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Samaria Gorge

Daily

from 29,00€

Gramvousa Balos day Cruise

Daily

from 25,00€

Elafonissi

Daily

from 29,00€

Knossos Palace

Every Sunday

from 42,00€

Santorini

Imbros Gorge

from 29,00€

Preveli

from 37,00€

Best "Ιο tours"

Io Tours was founded in 1989 in Chania, Crete and since then it has been a general tourism agency. For so many years our company has been offering tourist services to a large number of visitors with great success.

Our office activities are varied to meet all the requirements of our partners and clients. We undertake: excursions, bus rentals, inbound and outbound tourism.

The staff of Io Tours consists of 15 office staff and 50 drivers, all of them capable and suitable to cope with the demands of tourism.

Starting from the management and the staff of our office, continuing to our drivers and ending with our guides and escorts of our excursions, we all take care one by one that your holidays in Crete will be unforgettable.

History of Ιώ

Io, in Greek mythology, daughter of Inachus (the river god of Argos) and the Oceanid Melia. Under the name of Callithyia, Io was regarded as the first priestess of Hera, the wife of Zeus.

Zeus fell in love with her and, to protect her from the wrath of Hera, changed her into a white heifer. Hera persuaded Zeus to give her the heifer and sent Argus Panoptes (“the All-Seeing”) to watch her.

Zeus thereupon sent the god Hermes, who lulled Argus to sleep and killed him. Hera then sent a gadfly to torment Io, who therefore wandered all over the earth, crossed the Ionian Sea, swam the strait that was thereafter known as the Bosporus (meaning Ox-Ford), and at last reached Egypt, where she was restored to her original form and gave birth to Epaphus.

Io was identified with the Egyptian goddess Isis, and Epaphus with Apis, the sacred bull. Epaphus was said to have been carried off by order of Hera to Byblos in Syria, where he was found again by Io.

This part of the legend connects Io with the Syrian goddess Astarte. Both the Egyptian and the Syrian parts, in fact, reflect interchange with the East and the identification of foreign with Greek gods.

Comfortable and luxurious transport

The transport sector is our main project. With 40 privately owned luxury buses, we have managed to become the main tourist transport force in the prefecture of Chania, with the ability to serve a large volume of tourists every year.All our buses provide a safe, comfortable and luxurious transport, thanks to their design and facilities.

With partners from Europe and Greece we undertake to serve inbound tourism packages. With our quality as our ally, we make sure that the visitors of Crete enjoy their holidays to the fullest.

Every year we undertake the organization of daily excursions to various interesting places of our prefecture and not only, in order for the visitor of Chania to discover and enjoy the beauties of our place in the best, safest and most comfortable way.

At the same time, our office undertakes the organization of excursions both at home and abroad with organized tours to beautiful destinations.

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4.7
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Μαρία ΚΜαρία Κ
13:08 18 Mar 24
The 2024 Halloween excursion with the IΕ TOURS agency was excellent The owners of the agency very helpful and with many offers on the excursion they were very friendly. I recommend my friends to use THE IO TOURS OFFICE
Olga LevakiOlga Levaki
12:44 18 Mar 24
The io tours office is one of the best in our city!!The Owners Demonstrate Impeccable Behavior (especially Stella and Alexis)!!!We had a great time on the three-day Halloween excursion!!!!I highly recommend it to all my friends!!!!
Helpful people! Even in the telephone communication we had!
Jennifer CockayneJennifer Cockayne
07:52 23 Aug 23
We went on the tour from Chania to Samaria Gorge with io Tours. Everything ran like clockwork and our guide Martha was lovely.The feeling of the tour was very unpressured, all information was shared upfront and we never felt part of large tour group at any point.I would use io Tours again.
angie zoumboulakisangie zoumboulakis
20:53 31 Jul 23
Kudos to the best tour guide Dimitri and fantastic and experienced driver George.What a fantastic team.We were fortunate to have aknowledgeable and humorous tour guide, who explained in depth the history of Crete. He was so interesting, that we didn’t want the tour to end.Thank youAngie and Voula
helen zahoshelen zahos
16:21 18 Jul 23
Well organised tour, the driver Jacovas did really well navigating the winding roads and tunnel. Dimitris gave good commentary about history of the area and the plants in the region. A windy day at the beach but such is nature.Will book with this tour again.
veronika hillveronika hill
05:08 08 Oct 22
The excursion with IO TOURS was amazing! I booked tour to Elafonissi on 07/10/22 and this was most unforgettable experience in my life.Everything in this trip was perfect and with thoughts about the travellers.Mr.Dimitris is an amazing guide, so informative, with great knowledge about Crete, history and philosophy, the man who opened my eyes on many things. All our group agreed, we like visited the Discovery Channel with him.Kosta, the Top driver in my opinion, the safest driver I met, he was perfect, very polite and respectful, on the rough road via mountain serpenten, he did his job with great accuracy and precision , I felt very safe, which is very important for me. Big thanks to him!!!We had a few stops in picturesque mountain village for the coffee and for lunch, in lovely local tavern. It's was an amazing experience too!!! The people in the village where very friendly, welcoming and the food and especially wine was out of this world! You also can buy some olive oil and Cretan mountain tea from the shop. And all this was made for us by Tour Operator and his amazing coworkers! Many thanks 🥰👍
ChrisChris
09:31 12 Jun 22
This was the best tour my wife and I went on in Greece! We stayed in Chania and wanted to visit Elafonissi beach. We were so happy to have had Dimitri giving our tour; a funny, knowledgeable guide who is very wise! I have traveled all around Europe and he is by far the most interesting person you will find, a local who knows history, logic and can craft a tour the way it should be given. Thank you also to our amazing driver Giourgo as well! οι αρμένιοι φίλοι σου
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