Take time to explore Crete, the largest Greek Island. A journey full of Crete's major sights.
START / FINISH - Heraklion.
Activity code: GRFDCR01
Duration: 15 Days
This incredible self-drive tour includes our favourite locations on the island of Crete - ancient sites, stunning mountains, rugged coastal scenery, quiet villages and places off the beaten track. Overall it is a perfect itinerary to visit as much of Crete as is sensible in two weeks and will probably leave you with a desire to return to one particular location to explore a little more or maybe choose your favourite place and simply stay put and relax. If you or your family have an interest in the history and culture of ancient Greece and enjoy the open road then you will not be disappointed by this package.
As Heraklion is centrally located and has most of the flights it makes sense to start your journey there but it is also possible to start and/or finish in Chania. This is our recommended route on this island, it is a tried and trusted itinerary allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the countryside as you travel. If you are looking for any modifications then we will also be very happy to discuss a completely tailor made itinerary.
If you would like to visit these wonderful places but don't wish to drive then we have a choice of guided tours or we can offer you a private driver for the itinerary you have chosen.
Please contact us if you would like a completely tailor made fly drive itinerary. All we would need to know are approximate dates of travel, what standard of hotel you would prefer, and if there are any particular areas or classical sites which you would like us to include (or to exclude!) in your itinerary. Your holiday can be as active or leisurely as you please. Staying one night at each stop allows the maximum amount of sightseeing; two or more nights will allow you to do side trips, whilst staying in one place will give you the opportunity to relax and explore the local area.
Rediscover Greece Bonus
Ask about our fabulous bonus offers when you book this package with us:
- Special add-on stays in a rural villa, boutique town hotel or beach resort.
- Extend your holiday with a few days on Santorini [travel by hydrofoil].
Not included: In January 2018 Greece introduced an Overnight Stay Tax of 0.50 to 4 Euros per room or apartment per night, which is payable locally - the amount varies according to the category of the accommodation (i.e. most self catering and 1-2 star hotels = 0.50 Euros, 5 star hotels = 4 Euros).