Tourist Guides of Crete put together a bespoke package of hotels and restaurants, hire cars and guide in support of a British Army Battlefield Study of OP MERCURY, the German invasion of Crete in 1941. The service was exceptional. Tourist Guides of Crete created a cost effective and flexible program that was expertly tailored to our every needs. This is the one-stop company you need is you are planning any sort of activity or vacation in Crete. Every recommendation was fantastic. They even liaised with local store owners to get cafes opened out of season for us. Vicky, the staff member we engaged was polite, engaging and very patient. Thank you so much for all your hard work.
Excellent ! Christina, notre guide nous a enchanté : c’est une vrai puits de connaissances et de culture : BRAVO
Je recommande vivement !
Merci pour tout
Françoise Masson, guide ALPIMONDO
The visit to Knossos palace was really interesting and we had an excellent guide. She not only had a lot of knowledge but also expressed herself in a very pleasant, knowledgeable and humorous way. The interaction with our group of 40 people (scientists) was very nice. We learned a lot.
La guida ci ha illustrato la storia del palazzo di Minosse e del labirinto del Minotauro. Abbiamo anche visitato con lei il museo. I ragazzi sono rimasti interessati per tutta la durata della visita nonostante il caldo e la stanchezza.
We recently used the services of Tourist Guides of Create to provide a walking tour of Chania for four visitors. Our guide was very informed, knowledgeable and highly accommodating in regard to customizing what we saw.
Martin from Toronto , Canada
Tourist Guides of Crete are highly recommended for the advanced level of services and precision. We visited the archeological area of Knossos and the Archeological Museum and city center of Iraklion with them. We were in total 7 person (2 families - 3 teens) and we had an excellent experience with our private tour guide, who gain the interest of the group with her descriptions and links between mythology and reality. Tourist Guides of Crete have been very responsive and precise through-out our communication/transaction. I would highly recommend them to friends and family, while I will definitely select them for my next tour in Crete.
Thank you so much. Your help, along with Stavroula originally, was just right for our stay in Heraklion.
We are now happily moving on in Crete , with your help in heading us in the right direction.
Angela and Joel Solomon
Everything about our visit to Crete was wonderful!
Also sending a special Thank You to you and especially our dear Georgios.
Getting to know your beautiful island and experiencing the warmth, hospitality, generosity, friendship and kindness of the Cretan people was a true honor and privilege.
Thank you from my heart.
Thank you for all your help and perfect organiation.
Thanks as well to the professional guides at the desk at the Ibis.
Crete’s hospitality is very warm.
Dear Tourist Guides of Crete and Vicky
I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for a fantastic week with you on your very beautiful island of Crete!
I arrived home with my fellow Tour Guides this morning to the grey skies and cold winds of Dublin with the heat of your sun and the warmth of your hospitality in my heart!
Your hard work, your attention to detail and above all the wonderful island you live on have all left an indelible mark and I don’t envy the guides of Portugal having to follow on from such an amazing act of total professionalism and expertise.
A hundred thousand thank you’s to each and everyone of you for an unforgettable experience which will remain forever with me! And I look forward to meeting you all in the years ahead….......
My very best wishes and may the seasonal spirit of Christmas be with you all.
Thank you very much for the nice time I had in Crete , discovering your lovely island .
Congratulations for the organisation, every thing was perfect.
Thank you to our Cretean colleagues who gave up their time to bring us this lovely island closer .
Thank you for your lovely presents , I am using the herbs almost every day.
Hope to see you all at another occasion
Please could you pass on our heartfelt appreciation and thanks to all those involved in the organisation and operation of the Crete FEG main meeting and Pre tour in Chania.
We enjoyed our visit very much and especially appreciated the hospitality everywhere we went - the warm welcomes, the gifts, the coffee and the snacks.
We also appreciated the special access we were afforded, eg the Necropolis at Orthi Petra. We had not visited Crete before so we really enjoyed being able to visit east, west, north and south - we certainly covered a lot of ground - the scenery is very beautiful! It was also very interesting to hear the different guides’ commentaries which brought it all to life.
We also appreciated being met on the Friday evening at Chania airport.
So please pass on our thanks to all those involved.
We really had a lot of fun and enjoyed meeting all the guides from different countries.
