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Address: Elounda Beach, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
Phone Number: +30.28410.00000

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Interesting mountain tour

This is a nice half day tour to see a bit more of local Crete. Did not blow me away but the guides made it interesting and picked out wild herbs, figs, prickly pear. Monastery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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hove
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice half day tour to see a bit more of local Crete. Did not blow me away but the guides made it interesting and picked out wild herbs, figs, prickly pear. Monastery was nice and chat about olive production was interesting. You are taken to a local taverna as well. Good way to see the sites.

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was worth every Euro These guys are so knowledgable about the island and really enthusiastic to show you the sites, I would fully recommend doing the full tour up to the mountain village as you will get views to die for, the guys will talk to you about the history of the island , the natural herbs and plants... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can only reiterate what the previous reviews say. Fantastic afternoon with Alex and Manos (driver and cook- snails yuk) There were only the two of us on the train this day but we were made to feel very welcome. Alex's knowledge was excellent and enthusiastic. Well worth the trip. I think some people see it as a kids train to... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well the Happy train really lived up to its name as we had the most enjoyable day of our holiday on it. The driver Manos and guide Alex were the most lovely and friendliest men ever. You never for one moment would think that they did this trip every day, Alex answered every question we asked him and his passion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the trip into the mountains to Seles via Vrouchas and Plaka on our last day in Elounda. Both the driver and Alexandros, our tour guide were so knowledgeable about the history, plants and everything. We went into a monastery as well as an old Mill and walks round the villages. We stopped for photo shots of Spinalonga... More 

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Powys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take a trip on the Happy Train for an afternoon trip. It was an excellent trip with our guide being knowledgeable about the area and its history. The views from the tops were spectacular and we got excellent photos of Elounda and Spinalonga. We visited a couple of churches and found out about the 'warrior priests' who... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved it. We loved it; there are 3 timescale choices, we chose the 45 minutes tour. I think to max tour of 4 hours would be far too long to be honest. But it's good to see sites if you don't have a car. Do it early into your holiday though so you benefit from it. The price is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great way to spend a day!! Alex the guide was very knowledgable and knew all about the wildlife plants as well as all the sights. Lovely meal and wine on the return journey down. Highly recommended as a day out!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't sure at first - had read the reviews on trip advisor, but being a bit of a sceptic thought it might be a bit 'tacky' - how wrong can a person be. The train was lovely, the guides very knowledgeable and the 'photo stops' were just great, we saw some fantastic views and a couple of lovely villages up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the happy train for €11 each, we travelled around the town and along the beaches, through several hotel complexes. It was very informative for seeing other establishments and the beautiful beaches we could visit at a later time.

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