Crete Taxi Excursions and Tours

Short history of Crete

Crete’s location is the main reason for the continuous claim of the island by many occupants. Minoan civilisation thrived between 2800 BC to 1400 and the Palaces of Knossos, Malia, Zakros, Phaestus reflect the splendour of the Minoan civilisation. It was terminated when the Achaeans and the Dorians made their presence on the island and the Classical Greek civilisation begun.  Romans moved the capital of Crete to Gortys after their conquest and in 824 Crete was conquered by Arabs who turned today’s Iraklion to a base for pirate attacks in the Mediterranean. Byzantines turn was in 961 and after the conquest of Constantinople by the crusaders in 1204 the Venetians became the new rulers of Crete. The progress during that period was immense both in economical and spiritual form. Cities were rebuilt with monuments and fortifications while arts flourished in the form of literature, music, paintings and more. All these were interrupted when Candia (today’s Iraklion) the Crete’s last fortress, surrendered after the longest siege in history by the Ottomans in 1669. Bloody revolutions led to the autonomy of Crete in 1897 and in 1913 Crete became part of the Greek territory honouring the dream of Cretans for the Union. Cretan glory emerged once again in the battle of Crete in 1941 helping to turn the scales in favour of the Allies.

 NEW !!   Special arrangements for cruise ships travellers !!


Crete Taxi Services offers the 3 hour tour for cruises ships travellers from HERAKLION PORT.

  • HERAKLION TOWN (Venetian port, Historical city centre, The cathedral church of Saint Minas, Kazantzakis tomb)

For any information or arrangement please contact us.

                                    Experience CRETE !!!


Crete is an island with an exquisite 1,000 kilometre-long coastline dotted with numerous coves, bays and peninsulas, which afford a multitude of soft, sandy beaches along the beautifully blue Mediterranean Sea. After all, it's among the finest in the world and has established Crete as one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. And, of course, the island's historic importance in today's world as the home of the Minoan civilisation with important archaeological finds at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys, is evidenced by the tens of thousands of visitors to these sites each year.

However, Crete is the largest island in Greece - the fifth largest in the Mediterranean - and, within its diverse area of more than 8,000 square kilometres, there are many other jewels just waiting to be discovered by the more adventurous explorers of holiday treasures.If you haven’t visited Crete yet, this summer may be the time to come and discover this fascinating Greek island. If it captures your heart, don’t worry , come back next year and Crete will welcome you once more with its smiling Cretan sun, the sounds of the Cretan lyre, the scents of orange blossom and jasmine, a slice of cool red watermelon and a glass of iced raki.

Crete Taxi Services team gives you the chance to visit Crete and discover her beauties as you deserve.Professionals, friendly and experienced drivers with proficient knowledge of the island’s destinations can stand up to your expectations for a safe comfortable travel.

Crete Taxi Services suggests: 


Heraklion Town and Knossos tour.The four (4) hour tour includes: 
1. The palace of Knossos (6000 years old).
2. Morozini square (Venetian fountain).
3. Open market area with domestic products. 
4. The Cathedral church of Saint Minas (largest in Crete,120 years old) 
5. Venetian city walls.  
6. Kazantzakis tomb (famous Cretan author).
7. Archaeological museum of Heraklion. 
8. The Venetian port with the fortress of Koules (1000 years old).

Full day tour Heraklion Town - Agios Nikolaos - Elounda

The full day tour  starts 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  and includes


1.The palace of Knossos (6000 years old) .

2.Morozini square (Venetian fountain).
3.Open market area with domestic products. 
4.The Cathedral church of Saint Minas (largest in Crete, 120 years old) 
5.Venetian city walls.  
6.Kazantzakis tomb (famous Cretan author).
7. Archaeological museum of Heraklion. 
8.The Venetian port with the fortress of Koules (1000 years old).

9. Monastery of Saint George in Selinari

10.Town of Agios Nikolaos 

11.The bay of famous Elounda 

Any other possible excursion can be scheduled.


For any information or arrangement please contact us.

Professionals, friendly and experienced drivers with proficient knowledge of the islands destinations can stand up to your expectations for a safe comfortable travel. Our drivers speak fluent English.

Day tours and Excursions in heraklion Crete, Taxi and Minivan excursions in Crete, Tours to Knossos palace and all archaeological sightseeings in crete