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Maria’s agency Your local agency for archaeology and gastronomy trips in Crete

152 reviews
  • Specialises in Foodie Tours
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  • Specialises in Off-The-Beaten-Track Tours
  • Specialises in Self-Drive Tours
Our agency focuses on experiences, and specializes in Crete, Santorini, and several other areas of Greece! Our experienced and enthusiastic team of archaeologists, historians, biologists, geologists, mountaineers, speleologists, scholars of the Cretan culture and travel experts, will plan and accompany you through thematic excursions and walking tours to the most beautiful, immaculate and unexplor... Our agency focuses on experiences, and specializes in Crete, Santorini, and several other areas of Greece! Our experienced and enthusiastic team of archaeologists, historians, biologists, geologists, mountaineers, speleologists, scholars of the Cretan culture and travel experts, will plan and accompany you through thematic excursions and walking tours to the most beautiful, immaculate and unexplored parts of our country. Our personal experiences and interests allows us to create unique experiences for our travellers, and we are delighted to welcome you to beautiful Greece! See more
Joined Evaneos: 4 years ago
Agency operating for: 6 years
Based in: Heraklion, Greece
Languages spoken: English, French, German
Why was this local agency selected by Evaneos?
  • This agency always try to provide trips which gives the traveler a local perspective.
  • The experienced and highly qualified team is committed to tailoring your trip to your needs.
  • This is a passionate agency, who believes in personal contact and people's uniqueness.
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Mountain Greece

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Mountain Greece
 Take your hat. We have a long journey ahead... 
Maria
Agios Nikitas
Asterousia Mountains
Fira Santorini
Spiliotissa Gorge
Favourites from the agency
  • To visit the exquisite and virgin beach of Agios Nikitas in the region of Heraklion!
  • To walk along the enchanting coast paths of Asterousia Mountains.
  • To stroll in the magical city of Fira in Santorini, and enjoy the gorgeous view!
  • Having a joyful adventure hike in the Spiliotissa Gorge!

Locally-made trips: a more sustainable way to travel

Responsible Tourism
Local Producers, Family Businesses and Organic Products
We always try to cooperate and promote small family businesses that offer excellent services, while respecting nature and supporting the local economy. The meals provided in our breakfast baskets, as well as in the selected taverns and the kafeneia we stop at in our trips, include organic, traditional and quality products of local producers and far... We always try to cooperate and promote small family businesses that offer excellent services, while respecting nature and supporting the local economy. The meals provided in our breakfast baskets, as well as in the selected taverns and the kafeneia we stop at in our trips, include organic, traditional and quality products of local producers and farmers. In this way, our visitors can taste and experience the real gastronomic culture of each destination and the goods every season has to offer, while contributing to the local economy. Regarding transportation, we again try to cooperate with small local businesses for car rentals, or with local taxis and drivers. See more

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  • primepassages.com
    primepassages.com
    17 September 2019
    Best parts:
    Petassos did an excellent job of tailoring our itinerary to match my requests and interests. Chryssa's outreach to the breweries worked out great even though I know that was an unusual request. The brewery visits, hiking, and accommodations along the way were highlights.
    Worst parts:
    too short
    Summary:
    I was intrigued by the Evaneos pitch that I could get a tailored itinerary by a local expert and I wanted to put that to the test -- I actually picked Crete based on the Petassos description catching ...I was intrigued by the Evaneos pitch that I could get a tailored itinerary by a local expert and I wanted to put that to the test -- I actually picked Crete based on the Petassos description catching my attention while browsing the Evaneos website. We were able to arrange a tailored itinerary as was promised. Our itinerary coupled a few guided days with driver together with a longer self-guided hiking trip. We were very pleased with how it all turned out. Chryssa and Petassos provided great support/communications during the visit to help us with a few questions and needs that came up along the way. I will be writing one or more blog articles about our experiences at www.primepassages.comSee more
    Chryssa
    Agency's comment
    Chryssa
    Our dearest friends, it is the best reward for us the fact that you enjoyed your trip.. thank you so much for your kind review, for the warm comments. You also are excellent travelers, passionate and ...Our dearest friends, it is the best reward for us the fact that you enjoyed your trip.. thank you so much for your kind review, for the warm comments. You also are excellent travelers, passionate and full of energy and desire for exploring and going deep into a countries’ culture. Thanks you again very much and keep on travelling!See more

  • Russell
    Russell
    21 June 2019
    Best parts:
    Personal guided archeologist introduced me to the local functions and showed me sites not even listed. Head of planning the trip personally met me at my first hotel and talked with me throughout. Ancient sites up to 5000 years old constantly blowing my mind. Incredibly personalized trip. Crete. My favourite part is Crete.
    Worst parts:
    I didn't book a longer time! I wish I could have stayed forever
    Summary:
    Went along central and eastern Crete to every site possible and then some more!
    Chryssa
    Agency's comment
    Chryssa
    Dear dear Russel! Thank you so much for this wonderful review and for your kindness... It was a great pleasure having you here, such a passionate traveler, eager to discover and share with us and with...Dear dear Russel! Thank you so much for this wonderful review and for your kindness... It was a great pleasure having you here, such a passionate traveler, eager to discover and share with us and with the locals! We are all, Ioannis, Nektaria, Anthi, Emasnouella, so happy that you enjoied this trip! Thank you again so much and we hope to meet again somewhere, in the future...See more