Crete Through The Minoan, Byzantine & Venetian Ages, Private Tour

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 50
  • guiding method Partially guided
  • Tour Code BM-36597
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, German, French, Spanish
  • Starts Chania, Greece
  • Ends Chania, Greece
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Palace of Knossos: Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and called Europe's oldest city.
  • Chania: The town with the influence of many civilizations. This beautiful city managed to present its original colours and historical character.
  • Rethymnon: a blend of modern and old-time dignity and charm, during the Byzantine period the town continued to be inhabited, and parts of Roman and Byzantine mosaics have been found.
The "Crete Through The Minoan, Byzantine & Venetian Ages, Private Tour" starts and ends in Chania. It is an art and architecture tour that takes 5 days taking you through Heraklion, Knossos and Chania in Greece. "Crete Through The Minoan, Byzantine & Venetian Ages, Private Tour" is a self-guided private that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Discover the beautiful west side of Crete, full of history and great scenery! Visit the three of Crete’s cities Chania, Rethymnon, and Heraklion with its fascinating mix of Byzantine and Venetian influences with the picturesque harbour fronts. Visit Crete’s most famous Palace of Knossos, the seat of the legendary King Minos, enjoy the unique atmosphere of the monastery Ag. Triada, the traditional pottery-making in the village of Margarites and the workshop of Mr. Chatziparaschos , one of the only pastry makers in Greece!
  • Day 1: Arrival Chania, Crete (15km – 20min)
  • Day 2: Chania
  • Day 3: Chania – Monastery Agia Triada – Margarites Village – Rethymnon – Chania (200km – 3.5hrs)
  • Day 4: Chania – Palace Of Knossos – Heraklion – Chania (290km – 4hrs)
  • Day 5: Departure Chania, Crete (15km – 20min)
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Arkadi or similar 3*
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • Arrival private transfer from Chania International Airport (Day 1)
  • Private transportation during some of the scheduled activities (Day 3, 4)
  • Departure private transfer to Chania International Airport (Day 5)
  • Operated with English-, French- or German-speaking local guide during the scheduled activities (Day 2-4)
  • Spanish-speaking guide available upon additional supplement
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Chania town walking tour (Day 2); Monastery of Agia Triada, Margarites Village, Rethymnon (Day 3); Palace of Knossos, Heraklion (Day 4)
  • Meet & Greet
  • Headset per person during the guided activities (Day 2-4)
  • Visa fees
  • Domestic flights
  • International flights
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • Optional tours (if any)
  • City tax not included, payable on the spot
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Crete Through The Minoan, Byzantine & Venetian Ages, Private Tour tour. You can cancel the tour up to 32 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 31 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 22 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 June 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 31 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Crete Through The Minoan, Byzantine & Venetian Ages, Private Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Crete Through The Minoan, Byzantine & Venetian Ages, Private Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Know Before You Go

We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed In many hotels in Greece, the triple rooms are double room with an additional bed or sofa bed.  No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed  Please note that the inbound airport-hotel transfers are included only as part of the package and if pre and post-night stay is booked as an extra. Otherwise additional transfers should be purchased separately.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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