Crete Family Holiday

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Discover a land of ancient legends, delicious cuisine and uninterrupted sunshine on this seven-day family adventure in Crete. There’s so much fun to be had on Greece’s largest island – experience rural life during a day on an organic farm, find out how to make Crete’s tastiest snack, sail on serene waters on the south coast and discover the remains of an anci...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy

Highlights

    • Get behind the scenes of Cretan cuisine during a hands-on cooking class where you’ll learn how to make Kalitsounia – the traditional and super tasty pastries that the whole family will love!
    • Take a step back in time during a guided visit to Knossos – the ancient capital of the Minoan civilisation. Explore the remains of a palace, its courtyards, apartments and more.
    • Experience a different side of Crete during a visit to a local organic farm – the kids will love picking vegetables, collecting eggs and milking goats (and you’ll love sampling some deliciously local and organic wine).
    • Enjoy a scenic boat trip along the south coast of the island, stopping in secluded bays for refreshing swims. This is sure to be a highlight of your time in Crete – just look at that water!
    • Visit the beautiful mountain villages outside of Chania, where you’ll enjoy a traditionally cooked lunch in a tavern that is so authentic, it doesn’t even use electricity.
    • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Amurtel, who provide a safe space for refugee women and children in Greece. Donations help them provide antenatal and postnatal care programs run by qualified midwives.

What's this trip about?

    Discover a land of ancient legends, delicious cuisine and uninterrupted sunshine on this seven-day family adventure in Crete. There’s so much fun to be had on Greece’s largest island – experience rural life during a day on an organic farm, find out how to make Crete’s tastiest snack, sail on serene waters on the south coast and discover the remains of an ancient world in Knossos. With loads of free beach time and plenty of refreshing dips in the warm Mediterranean Sea, this Greek getaway is sure to tick everyone’s boxes!

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 16 people
Age range5 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityHeraklion
End CityCrete

Travel Themes

  • Family Friendly

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Greece

Attractions

  • Chania
  • Crete
  • Heraklion

Trip includes

    • Heraklion - Guided tour of Archaeological site of Knossos
    • Heraklion- Pottery making class
    • Rethimno - Farm visit with lunch
    • Hore Skakion - Southern coast boat ride
    • Chania - kalitsounia making workshop with lunch
    • Chania - Leader led walking tour
    • Chania - Mountainous village walk
    • Visit a beach by private transfer

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Day 1 Heraklion

Kalimera! Welcome to Crete. Greece’s largest island offers something for everyone, from inviting beaches to rugged canyons and thousands of years of culture and history. Your family adventure begins in Heraklion– a delightful city famed for its restaurant-lined 14th-c...

Day 2 Heraklion

Today, the family will take a step back in time during a visit to the famous archaeological site of Knossos. Once the capital of the Minoan civilisation, the city’s ruins conjure up images of what life here once looked like. Enjoy a guided tour through the remains of ...

Day 3 Hora Sfakion

This morning, you’ll see a different side of the island as you take a bus towards the city of Rethimno to a local organic farm. Here, you’ll get a glimpse of rural Crete, and the kids will have a chance to be a farmer for the day! There’s plenty of fun to be had – pic...

Day 4 Chania

This morning, board a private boat and sail along Crete's south coast to the village of Sougia. This is Crete at its very best – an undiscovered sweep of beach overlooked by mountains. It’s almost too pretty to believe it’s real! Enjoy a swim stop or two along the way...

Day 5 Chania

Today will be spent discovering the treasures of Chania. Start with a behind-the-scenes look at Cretan cuisine during a hands-on cooking class where you’ll learn how to make Crete’s most beloved snack – the Kalitsounia. Sometimes sweet, sometimes savoury, sometimes fi...

Day 6 Chania

It’s time to get active today and get to know some of Crete’s natural wonders. You and the family will head into the mountains, stopping along the way in beautiful mountain villages with breathtaking views. After working up an appetite, visit an authentic tavern where...

Day 7 Chania

With no activities planned for today, your family adventure comes to an end after breakfast this morning. If you’d like to spend more time exploring Chania, just get in touch with your booking agent.

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Dates & Availability

Price From $2,350
Price per day$336
Last Updated: 7/12/2024
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03 Aug 2024
09 Aug 2024
$2,350
12 Apr 2025
18 Apr 2025
$2,450
12 Jul 2025
18 Jul 2025
$2,450
26 Jul 2025
01 Aug 2025
$2,450
09 Aug 2025
15 Aug 2025
$2,450
16 Aug 2025
22 Aug 2025
$2,450
11 Apr 2026
17 Apr 2026
$2,465
11 Jul 2026
17 Jul 2026
$2,465
25 Jul 2026
31 Jul 2026
$2,465
08 Aug 2026
14 Aug 2026
$2,465

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Accommodation

Hotels (6nights),

Transportation & Flights

Private Minivan,Public Bus,Taxi,Boat,

Transportation & flights

Private Minivan,Public Bus,Taxi,Boat
Guides
All Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family to take the hassle out of your travels and help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for fun things to do and see - for both kids and parents, recommend great local eating venues that will even get the kids trying new things, and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. Our leaders are not babysitters on this trip - we leave that to you (the experts), but they will make sure that group members of all ages are able to explore their destination safely and with as much fun as possible. Our group leaders are not responsible for looking after children at any time and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times throughout this itinerary.
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Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips for those travelling internationally. We require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. If you are travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. For international trips, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been sighted by your group leader or local representative. If you have credit card insurance your group leader or local representative will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country. For travellers who reside within the European Union, Switzerland or USA the requirement to purchase travel insurance cannot be compulsory. However the purchase of travel insurance is still highly recommended, and travellers from these regions who decline travel insurance when travelling outside of their home region must sign a Travel Insurance Waiver Form at the Group Meeting, recognizing personal responsibility for emergency medical and repatriation costs should they arise. For assistance with travel insurance or other services, please visit the link below:
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Age Requirements
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Additional Information

Finish point

  • Hotel Archontiki
  • 12 Mylonogianni & Kriari Str. Chania
  • Crete
  • GREECE
  • Phone: +302 821095895

Alternate Finish point

  • For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point.
  • 12 Apr 2025 (ZGFC250412), 12 Jul 2025 (ZGFC250712), 26 Jul 2025 (ZGFC250726), 09 Aug 2025 (ZGFC250809), 16 Aug 2025 (ZGFC250816)
  • Hotel Kydon
  • Sofoklis Venizelos Sq. & 2, Str. Tzanakaki
  • Chania
  • GREECE
  • Phone: +30 2821052280
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