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Crete, Greek Islands

Apart from being one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean (some 200 miles from east to west), Crete is also one of the most beautiful. Scenically, the contrasts are stupendous – magnificent mountain ranges along the entire island; lovely beaches; attractive, unspoilt villages; and wild flowers everywhere, particularly in May when the island is ablaze with colour. Sightseeing is a delight. Apart from the ancient site at Knossos, which needs little introduction, there’s the must-see Archaeological Museum in Heraklion, the island of Spinalonga, Ierapetra, Europe’s most southerly town, Sitia, with its long, sandy beach, and the famous Samaria Gorge. Crete is also ideal for a hiring a car for a few days to explore vast expanses of its hinterland which the average visitor rarely sets eyes on. It’s easy to understand why people return, year after year, to this, one of Greece’s most splendid islands.

Crete, Greece

Hotel Santa Marina ★★★

The Santa Marina is a welcome addition to our 2018 programme and is conveniently situated close to the centre of Aghios Nikolaos on Crete’s north coast. The attractive harbour is just a 10 minute walk away whilst the resort’s wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars are all within easy reach. All the Santa Marina’s bedrooms, located in 2 separate buildings, are air-conditioned and have private bath/shower/wc (with hairdryer), balcony or terrace, telephone, satellite TV, mini-fridge and a safe (payable locally). There’s a small-ish swimming pool with sun terrace and sunbeds, a lounge/bar, a restaurant & café and free wifi in all rooms and public areas.

Things to see & do in Crete…

  • Knossos ancient site
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum 
  • Spinalonga Island
  • Sitia & Ierapetra

Average tempratures (*C)

May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Crete 25 28 31 31 27 24
London 16 20 22 21 18 15

Hotel Santa Marina prices for departures on these dates only

Prices are per person in a twin/double for sole use, half board

Tuesday Flights 1 May 8 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun
7 Nights 599 639 669 699 729 739 749 749 789
14 Nights 799 829 889 979 999 1019 1029 1059 1179
Tuesday Flights 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug
7 Nights 859 899 949 949 969 979 979 979 929
14 Nights 1269 1349 1399 1399 1429 1429 1429 1369 1299
Tuesday Flights 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct
7 Nights 879 869 799 759 699 669 649 599
14 Nights 1259 1219 1079 1019 899 869 849

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Corfu info at a glance…

  • Meal basis : half board 
  • Official rating – 3 star
  • Resort representative 
  • Welcome meeting
  • Optional excursion programme 
  • Hotel telephone – 00 30 28410 26261
  • Tuesday flights to Heraklion (included in the price)
  • Free 20 kgs baggage allowance
  • Transfer time from Heraklion airport : approx. 1hr 15mins
  • Private transfers – Aghios Nikolaos transfers are normally shared transfers. Why not upgrade to a comfortable private transfer from just £75

Crete map