We wish you all a pleasant winter and all the very best for the summer season in 2019.
Kind regards from a rather grey London.
Rosie and Peter Pollard
I want to thank you for the ospitality and the beautiful excursions, in which I participated and all the the work you did.
I think you and the other touristguides of crete did a marvellous job. I enjoyed it very much.
Kind regards and thanking you again,
Dear Marinela and other guides,
I have already sent my thanks and appreciation of the November meeting via our delegate Dianne but want to add my thanks to you for organising such a brilliant time. The organisation, hospitality and special visits were exceptional. All your thoughtful extras such as the olive bags, fridge magnets, the evening events and all the lunches, snacks and visits contributed to making this an unforgettable visit. I love Greece (and Crete) and intend to come back in the summer.
I thought the hotel Ibis fantastic, fortunately having a sea-facing room with a lovely view and a fine room. Their breakfast and lunch were excellent too. I have written them up in a complimentary way on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately I couldn’t get into your site on Trip Advisor - the one you sent us- to recommend you.
I shall remember for a long time the wonderful hospitality you gave us and the interesting places we visited. Scotland is very cold, rainy and windy compared with that idyllic island. I am looking at Edward Lear paintings and reading about eh Villa Ariadne to compensate. Please pass my thanks on to the other guides, especially Giorgios and the lovely lady who took us to the olive grove..
All good wishes,
Dear Marinela and Tourist Guides of Crete,
Firstly I’d like to thank you all most sincerely for the wonderful time you all gave us in Crete and then in Athens.
Your hospitality during our stay was very generous and the tours conducted by our fellow Greek Tour Guides were excellent- thank you all so much. I learnt more about one of my favourite cultlures in the world - Greek - and hope to visit your great country again some day. The hotels were very well placed in city centre locations and those in Chania and Heraklion were excellent. I felt very lucky to be staying so centrally - off Syntagma Square - in Athens.
I have only one tiny niggle: during our visit to the Arcady Orthodox Monastery - so important in modern Greek history - the times given to us for our departure from the monastery varied, depending on which Greek colleague gave them. This was frustrating and meant that I could not visit all that was to be visited in this most interesting house of God.
But otherwise it was a wonderful 2 weeks and most sincere congratulations to you all on an undertaking very well carried out and with patience and great good humour on all your parts.
And it was wonderful to be met at the airport in Chania when we arrived late at night after our journey from Dublin.
Thank you so much for all the good organization, your patience and wit !
Thanks also to the whole team who made the convention a memorable experience !
I wish you all, the best for this new year with a busy tourism season !
Dear guides of Crete
I want to thank you so much for your welcoming attention when we were in Crete.
All the colleagues guides have been so excellent (and I know what I am talking about)
May be some names I do not remember but all excellent Irene, Rena, Athina, Giorgos and the atentions of Vicky etc.
So I shall give the best qualification.
We remain with wish to go back and we shall recommend highly
Many thanks to you for all the hard work and effort that everyone will have put into making things run so smoothly for the excellent programme.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for a jolly good time. It was great. Please tell everyone!
Kind regards from Berlin
You all made the most tremendous effort to make us feel welcome and to devise an interesting and varied programme. I am now hooked on Crete and planning a trip back to Chania next year with my husband. I am hoping for the same, beautiful blue skies that we were blessed with during our visit but that is probably a selfish wish because I am sure that you need the rain. We are certainly getting plenty of it in London!
Many thanks again to you and all your colleagues.
Many thanks, Marinella
It was an excellent event, and I greatly enjoyed the visits and tours arranged, so I shall be happy to write a review.
This is a top quality agent with excellent suppliers; would strongly recommend one of their railor-made tours with a qualified tourist guide. You will get a whole different quality experience of Crete! They know Crete like no one else and will create a unique experience for. We enjoyed visiting less known parts of Crete, including fascinating Chania, set in stunning scenery. I recommend a tour about Crete in the 2nd World War as well.
Our visit to Knossos Palace and Archeologic museum were amazing. Thank you Irene. Our visit to Bysantin icon museum with Marinella was much and much better than expect.
I had a lovely time this autumn in Crete . I came for the FEG annual meeting . It was very well organized. The choice of hotels was good, centrally located. Our guides were all different and all excellent, they brought the beauty and history of the island close to us.
