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Private Trips

During the pandemic of Covid-19 we have received a lot of requests for Private Trips, only for you and your travelling company. By booking a private excursion it’s easy to keep distance from others that are not in your company and to have a more private experience. These trips include a local private driver, a main destination of your choice. We also offer a "Mix and match your own excursion" with Add Ons for you to pick and choose from. For example you can make a stop at a beautiful beach for a swim. The driver has lots of gems to show you! Tip, ask your driver about Crete and its culture.   

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Private Jeep Tour To Balos Lagoon

LOCAL EXPERIENCE - ADVENTURE - FULL DAY This premium safari road trip is an authentic experience to visit Balos Lagoon in privacy and comfort, since you don't have to schedule your entire day according to the departures of the ferryboats. Arriving at the heights above the magnificent Balos Lagoon you are receiving a lunch box before the hike down to this paradise beach begins. The trip is ideal for everyone who's looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, for example youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies. DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Your private escort-driver, with a comfort off-road vehicle, will pick you up from the hotel and you will enjoy an interesting sightseeing tour on parts of North-Western Crete, listening to local stories and enjoy the panoramic views of the area. After Kissamos we will drive along on an off-road route at Gramvousa peninsula until we reach a specific spot at the top of Gramvousa peninsula, above Balos Lagoon where we will have to park the vehicle. From there your escort will direct you to follow a hike route about 20 to 40 minutes down to the mountainside until you reach Balos Lagoon. Find a cozy place on one of the white sandy beaches of Balos and spend 2 hours time there discovering the area and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Balos. On the way back up to the parking and following the same hiking route of 30 to 40 minutes approximately, you will have many opportunities for lifetime memorable panoramic photos of Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island from above! Your lunch packages will be provided by us, as well as a bottle of water, ready to take with you down to the beach. The day closes with a smooth ride through the North coast line of West Crete back to your hotel or villa or accommodation. A unique premium escape, an exciting adventure to visit Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Peninsula, swimming in crystal clear waters, embraced by the renowned Greek hospitality and enjoying the sights and professional but relaxed service!   The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under age of 18 years old. 

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BOTANICAL PARK

HIKE & NATURE TRIP - 1/2 DAY - PRIVATE TRANSFER Botanical Park was founded by four brothers who had a dream and wanted to share with us what they believe is heaven on earth, and "a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals!" Book you transfer with us and enjoy a half day in magical nature! The best time to come during the hot summer months is early in the morning, staying clear of the midday heat and ending your visit with lunch at the restaurant. All the products are local and organic, and the view is fantastic!    Details of your trip Included in the trip is the two way transfer to Botanical Park. The transfer driver will pick you up at your accommodation and after approx 30 min drive through the village of Fournes and up the mountain you will arrive at the park. At this point you will decide with the driver the time he will return to pick you up.  You will find with nearly 20 hectares of land a park that is filled with fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants.The botanical gardens formation and the areas microclimate makes it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals! In this paradise you will also see a burnt 100 year old olive tree, a memorial from the fires in 2003, it tells the history and the origin of the park. A park that really stands out and shows you the beauty of Crete and how fruitful the land is.  The walk path in the park takes approx. 1 1/2 hour. Price of Entrance:: Adults 6€ - Ages 6 to 12 4€ - Ages 6 and less, free (with parents). Last entrance two hours before sunset.   THE GARDEN AND THE RESTAURANT ARE OPEN - Food served till 6pm We recommend you to visit the restaurant for some delicious Cretan traditional and local food.   

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Paleochora & Gialiskari Beach

TWO EXOTIC BEACHES - FULL DAY  Discover the beaches at the southside of Crete and join the Paleochora Beach Trip! The main beach “Pachia Ammos” is permanently waving the blue flag receives thousands of visitors in the summer months. Galiskari Pebble Beach, a short ride from Paleochora with incredible clean crystal clear waters. Just amazing!  Details of your trip We will be pleased to pick you up from your place and take you to Paleochora with the minimum of fuss and with possible stops during the trip. The driver will guide you throu the trip all down to the southside where you will find Paleochora. There are two popular beaches well worth visiting: Pachia Ammos Beach, A children friendly sandy beach with shallow waters and with umbrellas and sun beds that can be rented. Its a very long and wide beach and a popular beach during summer for many. Of course you have several options of excellent taverns and restaurants, espesially at the harbour area. In the village of Paleochora, you can also find some shops, cafees and bars. Other facilities you will find in Plaeochora are banks, post office, a health care center, a police station and a coast guard and more. A ferry Boat leaving forSougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Chora Sfakion and Gavdos dock in the local harbor. Galiskari You can choose if you would like to visit Galiskari Beach or just stay and in Paleochora. We recommend you to visit Galiskari, where you will have a swim you never forget. Its a bebble Beach with waters that makes you feel you are in a dream. Its so crystal clean and clear, that its for sure a memory for life! You will have approximately three to four hours in Paleochora/Galiskari before we leave the southside and head north. * Prices valid for departure from Platanias & Chania region

