6 Hour and Half Western Crete Exploration Tour for Cruise Ships

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From $167.01

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Heraklion, Heraklion

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover the gems of Crete on this small group tour, designed especially for cruise ship guests. Immerse yourself in the stunning crystal clear waters of Bali, explore the mysterious Melidoni Cave with its rich history, and visit the charming village of Margarites known for its traditional ceramics.

Top off your experience with a relaxing coffee break at the picturesque Heraklion Marina old harbor. What makes this tour unique is the personal touch, with small groups and a local guide who brings the destination to life, giving you an in-depth look at the local culture, history and traditions.

Don't miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to fully experience the beauty and diversity of Crete.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Coffee or Tea or Orange Juice in Cafe Marina of Heraklion Old Harbour

Melidoni Cave Entrance fee (3 euro per person)

WiFi on board

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 80

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Old Port Bali
The journey begins at the port and takes approximately 1 hour to reach our first destination in Bali. Bali in Crete is a unique and memorable experience that offers a blend of natural beauty, relaxation, and local culture. The highlight of the visit is beautiful beach with crystal clear sea, which provides a perfect opportunity for swimming and soaking up the sun. The waters are crystal clear and provide a stunning backdrop for a swim. After enjoying the water, visitors can head to a good tavern to enjoy a delicious meal or a cup of coffee. The taverns in Bali are known for their friendly atmosphere and authentic local cuisine, making them the perfect place to relax and enjoy the local flavors.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Melidoni Cave
Our second destination Melidoni cave we will reach after 30 minutes of journey. Melidoni Cave is a unique and awe-inspiring destination in Crete that showcases the island's rich cultural heritage. Located in the foothills of Mount Ida, the cave is known for its stunning natural beauty and historical significance. As you explore the cave, you will discover a single, large chamber filled with a sense of mystery and wonder. Whether you're an history buff, a nature lover, or simply looking for an unforgettable adventure, a visit to Melidoni Cave is an experience you won't soon forget. Soak in the breathtaking views and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Crete at this must-visit destination.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Third place we visit will be Margarites Traditional Village and we will be there after 30 minutes driving. Margarites village is a charming and authentic Cretan village renowned for its rich cultural heritage and traditional ceramics. Take a stroll around the village and soak in the peaceful atmosphere as you admire the traditional architecture and local customs. Observe a live ceramics demonstration by local artisans and learn about the long-standing tradition of pottery-making in the region. Watch as they craft intricate designs and bring their unique works of art to life. After the demonstration, browse the local shops filled with handcrafted ceramics and other traditional Cretan products.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

After a day of exploring the villages and caves we are going back to Heraklion (75 min driving), where visitors can relax and enjoy a coffee in a café overlooking the marina in Heraklion. The marina is a bustling hub of activity, and visitors can watch the boats coming and going and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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