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Matala & South Crete Escape with Local Food & Wine - VIP Private Tour provided by Crete Private & Luxury Tours by Snami Travel

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Matala & South Crete Escape with Local Food & Wine - VIP Private Tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Crete is an island destination that never fails to remind us of what we love about the Greek island culture. It’s an irresistible combination of al-fresco tavernas, breathtaking archaeological sites, bright blue waters, and unspoiled authentic Cretan lifestyle. Enjoy an authentic day trip with a premium chauffeured vehicle at your full-day disposal and maximum comfort like a true VIP. Visiting Matala and its ancient Roman caves in the afternoon is the best timing to experience a memorable melting sunset scenery and a relaxed guided walk in the authentic village of Matala, which is known for its unique style and freshly-caught delicious seafood. Your private local insider guide will enrich your private tour by following South-Central Crete itineraries off-the-beaten-track. You will also explore traditional villages, the ancient Homeric town of Gortyna, Phaistos Minoan Palace, a mountainous Byzantine Monastery, and a local winery. In addition, you will enjoy an authentic Cretan lunch!
  • You’ll have 16 starting options
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  • Pass by
    Mirabello Bay
    Milatos Beach
    Analipsi Beach
  • 1
    Agios Mironas
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 2
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 3
    Phaistos Minoan Palace
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Matala beach
    Stop: 2 hours
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    Pass by
    Agia Pelagia Beach
    Fodele Beach
    Old Port Bali
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Important Information
Departure Point
Istro 721 00, Greece Voulisma beach, Agios Nikolaos 721 00, Greece Agios Nikolaos, Greece Elounda, Greece Sisi 724 00, Greece Milatos 724 00, Greece Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece Hersonissos 700 14, Greece Anissaras 700 14, Greece Analipsi 700 14, Greece Kokkini Hani, Greece Gouves 700 14, Greece Heraklion, Greece Agia Pelagia 715 00, Greece Fodele 715 00, Greece Bali, Greece
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Personal pick-up and drop-off with flexible start time
  • Chauffeured premium vehicle on disposal
  • Private local insider guide
  • VIP skip-the-line accesses
  • Mineral water, fresh fruits and nuts of Crete island
  • Wi-Fi, USB sockets & hygiene vehicle amenities
  • Drinks and meals in taverns
  • Admission fees (if applicable)
  • Gortyna guided tour (if requested)
  • Wine tasting expenses (if requested)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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DCO90 wrote a review Oct. 2020
London, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
An incredible day with Alexander. We did a private tour and he took a genuine interest in our personalties to make our experience bespoke and perfect! Was truly a 5 star experience.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Response from Ioannis_Georgiadi, General Manager at Matala & South Crete Escape with Local Food & Wine - VIP Private Tour
Responded 31 Oct. 2020
Dear Daniel, Thank you for trusting Snami Travel - Crete Private & Luxury Tours. Matala & South Crete Escape with Local Food & Wine - VIP Private Tour is one of our unique products that aims to unveil the bohemian luxuries of the South-Central Crete. We truly feel a great professional happiness that we achieved to provide you with exceptional travel services with maximum privacy & absolute comfort! Sincerely Yours, Ioannis Georgiadis Snami Travel - Crete Private & Luxury Tours
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Sophia A wrote a review Jul. 2020
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My fiancee and I wanted to visit Matala by sunset. With snami travel we customized the experience to a greater extent. Dimitrios was the best insider we have ever met. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Response from Ioannis_Georgiadi, General Manager at Matala & South Crete Escape with Local Food & Wine - VIP Private Tour
Responded 25 Jul. 2020
Dear Sophia, We are more than happy that our product namely "Matala & South Crete Escape with Local Food & Wine - VIP Private Tour" met your travel holiday high expectations. Our efforts of personalizing the perfect trip and experiences for you were successful and this is the highest fulfillment for us! Once again, thank you for preferring Snami Travel - Crete Private & Luxury Tours for your holidays on the island of Crete. Sincerely Yours, Ioannis Georgiadis
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By: Crete Private & Luxury Tours by Snami Travel
Great Experience
We had a great experience with the Knossos Palace and Zeus Cave tour. Alexander was our guide. He has a pleasant pe
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First class service
Just spent a great day with Alexander showing us some of the sights of Eastern Crete. Knowledgable, friendly, in
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Thank you for a perfect day!
We were a family of 4 adults and 2 kids. It was not the first out trip to Crete, but the first time experience in c
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Just perfect
On the road to elafonisi. Very good and friendly driver. Many stops on the way to see some cretans views and for ta
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On time. Very Nice driver. Great places to go and learned a lot with this guide. Good locates to visit. Very intera
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Great culture Day
A great day of visiting! Lots of steps to get to the cave but our personal guide is motivating and caring! It has
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Great experience
A superb experience! Our guide was very kind and helpful! He listened to us and made us discover unexpected and sur
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Best ways to spend your private holidays
If you are looking to spend a beautiful holiday in Crete with privacy as a key element and discover exceptional pla
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Extraordinary tour
Incredibly friendly service, you can feel the Greek hospitality right from the start. The familiarity with the driv
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Wonderful Cretan Hospitality
We had a wonderful time with Alexander and Dmitrios, who were extremely hospitable and informative. We are a family
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A good opportunity to see the real beauty of the island.
My guide, Alexander, was very accommodating the whole way through, very knowledgeable of both cities- he clearly kn
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A trip where you experience all beauties of Crete
This was one of our best options during the stay on the island. On this trip we explored and experienced the best h
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My family pinned Elafonisi on our things to do on Crete island since our plans in early beginning of 2020. We view
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Axceptional service and great guide!!
Despite the long distance from Elunda our private guide Alex and driver Dimitris were amazing. They filled our day
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Everything was as we requested
We were a group of seniors who needed a little bit more attention in terms of private transportation and guidance.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Russian
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