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We enjoyed two of their private tours. We only had a brief time in Crete and wanted to experience... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
444Carol_R
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Greenville, South Carolina
4 hours Private tour from a cruise ship

We were very pleased with our half day private tour . It was very hectic but we liked it and got to... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2018
Lizy S
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our day with Lena and driver covering Knossos Palace, local winery and lunch in a small village cafe. Great way to get a flavour of the Island in a short period of time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Grant M
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

We enjoyed two of their private tours. We only had a brief time in Crete and wanted to experience as much as possible. Maria provided us with two outstanding experiences. One focused on the northern coast (from Heraklion to the eastern tip) while the other deepened our understanding and appreciation of the Minoans and the ruins at Knossos. Highly recommend these tours!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 444Carol_R
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

We were very pleased with our half day private tour . It was very hectic but we liked it and got to see everything that we wanted to. We have never taken a private day tour before in any of the other cities that we have visited. I must say that we really enjoyed having the private tour because we were able to stay in places just as long as we wanted. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was wonderful to be picked up at tourhe port of Heraklion when our cruise ship arrived and dropped off there at the end. We appreciated the promptness of the guide as well. There was no need to wait until she showed up and we value people who are on time. We would certainly recommend your company to anyone going to Crete. Your web site was easy to find and easy to navigate. There was no problem giving the deposit. Our driver was excellent, especially navigating the mountain terrai We give the whole day experience a 10.
Sincerely,
The Stoltz Family

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lizy S
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

This team are brilliant. From the moment I discovered their website to the end of the tour, they were extremely accommodating and knowledgable.

I contacted Joseph in advance of our arrival in Crete and explained the things we love to do when we visit somewhere new, and for us this involved not only the historic sites of Crete, but to explore the local wine producers, olive oil producers and an authentic greek taverna. He suggested a couple of trips we might like to do, and changed the format of the second trip to meet our requirements.

We ended up doing two trips with a lovely and knowledgeable guide called Lina. The first trip was to Spinalonga for 2 hours. Lina helped us understand the history of the island, and was able to point out things on our private tour, that the main groups missed. Definitely worth the money. She also helped us secure our boat ride back, as the process is a bit of a "free for all"!

The second trip was a full day to Knossos and then onto a wine producer, lunch and then onto an olive oil producer. Again, the tour of Knossos was highly informative and enjoyable.

Lunch was at a local Taverna called "I Avil Tis Chrysanthis" in a tiny village called Katalagari (this taverna can be searched for on TripAdvisor). The food was cooked by a mother and daughter team and was truly authentic. Definitely worth a visit.

All in all, if you want a bespoke guided tour of Crete, contact these guys for the best experience.

Date of experience: October 2017
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JosephBatis, Owner at Secrets of Crete Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thank you John for your review. We really try very hard to show to our guests a good mixture of history and "real" life in our beloved island. We remain committed to this purpose!

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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful full day excursion with a fabulous guide, Katerina. Crete has long been on my bucket list and was not disappointed. Started at the Palace of Knosses, than out to the countryside. Excellent lunch in a small restaurant in a beautiful village and the the Heraklion Museum. Would have been lost without her knowledge and showing us the most important works. I would highly recommend this company to anyone with a love of Greece and history.

Date of experience: June 2017
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