Highlights of Crete

8 days, 2-centre
All excursions included

Day 1: After your flight from the UK, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to the 4* Miramare Hotel and Spa at Aghios Nikolaos for 3 Nights' Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. This comfortable, superbly-located hotel offers wonderful views and easy access to several small, pleasant beaches.

Day 2: KRITSA, SPINALONGA & ELOUNDA: Ancient frescoes glowing jewel-bright: the hauntingly-beautiful island of Spinalonga, immortalised by Victoria Hislop in her award-winning novel: laid-back Elounda, setting for "Who Pays the Ferryman?"

Day 3: THE LASITHI PLATEAU: One of the most beautiful and fertile areas of Crete, its fields and orchards sheltered by mountains ... the serenity of tiny monasteries: the gentle rhythms of village life: the old ways of working the land blending seamlessly with the new - a perfect way to round off your travels in Eastern Crete.

Day 4: MOVING ON: A leisurely transfer to Rethymno, including visits to the 4000-year-old Minoan palace of Knossos and Heraklion's fascinating Archaeological Museum. Our base in Rethymno, the 4* Theartemis Palace Hotel, is near a sandy beach and an easy walk from the Old Town.

Day 5: CHANIA: excellent Naval and Archaeological museums: a market fragrant with local produce: a harbour of golden stone: the Venetian churches and tree-lined squares of the Splantzia quarter. The Akrotiri Peninsula - fabulous views, monasteries set amidst vineyards, and the beach where Zorba danced.

Day 6: Argiroupolis: Once the powerful city-state of Lappa, now a village of luxuriant greenery and spectacular waterfalls, as renowned for its excellent local cuisine as for its natural beauty.

Day 7: Jewels of the South: Some of the loveliest coastal and mountain scenery of Crete: the cool, clear fountains of Spili: serene Preveli Monastery, which sheltered so many Allied servicemen during World War 2: the idyllic beach of Plakias.

Day 8: Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.


Direct flights from your preferred UK airport. Call us on 0800 011 3927 or 07974 022640 to discuss which flights would be best for you.

Transfers and full programme of included excursions.

3 Nights' Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, 4* Miramare Resort & Spa, Aghios Nikolaos

4 Nights' Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, 4* Theartemis Palace Hotel, Rethymno.

All taxes and duties, except Overnight Tax, 3 euros per room per night, payable to the hotels.

Accompanied throughout on Crete by your experienced Living Crete Tour Manager, on hand at all times to help with the smooth running of your holiday.


2022: April onwards  - please call/email us for details


0800 011 3927 / 0797 4022 640

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