Petassos Travel
Petassos Travel
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Thematic excursions | Activities in nature | Fly & drive | Tailor-made tours. PETASSOS is an agency of experiential tourism in Crete & Greece. Having crisscrossed our land for more than 20 years, we feel like knowing deeply this multifaceted country and we are eager to share with you our passion and guide you to the paths revealing its treasures, history and culture. Our experienced & enthousiastic team of archaeologists, historians, biologists, geologists, mountaineers, scholars of the Cretan culture, travel experts, plan & accompany you in thematic excursions & walking tours to the most beautiful, immaculate and unexplored parts of our country. At Petassos we travel you across space & time, focusing on the interaction between people and the landscape, under the overarching principles of respect for nature and sustainable development. So, make your decision for the next trip and grab your hat! We have a long journey ahead.
Heraklion, Heraklion Prefecture, Greece

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Aurélie G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We had a fantastic family trip of 3 weeks in continental Greece and in Cyclade islands organized with the amazing help of Christina.
Christina perfectly understood our needs and proposed many options to make our holidays unforgettable.
She perfectly respected our budget and our expectations.
She was very reactive and available by e.mail and whatsapp before our travel but also and above all during our stay in Greece.
We had a great 100% personalized trip around the major places to visit in Peloponese, Central Greece and Cyclades.
Christina selected for us very nice hotels and managed all transports (speed boats between islands, car rental, private transports between harbors and hotels...).
She also advised us for restaurants, best places to go to, and shared with us useful tips, books, maps and excellent guides.
She was very professional and helpful.
We highly recommend Petassos Travel to help you organize an amazing "voyage" in Greece.
Written August 30, 2021
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Cathy D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Finally, after 2 years of planning, my husband and I embarked on our personalized trip with Petassos in May 2022. Emmanouela worked with us to create something special Petassos has the kindest and most knowledgeable collaborators and partners that we’ve come across. Sunset Sailing with Manolis & Manolis was filled with history and humour. Visiting a Cretan home to learn of village dishes and wines with Georgios was a singular experience. Had an enchanting tour of Stella’s vineyard as she shared her vision of growing Cretan wine awareness. Thank you to Ioannis for the wonderful guided trip to Chania. So many details were looked after and many suggestions made to enhance ever aspect of our experience. It will remain one of the most memorable visits of our life. Efharisto Petassos team, Emmanouela and partners,for the positivity and love you showed us.
Written June 4, 2022
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Our sweet Cathy, yiassou! Your love for Greece all these years is unique! Thank you so much for trusting us to show you our view of Crete! They all have the best things to say about you and your husband, especially Manolis! I hope next year we can drink raki and meze together, dancing and teaching you extra words in Cretan! Traveling, dreaming, loving, enjoying every moment! Eycharistoume poly! Emmanouela
Written June 23, 2022
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Ian W
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
I would recommend Petassos travel to anyone who wants to fully explore and enjoy the nature of Crete. Emmanouela and her team did everything to give us an incredible experience.
We had a mixture of guided and self guided walks along rugged beautiful coasts and gorges. Our guide Iannis was wonderful and full of knowledge of the flora, fauna and history. He was great company and took us on trails not often walked by tourists. We were looked after so well by him, and Clarissa. They became dear friends and we're still in touch. Emmanouela was in touch with us every day to check all went to plan. The transfers were smooth, luggage transported each day and the accomodation was excellent with lovely hosts. It was perfect.
Thank you to all the team fir an amazing time...we will return!
Written April 28, 2022
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Dear Ian and Jola, thank you for your encouraging words and for the trust you have shown us! The communication with you was excellent, from the beginning to the end! Your positive attitude to every suggestion for something different helped me to be able to suggest various ideas and make changes where needed. From the very first moment, Ioannis felt that he had friends with him who helped him to offer his knowledge generously and this is what we ask of every traveller...friends, who will accept our suggestion of off the beaten track trips! Crete has so many places still pure and waiting to be explored by you and Jola... Until next time, dear friends, be well and travel as you do now, not only with your body but also with your soul! Thank you very much! Ioannis, Clarissa, Emmanouela
Written April 28, 2022
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Betty S
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Thanks to Petassos Travel, we were finally able to make it on our long-awaited trip to Greece after several pandemic delays. Emmanouela and her team were amazing. We planned the trip for May 2020 and rescheduled a couple times before it was safe to travel again. Emmanouela was so helpful and patient during the uncertainty and she rearranged everything for May 2022. We spent 2 days in Athens (food tour, Acropolis) and the rest of the time on Crete (Samaria Gorge, sailing in Balos Logoon, Rethymno, Knossos). Petassos Travel and their partners selected great hotels, planned a number of private tours with knowledgeable, interesting guides and drivers for our family. Our group included parents and adult children (20’s). She was always available throughout the trip to assist with questions and provide recommendations, including helping us locate a COVID testing option the day before our return flight. I would highly recommend Petassos Travel. It is as an amazing trip.
Written June 10, 2022
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Dear Betty, thank you so much for your trust and your patience during these difficult 2 years of Covid! Kind and with a sense of humor, you made our communication a pleasure from the beginning to the end of your journey! I wish you and your family only the best and that all your travels are filled with experiences and beautiful memories! Eycharisto poly!!! Emmanouela
Written June 23, 2022
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keithv137
Menlo Park, California14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
It is hard to say enough good things about Petassos Travel.

