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Welcome to Tourist Guides of Crete Excursions
See more - Do more in a day. Visit Crete with a professional licensed guide and make your visit one to remember !!!

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. The island Crete is a different world compared to other parts of Greece. Crete is a place with its own tradition, its own character and its own dialect. Local people are very proud of their Cretan origin. The island forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural features (such as its own poetry   and  music). 

If you are planning on visiting Crete and you would like to make the most of your trip, this is the right site for you. Find a licensed tourist guide to make your visit, a memorable one . In Greece, tourist guiding is a recognized profession. All our guides are professional licensed and registered with the Ministry of Tourism.  In order though to provide their services directly  or organize tours , they have to have their own travel agency . And this is what we have done over the past years. We organized a travel agency , registered with the Ministry of Tourism , following all rules and regulations regarding our profession and the law .  If you book through our site  and we are not able to provide our services directly, we will make sure that we will employ a registered professional , according to the law , in order to maintain the quality of service. We have chose to cooperate with a small group  of professional guides that share the same passion with us , for the beautiful island Crete .

The organization of Tourism Education and Training (O.T.E.K) is the specialized Greek state institution that provides education and training for professions in the field of Tourism. The tourist guide first successfully completes training (3 year). Then the guide registers with the Department of Tourism through the provincial tourism authorities and the union of guides of the area he works. After registration, the tourist guide receives an identity card and a badge which must be displayed at all times when conducting guided tours. Tourist guides have to renew their registration every year. Many of our guides have further professional, academic and other special qualifications to further illuminate your tour. (Besides working as registered guides are also graduates of Archaeology, History, Art ).  In any case , keep in mind that our professionals will be legally employed by our agency and they are service - minded and fully  comply with our strict rules for quality service. 

Why with us? Tourist Guides of Crete are highly qualified to introduce you to the rich culture of modern and historic Crete and Greece. So if you are planning on visiting Crete , send us an e-mail of what you would like to see / do, sites or cities that you wish to visit and we can help you plan the ideal excursion. 

We provide our services in Greek, English, German, Polish, Italian and Russian. We can also provide tailor made tours with a licensed  guide – driver to drive you around on the island Crete. 

We have a company  vehicle,  registered, with a permission issued by the Greek National Tourism  Organization regarding the transportation of our guests. The  tour or transfer must be prepaid  with a bank transfer at our company account or with a credit card  ( using a secure link  of the cooperative bank  ). Once you proceed to the payment of the service , you will receive a booking voucher , with the payment transaction details . For the chauffeur service , (which is provided only in terms if prebooked and prepaid ) we will also need a copy of passport/or ID , full  Name /Surname , address and contact details.

Visit all archaeological sites, Knossos the palace of King Minos,  Phaistos the palace of King Radamanthys, Malia the palace of King Sarpedon according to Mythology.  But don’t   include in your plans only the Minoan  highlights , don't  miss  the hidden beauties of Crete, the Plateau of Lassithi with the Cave of Zeus, the Messara  plain with the beautiful beach of Matala, the byzantine churches with the impressive frescoes , the places of natural beauty ( gorges , caves or islets - Gramvousa, Spinalonga etc) 

We cooperate with a reliable bus company, that can provide us with mini-buses (18 seats), ideal for small groups and of curse big buses (51 seats/ 61 seats), ideal for larger groups, for your tours upon request. In addition we can also arrange cars with driver – guide for individuals or private tours.

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Services Abroad
Tourist Guides of Crete have provided services all over Europe. Travelling with Greek groups abroad, escorting our guests in all main tourism attractions of Europe and not only, we gained valuable experience in handling special groups, seniors and students. 

Always with professionalism, our purpose is to provide the best possible  solution, so that you can get the most out of every minute .

Use our experience and expertise to plan your visits around Greece  and  Europe . We can suggest places of interest, museums and archaeological sites, we can connect you with partners (travel agencies around Europe) to get the best possible deals .  

Where? Switzerland , Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia, Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic and many more...
Legislation
According to law 710/77, with regard to Tourist Guides:  The presence of a qualified Greek tourist guide licensed by the Greek Ministry of Tourism in compulsory, not only in archaeological sites and museums but also during all journeys or organized tours and excursions.

The guide indicates and comments on the sights and highlights of the country, the ancient and historical monuments and works of art. In addition the guide provides general information about ancient and modern Greece. 

Authorized guides are also equipped to provide information and their services on specialized aspects of tourism such as trekking, eco-friendly activities and the provision for visitors with special needs.

Professional licensed guides work as cultural ambassadors of their country. So when you book a tour or an excursion it is important for you to know if you are receiving the service you paid for….

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Legal

As a legal  , registered travel agency , we can provide our services directly to guests visiting Crete , or we can cooperate with travel agencies from Greece or  abroad / tour operators , providing our  guiding services / planning events or tours etc.  In any case we will issue invoices for the services we provide , supporting legal transactions through our cooperative Bank  (Piraeus Bank).

All guests / costumers  dealing with our agency are covered with a liability insurance contract.

For all the programs (Full day or half day tours) that are organize through our site we cooperate with a licensed transportation company and two travel agencies on Crete ,  that provides us competitive prices .

Our Company
Cretan Tour Experts Travel Agency E- Services
( Greek National Tourism Organization)

Mob: 0030 6976 49 76 75 and 0030 6945 91 29 04 Ilioupoli Heraklion Crete Greece
T.K 71409
Authorized by EOT
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