Explore along the coastline...

Explore along the coastline... ...or head through the mountains. Visit the charming harbour town of Sitia... ...the beachside caves of Matala... ...or the beautiful monastery of Agia Triada. Discover hidden mountain villages... ...or stumble upon unspoilt beaches.

Explore Crete by Car

Crete

The size and diversity of Crete make it ideal for those who enjoy an active holiday exploring its abundant history, culture and nature.

Our specially tailored 7 and 14 night exploring itineraries provide you with a framework to follow your own particular interests without worrying about the practical details or wasting your precious holiday time. When selecting your itinerary please feel free to make the most of our advice to ensure that you choose the right one to cater for your specific interests, whether they are archaeology, wild flowers, mountain villages, Venetian architecture, Byzantine art or a combination of them all. Should none of our suggested itineraries match your requirements exactly, we may also be able to put together a special itinerary based on your preferred combination of locations - simply call us for a quote (please bear in mind, however, that you must fly in and out of the same airport in Crete).

All the properties, some hotels and some self-catering, are chosen for their comfort, hospitality and proximity to places of interest and are all featured in our brochure.

As exploring is not so pleasant in the peak season when the temperatures soar and the roads, sites and beaches are much more crowded we do not offer Exploring Crete itineraries between 19 July and 29 August.

For those who wish to experience two different sides of the island without packing and unpacking too often, we can also arrange twin-centre holidays, spending your first week in one property and your second week in another. Any two properties from our brochure may be combined in this way, and the price is derived simply by working out the average between the two-week prices for both properties.

Prices below are per person based on two people sharing and include Gatwick flights and Group B1 car hire. Regional flights and car upgrades available at a supplement.

Suggested 1-Week Itineraries:

Highlights of the East

3 nights Hotel Villa Kerasia (BB), Venerato near Heraklion
4 nights Villea Village Aparthotel (BB), Makriyialos
£865 per person 01 May - 21 May and 27 Sep - 25 Oct
£955 per person 22 May - 18 July and 30 Aug - 26 Sep

Venetian Highlights

4 nights Hotel Palazzo (BB), Chania
3 nights Casa Vitae (BB), Rethymnon
£970 per person 01 May - 21 May and 27 Sep - 25 Oct
£1060 per person 22 May - 18 July and 30 Aug - 26 Sep

Suggested 2-Week Itineraries:

Around Crete the Small & Friendly Way

3 nights Alianthos Apartments (SC), Tersanas
4 nights Phoenix Apartments (SC), Plakias
3 nights Hotel Villa Kerasia (BB), Venerato near Heraklion
4 nights Kouremenos Villas (SC), Palekastro
£1180 per person 01 May - 21 May and 27 Sep - 25 Oct
£1275 per person 22 May - 18 July and 30 Aug - 26 Sep

Around Crete in Comfort and Style

3 nights Hotel Villa Kerasia (BB), Venerato near Heraklion
4 nights Sitia Bay Apartments (SC), Sitia
4 nights Casa Vitae (BB), Rethymnon
3 nights Hotel Palazzo (BB), Chania
£1560 per person 01 May - 21 May and 27 Sep - 25 Oct
£1645 per person 22 May - 18 July and 30 Aug - 26 Sep