Traveling individually around Crete
Nothing is more fun than discovering Crete on your own, to do the things you want to do, to see the things you want to see and to do them at your own pace!
As you can see on the map above we’ve put together a very extensive route for you. These are however the more basic routes. We can offer you a custom-made trip where we take all your specific wishes into account; how long you would like to travel, which part of Crete you would like to see, whether you want to see lots of nature, culture or prefer archeological sites and museums, everything is possible for us at Crete Holiday’s.
In fact we love nothing more than organizing the perfect trip for you, as we know Crete like the back of our hand!
Crete is large, it is about 260 kilometers long and the roads are not exactly as you and I know them to be at home. Therefore is traveling at 50 kilometers an hour probably the best speed you can keep when exploring the island.
At least this way you get to see something, seeing the entire island of Crete in one roundtrip is impossible anyway.
We plan and organize your roundtrip, keeping your specific interests at heart. You will be staying at 3* star hotels on the basis of bed&breakfast.
Your car will be waiting for you at the airport in either Chania or Heraklion, depending on where you will start your trip; this is also where you will spend the first night. We feel that it is a pleasant way to start your holiday, especially when you arrive late in the evening.
After booking your roundtrip with us you will receive a schedule with not only the route we have put together for you, but also shops, items and restaurants that we feel you must pay a visit, and of course the local curiosities and other places of interest.
Throughout the years we have built up numerous contacts here on Crete, so don’t be surprised when you come across extra information or friendly service when the locals find out you’re traveling with Crete Holidays.
Guests traveling with Crete Holidays have extra advantages over other travelers, so make sure you make use of this fact!
You can also call us day or night, you will receive a 24hour emergency number, when you come across a problem or need some information.
We have planned the route, the car and the Hotels with the utmost care and consideration, when however you feel that a place is not quite as you imagined it to be, or when you would like to stay a little bit longer in a certain place: don’t worry! We are one phone call away to try and arrange something for you.
Traveling individually around Crete with Crete Holidays is not just about driving from town to town, city to city and museum to museum.
No, we try and make you live and experience the Cretan way of life without having to worry about the details such as where to sleep and what to see, that’s what we are there for: to organize the most interesting but relaxed holiday possible!
And don’t worry, it is impossible to see everything in one go, but it is possible to return to Crete and see the things you didn’t get to see the first time.
We hope it will be clear that you are not covered by the insurance when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Also when you insist driving with a flat tire or with the overheat indicator on, any damages occurred because of this, will be at your own expenses.
Of course, any traffic or parking fines are to be paid by the lessee.
Also on Crete it is obligatory to wear safety belts.
The driver must hold a valid driving license for cars which was issued at least one year before the first day of the rental period, and must be at least 23 years of age.