Explore stunning Crete with a rental car
- 7, 10 or 14 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Explore Crete: incl. 4 or 5 star hotels, catering, rental car, boat trip to Dia island and flights.
Soak up the warm rays of the Greek sun as you explore Greece's largest island, Crete. Crete has always been a well-loved holiday paradise, but while you may have experienced its famous beaches in the past, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of freedom and joy, as you drive along the beautiful coastlines of the island in your included rental car. Your adventure also includes a boat trip to the uninhabited island of Dia, where there is plenty of opportunity to snorkel, swim and even see dolphins! When not on a road trip or on a boat trip, you’ll be staying in a 4 or 5 star hotel with breakfast on the northeast coast of Crete. Are you ready to embrace all that Crete has to offer?
7, 10 or 14 nights at a 4 or 5 star hotel in Crete, Greece
Breakfast (half board optional at Castello Boutique Resort & Spa)
Boat trip to the island of Dia
Return flight from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Heraklion
Crete, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is blessed with many different beaches - from rocky and fine sandy beaches, and busy beaches, to remote, deserted ones. Wherever you go, they all offer incredible views of the beautiful bays, dramatic cliffs and clear, blue water where you can dip your toes. Further inland, you’ll be amazed by the beautiful, hilly landscape around you, adorned by olive groves and fields of grazing goats. You can easily reach the capital of Crete, Iraklio, where you will find a wealth of exciting sights. The city has been under both Venetian and Ottoman influence over the years, and you can see these influences in the remains of the city's ancient architecture with Venetian fortress walls, Turkish fountains and Byzantine churches. The city's top must-see is the archaeological museum, one of Greece's most important institutions, which houses treasured artifacts from the palaces of Knossos and Phaestos and other items from Minoan times. When you feel peckish, indulge in some of the local delicacies, in the inviting blue and white tavernas. You’re never short of something exciting and enjoyable to discover in Crete!
We work with our trusted partners in the region to offer you the best possible stay.
When you plan your trip, after you've selected a date, we will show you all the information about the hotel you will be staying at.
Benefits of all the hotels
- 24 hours front desk
- Luggage storage
- Outdoor pool
- Free Wifi
Included excursion: Boat trip to Dia
On day 2 of the trip you’ll head on a scenic boat trip to the uninhabited island of Dia. The excursion starts at 10am at the port of Iraklio, where you’ll board the boat, before sailing on through the crystal clear waters to Dia. Make sure you pack your swimwear, as there will be plenty of opportunities to snorkel and swim, as well as see the local dolphins swimming past you. You will also be served a light lunch before sailing back to Iraklio. Enjoy!
• The tour lasts approx. 5 hours and includes a light breakfast and bottled water. Please note that transport to and from the port of Iraklio, as well as any gratuities for the skipper, are not included. • The tour takes place Monday-Friday, at approximately 10 am. You will receive more information about the date and time as well as the final vouchers along with your other travel documents.
- Tourist tax: € 3 per room per day (payable at hotel)
- Security deposit for rental car
- Fuel for the rental car
- Possible tolls and bridge charges
- Tips for the skipper during the boat trip
If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Limited for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination which may change at short notice, including the need to show proof of having tested negative for, or having had a certified vaccination against, COVID-19. It is your responsibility to ensure you can satisfy these requirements before booking so please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before booking via your government's foreign advice service at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration requirements, before you travel. Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination which may change at short notice, including the need to show proof of having tested negative for, or having had a certified vaccination against, COVID-19. It is your responsibility to ensure you can satisfy these requirements before booking so please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before booking via your government's foreign advice service.
The main driver must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver's license. The main driver must have a credit card in their own name with a sufficient credit limit for the deposit. You will pick and up and drop off the rental car at the airport. Travellers should allow enough time to drive to the airport and return the rental car before the return flight.
An excess risk applies in the event of theft or damage. A credit card deposit is required upon arrival. Comprehensive insurance, non-life insurance, liability insurance, theft insurance and cover for glass, tires, floor and roof damage is included. You will receive all rental car information along with your travel documents.
Maximum 3 people per room
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
|Travelling with children||
Unfortunately, it is not possible to travel with children (persons under 18) on this trip
Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
Please be aware that following Brexit, you may need a permit to drive in some countries. To stay informed about how the UK leaving the EU could affect you when travelling in Europe, and the steps you need to take, please visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website: https://www.gov.uk/visit-europe-brexit