Great guides showed us round wonderful archaeological and historical sites; our accommodation was clean and comfortable and the food was great, with an excellent selection for vegetarians and vegans.Coach travel was comfortable and itineraries were organised so that all our large group could see the sites without feeling crowded. All in all a great trip which left me wanting to return to Crete for more.
Thank you very much for this special week we had in Crete! Everything was very well organized and it was a very nice experience.
Everything was perfect; the trips were guided by qualified guides so they not only had the facts at their finger tips but explained in an entertaining way that was not too dry
Excellence in the art of guiding
Professional guides with a breadth of knowledge which is astonishing. Presentational skills that maintain your interest throughout the visits. A friendliness and approachability that encourages you to question beyond the broad range of information provided as the starting point of each visit.This team of guides are elite level.
I enjoyed the trip as it was very well prepared a perfectly guided. The events, the tour, the dinners, everything was well organized and it was fun to be part of it. Many thanks
The guides in Creta and Athens are excellent and the historical sites are very interesting. The conection between the guides and the University concerning the last historical discoveries is perfect!
An outstanding experience of Crete
We experienced an amazing welcome in Crete : the guides were all very knowledgeable, the organizing team was very Professional and all the venues and hotels were of a high quality.If you intend to visit Crete, make sure that you get in touch with the TOURIST GUIDES OF CRETE.You will never be disappointed.We address our sincere thanks to Stravros, Nina, Athina, Giorgos, Stavroula … who guided us with passion and knowledge.A special thank to MARINA who has made an outstanding job to make our stay unforgettable.Catherine from Paris
I enjoyed very much the archeological tours with all the explanations I was told during the visits.The guided tours of all the museums were interesting and rich in knowledge specially the archeological museum of Heraklion.I must also mention the Saint Catherine museum with the extraordinary icons of Damaskinos!The bus tours gave us a very nice opportunity to discover the outskirts of the city and to get an idea of what makes today Crete a very attractive land thanks to its products and way of life.The food was excellent the accommodation provided was more than acceptable.
Well worth a visit after the season, when the countryside is green and the skies are still blue. There is lots to see and some wonderful tour guides to inform your visit.
We had on our tour in Noevember the best experienced guides, fantastic food and culture,The scenery is so amazing, and the history was explained in the best way. olive oil production, traditional bakery, dances and the really good weather gave us the best impression of Crete. And all this was shared by the Tourist Guides of Crete! Thank you so much!
Great tour, wonderful experience!
I was quite sure that the Tourist Guides of Crete Agency would have organised a wonderful Convention and tour and they surely did! Considering that they had a quite demanding audience to please - tourist guides from all over Europe - they did a great job. The selection of sites, museums, attractions was well balanced as was the timing of all visits. Never felt rushed nor slowed down. Crete is beautiful and Greece is indeed the cradle of western civilization, art, history, mythology, literature, democracy. All the things I love come from here! I was deeply affected by the extraordinariness of Greek culture and heritage and set back by the deep knowledge of all our local guides. I wish to send special thanks to Marinela for all her efforts, her patience and energy as an organiser and profound gratitude to all the guides, in particular to Andreas, Cristina, Lina and Gemma. Their passion and culture is what really made the difference. Thank you!
Great time in Crete in November !
European Tour Guide Convention in Crete this last November was a great experience !Cretan people very friendlyInteresting historic sites and fascintating museumsAttractive old cities( as Xania)Beautiful seaside and mountain landscapesGreat weather : sunny and warm. Beautiful light !Last but not least : good wine and food !
wonderfull congress organization
it was all great, timing, museums, guides, transportation…it is clear that they are all great proffesionals
Tourist Guides of Crete is a superb agency. They are efficient, prompt, and courteous. I would recommend them to anyone visiting Crete.
Guided visit to the archaeological site of Knossos
As a group of mathematicians we visited the archaeological site of Knossos and Mr. Andreas Fountoulis was our guide. He was very informative in giving us from basic facts to twists and turns of history. He also talked about greek mythology in a humorous way. Good-naturedly, he cared that we moved from one shade to the other so that we wouldn’t take too much of the Cretan sun. Again, Mr. Andreas has been informative and amusing and made our visit to Knossos very pleasing.
