270 Crete (Heraklion) Cruise Reviews

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
The reason we chose this cruise was for the long stay in Crete. We took the local bus to Knossos and did a wonderful walking tour. We used the app IZI Tours called “Knossos Palace: the Labyrinth of the Minotaur.” It was so perfect, we ... Read More
The reason we chose this cruise was for the long stay in Crete. We took the local bus to Knossos and did a wonderful walking tour. We used the app IZI Tours called “Knossos Palace: the Labyrinth of the Minotaur.” It was so perfect, we highly recommend it. I think it cost like $2.99 to download and you don’t have to be online to follow it. It was like having our own tour guide. We then went to the Museum in town and walked a lot. The experience was all we hoped it would be. It wasn’t real hot the day we went. If it is on the day you go, where a hat! There is no shade. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Guide was good , museum was great but needed much more time
Guide was good , museum was great but needed much more time Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
There was a $3 shuttle proved to the main town. We walked to the old harbor and then enjoyed getting lost before finding our way back to the shuttle pick up location. Heard some fine street musicians.
There was a $3 shuttle proved to the main town. We walked to the old harbor and then enjoyed getting lost before finding our way back to the shuttle pick up location. Heard some fine street musicians. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Been to Knossos before and not much else on offer, so visited the port
Been to Knossos before and not much else on offer, so visited the port Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
used local buses (that were FREE to use) Been here 3 times before, so knew the sights.
used local buses (that were FREE to use) Been here 3 times before, so knew the sights. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Well we had an absolute ball in Crete. Docked at Chania and took the bus just outside the port doors to town for €3.60 return. At the ticket booth there is a map with bus routes. Once we got to town we followed the map and got bus 21 ... Read More
Well we had an absolute ball in Crete. Docked at Chania and took the bus just outside the port doors to town for €3.60 return. At the ticket booth there is a map with bus routes. Once we got to town we followed the map and got bus 21 over the road to Apostoloi beach. It will be on the front of the bus so just ask for ticket to beach. €2.40 return. This is in a small cove and is pretty much only used by locals. It was empty when we got there but filled up with locals as we left at 1. €9 for two sunbeds and parasol. There is a bar and changing rooms and toilets. It’s surrounded by hills and caves and as a bay it is calm for swimming. Golden beach is next door so the stop before but don’t get tempted to get off there as it’s packed! After this we returned to town. Each bus is only about a ten minute journey. In town we walked about and had a lovely meal overlooking the old harbour then we took a horse and carriage ride for 30 mins for €30 which was worth it as we got to see a bit more plus the driver let my son hold the reins and guide the horse so he was really happy. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018

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