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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BUS & BOAT EXCURSIONS:
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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 Kourtaliotis Gorge/Photoshooting stop
17:15-19:15 Arrival at your hotel

Kourtaliotis Gorge & Plakias Village


The Kourtaliotiko Gorge is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful gorges of
Crete. Inside, the Kourtaliotis River flows, crossing its 2.5 km in length and its
towering slopes that reach 600 meters in height. The gorge is an important
biotope, since rare species of birds of prey live in the caves formed on its
slopes.
Plakias Village, lies on the south coast of Rethymno. Plakias used to be a
small village in the early 1900s’ but during the times it grew substantially,
becoming one of the largest cities in south Crete. Especially, during the 60s
beaches of Yialia, as the beachfront of the wider area is called, were a
favorite destination for hippies. Now it’s a popular resort and a base for
visiting the natural beauties of the region. Plakias has a 1300 metre long sandy
beach and there are several other beaches within walking distance.
Please note that Rubbish disposal and taking seashells from the Beach is strictly prohibited
Please note that Boat Ticket is not
included and is paid on the spot in cash

Preveli Beach & Palm Forest

Preveli is located about 35km south of Rethymno and 10km east of Plakias. Beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli or Phoenix, is
located at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotis Gorge, where the Great River (“Megas Potamos” in Greek) flows. It is certainly one of the
most famous beaches in south Crete, accepting thousands of visitors every summer.
During the 60s and 70s, Preveli used to be a favorite destination for the hippies. On the banks of the Great River there is a large colony of
“Theophrastus” palm trees, which give the region a sense of a tropical landscape. The river, forming a small lake, 500m long, before
emptying into the sea, has water all year round. You can walk along the river, under the shade of palm and other trees, and start ascending
in the beautiful canyon. You can swim in the cold ponds formed in the gorge. A big fire in 2010 burnt almost everything of this paradise, but
the palmgrove recovered and still remains a heaven on earth.
At the exit of the river, a sandy beach with pebbles and sand is formed, with sea water being very cool due to the river. In the eastern part
of the beach, there is a beautiful rock reminding of a heart. The beach is not well organized because the area is protected (belongs to
NATURA network), without any umbrellas. Staying overnight is officially prohibited


REMEMBER TO BRING!
 Sun Cream (a lot!)  Sunglasses and Hat Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin
 Swim Suit and a Beach Towel!

BOAT TICKET : 12,00 EUROS

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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
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... [more information & reservation]