Coach Excursions in Crete

KERA TOURS offers you a large variety of coach / bus excursions and trips, that allow you to discover the whole island of Crete in all of its beauty. Visit all significant natural, historical and archeological sites of Crete, like the Lasithi Plateau, the Samaria Gorge, the palm tree beach of Vai, the Minoan Palace of Knossos, various museums, monasteries and many more places of interest.

Browse through our day trip program on this page and buy your excursion tickets online from home as a part of your holiday planning and preparation or from your hotel room if you're already in Crete.

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Days: Tue
Period: 01.06 - 22.09
For babies (0-4 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 27,50, Children (0-2 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion KNOSSOS & LASITHI  - image 1
Our day begins with by the visit to the remarkable 4000 year old minoan palace of Knossos. The tour around the unique site will amaze you as the story unfolds and tells how the first civilization in Europe was started here.

In complete contrast our next stop will be to the Lassithi Plateau famed for the thousands of windmills that once irrigated the land for the... [more information & reservation]

SAMARIA GORGE - 59,00

Days: Mon
Period: 31.05 - 19.10
For babies (0-4 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 29,50, Children (0-2 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion SAMARIA GORGE - image 1
Set in the south west of the island, amongst the wonderful scenery to be found there, is the "Grand Canyon" of Crete.

Famous for being the longest gorge in Europe it is also top of the list for nature lovers. Its vast array of herbs and flowers, only known to Crete, is a must for botanists and the bird watchers will not be disappointed either. It is also an area... [more information & reservation]

LASITHI PLATEAU - 43,00

Days: Tue
Period: 01.06 - 15.10
For babies (0-4 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 21,50, Children (0-2 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion LASITHI PLATEAU - image 1
Lassithi Plateau famed for the thousands of windmills that once irrigated the land for the village farms.

Psychro village is where we will visit the cave of Zeus and learn the mythology surrounding his birthplace. The scenery surrounding the plateau is fantastic for a photo stop.

Last but not least is the visit to the monastery of Kera with its famed... [more information & reservation]
Days: Sat
Period: 29.05 - 31.10
For babies (0-4 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 22,00, Children (0-2 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion KNOSSOS, MUSEUM & HERAKLION CENTER - image 1
A chance to visit the amazing 4000 years old Minoan Palace, we spend the morning here visiting the site and enjoy the guided tour learning the history of the first civilization in Europe and wonder at the legendary home of the Minotaur.

Onwards next to the capital city, Heraklion.
The guide will lead us through the streets towards the central market area where... [more information & reservation]
Days: Thu
Period: 27.05 - 31.10
For babies (0-4 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 28,50, Children (0-2 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion WEST CRETE - Chania, Kourna,Rethymnon  - image 1
Go west to see the difference in landscape and culture to what we have here on the east coast. Higher and more dramatic mountain ranges and of course the famous gorges.

Lake Kournas lies in a valley, in a beautiful area between the hills and the surrounding mountains and is reminiscent of a lake in the Alps. Here you can walk around the lake and see how the colour... [more information & reservation]
Days: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Period: 15.06 - 31.10
For babies (0-4 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 26,00, Children (0-4 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion GRAMVOUSA CRUISE (CHANIA AREA TRANSFER) - image 1
10:00 Arrival at the port of Kissamos

10:20 Departure for Gramvousa Island

11:30 Arrival at Gramvousa

Departing from the port of Kissamos and while sailing, you will admire a huge cave, that is believed to have been the ancient shipyard of “Tarsanas”. At the end of the Gulf you will notice an impressive geological phenomenon where, as a result... [more information & reservation]
Days: Thu
Period: 15.06 - 16.10
For babies (0-5 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 19,00, Children (0-5 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion IMBROS GORGE ( CHANIA / RETHYMNON AREA) - image 1
08:30-09:20 Pick up
10:20 Arrival at Imbros gorge – free time for coffee and/or breakfast
10:40 Beginning of the hike
13:30 Hike ends at Komitades Village (depending on how fast you walk)
Departure for Sfakia (or else called Chora Sfakion)
14:15 Arrival at Sfakia where you can swim or enjoy a meal at the local taverns
16:15 Departure from... [more information & reservation]
Days: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Period: 15.07 - 31.10
For babies (0-4 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 19,00, Children (0-5 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion ELAFONISSI (CHANIA AREA TRANSFER) - image 1
Indicative Time-Table