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Sougia Beach - FULL DAY

PRIVATE TRIP - FULL DAY Join a private trip to Sougia Beach and swim in the crystal clear and magical blue waters of Sougia! The beach is very wide and long with a few beach chairs and umbrellas. There are many smaller taverns  where you can enjoy a splendid Cretan meal. Details of your trip The driver will pick you up from your accommodation the time you prefer. The drive will take approx. 1 1/2 hour non stop or around 2 1/2 hours with a few stops on the way. Along the way to Sougia you will pass through many of Crete's olive and orange groves. We will make a stop to smell the oranges and for some photos. As we continue up through the White Mountains with its gorgeous views, you will have the opportunity for a stop again for more photos and to sit down in one of the mountain villages for a Greek coffee. Usually we drink Greek Coffee with a bit of sugar and if you feel a bit hungry, we recommend you to ask for a spinach pie (kalitsounia) or a Sfakiani Pita (a Cretan pancake with goat cheese and honey). Reaching Sougia Beach you will have plenty of hours for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling. Sougia Beach is a pebble beach and the crystal clear waters are impressive. Actually Sougia is a archeological site which is why its still very few hotels and quite untouched place. If you are interested in hiking during you visit in Sougia, please let us know and we will assist you with information about some beautiful walks close by. You will have approximately three to four hours in Sougia before we leave the southside and head north. * Prices valid for departure from Platanias & Chania region

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Charma Brewery Beer Tasting

PRIVATE TRANSFER & GUIDED TOUR - HALF DAY Taste the first fresh local beer in Chania! The Harma Brewery is located in Zounaki village, in the municipality of Platanias, a short drive from Platanias village. The beer production at Harma is aiming to pure and natural beer with excellent flavor and aroma along with a high nutrition value.  It’s not a surprise that Harma beer has become one of the favorite beers among the Cretans as well as the visitors!  Details of your trip The driver will pick you up from your accommodation at the time you like. The drive will take approx. 20 minutes. Guided tour for 30 min, from Monday to Sunday between 10:30 and 19:30. At Charma brewery you will learn the brewing process, first-hand, while watching brewers doing their magic. Get the chance to smell the aromas and feel the beer ingredients in your hand; learn all about the flavors you will discover in different beer styles. Accompany your tour and beer tasting with local Cretan meze prepared with fresh ingredients from the area. The presence in the production area is not allowed. However, the brewery and the visiting area are constructed in such a way, that the visitors can have direct contact with the production. (bird eye perspective). You can book both the drive and the tastings with us. The participation of children up to 16 years old in the guided tour is free of cost. 1. BREWERY TOUR & BEER TASTING Follow our experienced staff around our brewery facilities and get the chance to know all about the brewing process and brewing ingredients in our final stop in front of our brew house. The tour is followed by a beer tasting experience with 4 fresh beer samples (100ml each) accompanied with Cretan breadsticks. Duration about 45 min (guided tour & beer tasting) 2. BREWERY TOUR & BEER TASTING ACCOMPANIED WITH SNACK Follow our experienced staff around our brewery facilities and get the chance to know all about the brewing process and brewing ingredients in our final stop in front of our brew house. The tour is followed by a beer tasting experience with 4 fresh beer samples (100ml each) accompanied with beer snack as follow: 2 sorts of cheese, 2 sorts of cold cut, cherry tomatoes, salty olives & croutons Duration about 1 hour (guided tour, beer tasting and snack) 3. BREWERY TOUR & BEER TASTING ACCOMPANIED WITH LUNCH Follow our experienced staff around our brewery facilities and know all about the brewing process and brewing ingredients in our final stop in front of our brew house. The tour is followed by a beer tasting experience with 4 fresh beer samples (100ml each) accompanied with Cretan lunch. The dish includes 2 sorts of meat, barley rusk, cherry tomatoes, salty olives, borek with vegetables & tzatziki. This dish can be offered also as vegeterian, meat is replaced by spinat pastry and potato salad. Duration about 1 1/2 hour (guided tour, beer tasting & Cretan lunch). The driver will pick you up from your accommodation at the time your prefer, and pick you up for the return at Charma upon agreed time.

