Crete Family Holiday

7 Days | A fun-filled odyssey around sunny Crete

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Discover a land of ancient legends, delicious cuisine and uninterrupted sunshine on this seven-day family adventure in Crete. There’s so much fun to be had on Greece’s largest island – experience rural life during a day on an organic farm, find out how to make Crete’s tastiest snack, sail on serene waters on the south coast and discover the remains of an ancient world in Knossos. With loads of free beach time and plenty of refreshing dips in the warm Mediterranean Sea, this Greek getaway is sure to tick everyone’s boxes!

Trip overview

Map of Crete Family Holiday including Greece
Start
Heraklion, Greece
Finish
Crete, Greece
Theme
Family
Destinations
Greece
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
ZGFC
This trip generates 33 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Get behind the scenes of Cretan cuisine during a hands-on cooking class where you’ll learn how to make Kalitsounia – the traditional and super tasty pastries that the whole family will love!
  • Take a step back in time during a guided visit to Knossos – the ancient capital of the Minoan civilisation. Explore the remains of a palace, its courtyards, apartments and more.
  • Experience a different side of Crete during a visit to a local organic farm – the kids will love picking vegetables, collecting eggs and milking goats (and you’ll love sampling some deliciously local and organic wine).
  • Enjoy a scenic boat trip along the south coast of the island, stopping in secluded bays for refreshing swims. This is sure to be a highlight of your time in Crete – just look at that water!
  • Visit the beautiful mountain villages outside of Chania, where you’ll enjoy a traditionally cooked lunch in a tavern that is so authentic, it doesn’t even use electricity.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Amurtel, who provide a safe space for refugee women and children in Greece. Donations help them provide antenatal and postnatal care programs run by qualified midwives.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Don’t let the heat keep you from exploring the world! Summer temperatures can be very high in Greece (over 40°C), making things uncomfortable. It’s essential to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability for that season.
  • Make sure you pack some sturdy and comfortable shoes, as there can be a lot of walking around the towns, ruins and walking trails of this area.
  • On this trip, it’s advised that you pack as lightly as possible, as you’ll be expected to carry your own bag. Although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage, we strongly recommend keeping the weight around 15 kg (33lb). Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient, although your bag should have carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you will likely encounter. You'll also need a daypack for day trips.

Itinerary

Map of Crete Family Holiday including Greece

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches

Transport

Private Minivan, Public Bus, Taxi, Boat

Accommodation

Hotels (6nights)

Activities
  • Heraklion - Guided tour of Archaeological site of Knossos
  • Heraklion- Pottery making class
  • Rethimno - Farm visit with lunch
  • Hore Skakion - Southern coast boat ride
  • Chania - kalitsounia making workshop with lunch
  • Chania - Leader led walking tour
  • Chania - Mountainous village walk
  • Visit a beach by private transfer
Add on activities
  • Hersonisos - Labyrinth Park - Admissions from - EUR10
  • Gournes - Dinosauria Park tickets from - EUR15
  • Heraklion - Archaeological Musem of Heraklion - EUR12
  • Heraklion - Natural History Museum of Crete - EUR8
  • Chania - Venetian Harbour of Chani - Free
  • Chania - Marinetime Museum of Crete - EUR4
  • Chania - Glass bottom Boat trip tickets from - EUR25

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Important notes

1. Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
2. Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.
3. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children under 17 years of age at time of travel.
4. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Crete Family Holiday
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CHF  1,492