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“A great tour and experience”

Secrets of Crete Private Tours
Ranked #8 of 39 Tours in Heraklion
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Owner description: Secrets of Crete offers private guided tours for individual travellers, families or small groups. We organise finessed, customized tours considering your location, wishes and timing. The custom tours are designed to fit each visitor’s interests. The tour combines different aspects of the island to provide the most captivating insight, accompanied by private guidance and insider’s stories.
New York City, New York
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“A great tour and experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

We spent a full day with Joseph visiting Chania, Rethymnon and an olive oil farm and we had a great time. Crete is huge so you have to make choices unless you spend a week there. We arranged this tour with Joseph discussing our options and time. Joseph was very flexible with the itinerary allowing us to customize our tour and experience the highlights of some very nice towns. Joseph was very knowledgeable and answered every question. We would definitely use Joseph again to visit the other parts of Crete that we could not get to in this visit.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great way to discover Crete off the beaten track”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Joseph from Secrets of Crete organised a brilliant tour in the mountains of central Crete today, going off the beaten track to very atmospheric small roads and old villages where we saw no other tourists, only locals. He helped us choose great food in a picturesque restaurant with gorgeous views on the mountains, took us to old churches, etc. All that in a fun atmosphere and ensuring all the time contact with the locals. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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“Crete showed by Joseph is unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Crete showed by Joseph is unique

The experience with Joseph showing us around Crete was absolutely unique. He is Greek and speak very good Hebrew. I don't think we would had seen and experienced half of what we did with him if we'd be on our own. He told us a lot of interesting stories about the Lassithi plateau and the area. His effortless ability to chat up with locals and involve us into conversation (with some translation, of course) was amazing. Funny enough these encounters led to further invitations (for a coffee and local drink - raki). Later on, he took us to an absolutely authentic tavern in a mountain village. All in all, that kind of insight into the life of Cretans, the generosity, warmth and hospitality of locals was a unique experience. Joseph knows how to unlock the hearts of the people and make them smile. He was also very attuned to our needs and travel pace (e.g. we cannot stay long on the road). I can highly recommend Joseph not only for his experience and knowledge on Crete but also the charming, amazingly friendly personality. We had a short stay on Crete but he made us fall in love with this island and to look forward coming back.

Visited September 2013
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