Tap into the undeniable allure of Crete on Ker & Downey’s 10-night Luxury Crete Tour traveling to Athens, Chania, and Elounda. Along the way, discover why this island — blessed with natural beauty, history, and authenticity — is considered a heavenly land.
Luxury Crete Tour by Ker & Downey
Suggested Journey At A Glance: 11 days / 10 nights in Athens, Chania, and Elounda
There are many ways to experience a luxury holiday in Crete and the Greek Isles with Ker & Downey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; so contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.
Your luxury Crete tour first starts in Greek capital of Athens. Spend two days uncovering the many wonders of the city where the ancient world meets modern luxury. You will not only explore the must-see Acropolis and Parthenon with a private guide. You will also visit the Hephaisteion temple, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman Agora, and the Acropolis Museum.
Luxury Holiday in Crete
Next, begin your luxury holiday in Crete along its exotic shores. Here, endless stretches of beaches bordered in frothy lace, inlets, and sandy islands will greet you. Indeed, you will have eight nights to discover the impenetrable yet majestic gorges, holy caves, blessed rivers, and lush, green plains saturated with olive and citrus trees. You will also find the most hospitable people and taste the best of Greek gastronomy.
Your luxury Crete tour kicks off in Chania, the second largest city on the island. Here you will find a treasure trove of mystical monasteries, elegant mansions, and alluring landscapes. From your all-suite mansion accommodations, visit the hidden spots that give Chania its unique, Venetian character. You may also venture through the Samaria Gorge, one of the most famous national forests in Greece. You will also have plenty of time to swim through the clear blue waters from idyllic beaches. Finally, explore the colorful villages and ancient monasteries of Gouverneto and Akrotiri, and kayak to the coastal village of Loutro, where the White Mountains, blue sea, steep hills, and magical beaches will accompany your route.
Conclude your luxury Crete tour with four nights in Elounda along Mirabello Bay at your stylish seafront bungalow. Visit a traditional organic farm to bake bread, make cheese, and press grapes and olives like the locals do. Then embark on a guided tour through the flamboyant colors of Knossos. An entire day has also been set aside for you to visit the manmade island of Spinalonga in a traditional Greek caïque cruising vessel.
On the final day of your stay, you will have the unique chance to uncover the spirit of authentic Crete during a tour of its traditional villages. Walk the pedestrian roads, stop to meet locals, shop for homemade souvenirs, and taste famous Cretan delicacies. Indeed, it proves the perfect way to conclude and capture your luxury holiday in Crete.
Discover the Best of Crete with Ker & Downey
Ready to book your own luxury Crete tour? Your Ker & Downey designer can help you craft a custom itinerary that encompasses all you wish to experience. Therefore, contact a Ker & Downey designer today to begin planning, and read more about seasonality and pricing in Southern Europe at the Ker & Downey Difference. For even more inspiration, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.