Great service and nice contact
The organisation Tourist Guides of Crete is very professional and helpful. I do recommend their service! And the contact person is very nice Thanks a lot for everything!
Everyone in our group of fourteen felt that is was a really enjoyable experience. We were particularly pleased by two things.
The first was the extraordinary high knowledge of your archaeological guides (Marinela, obviously, and the others as well), matched only by the geological guidance we received from Prof. Fassoulas and his assistant, Spiros. The educational content of our trip was simply brilliant and beautifully explained. Bravo to you all, from us all! Your bus drivers also received many compliments, both for their skill and their pleasant manner (and patience).
The second reason my colleagues gave me for enjoying the trip so much, was the satisfactory mix of field trip days and rest / touring / trip days, organised jointly by your agency and Prof. Fassoulas. We all thank you both sincerely for your wonderful planning.
We had a visit in Knossos and was an absolutely amazing experience. Katerina, our guide was very polite and always available to answer all of our questions. Having the guide in italian was also very helpful!
Thank you Katerina for describing the story of Knossos and the famous labyrinth!
Stella & the rest of the Italian team!
GUIDING TOUR IN KNOSSOS
“The service was perfect and the guide was great! “
Uslugi Turystyczne STACHURA
From the beginning until the end of our cooperation, the services of the Tourist Guides in Crete were excellent. Both the coordination and, especially, the services offered by the Tour Guide, Mrs. Irini Maravelia, were impeccable!
Myrto Karanatsiou- Royal Thai Empassy
Crete 30th wedding anniversary adventure
Tourist Guides of Crete took care of us and the service was first class. They looked after every details of our trip on Crete and also Athens which we organised with them all from Australia stress free. They went out of their way to offer many suggestions and once on Crete, they continued to support us and help us where needed. They took care of our accommodation, airfares and car hire and so much more. The whole trip went without one hiccup. It was the best holiday ever. I highly recommend them for any of your travel needs where they go the extra mile with professionalism and efficiency.
“Wonderful trip to Greece!”
My husband and I traveled to Athens and Santorini on a trip planned by Tourist Guides of Crete. We loved our accommodations and travel schedule. Also, Tourist Guides of Crete kept up with us throughout our trip, offering support and communication. They were knowledgeable and helpful all the way. We highly recommend them and would definitely use them again.
FIREFLY FILMS-EMMA SLADE
We had a terrific time with Andreas. He was a super star and was well prepped for us. The day went very smoothly and we were very appreciative to have his knowledge and expertise.
You guys were a lucky find!
CONGRESS CGI 2016
Now that the dust of the 33rd CGI (CGI’16 - Computer Graphics International Conference 2016, Heraklion, Greece – June 28th to July 1st, 2016) has gone down, the conference organizing committee would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Tourist Guides of Crete Travel Agency, for the outstanding organization of the whole CGI’16 event. During the preparatory period, the actual CGI’16 event, and the post-conference activities, Tourist Guides of Crete worked and exhibited a particularly professional attitude, cooperated with us most productively, and eagerly / effectively responded to any issue that came up during such a demanding organization. All in all, the great success of CGI’16 should (among other contributors) also be credited to the Tourist Guides of Crete Agency, whereas the outstanding organizational realization should be fully credited to them! In particular, we feel mostly happy to express a big Thank You to Marinela Mamalaki and Vicky Leivadarou for the excellent and professional way they carried out all conference related businesses. We are pleased to most highly recommend Tourist Guides of Crete for the successful organization of any conference in the future.
Jon Paul Buchmeyer
Hi Vicky! The tour was wonderful. And Sevestianna was really terrific. We loved the cooking participation part—it was wonderful. Great choice.
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We will definitely recommend you for future!
Thank you for all of your help and logistics during our trip! Valerie and I had a great experience, everything you booked for us was perfect. We will recommend your agency to anyone we know who is traveling to Greece.
The whole trip was amazing however Crete was even more amazing that we could have expected. Everyone we met was a gracious host and we hope to visit again to explore more.
Thank you again!
We had a great time and Ritsa was outstanding. Thank you for making the arrangements
Eleine & Greg Golden
Wow! Greg and I want to thank everyone who helped us plan our wonderful trip to Greece. Jim, thank you so much for helping us think through our trip, plan an itinerary, and connecting us to fantastic people to take care of details. Tourist Guides of Crete, George and Vicky, we thank you for making all our reservations and checking in with us along the way to make sure everything was OK. All hotel and transportation bookings were great. You made it so easy! Also, Efi was a delight and very knowledgeable. We loved the day we spent with her in Thessaloniki.
