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Excellent information and amazing tour guide!

Our tour guide was amazing, she gave us so much information about the palace and delved deeper into the history and provided us with so much knowledge about the palace and what took place there. It felt like we were getting an insider's scoop, or like we were taking an upper-level university course. It wasn't as surface level as a lot of other tours are ("this painting was done by this man" , "these bricks are this old", etc). Rather, she told us a lot about why things were the way they were and had us thinking about things very deeply and abstractly. Not only was the tour itself amazing, but our tour guide was wonderful. I had a moment where I was about to faint from dehydration and she rushed over to me and knew exactly what to do to help, then kept an eye on me the rest of the tour. I wish I could remember her name (I think it was Tatiana...? She was tall and blonde). Overall, an amazing tour and would definitely recommend.

Knossos Palace & the Museum at Heraklion Very Interesting

The Palace and Museum were worth the visit, Heraklion itself is full of shops and restaurants, I am sure it has many other places of interest but after visiting the museum and getting something to eat we had no time to explore it further. It’s a long day out, half of it is spent travelling on a coach there and back with a stop for a drink and snacks each way although we weren’t very impressed with the choice of cafe or the coffee. In hindsight we would have hired a car but understand why some people prefer to travel by coach/do a tour.

It was great to see Santorini but the crowd was horrendous!

The boat trip can be difficult for many people due to choppy waves. If you get sick from boat trips then you won't enjoy this trip. However, Santorini is well worth viewing. Unfortunately it is loved to death by the foreign traveller and you will find the crush of the crowd unpleasant. We did enjoy our experience, however, particularly an excellent meal at a Santorini restaurant overlooking the caldera. It is a very full and tiring day but worthwhile if you have stamina and are not affected by boat motion.

Day Trip to Santorini from Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos Reviewed by Anonymous, 27/09/2019

Everything as advertised. Easy meet-up, small group, great tour guide.

Meet-up process was very simple, and buying tickets was very easy as they walked up with us to the special window they have for guides to buy tickets. 10 in our group, which was perfect - watching as other groups of 40 or more went by, I was very happy with our tour. Calypso was a very knowledgeable and thorough guide, who had great knowledge of the site, and especially of the history. Also great at finding shade, which is appreciated in July. :)

Fantastic walk and amazing scenery, not to be missed!

Well organised trip and had a brilliant day. It was a long day being picked up at 6am and not getting back to hotel until 10pm but thoroughly enjoyed it. The Gorge is awesome and the walk was challenging in the heat but well worth the effort. The swim in the sea at the end was heavenly as was the cold beer after! Getting the boat back for part of the way was fab and also the stop for souvlaki being cooked outside for us.