Amazing experience with an amazing guide!
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      • Margaret c
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A perfect day in Crete
        As a group of 9 w e took an all day tour of Crete. Our tour guide was Elisavet and our driver was Stefano. It’s hard to express exactly how great they were. Their knowledge and love of Crete was amazing. They made us feel like friends not paying customers. We had a wonderful day, they even managed to keep the rain away until we were aboard the bus. We would recommend them to anyone thinking of doing a tour of the island.
        Written 29 November 2023
      • 867steveng
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best part of our visit to Crete!
        If we had to pick a highlight of our trip to Greece it was Crete. We booked two tours by Sanimi Travel highlighting the culture and history of the island with an emphasis on ancient civilizations. Our tour guides Ioanna and Joanna in company with Nikos our driver, are wonderful people who provided an abundance of fascinating information. We visited quintessential Greek villages, traveled the countryside on winding roads with panoramic views, and ate fabulous meals of local delicacies. We visited Knossos Palace, stopped at an olive oil producer, did a wine tasting the recommendation of our incredible guides. We made memories that will last our lifetimes!
        Written 27 November 2023
      • lhell001
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mythical Escape Tour
        This was a beautiful, in depth understanding of the culture of Ancient Crete and Greece. Our guide, Elissávet, gave us the true understanding of the influences and layers of history of the exceptional sites and people and natural forces that formed Crete and the Greek Isles. She, along with our Driver, Stefanos, made us feel like their family- actually we loved them. Elissávet also helped us with some other sites and insight into them even though she was not our guide at the time. Both of them went over and above all of our expectations and we are grateful to have met them and had the good fortune to have them as our guides.
        Written 1 November 2023
      • lhell001
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Eastern Crete Tour
        We had a private tour of eastern Crete and local culture with our guide Nicolas. This was an entire day excursion that he introduced us to history - food, and local culture of the area. He was one of the most knowledgeable and gracious hosts for our day including seeing his family home, his own olive grove and one of his favorite towns and Lunch spot which was very special. Cannot say enough good about what a special experience we had in his great care. Great human being.
        Written 1 November 2023
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      Christina D
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      May 2023 • Couples
      We had an amazing trip with Tina and Stefanos. They treat you like family and let us customize the end of the trip a little so we could spend more time at a place we were very eager to see. The van is clean and Stefanos is a great driver and such a sweetheart. Tina is now practically family to us and we love her and couldn’t recommend this trip enough! Highly suggest this company to anyone visiting Crete.
      Written 31 May 2023
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      Dim_Travel
      London, UK4 contributions
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      Oct 2019
      We were staying in Chania and wanted to explore the highlights near to our region. "Authentic West Crete Off-the-Beaten-Track & Venetian Rethymno Private Tour" was just a memorable experience for the whole family! Our private guide showed us amazing old villages, canyons, monasteries with interesting stories, and we met with friendly locals! Not to mention the Cretan lunch in a breathtaking place with lamp on fire and salt!!!! One of the most amazing tours we ever had. Thank you Crete! Thank you Snami team! We highly recommend!!!
      Written 10 October 2019
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      It is a great pleasure for us to know that you really had an exceptional experience during your booked private tour "Authentic West Crete Off-the-Beaten-Track & Venetian Rethymno Private Tour". Best regards, Snami Travel - Cretan Authentic Experiences
      Written 11 October 2019
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      PGGP
      Bucharest, Romania12 contributions
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      Aug 2019
      The trip was as expected: professional & excellent in sites, views, food & info.
      The driver, Alexander, told us the history of all the places we came through, with nice details on specific places. We enjoyed all the sites we visited, springs, small taverns, monasteries, view-points, restaurant & food, accompanied with an excellent conversation he adapted to our interests. Highly recommended!
      Written 2 September 2019
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      Dear Gabriel, It's a great fulfillment that we succeded in providing you with an exceptional experience during your booked private tour "Explore Authentic West Crete Nature & Experience Evening Venetian Rethymno". The whole team wishes you all the best! Best regards,
      Written 3 September 2019
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      nikos k
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      Jul 2020
      A great option from west Crete pick up. The family was filled with great experiences and memories. Thank you guys!
      Written 24 July 2020
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      We are more than happy that our product namely "Western Crete - Six Senses Mosaic & Venetian Rethymno VIP Private Tour" met your travel holiday high expectations. Our efforts of personalizing the perfect trip and experiences for you were successful and this is the highest fulfillment for us! Once again, thank you for preferring Snami Travel - Crete Private & Luxury Tours for your holidays on the island of Crete. Sincerely Yours, Ioannis Georgiadis
      Written 25 July 2020
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      Nadia
      9 contributions
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      Jul 2019 • Couples
      Thanks a lot to Snami Travel for such an unforgettable trip and especially thanks to your guide who makes you fall in love with this stunning city of beauty!
      Written 21 July 2019
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      Dear Nadia, We are very happy that you enjoyed your booked private tour "Chauffeured West Crete & Evening Venetian Rethymno Guided Walk". Best regards,
      Written 22 July 2019
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      Luis Bernardo P
      4 contributions
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      Dec 2023 • Solo
      Excellent service offered by both the sales side and the guide. I saw “secret” things from the history of Crete.
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      Written 1 January 2024
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