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Famed for its beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets and delicious cuisine, the Mediterranean jewel of Crete is a fabulous destination that will instil a sense of adventure in your family.

  • Enjoy traditional Cretan food & dancing
  • Explore a deep gorge
  • Learn to dive or SUP
  • Snorkel to a shipwreck
  • Go on an archaeological dig

On this centre-based family holiday to the Chania region of Crete, you will visit an archaeological dig, learn about local food and culture, and relax on long sandy beaches. Take to the sea to enjoy a boat trip, and spend time swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear waters, exploring underwater rock formations, sea caves and even a shipwreck. Learn about sea turtle conservation and get active with gorge walking, beach volleyball and stand up paddle boarding. 

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Crete

    Fly to Crete and stay in the small seaside town of Kissamos.

  2. Day 2: Rock Pool Exploration & Cretan dancing

    Visit a rocky beach with a stunning natural rock pool, where you can go snorkelling to a nearby sea cave and underwater rock formation. 

    This afternoon, experience some of the Greek culture by learning a Cretan dance, and afterwards enjoying a traditional Cretan dinner.

  3. Day 3: Gorge Walk

    Explore a stunning local gorge where you’re likely to see griffon vultures flying overhead. 

  4. Day 4: Introduction to diving or SUP

    This morning you will have the choice of either diving or stand up paddle boarding. In the afternoon visit an organic olive press to learn about olive harvesting and oil production, and enjoy a tasting.

  5. Day 5: Boat trip

    Visit a sea cave and a secluded beach, only accessible by boat, passing by impressive scenery, rugged cliffs and endless blue waters. 

  6. Day 6: Conservation walk

    Visit a sea turtle nesting habitat with a conservation biologist, where children can learn about the threats faced by this endangered species and see the action taken by local conservation groups to protect them.

  7. Day 7: Snorkel a shipwreck

    Visit a beautiful sandy beach where you can snorkel to a WWII shipwreck and enjoy a game of beach volleyball. 

  8. Day 8: Fly back to the UK

    Free to depart at any time for your return flight.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £899 per adult, £849 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,339 per adult, £1,269 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Ideal for ages: 8+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

View dates and prices
  • Summer

What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Transfers

    £85 from Chania or £220 from Heraklion
  • Accommodation

    Our accommodation for the duration of this tour is a simple, apartment style beach hotel with swimming pool. Apartments can accommodate up to five people. Rooms have air conditioning and a simple kitchenette and fridge. Breakfast is served buffet-style.
  • Meals

    7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner
  • Activities

    • Boat trip

    • Dancing

    • Hiking

    • Nature walk

    • Scuba diving

    • Snorkelling

    • Stand up paddle boarding

Flights

You can typically expect to pay from £375 for an adult, and from £305 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

Next Steps

Departures

Choose your preferred departure date from the 3 options below, then make a no obligation booking request, or enquire if you would like to ask us a question.

Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Itinerary dates Prices per person from (exc. flights)
Year Starts Ends Adult price, excluding flights, from Child price, excluding flights, from Holiday Status Options
* Available: this holiday is available to book. ** Guaranteed: this holiday is available to book and has reached a minimum of four participants, so is guaranteed to run.
2019 29 Jun 6 Jul £899 £849 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 27 Jul 3 Aug £999 £949 Guaranteed** Book or Enquire
2019 17 Aug 24 Aug £999 £949 Available* Book or Enquire