Explore Crete


On this tour of Crete you will visit the most popular cities - Heraklion, Rethymno & Chania and swim in the most hidden beaches of Crete. You will taste the famous Cretan cuisine and you will learn about the Cretan civilization which is also the first in European History.

  • Duration
4 Days/3 Nights
  • Board Basis
Full board & Half Board
  • Group Size
For Groups & Individuals
  • Category

After your arrival in the largest island in Greece, Crete, a Representative from our English-speaking team will be waiting for you at the port or at the airport of Heraklion to assist you, inform you of all the details of your trip, clear any doubts you may have, answer your questions and make a brief presentation of the city and its day to day life.

At your hotel, your assistant will help you with the check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to relax, or if you wish, to start enjoying the place that once was home to King Minos and his Minotaur!

Tip: Crete is an island full of flavors, so be sure to try the taste of the traditional Cretan snap named "Rakí".

Early in the morning, at the time indicated, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin your adventure. Firstly, you will visit the Palace of Knossos, the oldest palatial complex in Europe, home to King Minos and the mythological Minotaur.

Together with your guide, you will continue to Rethymnon, a city which was formerly occupied by the Venetians and where you will enjoy a guided walk through its narrow and picturesque streets as well as free time to have lunch and enjoy the excellent gastronomy of the island.

After lunch, you will continue along the coastal road to Chania, appreciating the beauty and history of this island.

You will stay in this city, also called "Haniá," and have free time to visit its charm with your guide's recommendations. This includes, among others, the old Venetian port and, of course, the local market.

Tip: In the traditional bakeries of Rethymnon, you will find lychnarakia (small pies with cheese) and kaltsounia (small pies with cheese and cinnamon).

Early in the morning, and after a tasty breakfast, we will pick you up to discover one of the most hidden treasures of this island. On the way to your destination and past gorges and steep summits you will enter the southwestern region of the island, where idyllic beaches of pink sand are washed by the transparent waters of the Libyan Sea. 

Among these the indisputable protagonist is the incredible beach of Elafonisi, a flat morsel of land with sporadic vegetation against the stark bareness of the Cretan mountains. 

Free time to swim in one of the loveliest beaches in the world with sun loungers and umbrellas provided for your convenience. 

After this extraordinary jewel of nature and towards the end of the day you will make your way back to Chania.   

Arriving in Chania, you can join an evening walk through some of the most lovely areas of the town, free of charge.

Blue ways Tip: Do not miss the magical Deer Island full of white and pink sandy beaches, which is very close to the main busy beach. It takes its name from the word 'Elafi', which in Greek means deer, because you can easily get to it through the shallow waters, like a deer.

After a tasty breakfast and at the agreed time, transfer to the port or airport of Chania for your return journey.

Having spent a few fantastic days with Blue Wyas Travel , we hope to see you again soon to create new and extraordinary moments that will be lovingly etched in your memory. Have a nice trip! or as you may also say: Kalo taksidi!

Blue Ways Tip: Roam the picturesque and traffic-free old town of Chania for some jewelery and pottery, local crafts, traditional Cretan knives, olive wood, natural products made with local herbs, oils and plants. 

What is included in this tour

1-night accommodation in Heraklion in 3* Superior hotel. OR by your chosen Hotel Category 4* or 5* star Hotels ( Please ask ) 
2-night accommodation in Chania in 3* Superior hotel OR by your chosen Hotel Category 4* or 5* star Hotels ( Please ask ) 
Visit of Knossos Palace
Walking tour of Rethymnon and Chania.
Visit of the Elafonissi Beach.
Official English-speaking tour guide.
Tickets to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and Knossos Palace.
Transportation by luxury A/C minivan.
All transfers included as per description.
24/7 Emergency phone line.
Daily breakfast, 1 lunch in Rethymno and 1 dinner in Chania.

Not included & Optionals

Gratuities and personal expenses.
Add pre-tour nights in Heraklion On Request and "Customize your Program"  by Additional nights" 
Click on the FAQs for more information on Cancelations.

Useful information about itinerary:

Kindly note that this program is indicative and it is possible that we may change the series of  tours in order to provide the best of our services to you without removing any of the tour bookings.

For the final program you will be informed 15 to 20 days before your arrival at the destination with an informative note from Blue Ways Travel.

Cancelation Policy:


30-15 days before arrival 50% charge.

14 days before arrival 100% charge.

Non show and Early departure reservations 100% charge


60-31 days before arrival 50% charge.

30-15 days before arrival 75% charge.

14 days before arrival 100% charge.

Deposit required : Yes 



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