A story of Crete, the beautiful Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea

A story of Crete

“I strongly believe that we must have the same opportunities in our lives to travel and enjoy the visits, transportation and accommodation anywhere we go.”

Marinela Mamalaki – Stavrakaki

Dear friends, my name is Marinela Mamalaki – Stavrakaki, I am a qualified tourist guide in Greece. I live in the city of Heraklion on the island of Crete in Greece.

Tours in 14 languages

The travel agency Tourist Guides of Crete is amongst the 100 qualified tourist guides of Greece with huge experience in travel and tours, guiding in 14 different languages.

A story of Crete
A story of Crete

Certified and experienced

Many of our tourist guides have successfully completed the course T-GUIDE-Guiding people with learning difficulties and were certified by FEG (European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations) and ENAT (the European Network for Accessible Tourism).

Due to my professional experience as a tourist guide all these years, I know that we are all different, but we can have common interests. 

Personal experience

Recently I realized that my good friend, who also lives in Heraklion, could not join us to all of our activities, due to his disability issues. To me accessibility is not only an important issue for our visitors, it should be the same for the locals as well.

We talked with friends, with and without disabilities about accessible tourism and decided to contribute in the best way we can to make our country accessible for all people with physical disabilities, and for their families too.

Past and Present – Crete and its history

Come and join us to enjoy a trip to Greece, which is a phenomenon of culture and civilization in the history of the mankind. Inhabited since the Palaeolithic era and with continuous presence in human history, this land gave birth to harmony and measure in arts and philosophy and has preserved the oldest written European language – Greek – in use for the last 3.500 years.

A story of Crete

Its monuments speak of the glorious past. Equally eloquent as the faces of modern inhabitants, they represent a way of life that has kept its smile alive throughout the centuries. Past and present meet and mingle in a perfect way.

Zeus and hospitality

In ancient Greece Xenios Zeus was always protecting guests. Today, it is our pleasure as tourist guides and lecturers, to keep this tradition of hospitality alive. We are proud of our country, happy to show its beauties. Feel invited!

A story of Crete

Monuments and legends

We invite you to join our passion for Greece, enjoy a journey in a landscape of monuments and legends by the bluest waters in the Mediterranean, see dolphins and imagine mermaids…

Come and visit us with a tailor-made and very well prepared trip, with all accessible services we have available in Crete.

More information about accessible tours in Crete you read here.