Living Crete Holidays
Crete Tours - Guided holidays to Crete in the Greek Islands with planes leaving from most airports in the UK

Beautiful Crete "Autumn Gold"

Experience the splendour of Crete in Springtime, ablaze with wild poppies and orchids, or the rich hues of Autumn, in magnificent settings where rare birds soar.

A Taste of CreteDay 1
After your direct flight from the UK, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to the 4* Theartemis Palace Hotel in Rethymno. This stylish, comfortable hotel, a firm favourite with Living Crete guests for many years, is ideally situated near a sandy beach, an easy stroll from the Old Town with its picturesque harbour. Hotel facilities include 2 swimming-pools, fitness and wellness  suites, excellent restaurant and pleasant bar and lounge areas. All the well-equipped en-suite bedrooms have a balcony or terrace.

Day 2
INTRODUCTION TO RETHYMNO: Discover this lovely harbour town and surrounding countryside.

Day 3
Included excursion: CHANIA: West through luxuriant scenery to Souda Bay, with its poignant memories of the Battle of Crete of World War 2. The lovely Akrotiri Peninsula . Chania, with its Venetian harbour, colourful market, and excellent Maritime and Archaeological Museums.

Day 4
Optional Excursion:THE MINOANS: In the company of a specialist guide, step back into the heart of the Minoan world at the Palace of Knossos. Deepen your understanding of this 4000-year old civilisation amidst the everyday items, frescoes and intricate jewellery at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Day 5
Optional Excursion: AROUND ELOUNDA: Enjoy fabulous views as you travel around Mirambellou Bay to Plaka, the inspiration for Victoria Hislop’s award-winning novel “The Island”. Take the short boat ride to the island itself, hauntingly-beautiful Spinalonga. Relax and take in the ambience – and maybe a delicious Cretan meal in a taverna by the sea – in Elounda , the setting for “Who Pays the Ferryman?”.. A visit to attractive Aghios Nikolaos completes the day.

Highlights of CreteDay 6
Day at Leisure – or travel to the head of the Samaria Gorge in the White Mountains on our Optional Excursion to the Plateau of Omalos. This tour includes a traditional Cretan lunch.

Day 7
JEWELS OF THE SOUTH COAST: Relax and enjoy some of the loveliest coastal and mountain scenery of Crete on this included full-day excursion. The awe-inspiring Kourtaliotiko Gorge. The Monastery of Preveli, where so many Allied servicemen found refuge after the Battle of Crete in May 1941. The fishing-village of Plakias. Spili, famed for its greenery and crystal-clear fountains.

Day 8
Transfer to Heraklion airport for your homeward flight.


  • Your Holiday Includes: Direct flights from Gatwick and some regional airports. 20 kgs’ hold luggage, 5 kgs’ hand-luggage, in-flight meals*.* on some flights. Please call for more information.

  • All taxes including Air Passenger Duty.

  • All transfers and excursions as described above.

  • 7 Nights’ Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Theartemis  Palace Hotel,  Rethymno.

  • Included Drinks Package.

  • Porterage in hotel.

  • Accompanied  by your  Living Crete Tour Manager, on hand at all times to offer guidance and assistance with everything relating to your holiday.

DEPARTURE DATES AND PRICES (in pounds sterling)


  • 2016: October 11th - £1145
  • 2017 dates to follow, Please Contact Us for more details


Please telephone to check availability and for any further information.

Living Crete Holidays, The Barn, Pentre Parr, Bethlehem Road, Llandeilo Dyfed, Wales,UK, SA19 6YA
Tel: 0800 011 3927 - Fri 23 Mar 2018 14:56:22