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Falassarna Beach - Private Transfer

 HALF or FULL DAY  Falassarna, one of the locals' favorite destinations. With its amazing sandy beaches and the crystal clear water, Falassarna is worth a visit! Join our Private Trips to Falassarna Beach, where you will have a private driver who shows you the better parts. The beaches have all got sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, but you are of course allowed to spend your day at the beach for free.  Details of your trip The driver will pick you up from your accommodation at the time you like. The drive will take approx. 40 minutes. At Falassarna the driver will leave you off at the main beach called Pachia Ammos. It's a beach longer than one kilometer and at least 150 meter in width. The sand is very thin and soft, and the water turquoise. The beaches have all got sun beds and umbrellas for rent, but you are of course allowed to spend your day at the beach for free. There are also many beach snack bars and cafes available. Watersports such as jetski, surf and SUP can be found along the beach for rent. The driver will pick you up at the same spot you were dropped off and at the time you prefer. Please notice: Prices valid for departure from Platanias & Chania region

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Anoskeli Olive Oil & Wine Tasting

PRIVATE TRANSFER & GUIDED TOUR - HALF DAY Come and enjoy a tour and tasting at an authentic Cretan Olive Oil fabric and their Winery Production. During the tour you will have a chance to attend the presentation and to hear about the oliveoil and wine making process.  Details of your trip Visit Anoskeli olive oil mill and winery in a rural area of Western Crete and join a fully guided tour by specialized staff to get a first-hand experience of olive oil production and winemaking. Taste the products with excellent quality of this family-run business which values the traditions and supports the local society.  Included in the trip is the two way transfer to Anoskeli and one guided tour. The transfer driver will pick you up at your accommodation and after approx 30 min you will arrive at the winery. At this point you will decide with the driver the time he will return to pick you up. The tour and tasting takes between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The guided tours start at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00. After the tastings you will be seated  and you will have the opportunity to taste the extra virgin bio-olive oil, 5 different wines and tsikoudia (raki) accompanied by Cretan snack  Included in the wintasting price is: Tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 5 brands of Wine. Tasting is  accompanied with dish of fresh bread with olive oil oregano-lemon-salt and a dish of Cretan delicacies (such as two local cheese varieties, tomato, cucumber, olives, smoked ham)

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Manousakis Winery Wine Tasting

PRIVATE TRANSFER & GUIDED TOUR - HALF DAY Come and enjoy a wine tasting! The family-owned Manousakis Winery in Vatolakkos still follows the traditional ways of growing their grapes and producing the wine. Due to the strict Health & Safety regulations and social distancing, the tours inside the winery production area will not be available until further notice. Try five to seven different kinds of  wines and get a tour in the vineyard. Book your transfer and tasting with us!  Details of your trip Included in the trip is the two way transfer to Manousakis Winery and one guided tour. The transfer driver will pick you up at your accommodation and after approx 20 min you will arrive at the winery. At this point you will decide with the driver the time he will return to pick you up. The tour and tasting takes between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The guided tours starts at 11.00, 13.00, and 15.00. After the tastings you will be seated in the beutiful atmosphere of the winery to enjoy their fine wines.  The tastings you can choose between are following: Terroir Tasting Tour A tasting of 5 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt. Premium Tasting A tasting of 7 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt.  

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Karavitakis Winery Wine Tasting

PRIVATE TRANSFER & GUIDED TOUR - HALF DAY Sophisticated Karvitakis winery, surrounded by 150 acres of vineyards in Pontikiana village on the hilltops of Kolimbari area, provides a beautiful environment for a fabulous wine tasting experience. Karavitakis winery is producing wines from local and international grape varieties but also experimenting with more rare varieties from all around the world. Details of your trip The roots of wine production are very deep in Crete. The Cretan soil together with the sun and the right temperature creates the unique taste for Cretan wines. Wine has always been an important part of Crete and nowadays the more developed wine producing methods have raised the quality and respect of the Cretan wines among the wine lovers. Included in the trip is the two way transfer to Karavitakis Winery and one guided tour. The transfer driver will pick you up at your accommodation and after approx 30 min you will arrive at the winery. At this point you will decide with the driver the time he will return to pick you up. The tour and tasting takes between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The guided tours start at 11.00, 13.00, and 15.00. After the tastings you will be seated in the beautiful atmosphere of the winery to enjoy their fine wines.  Some of Karavitakis wines are: Kotsifali Merlot, Klima White, Elia Blend. The winery is open every day except Sundays from 10.00 to 18.30. Included in the wintasting price is: A guided tour around winery’s facilities Explanation of the wine making procedure Wine tasting of our wines accompanied with Cheese bites, Cretan rusks and homemade olives. Notice: Prices valid for departure from Platanias & Chania region

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