Treasures Of Crete

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5 Based on 5 Reviews
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Partially guided
  • Tour Code BM-32683
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Heraklion, Greece
  • Ends Heraklion, Greece
  • +3
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Spinalonga:The story of the fascinating book, "The Island" takes place on the island of Spinalonga, during its years as a leper colony.
  • Chania:Stroll the romantic streets of Chania, admire its Medieval architecture, elegant mansions and the wonderful Venetian port, the most famous spot in the town.
The "Treasures Of Crete" trip starts from and ends in Heraklion. It is an art and architecture trip that takes 7 days taking you through Potamies, Chania and Gouves in Greece. "Treasures Of Crete" is a self-guided group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Join this memorable seven-day tour to see some of the most interesting landmarks and most beautiful spots of Crete, the largest and most diverse of the Greek islands. From Venetian towns to dazzling mountains, Crete’s multitude of things to do and see makes it really stand out from the crowd. Explore Rethymno, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Greece, visit Spinalonga, the intriguing island that used to be a leper colony, admire the romantic Chania, and enjoy an exciting landrover tour and catch sight of the place of birth of well-known Zeus. This fascinating tour gives you the chance to get closer to the interesting Greek culture while enjoying the beaches, inspiring views, and mouthwatering cuisine.
  • Day 1: Arrival Crete (22km-30 Min)
  • Day 2: Crete: Day At Leisure
  • Day 3: Crete: Boat Trip To The Island Of Spinalonga (130km–8 Hrs)
  • Day 4: Crete: Palace Of Knossos And Heraklion Town (42km–7/8 Hrs)
  • Day 5: Crete: West Crete, Rethymnon And Chania (326km–10/11 Hrs)
  • Day 6: Crete: Land Rover Tour And Explore The Birthplace Of Zeus (120km–7/8 Hrs)
  • Day 7: Departure Crete (16/22km-20/30 Minutes)
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Hersonissos Central or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Hersonissos Maris or similar 4*
  • 6 Nights' accommodation in your selected hotel category
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 6 Dinners
  • 2 Lunches (1 lunch during Landrover Tour with unlimited wine and 1 Cretan Lunch in Elounda excluding drinks)
  • Air-conditioned shared transportation throughout the tour
  • Inbound/Outbound air-conditioned shared transfers from/to Heraklion Airport
  • Operated with qualified local English speaking guide on a shared basis on Day 3,4 and 5
  • Gouves or Chersonissos area:
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: the Archaeological sites of Knossos, Archaeological Museum, the boat trip (shared basis) to the island of Spinalonga, Spinalonga island tour, Land Rover Tour
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Flight tickets or visa fees
  • Airport taxes for domestic and international flights
  • Gratuities for driver and guide
  • Optional tours
  • Overnight city tax for the hotel overnights effective from January 1st 2018. Clients will have to pay the TAX on the spot at the hotels.
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • David H.
  • On Aug 06 2023
5 - Excellent
Very good tours & guides provided and accommodation was good.
  • Terrance Lynn
  • On Oct 23 2022
5 - Excellent
Everything was well coordinated. Dimitri, the coordinator, was always reachable. He answered all our questions and planned the transfers from and to the airport at times suitable to our plans. The hotel was quiet but close to the... Read more
  • Tania Jackson
  • On Sep 02 2022
5 - Excellent
Crete is a very nice place. I recommend going and visiting albeit not in July/August - it is extremely hot. The tour itself was well organized. the three day trips that actually happened were pretty good, especially the... Read more
  • Lyla Villa
  • On May 09 2022
5 - Excellent
All my expectations were met. The hotel was good, the food however was not and bad mosquito problem. I enjoyed being in Hersonissos and a nice walk to the seaside restaurants of which there are many. All the day trips were... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Treasures Of Crete tour. You can cancel the tour up to 32 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 31 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 15 May 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 May 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 31 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Treasures Of Crete tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Treasures Of Crete tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Know Before You Go

Day 6: Long walks and climbs require appropriate shoes Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice  Hotel early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. The distances and travel times described in the itinerary may vary.  No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed Please note the clients will have to pay the TAX on the spot at the hotels Please note that the inbound airport-hotel transfers are included only as part of the package and if pre and post-night stay is booked as an extra. Otherwise additional transfers should be purchased separately.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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