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Riviera Travel - Crete

Like Sicily, Crete is a distinctively separate region, both geographically & culturally, from the country of which it is a part. Discover the legacy of Europe's oldest culture, the Minoans.

Riviera Travel - Crete

Riviera Travel - Crete

Experience more with so much included

- Explore the old Venetian port of Chania, one of the most picturesque harbours in the eastern Mediterranean
- Sample Cretan cuisine, acknowledged as some of the best in the country and famed for its organic olive oil, herbs, wine and seafood
- Stroll through Crete’s beautiful Botanical Park
- Wonder at the ancient Minoan palace of Knossos, part of Europe’s oldest civilisation
- Visit Heraklion’s acclaimed archaeological museum with a local guide
- Enjoy some of the best walks on the island and admire the incredible mountain views and unspoilt villages
- Return flights from a selection of regional airports, plus hotel transfers
- Seven nights in three-star accommodation inclusive of all local taxes, plus breakfast and dinner
- The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
New for 2018
7 nights in 3-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Half board
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage

Like Sicily, Crete is a distinctively separate region, both geographically and culturally, from the country of which it is a part. As the cradle of the Minoans, the earliest of European civilisations, Crete’s long history has had an inordinate influence on subsequent peoples, including the Mycenaeans, Greeks, Romans and Venetians, who occupied the island for several hundred years. Our tour to the western part of this long, mountainous island will reveal all these and more.

Even amongst the Greeks themselves, Cretan food and produce are acknowledged as the best in the country – its long growing season, fertile soils and proximity to the warmth of North Africa have created a perfect climate with an early spring, when every inch of the island seems covered in wildflowers, and a late autumn that sees wonderfully mild temperatures well into November. The famed Cretan cuisine is considered the best example of the Mediterranean diet – be sure to try kalitsounia – sweet or savoury pies – lamb casserole and, of course, the many local wines.

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