09:45 First Stop at St. Sophia Cave.
Built at a height of 80m from the main road that crosses the Topolia Gorge, this church is rich in history and traditions that date back to the battles of Cretans against their conquerors(the Venetians and Turks).
Cretan soldiers, who had fought at the siege of Constantinople, carried the icon of Saint... [more information & reservation]
Days: Tue
Period: 15.06 - 31.10
For babies (0-4 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 25,00, Children (0-4 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion KNOSSOS (CHANIA AREA TRANSFER) - image 1
06.40‐07.50 Pick up
09.00 20min stop for breakfast
10.30 Arrival at Knossos – Guiding from an official guide
12.00 Departure from Knossos
12.20 Arrival at Heraklion
12.30‐15.30 Free time at Heraklion City
If you wish you can visit by yourselves the
Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
15.30 Departure from Heraklion
17.00 20min stop for... [more information & reservation]
Days: Everyday
Period: 10.06 - 31.10
For babies (0-4 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 19,00, Children (0-4 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion SAMARIA GORGE (CHANIA AREA TRANSFER) - image 1
LONG WAY

No holiday in Crete is complete without a trip through the 2nd longest gorge in Europe, the Gorge of Samaria. It is the longest and most imposing ravine in the Mediterranean. It is 16.5 kilometers in length from the position of Xyloskalo and terminates at Agia Roumeli in the Libyan Sea.



We will arrive around 7 o’clock in the morning and after a... [more information & reservation]
Days: Tue
Period: 01.06 - 31.10
For babies (0-4 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 19,00, Children (0-4 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion PREVELI  PALM BEACH ( CHANIA AREA TRANSFER) - image 1
08:30-09:20 Pick-Up from Chania Hotels
10:15-10:45 Pick-Up from Rethymno Hotels
11:35 Arrival at Damnoni Beach/Embarkation
11:40 Departure by boat to Preveli Beach
12:00 Arrival to Preveli Palm Beach
15:00 Departure by boat from Preveli Palm Beach to
Plakias / Damnoni Village
15:20-16:15 Free time at Plakias Village
16:15 Departure from Plakias Village
16:30... [more information & reservation]
Days: Tue
Period: 01.06 - 31.10
For babies (0-4 y.o.) FREE, Children (5-12 y.o.) pay 22,50, Children (0-4 y.o.) pay 0,00
Excursion KNOSSOS ( RETHYMNO AREA TRANSFER ) - image 1
Excursion KNOSSOS ( RETHYMNO AREA TRANSFER ) - image 2
Excursion KNOSSOS ( RETHYMNO AREA TRANSFER ) - image 3
Excursion KNOSSOS ( RETHYMNO AREA TRANSFER ) - image 4
06.40‐07.50 Pick up
09.00 20min stop for breakfast
10.30 Arrival at Knossos – Guiding from an official guide
12.00 Departure from Knossos
12.20 Arrival at Heraklion
12.30‐15.30 Free time at Heraklion City
If you wish you can visit by yourselves the
Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
5.30 Departure from Heraklion
17.00 20min stop for coffee
18.00‐18.30 Arrival at your Hotel

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Knossos is the site of the most important and better known palace of Minoan civilization and is a "must see" during your vacation in Crete. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos. The Palace is also connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and the story of Daedalus and Icarus. The site was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic period (7000- 3000 B.C.) until Roman times.



After its partial destruction in 1450 B.C., Knossos was settled by Mycenaeans from the Greek Mainland. The city flourished again during the Hellenistic period in 67 B.C. It was captured by the Roman Quintus Caecilius Metelus Creticus. Knossos was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos.



Arthur Evans conducted systematic excavations at the site between 1900 and 1931, bringing to light the palace, a large section of the Minoan city, and the cemeteries. The restoration of the palace to its present form was carried out by Arthur Evans. The interventions were mostly imposed by the need to preserve the monuments uncovered.



The City of Heraklion & the Archaeological museum of Crete

History is very much alive in the old town of Heraklion, just like in most Greek cities.From the old Venetian Harbour, the August 25th Str., leads to the old town's centre. The central square while surrounded by cafes, stores and restaurants, is dominated by the fountain of the Lions, built by Morozini the venetian governor in 1628. The Town Hall, is today housed in the Venetian Loggia, a building from the same era and next to it, the plateau and the cathedral of Agios Titos an exceptional monument from the Byzantine era.From the central square the street of the "Central Market" ends at "Kornarou Square" with the coffee house, housed at "Koubes" a Turkish fountain and next to it the "Bembo fountain" built by a Venetian nobleman. To the left "Averof Str." leads to "Eleftherias sq." ,

Heraklion's main square where the Archaeological museum stands and to the right 'Kyrillou Loukareos Str" leads to Agios Minas cathedral and Agia Aikaterini Museum. The archaeological museum is considered to be one of the most famous museums all over Europre and definately worths a visit. The museum brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island''s history. Pride of place is given to the treasures of Minoan civilisation, the entire historical course of which can thus be appreciated. Justly regarded as the home of Minoan civilisation par excellence, the museum houses the most important collection of Minoan antiquities the world over.

All around the old part of the city, visitors can walk following the Venetian walls that meet at the old port and "Koules", the fortress that dominates the old harbour of the city.of Minoan antiquities the world over.

KNOSSOS PALACE ENTRANCE : 15,00 EUROS



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