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Petassos Travel

Kallonadon 3, Heraklion, Crete 71201, Greece
+30 281 032 7222
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Excellent Bird watching and trek in Platania Gorge

From the first email communication Chryssa and Emmanouela were great, helpful and informative, very... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Donna L
What an amazing trip!

Prior to our family reunion of 8 cousins and spouses in Crete. I decided to contact a local guide... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
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What are the trips we remember the most? What is the travel experience which has left an indelible mark on our memory and we are very willing to retrieve it when we recollect the memorable moments of our own personal histories? These are the questions that PETASSOS agency asks and tries to answer on every trip that we organize. These questions are the starting point and the inspiration to form and shape a journey across space and through time. At PETASSOS we do not understand a trip as a movement in space or a transition from one place to another. Movement provides us with just an opportunity to start the true journey, which is a trip across human experience and takes place on the stage of the world around us. At PETASSOS we organize outings, trips and tours that are centered on the representation of an event in history, on a human activity or on tracing the outline of a natural phenomenon. Our "narratives"have a beginning, a middle and an end. However, the lead actors in our narrations are the people who choose to travel with us. In our stories there are no silent participants or "cameo roles". Our excursions are organized by specialists on the theme of each journey: geologists, biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists or people who have had "hands-on"experience in activities that are now disappearing from modern life. The group of travelers with PETASSOS end up becoming a group of friends, or "parea"in Greek, who usually stay friends for life. No matter how many years may pass by, our own travel experiences are always linked to the experience of our co-travelers. It is their presence, their laughter or their comments that we register on our hearts and minds and in this way we shape our own experience. The work of PETASSOS may be summarized in the following guideline: our agency will have been successful if and only if we realize that experiences and people stay forever in the memories of our clients.
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Kallonadon 3, Heraklion, Crete 71201, Greece
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

From the first email communication Chryssa and Emmanouela were great, helpful and informative, very well organised. Our day trip was excellent, Giorgios was a great guide, we learned so much and really enjoyed ourselves. The birdwatching was lovely, and the Platania Gorge is beautiful. We...More

Thank Donna L
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Prior to our family reunion of 8 cousins and spouses in Crete. I decided to contact a local guide to see if I could get some ideas for excursions. I was delighted to meet Chyssa and Emanuoela through Chryssa agency Petassos. We arranged a cooking...More

Thank calgalLosAngeles
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

From the very beginning, we've been assisted by Stella in order to plan an amazing trip for our family with 3 young children. Accomodations have been stunning and we were given plenty of advice in order to make the most out of our trip, which...More

Thank Famille_WD
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PETASSOS_TRAVEL, Manager at Petassos Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Dear Sebastien Audrey and lovely Lea, Hugo and Louis, We are very pleased that you have chosen Petasos travel for your first trip on Crete and that you have such beautiful memories out of it. It was a great pleasure to meet real travellers like...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Chryssa prepared an excellent plan to our trip. We had all usefull informations, a car, maps, etc. We could discover the main places of Creta (it was our first trip there), but many less known places too. And the sun was there...!More

Thank Yves K
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PETASOS_TRAVEL, Owner at Petassos Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear Yves, dear Marie-Lise, thank you so much for your kind comments.. There are so precious to us! You also have been the ideal travelers: so discrete, gentle, easy-going and at the same time with a willingness to learn, explore and feel Crete in depth!...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Petassos Travel was the local agency of our two-week trip through eastern and central Crete officially booked via EVANEOS. Based on our preferences (small "original" villages, local hotels, combination of beach, history, culture, hiking,...) we received a trip proposal. With a few iterations we really...More

Thank Regine S
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PETASSOS_TRAVEL, Ιδιοκτήτης at Petassos Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Our dearest friends, the pleasure is all ours, to have travelers so enthusiastic ad eager to learn, to see, to explore.. we thank you so much not only for the wonderful comments, but especially for the opportunity you have given us to meet you, to...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Chryssa is a wealth of knowledge and passion for what she does. She loves the land, the history, the culture and it is evident in every part of the tours. We even enjoyed a Minoan feast inside a cave! If you want a deep experience...More

Thank Liz H
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PETASSOS_TRAVEL, Ιδιοκτήτης at Petassos Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

My dearest dearest Liz... Thank you so much for your sweet and kind comments. I had also an excellent time with your wonderful team of powerful women! Wish you health, peacefulness and happiness!! I'm sending you all my love from the island of Crete

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Chryssa did an excellent job helping to plan our trip to Crete! She responded to all inquires promptly and helped shaped our vacation while there. We visited the caves of Matala, scuba dove off of Paximadia, hiked through a river gorge down to Preveli beach,...More

Thank jacobgerber
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PETASSOS_TRAVEL, Ιδιοκτήτης at Petassos Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Our dearest friends, it's our turn to thank you so much for the wonderful time we also had with you!!! You are young, gentle, interesting, charming, and passionate for exploring the 'off the bitten track'! It has been a great pleasure meeting you and sharing...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Me and my wife spent one week at Platanias area mainly for sunbath purposes, but one day was reserved to see some birds. I am a birdwatcher since small boy and based on my last year walk at Imbrosius gorge I knew the island has...More

Thank Pasi M
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PETASSOS_TRAVEL, Ιδιοκτήτης at Petassos Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you so much our dear friends.. it has been such a pleasure travelling with you in this rather unknown area of Crete. Your passion for bird watching is a great motivation for us to share with you our love for the variable nature and...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

As an avid solo traveler, I've visited six of the seven continents, and dozens of countries. Greece has always been at the top of my bucket list. Renowned for its beauty since the beginning of history, Crete did not disappoint. I rented my own apartment...More

Thank Tiffany C
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PETASSOS_TRAVEL, Ιδιοκτήτης at Petassos Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Tiffany thank you so so much for your comments.. what you are saying is the most precious award for Petassos , as we realize that our goal have been achieved.. that is, sharing our passion for our land, with 'suspicious' travelers (as we call travelers...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Chryssa organised a two week, self-drive itinerary for us which gave us an outstanding introduction to Crete. We had a great balance of sightseeing, history, geology, mountains, beaches and hiking. Just what we wanted! All our our accommodation was fabulous, unique and generally in spectacular...More

Thank Cazzy62
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PETASSOS_TRAVEL, Ιδιοκτήτης at Petassos Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

You are, dear Helen and Suzan, wonderful, so sweet and enthousiastic... travellers that everybody would like to have! We thank you profoundly for your kind words, and especially for your excellent cooperation and we really hope to meet you again soon in the future!! There...More

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Hello!, Could you give me your email so as to continue this conversation throught email? Thank you in advance PetassosTravel team Heaklion, Crete
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