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About Crete

Crete is the most southerly of the Greek islands and at approximately 250 kms from east to west and 56 kms from north to south it is also the largest.

Crete’s rugged scenery contrasts with Greece's more northerly islands; gorges and mountains dominate the landscape but you'll also find vast plains with wild vegetation, small villages, lively tourist resorts and an incredible array of ancient palaces, particularly from the Minoan Civilisation (Knossos, Festos, Malia, Zakros).

Crete's major resorts and towns are along the north coast; however we offer accommodation in a number of contrasting resorts across the whole island as well as villas off the beaten track in the Cretan countryside. We have split our programme to Crete into its four geographical regions - Chania in the west, Rethymnon in the centre, Heraklion in the centre but heading east and then Lassithi for the east of the island.

Fly Drive Holidays to Crete

Explore famous sights and lesser known villages, escape from busy resorts and experience the freedom of the road on one of our fly drive holidays. Uncover the hidden wonders of Crete - the largest island in Greece is more like a mini country; packed with history, ancient civilisations and fantastic scenery our self drive itineraries will whet your appetite for a longer holiday in the future.

  • 'Captivating Crete' is a grand tour of Crete's "best bits" including dramatic scenery, ancient sites, beautiful beaches and some lovely accommodation options.
  • 'Central Crete' is a mixture of countryside, towns, beaches and ancient sites, all within easy driving distances - a circuit of north and south between Heraklion and Rethymnon.

We can also tailor make a fly drive itinerary for you, if you wish to have a more leisurely exploration of Crete, or if you wish to include different places on your itinerary. Simply let us know how long you wish the trip to be, how much driving you wish to do and how many nights (approximately) you would like to stay in each place and we will put together an itinerary for you.

Why not explore Crete on foot with our fantastic self-guided walking holiday. Stunning scenery and a more off-the-beaten-track experience!

Resorts to visit


Hotels to visit

Where to stay

Flexible Tailor-Made Holidays

  • We believe passionately that no two holidays should be the same.
  • With our flexible tailor-made holiday options you can travel at your own pace.
  • Rediscover a city, a resort or an island in a weekend or longer.
  • Take a small group tour or embark upon a more adventurous trip.

Trusted Service

  • ATOL cover for flight inclusive holidays.
  • One of us at Rediscover the World is very likely to have visited the hotels and travelled along the routes on your itinerary.
  • Dynamic, comprehensive travel app with all your documents, maps and much more.
  • Full financial protection for your holiday (TTA).

Why book Greece with us ?

  • More than 30 years experience in Greece
  • Unrivalled expertise of our local partners
  • Fly-drives & Island hopping holidays
  • Hiking in Crete, Pelion & Zagori
  • Professionally guided sightseeing tours
  • Personally chosen hotels, apartments & villas
  • 24hr assistance whilst in Greece