Petassos Travel
Petassos Travel
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Thematic excursions | Activities in nature | Fly & drive | Tailor-made tours. PETASSOS is an agency of experiential tourism in Crete & Greece. Having crisscrossed our land for more than 20 years, we feel like knowing deeply this multifaceted country and we are eager to share with you our passion and guide you to the paths revealing its treasures, history and culture. Our experienced & enthousiastic team of archaeologists, historians, biologists, geologists, mountaineers, scholars of the Cretan culture, travel experts, plan & accompany you in thematic excursions & walking tours to the most beautiful, immaculate and unexplored parts of our country. At Petassos we travel you across space & time, focusing on the interaction between people and the landscape, under the overarching principles of respect for nature and sustainable development. So, make your decision for the next trip and grab your hat! We have a long journey ahead.
Heraklion, Heraklion Prefecture, Greece

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keithv137
Menlo Park, California9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It is hard to say enough good things about Petassos Travel.

My wife and I have just returned from a two-week trip to Crete, organized by Petassos. Chryssa and her team designed a tour of the island that had it all—fascinating historical sites, beautiful landscapes, gorgeous beaches, well-chosen accommodations, amazing walks and hikes, the works. The guides were among the best we’ve ever had—they shared their passion for Crete and its history and really brought the place to life. And if there were any hiccups along the way, we had the comfort of knowing that Petassos was just a text or phone call away.

I appreciate the special care that Petassos took to make sure I would be able to eat safely, as I have celiac disease and can’t tolerate any gluten.

I would use Petassos again in a hearbeat.
Written 9 October 2023
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Amanda P
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We have just returned from a self-guided trekking holiday organised by Petassos and we have nothing but praise for the trip. The support received, particularly from Emmanouela, was excellent and the itinerary was extremely well put together.

The terrain was varied throughout, including three different gorges, beautiful beaches and rocky coasts, and a high plateau, often with amazing views of the White Mountains.

The accommodation was locally run (outside the cities) and in beautiful surroundings. The meals provided were locally sourced and of a very high standard, allowing us to taste traditional foods.

Everyone we met along the way was friendly and welcoming and we all loved our holiday in Crete.

