The Colours Of Autumn

Day 1. After your direct flight from the UK, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to the 4* Theartemis Palace Hotel in Rethymno, for 7 nights' Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. This stylish, relaxing hotel is near a sandy beach and an easy walk from the picturesque Old Town.

Day 2. A leisurely start today, exploring the heart of the Cretan countryside: beautiful scenery and sleepy villages: Rethymno's Venetian harbour and Old Town: an early evening drink by the Cretan Sea at sunset.

Day 3. Chania: A charming city, where excellent Naval and Archaeological museums, a harbour of golden stone and market fragrant with local produce lie within easy walking-distance of each other. The Venetian churches, cobbled lanes and tree-lined squares of the Splantzia quarter. The Akrotiri Peninsula - fabulous views, monasteries set amidst vineyards, and the beach where Zorba danced.

Day 4. Argiroupolis: Once the powerful city-state of Lappa, now a village of greenery and  waterfalls, its pure natural springs capable of supplying water to the whole of Rethymno. Renowned throughout Crete for its locally-produced food cooked in time-honoured ways.

Day 5. Amari Valley Tour: Sheltered by the mountains of Kedros and Psiloritis, this pretty valley is a delightful mix of cherry-orchards, olive-groves and unspoilt villages dotted with Byzantine churches.

Day 6. The White Mountains: A traditional Cretan lunch is included in this leisurely tour, which takes in Agia Lake, a haven for many species of native and migratory birds, and continues past citrus-groves and centuries'-old villages to the head of the Samaria Gorge, the longest canyon in Europe, set against stunning scenery.

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, rich in history: 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 are best for you.

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

Transfers and full programme of included excursions as described.

7 nights' Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, 4* Theartemis Palace Hotel, Rethymno.

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.


From September 2022 - please call/email us to register your interest

0800 011 3927 / 0797 4022 640

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