My wife and I have just returned from a two-week trip to Crete, organized by Petassos. Chryssa and her team designed a tour of the island that had it all—fascinating historical sites, beautiful landscapes, gorgeous beaches, well-chosen accommodations, amazing walks and hikes, the works. The guides were among the best we’ve ever had—they shared their passion for Crete and its history and really brought the place to life. And if there were any hiccups along the way, we had the comfort of knowing that Petassos was just a text or phone call away.

I appreciate the special care that Petassos took to make sure I would be able to eat safely, as I have celiac disease and can’t tolerate any gluten.

I would use Petassos again in a hearbeat.
Written October 9, 2023
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Chloeamm
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We had an amazing two weeks vacation, perfectly organized by Chryssa!
She really understood what we wanted to do and our program was very well balanced.
All the accomodations were nice and she had very nice recommandations for restaurants as well.
I recommend at 100% , you will not be disapppointed!
Written September 8, 2020
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Chloe and Alexandre, thank you so much for your kind comments... You also are magnificent travelers, easy going and full of passion and enthousiame!! It was a pleasure communicating and exchanging with you, from the very first moment.. I wish you'd always enjoy wonderful trip all over the world!!!
Written September 9, 2020
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Kallergi mountain Refuge
Chania, Greece8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
When passion for nature becomes a proffesion then the result should be like Petassos travel. The team of Petassos organise great out of the ordinary excursions that really travel you in space and time. Give yourself the chance to travel out of the box and get back home with a piece of knowledge of the place you visited.
Written October 3, 2014
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mariapero1
Heraklion Prefecture, Greece2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Wonderful excursions, winderful people make you love and respect the nature! The adventure the knowledge and the explorative mood blend in perfect harmony!!
Written April 19, 2015
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blueyonder2014
Hereford, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
My Neraidogoyla tour with Petassos was the highlight of my week in Crete. It offered me the opportunity to go trekking in a Cretan mountain forest, to visit a cave, and to experience rural Crete away from the main tourist centres. The tour was well-planned, and my excellent guide, Chryssa, presented information to me in an imaginative and well-organized manner. She even prepared some Cretan food for lunch.

Petassos offer tours that are both insightful and memorable. If you are planning a trip to Crete take a look at their website at www.petassostravel.com. They have tours to suit those who have an interest in Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnography, History, Geology, Agrotourism, Folklore, Biology and the Environment.
Written June 30, 2015
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e d
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
While visiting Crete recently with my 11 year old son, we were very fortunate to have Petassos Travel recommended to us as a way to supplement our tour of Minoan palaces in the area. Petassos arranged for Dimitris to meet us at our hotel in Heraklion, and we spent the next 6 hours with our own private archeologist touring the area in and around Knossos. Dimitris, just completing his PhD in Minoan Archeology, was a superb guide, patiently explaining and answering our questions, and generally bringing the culture alive before our eyes; he was especially eloquent with my son, and was easily able to engage him in the tour. We visited several small but important Minoan sites that we never would have seen otherwise on a 4 hour hike up and around Mt Juktus. The lunch provided was both healthy & tasty. We did the tour called MINOS: THE NINE-YEAR KING. All their tours look great; I only wish that we' had the time to do more. Very fun and informative. Put on your hiking boots and give them a call! Highly recommended.
Written June 22, 2015
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