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Crete self drive West to East (8 days)

Heraklion International Airport (HER), Crete (0)
from/per person  219
  • Self Drive Tours
  • 08 Days


Crete West & East – 8d/ 7n

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure and fly to Crete for a one week self-drive holiday that will take you to the bustling city of Heraklion, the tranquil beaches of Elounda and the culture paradise of the Minoan civilisation. Immerse yourself in the local culture, visit ancient temples, see traditional villages, hike in the mountains or simply relax and soak up the sun.

  • 4 nights in Rethymnon area
  • 3 nights in Elounda area
  • Hotels 4*, standard rooms with shower and toilet
  • Half board
  • 7×24 hours rental car group A, pick up drop off Heraklion airport
  • Tourist road map of Crete
  • Flexible day of arrival – You start the program the day you choose
  • Half board basis
  • Rental car upgrade
  • GPS
Not included
  • Fuel
  • Additional driver
  • Full Damage Waiver (F.D.W.)
  • Meal and drinks not mentioned
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Flight ticket


Arrival in Crete. After completing the car rental formalities, you are about to start your holidays. Drive to the picturesque port town Rethymnon and enjoy the colourful oleander along the road.

Travel in the western part of Crete and take the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature. Visit Vrisses to taste homemade yoghurt with honey, or go to Margarites with its small ceramic pottery shops. Meet the inhabitants and make a chat. Discover on foot the old city centre of Rethymnon and walk through the alleys with Venetian facades to the port. Go south to cross the impressive Kourtaliotiko Gorge, to see the Preveli monastery and to make a swim in the Libyan Sea. Explore also Chania town with its typical alleys and indoor market hall within all kind of shops selling local products. Visit the lovely convent of Chrisopigi and see in its museum the fine handmade embroideries. Stop at Lake Kournas to taste pure Cretan cooking or unwind on a terrace on the lake side.

Enjoy the atmosphere and relax in the tranquil area of Elounda. Make gentle walks or explore the surroundings. Sandy and rocky beaches alternate and have always crystal clear water to swim. Do not miss Mallia and Kato Zakros; excavations of the Minoan history. Visit the attractive port town Saint Nicholas, the picturesque village Kritsa and the Byzantine church Kera. Discover the pretty village Plaka and sail to the islet Spinalonga in the gem clear waters.

Departure day. Drive to the airport drop off rental car.