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Crete Island Vacation Packages

Sunbathe on white sands beneath ancient pine trees, walk through Europe’s longest gorge and explore hillside olive groves on Greece’s biggest island.

The narrow island of Crete, the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, has a landscape inscribed with ancient Minoan history stretching back thousands of years. Discover the captivating cities along the island’s northern shores and explore the white-sand beaches that line the south coast like a string of pearls. Check out historic Venetian architecture, discover archaeological relics and travel through pristine national parks that stretch from mountaintops to pink-sand beaches.

Crete’s biggest city, Heraklion, is a sprawling metropolis with a picturesque old town along its historic port. Find out about Crete’s fascinating heritage at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum or the Natural History Museum. Make your way west along the coastline to find the breathtaking historic towns of Rethymnon and Chania. With its Venetian mansions, labyrinthine alleys and beautiful waterfront, Chania is the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy some of the island’s fantastic dining.

Explore western Crete to find the rugged beauty of the White Mountains, a gleaming mountain range that towers over the townships of the south coast. Hike down the 10-mile (16-kilometer) trail that follows the deep ravine of Samaria Gorge and reach the charming fishing town of Agia Roumeli. Catch a boat to the neighboring town of Lissos to walk among ancient ruins dating back to the 4th century B.C.

At low tide stroll to Elafonisi island where the beach has a shoreline of pale pink quartz sand. Many Cretan beaches are equipped with lounge chairs and sun umbrellas. Rent a chair and relax with expansive Mediterranean Sea views.

As you travel between townships, you’ll see pretty hillside groves of olive and citrus trees. Stop at a roadside taverna to enjoy fresh local produce and Cretan specialty cheeses. Many restaurants offer a local brandy, raki, to be enjoyed after meals.

Reach Crete by flying into the major airports in Chania or Heraklion. Alternatively, catch a 9-hour ferry from Athens. The climate is warm and dry between mid-May to October, with a peak in tourism between July and August. Visit in spring to see a flourish of wildflowers across the mountainous landscape.

*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.ca from January through December 2019, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.


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Stella Island Luxury resort & Spa - Adults Only CA $181
Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2019
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Stella Island Luxury resort & Spa - Adults Only

Stella Island Luxury resort & Spa - Adults Only

Analipsi, Analipsi, Hersonissos
     
    4.8 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    WOW! Our best vacation ever! The only thing is that we got a room that the sun is only for 2-3 hours in the morning and there are not many beds available in the pubic area.

    Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare CA $81
    Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2019
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    Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare

    Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare

    Panormos Beach, Lavris, Mylopotamos, Crete Island
       
      4.1 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Property and grounds well maintained and very clean. Lots of space around pools, lots of choice of pools and activities and the two coves too. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food was good, lots of variety and quality good.

      Lato Boutique Hotel CA $78
      Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2019
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      Lato Boutique Hotel

      Lato Boutique Hotel

      15 Epimenidou Street, Heraklion, Crete Island
         
        4.4 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Like the close proximity of the port as my family simply overnighted there and were taking the ferry to Santorini after our stay on Crete.

        Dom Boutique Hotel CA $55
        Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2019
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        Dom Boutique Hotel

        Dom Boutique Hotel

        Almirou 14, Heraklion
           
          4.5 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Very modern and clean. Beautiful room and good choice for breakfast.

          Lyttos Beach - All Inclusive CA $147
          Reviewed on Sep. 2, 2019
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          Lyttos Beach - All Inclusive

          Lyttos Beach - All Inclusive

             
            4.6 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            good: great pools, not crowded, no lines for the slides, stuff at the reception helpful, many snake bars with goods and drinking to improve: the rooms are not clean enough, housekeepers don't always change the shits, once they forgot to put a towel, twice they forgot to put soaps I send twice an ...

            Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa - All Inclusive CA $156
            Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2019
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            Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

            Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

               
              4.5 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              We liked the hotel rooms, a good size a little dated but clean. The location is good if you want to relax. The main hotel complex is very good.

              Capsis Astoria Heraklion Hotel CA $71
              Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2019
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              Capsis Astoria Heraklion Hotel

              Capsis Astoria Heraklion Hotel

              11 Eleftherias square, Heraklion, Crete Island
                 
                4.1 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The age of the property shows. Bathroom was not in a great state, fixtures falling apart and awkward set up.

                Stella Palace Resort & Spa CA $158
                Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2019
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                Stella Palace Resort & Spa

                Stella Palace Resort & Spa

                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  We stayed 5 days and did not see the pool get cleand even once. All other public areas were very clean. Baby/small kids pool (next to the kids club) - the slides are old, there is rust and sea weeds - nust be clean for little kids

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