We can't wait to return!
Written 6 June 2023
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Dear Amanda, yiassou! It was truly a great pleasure for us to organize the trip of your wonderful family! The fact that you enjoyed it to the fullest is also due to your positive energy and your willingness to explore our island off the beaten track! We will be happy to show you the other side of Crete and other wonderful areas throughout our Greece! Until next time, I wish you to always travel, as you did in Crete, with smiles and your heart open for new adventures! Friendly Emmanouela P.S. next time, Daniel and I will hike with you...:)
Written 22 June 2023
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Michèle M
Paris, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
VERY NICE EXPERIENCE
OUR ACCOMPANYING DRIVER IS FRENCH AND HAS ALLOWED US TO BUILD A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE TWO CULTURES AND HAS FACILITATED OUR APPROACHES IN EVERYDAY LIFE. THE FRANCOPHONE GUIDE FOR THE VISIT OF THE KNOSSOS PALACE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM CAPTIVATED US AND TRANSMITTED TO US HER PASSION. WE WILL CALL ON CHRYSSA AGAIN FOR OUR NEXT STAY IN CRETE.
Written 2 May 2023
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Chère Michele, Un grand merci à vous d’avoir pris le temps de poster un commentaire et de partager votre expérience. Nous sommes ravies d’apprendre que votre fille et vous avez passé un excellent premier séjour en Crète et qu’il ait été rempli de découvertes, d’émotions et de belles rencontres. Ce fut un plaisir également pour votre accompagnatrice de partager ces moments avec vous. Notre récompense est de savoir que vous avez hâte de revenir en Crète et de vivre de nouvelles aventures. Bonne continuation a toutes les deux et au reste de la famille, en vous disant à très bientôt !! Encore merci de votre confiance. L’équipe Petassos Travel
Written 16 May 2023
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jipy_12
Langnau im Emmental, Switzerland14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Have never seen such a good preparation for a travel. It is really a big advantage to have somenone who knows perfectly all the places you will see and visit.
Written 2 October 2022
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And i have never seen so joyfull people!!! What an amazing group! Thank you so much for your enthousiasm, your gentleness and your trust! I really hope to see you again in the future (next time, I will join you in some biking tours😁).
Written 11 October 2022
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Betty S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Thanks to Petassos Travel, we were finally able to make it on our long-awaited trip to Greece after several pandemic delays. Emmanouela and her team were amazing. We planned the trip for May 2020 and rescheduled a couple times before it was safe to travel again. Emmanouela was so helpful and patient during the uncertainty and she rearranged everything for May 2022. We spent 2 days in Athens (food tour, Acropolis) and the rest of the time on Crete (Samaria Gorge, sailing in Balos Logoon, Rethymno, Knossos). Petassos Travel and their partners selected great hotels, planned a number of private tours with knowledgeable, interesting guides and drivers for our family. Our group included parents and adult children (20’s). She was always available throughout the trip to assist with questions and provide recommendations, including helping us locate a COVID testing option the day before our return flight. I would highly recommend Petassos Travel. It is as an amazing trip.
Written 10 June 2022
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Dear Betty, thank you so much for your trust and your patience during these difficult 2 years of Covid! Kind and with a sense of humor, you made our communication a pleasure from the beginning to the end of your journey! I wish you and your family only the best and that all your travels are filled with experiences and beautiful memories! Eycharisto poly!!! Emmanouela
Written 23 June 2022
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Cathy D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Finally, after 2 years of planning, my husband and I embarked on our personalized trip with Petassos in May 2022. Emmanouela worked with us to create something special Petassos has the kindest and most knowledgeable collaborators and partners that we’ve come across. Sunset Sailing with Manolis & Manolis was filled with history and humour. Visiting a Cretan home to learn of village dishes and wines with Georgios was a singular experience. Had an enchanting tour of Stella’s vineyard as she shared her vision of growing Cretan wine awareness. Thank you to Ioannis for the wonderful guided trip to Chania. So many details were looked after and many suggestions made to enhance ever aspect of our experience. It will remain one of the most memorable visits of our life. Efharisto Petassos team, Emmanouela and partners,for the positivity and love you showed us.
Written 4 June 2022
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Our sweet Cathy, yiassou! Your love for Greece all these years is unique! Thank you so much for trusting us to show you our view of Crete! They all have the best things to say about you and your husband, especially Manolis! I hope next year we can drink raki and meze together, dancing and teaching you extra words in Cretan! Traveling, dreaming, loving, enjoying every moment! Eycharistoume poly! Emmanouela
Written 23 June 2022
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Ian W
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
I would recommend Petassos travel to anyone who wants to fully explore and enjoy the nature of Crete. Emmanouela and her team did everything to give us an incredible experience.
We had a mixture of guided and self guided walks along rugged beautiful coasts and gorges. Our guide Iannis was wonderful and full of knowledge of the flora, fauna and history. He was great company and took us on trails not often walked by tourists. We were looked after so well by him, and Clarissa. They became dear friends and we're still in touch. Emmanouela was in touch with us every day to check all went to plan. The transfers were smooth, luggage transported each day and the accomodation was excellent with lovely hosts. It was perfect.
Thank you to all the team fir an amazing time...we will return!
Written 28 April 2022
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Dear Ian and Jola, thank you for your encouraging words and for the trust you have shown us! The communication with you was excellent, from the beginning to the end! Your positive attitude to every suggestion for something different helped me to be able to suggest various ideas and make changes where needed. From the very first moment, Ioannis felt that he had friends with him who helped him to offer his knowledge generously and this is what we ask of every traveller...friends, who will accept our suggestion of off the beaten track trips! Crete has so many places still pure and waiting to be explored by you and Jola... Until next time, dear friends, be well and travel as you do now, not only with your body but also with your soul! Thank you very much! Ioannis, Clarissa, Emmanouela
Written 28 April 2022
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Aurélie G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We had a fantastic family trip of 3 weeks in continental Greece and in Cyclade islands organized with the amazing help of Christina.
Christina perfectly understood our needs and proposed many options to make our holidays unforgettable.
She perfectly respected our budget and our expectations.
She was very reactive and available by e.mail and whatsapp before our travel but also and above all during our stay in Greece.
We had a great 100% personalized trip around the major places to visit in Peloponese, Central Greece and Cyclades.
Christina selected for us very nice hotels and managed all transports (speed boats between islands, car rental, private transports between harbors and hotels...).
She also advised us for restaurants, best places to go to, and shared with us useful tips, books, maps and excellent guides.
She was very professional and helpful.
We highly recommend Petassos Travel to help you organize an amazing "voyage" in Greece.
Written 30 August 2021
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Chloeamm
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We had an amazing two weeks vacation, perfectly organized by Chryssa!
She really understood what we wanted to do and our program was very well balanced.
All the accomodations were nice and she had very nice recommandations for restaurants as well.
I recommend at 100% , you will not be disapppointed!
Written 8 September 2020
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Chloe and Alexandre, thank you so much for your kind comments... You also are magnificent travelers, easy going and full of passion and enthousiame!! It was a pleasure communicating and exchanging with you, from the very first moment.. I wish you'd always enjoy wonderful trip all over the world!!!
Written 9 September 2020
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Coleen Z
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This extended tour is a fun game that gives you a chance to get to know the interesting Venetian era history of Heraklion. The guides are wonderful. They use an appropriate pace and have thought of every detail to make your experience special and very unique.
Written 2 March 2020
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my dear Coleen, I am so glad that you have enjoyed the interactive 'games' based on educational practices and knowledge for the most interesting parts of our history, in the streets of our city ... We wish you would always have travelers with your positive energy and willingness to learn new things! I wish all this difficult time we are living in, to end with the least loss for all and soon to meet again in Crete and share with you our experiences. Eycharisto poly! Emmanouela
Written 24 March 2020
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