Book in advance the top 5 experiences in Crete
Firstly, you will make a stop at Oia where you will enjoy some world-famous sites such as the unique views from the cliffs of Santorini, the Caldera, and Greek traditional houses. Your guided trip then continues to the magnificent Fira, the capital of Santorini, where you can continue the tour and hear about the history and traditions of the island. You will also take a walk on the picturesque village roads and will explore the special beauty of this Cycladic island and cherish its traditional architecture and local markets. You will then be driven back to the harbor to embark once more to the boat that is going to take you back to Heraklion.
Private or Semi – Private Lux Catamaran Cruise to Dia
Sailing trip from Hersonissos is designed for whole day. Boat excursions from Crete suit better to families with children and small companies. Our catamarans are equipped with the latest technology, so that the sea gets as comfortable as the shore. While staying in Dia bay, swim on an inflatable flamingo and a unicorn. Or go exploring the island on SUP. Or take photos with crystal clear azure waters background. Our captain makes such good shots, that he can shoot for fashion magazines. The food on board is our pride. Fresh vegetables and fruits, cheeses, seafood, grilled fish, homemade cakes, nuggets for kids – no one will remain hungry. We guarantee you a great holiday and an unforgettable experience.
An authentic Cretan experience. Characteristic route to discover the traditional life of Crete through the daily activities of the locals and cooking lessons of local food. Our first stop is a verdant, representative village of Crete, Potamies. We will be guided in a traditional paddock and we will see the milking of the goats but also many local activities. There we will taste traditional products that we just watched their production. Next stop is the Aposelemis dam, the largest water supply project in Crete. The village of Sfendili is submerged in the waters of the dam with its impressive old houses fading on the surface of the water.
Also a natural wetland with a variety of birds. We continue uphill on dirt roads to the gorge of Embassa. Impressive mountains and wildlife nature with unique views. Opportunity to collect some local herbs. It’s time for cooking lesson from local professional cooks. Participation in the preparation of dishes from pure ingredients and local products. We proceed to the Lassithi Plateau. A hospitable place with authentic people. Visit to a pottery workshop for the secrets of ceramic art as well as participate in the course for the creation of your own ceramics! Time for a tour of the Plateau and contact with its inhabitants. Stop at the local cafes. Time to enjoy the food we prepared earlier baked in a wood oven in one of the best traditional taverns. Descending we stop at the picturesque village of Krasi.
Its square is dominated by the Fountains and the imposing centuries-old plane trees up to 2000 years old (The oldest in Crete). We end our day with a tour of an olive oil mill and learning how to extract the olive oil. A small taste test will follow! Having enjoyed a route of beautiful images, we return to your hotel full of unforgettable experiences!
Enjoy an unforgettable balloon flight over the Lassithi plateau and let yourself being amazed by the beautiful landscape. This “once in a lifetime” experience leaves you speechless. Adore Champagne and breakfast after landing, souvenir and certificate from VIVA let’s fly to remember your highlight. Private or Mini-group flights, Romance for two or a celebration in the sky, everything will be arranged for you.
Cretan Wines & Spirits
For all you wine and spirits enthusiasts, we have created this tour! A tour that combines all the authentic products of Crete! All the areas that you will visit are famous for their vineyards, the olive groves and their wine production since the Minoan era. Even today they are considered the largest areas in Greece for cultivating grapes and high quality olive oil. First stop is a local modern olive mill surrounded by olive groves. We have a tour at the olive grove and after at the olive mill. You will have the chance to taste a fresh olive oil. Second stop is of course a winery. A family-owned winery which uses organic methods for cultivating. You will get a tour around the vineyards and the winery and experience wine tasting using 4 wines. Next stop is a unique distillery and then an ancient wine press. You will visit an authentic raki distillery. Raki is the most famous Cretan spirit.
Get the most out of your stay in Crete with a 20-minute paragliding flight. Take your holidays to the next level and fly over the island with a professional instructor. Take in breathtaking views from the coastline to the mountains.