It meant so much to me to be able to share part of my childhood and my love of Greece with Greg. It didn’t take long for him to love the beauty of Greece, it’s rich history, and wonderful people. Everyone we met was so friendly.
We’re slowly settling into our routine and enjoying memories of our trip. We miss the flavors of Greece, so I went to the library yesterday for a Greek cookbook! I hope our next trip will include Crete. We know how much you love it Jim, and we would love to meet you George and Vicky! Once again, we thank all of you.
The delegation is very much satisfied with the tour guide service of Mr Andreas Foundoulis. Our Ambassador has said that we will choose him again next time we have a delegation visiting Crete. I myself is very much impressed by the efficiency and professionalism of your agency. Looking forward to cooperation with you again in the near future.
Great service! The trip of a lifetime!
My wife had been dreaming of visiting Greece for some time and when we worked with the Tourist Guides of Crete they made this trip truly memorable. They were friendly and accessible, we felt like we had friends that we could reach should we need them. Tourist Guides of Crete treated us like family and we really appreciate how hospitable and knowledgable that they were. Crete is a beautiful destination where every local really tries to make you feel welcomed, the Tourist Guides of Crete were certainly the leaders in this wonderful culture of hospitality.
We plan on returning to Crete again in the future and we will absolutely be working with the Tourist Guides of Crete when we do so.
Wonderful trip to Greece
Tourist Guides of Crete booked travel, hotel and and car rentals for our trip to mainland Greece and islands. Everything went smoothly. They were very attentive and checked with us throughout the trip to make sure everything was satisfactory. We were very happy with their service!
“Battle of Crete”
“A small group of us (Australian and NZ) booked this tour for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle in which close relatives took part. We were lucky enough to find this company in our research and from the time we contacted them, had first class service. Every email was responded to promptly by Vicky, we were met at the Heraklion airport and taken good care of for the whole tour. Andreas the tour guide was so knowledgeable about Cretan history, culture, food and wildflowers, so as well as visiting the war sites, we had a really good taste of Crete in general. We appreciated the small size of the group. All of us would thoroughly recommend the company and the quality of guide we had on tour and we thank you for bringing a long held desire to fruition for us!” Jan, Melbourne, Australia
“We can’t recommend this tour highly enough, the guide was very knowledgable on the archaeological sites, plant life and the Battle of Crete. We had very good hotels, lunches were superb. All correspondence with the company was excellent. The tour on this occasion was for personal reasons as our father was on Crete in 1941.” Kiwi Aro
“The main purpose of my visit to Crete was to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete. We also visited some of the archaeological sites. The tour was well organized and very enjoyable, despite the sombre nature of the commemorations. Our guide, Andreas, looked after us very well and we especially appreciated his guidance in trying out the local dishes. I will always remember the rugged beauty of Crete.” Catherine, Melbourne, Australia
A superb introduction to Crete
My daughter was paying a visit to Crete to celebrate her 21st birthday and I wanted to make that visit a memorable experience. I wasn’t disappointed. My daughter sent me a message as soon as she’d finished the tour saying that she’d been shown incredible parts of the island, tasted wonderful food and wine and skipped the queues. It was truly memorable.
Best travel company on Crete!
Tourist Guides of Crete organized for me bus and accomodation as well as local arrangements for a university trip with students, round trip over the Eastern part of the island. As we moved every day or every two days, this can be tiring, but since all the arrangements were made perfectly, we had a most wonderful and smooth trip. Would recommend ‘Tourist Guides of Crete’ to anyone traveling on Crete! We will be back and ask them to help us.
Visit in Crete of Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion
All our e-mails with the company prior to the booking received prompt attention and and precise answers. After the booking, we were assigned a guide with directions for the meeting point.. The latter was well defined and our meeting on time. We had a wonderful visit with a very knowledgeable guide named Mrs Christina Avgoustidou. Her explanations were clear as well as extensive. She showed a great enthusiasm in showing us the site and later the museum.
We warmly recommend the company as well as the specific guide.