286 Crete (Heraklion) Cruise Reviews

Crete was gorgeous. After the huge let down we experienced at Athens (filthy, run-down, looked like ghetto or 3rd world, at least the route the buses took from airport to port, from port to city).
Crete was gorgeous. After the huge let down we experienced at Athens (filthy, run-down, looked like ghetto or 3rd world, at least the route the buses took from airport to port, from port to city). Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Not much of a tour--a walk through town, a small museum, and free time in the market square
Not much of a tour--a walk through town, a small museum, and free time in the market square Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Very long bus ride to and from, ruins were very underwhelming. Guide was not great either.Would not recommend.
Very long bus ride to and from, ruins were very underwhelming. Guide was not great either.Would not recommend. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
very nice litte port.. able to walk and sightsee ..fort on waterfront worth a visit
very nice litte port.. able to walk and sightsee ..fort on waterfront worth a visit Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
It's a short walk to the charming capital, which was very enjoyable for the short time we were there.
It's a short walk to the charming capital, which was very enjoyable for the short time we were there. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
There was an included excursion at this port but we decided not to go after our experience in Istanbul and not being interested in the tour The town of Hereklion is a short walking distance from the port and, again, a yellow line to ... Read More
There was an included excursion at this port but we decided not to go after our experience in Istanbul and not being interested in the tour The town of Hereklion is a short walking distance from the port and, again, a yellow line to guide you. There's a pretty harbour and a good touristy shopping street, where the prices are very reasonable. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
You can walk to the walled city from the port. The Venetian fortress, Arsenals and city walls are impressive. The old town is easily walk able. Don't miss the Churches they are stunning, as is the Icon Museum in Ayios Aikaterina.The ... Read More
You can walk to the walled city from the port. The Venetian fortress, Arsenals and city walls are impressive. The old town is easily walk able. Don't miss the Churches they are stunning, as is the Icon Museum in Ayios Aikaterina.The local bus to Knossos is cheap and frequent. Entry to Knossos is 15 euro, and the Museum in town is 10 euro. Find a nice cafe for a local beer. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Crete was another relaxing and wandering day for us. there is some terrific shopping in Crete and it has by far the nicest shops of all the Greek ports.
Crete was another relaxing and wandering day for us. there is some terrific shopping in Crete and it has by far the nicest shops of all the Greek ports. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Oct 5 Crete 11am-8pm - [x] Take city bus rate from cruise port $2 euros into town of Chania city centre - [x] Walk to old Venetian Harbour approximately 10 minutes. Have a drink or lunch on the patio overlooking the water. Was amazing ... Read More
Oct 5 Crete 11am-8pm - [x] Take city bus rate from cruise port $2 euros into town of Chania city centre - [x] Walk to old Venetian Harbour approximately 10 minutes. Have a drink or lunch on the patio overlooking the water. Was amazing !! - [x] Cab $10/10 mins to Aggi apolosti beach. Zeen restaurant / domes Boris Chania hotel free to use chairs on grass if you order drinks and food or $20 euros pp for beach chairs. - [x] Was better to just stay in old Venetian harbour IMO ! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Interesting, the guide explained clearly, she knew the history ,it was very hot and it is recommended to have hat or umbrella if in summer
Interesting, the guide explained clearly, she knew the history ,it was very hot and it is recommended to have hat or umbrella if in summer Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
This is for Chania, Crete - not Heraklion (there was no drop down for Heraklion, which is on the other side of the island). We took a taxi from the ship to the center of the old town (I think it was a fixed rate of 10 euros) and walked ... Read More
This is for Chania, Crete - not Heraklion (there was no drop down for Heraklion, which is on the other side of the island). We took a taxi from the ship to the center of the old town (I think it was a fixed rate of 10 euros) and walked around the town and the port, which was very pretty and charming. We continued walking about 20 minutes and ended up at a local beach, Nea Chora Beach, which is in a residential neighborhood. At first I didn’t think it was anything special, but we ended up having a really nice time here. It was a friendly, local, low key vibe. 2 chairs and an umbrella (along with use of the bathroom at the restaurant that managed the chairs) was only 6 euros total, for both. The water was warm and the beach sandy. We ordered food from the restaurant, and I was really impressed with how fresh, good, and inexpensive it was. Fresh octopus, fresh sardines (which are normally not appealing to me), calamari, grape leaves, etc. and a cold beer and a carafe of wine all came to 27 euros. As I said, it wasn’t the prettiest beach in my opinion, because it was in a residential neighborhood. But, that said, we had a lot of fun, I liked the food, convenience, price, and the vibe and would go back again. We walked about 20 minutes back to the town and grabbed a cab (which was actually a bit hard to find). Next time, I would ask the restaurant to help call a cab, which I assume would be about 15 euros back to the ship from this distance. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We walked a couple miles to a beach and played in the waves. Very fun.
We walked a couple miles to a beach and played in the waves. Very fun. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Well-organized, excellent guided tour of the Knossos Palace, and then time allowed for a visit to the Archaeological Museum.
Well-organized, excellent guided tour of the Knossos Palace, and then time allowed for a visit to the Archaeological Museum. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019

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