One Week on Crete

Crete

One Week on Crete

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Highlights

Your One Week on Crete is the perfect introductory tour of the Greece. Imagine relaxing on a breathtaking sandy beach looking out at the turquoise water. This is exactly what you’ll receive when visiting Crete, the largest island in Greece. The fascinating Knossos Palace is a must-see when visiting the extraordinary island.

Above all, consult with your Destination Specialist. We will ensure that the highlights of your trip are booked in advance so you won’t miss out on the fun!  Lots of time at leisure will be built in so you can explore on your own, and at your own pace. Let the journey guide you.

Read more about why we love the One Week on Crete tour.

Make it Yours

  • Accommodation – Greece offers a wide range of accommodation styles including boutique hotels, charming B&B’s, and luxurious castle hotels.  Juniper will select where you stay based on your preferences.
  • Transportation – All of the dots will be connected based on your preferences and budget.  Airport transfers, car rentals, train passes, even private chauffeurs!
  • Day tours and entrance tickets – pre-scheduled tours and experiences for a seamless and enriching travel experience!
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One Week on Crete Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Chania

Welcome to Crete, Greece’s largest island! Upon arrival a private driver will meet you at the Arrivals Hall and take you to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful town of Chania at your leisure.

Overnight in Chania

Day 2: Elafonisi

Take the day at your leisure to explore Chania town, and visit the stunning pink sand beach nearby, Elafonisi beach. 

Overnight in Chania

Day 3: Balos

You can’t spend a week in Crete and not check out the Balos lagoons. We recommend another day trip today. A private driver will take you to the ferry which will then take you to the small island of Balos for a day of relaxation.

Overnight in Chania

Day 4: Chania

Enjoy breakfast and then spend the day exploring the town of Chania. From walking the seawall to visiting the nautical museum of Crete, there are numerous things to do today. Let your destination specialist help you choose the perfect activities.

Overnight in Chania

Day 5: Chania to Heraklion

This morning, a private driver will pick you up and take you to your next accommodation in Heraklion. This is a short 2 hour drive which will leave you with the afternoon to explore as you wish.

Overnight in Heraklion

Day 6: Heraklion

Today is your last full day in Crete and first full day in Heraklion. Spend the morning with a guided tour of the must-visit Knossos Palace and the afternoon roaming the city center. 

Overnight in Heraklion

Day 7: Depart for Home

After breakfast, a private driver will pick you up and drop you off at the airport Departure Hall to begin your journey home.

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Why We Love this Tour

Your Self Drive Tour of Ireland is the perfect introductory tour of the Emerald Isle.  It offers the freedom and flexibility of a chauffeured experience with a price point closer to a group guided tour. You and your loved ones can have the best of Ireland!

We love this itinerary because it allows you to see the highlights of Ireland as a first-time visitor. Or you can relive the best of Ireland if you’ve been before.  By staying in Dublin, swinging down to Kilkenny, then continuing to the beloved County Kerry you’ll have many sightseeing and touring opportunities.

Why We Love Dublin

Ireland’s capital city of Dublin blends modern amenities with charming historic neighborhoods. A flourishing food scene for everyone to enjoy. Explore the iconic sites such as the Guinness Storehouse, the Glasnevin Cemetery, and the Kilmainham Gaol.  Enjoy a pint and live music in a pub in the famous Temple Bar neighborhood. Join a walking tour about the Easter Rising or Ireland’s rich literature, or take a day trip up to Belfast for a bit of Northern Ireland.

Why We Love Kilkenny 

Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s oldest cities, dating as far back as the 6th century.  On the way there take some time to hike the stunning Wicklow Mountains. Then visit Powerscourt Estate to see the impressive house and manicured gardens.

Why We Love Country Kerry

County Kerry is ideal for those partaking in a self-drive tour of Ireland.  The rambling roadways of County Kerry cut through patchwork fields. Drive alongside the dramatic and rocky coastline. It’s home to some of the most striking castle ruins and charming villages Ireland has to offer.
Make this independent adventure yours!  

Nights can be added or reduced, your route can be changed. Tours and activity options can be selected based on your interests and purpose of travel.  Having a rental car allows you to visit the pockets of Ireland that the train doesn’t reach. All of this without the expense of constraints of a private chauffeur.  Come and go as you please. You never know what you’ll discover when you’re exploring this special country at your own pace!

Your Destination Specialist knows Ireland and will take the time to learn what’s important to you.  Your itinerary will be designed just for you, to make the most of your time and experience in the Emerald Isle!

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