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Crete, Greece

Best time to travel
May - Oct
Ideal length
7 nights
Perfect for
All

At a glance

  • Direct return flights from Dublin to Crete.
  • Airport return transfers.
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in one of our partner properties in Crete, on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Allow us to arrange outdoor experiences, historical excursions and restaurant reservations in some of our favourite tavernas and fine-dining restaurants on the island.
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About Crete

Crete is a mountainous island that is home to spectacular coastlines, sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons. Rich in history and culture, small villages and towns dotted along the island offer an insight into Greece’s vast history. On this suggested itinerary, spend seven nights relaxing by the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean and experience the best of Greece’s island culture.

Trip Overview

Depart from May to October.
Fly direct from Dublin to Chania or Heraklion Airport. Upon arrival, privately transfer to one of our partner properties in Crete.
Check in to an OROKO recommended property for your seven-night stay.
We have partnered with outstanding luxury hotels across the island, with the perfect property at the ready for your upcoming trip.
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Soak up the Grecian sunshine on the private stretch of beach along the unspoilt coastline.
Crete is renowned for its incredible beaches and hidden coves, that is why each of our partner hotels offer a slice of beachside bliss.
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An island rich in history, explore the surrounding villages and cities like Agios Nikolaos and Chania.
Chania is one of the finest cities in Greece and is known for its 14th-century Venetian harbour, charming streets and waterfront restaurants. Afternoons can be spent wandering the city and exploring the streets that exude a strong Venetian influence.
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Take a day trip to the islet of Spinalonga, a small island housing a 16th-century Venetian fortress.
The abandoned island holds a strong history and was once a leper colony. Stroll through the citadel, where streets are lined with crumbling remains of Venetian and Turkish homes before enjoying a swim on a beautiful beach on the southwest part of the island.
Allow us to arrange a day trip to Elafonisi Beach.
Famed for its unique pink sands, is considered to be one the world’s most beautiful beaches. A protected area, the loggerhead sea turtle and several other rare animals find shelter at Elafonisi. Spend the day relaxing on the beautiful beach, reminiscent of the sands of the Caribbean.
Elafonisi Beach
We will arrange restaurant reservations throughout your stay.
Whether you are in search of family-run tavernas or the best of Greece’s contemporary fine-dining scene, we have a selection of recommendations perfect for all occasions.
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It is time to leave the beautiful island of Crete.
Privately transfer to the airport for your flight home. Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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Daois-Cove-Resort-Greece

Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas

The perfect luxury hideaway for both couples and families, Daois Cove boasts privacy and exclusivity on the coastline. Relax on the private sandy cove with spectacular sea vistas, unwind by the infinity pool and enjoy pampering treatments at the luxury spa. Located in Agios Nikolaos, a quaint fishing village on the lake of Voulismeni, it is perfectly situated to explore the best Crete has to offer.

Image of Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete

Set along the coastline of Elounda, this glamorous beachfront resort offers the perfect setting for a luxury holiday on the island of Crete. Lounge on the private beach, admire unrivalled views over the infinity pool’s edge and sample delicious Grecian and international cuisine at the upscale restaurants within the resort. Thanks to its prime location, you are surrounded by villages, wineries and ancient sites just waiting to be explored.

Domes-Zeen-Resort-Chania

Domes Zeen

Domes Zeen is a contemporary hotel just outside of Chania’s old town. The glamorous boutique property is set within Mediterranean gardens and framed by rising mountains and the glistening sea.  With experiences for both adults and little tots, Domes Zeen is ideal for all holiday types. While children enjoy painting classes and sleepovers in a tepee, adults can unwind with a cocktail on the private beach and enjoy exceptional gourmet dining.

What people are saying

“We have planned several family holidays with OROKO. They always provide us with several creative options and ideas. OROKO are always efficient, creative and offer excellent service. Things always change and they are helpful in all aspects to solve problems effectively and patiently.”

Liam & family – Mallorca, Aug 2018 | Switzerland, Aug 2019 | Maldives, Dec 2019

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