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✈ CRETE | From Agios Nikolaos to Rethymno - Crete by car 4* - Car rental included

✈ From Agios Nikolaos to Reth...

Included in this deal :

  • Unescorted self-driving tour in 4* hotels
  • Accommodations mentioned in the programme (or similar)
  • Car rental
  • Half Board (excluding drinks) during the tour
  • Flights departing from the city of your choice(with offer Flight + Tour + Transfer)

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020 3318 2660
Everyday from 8am-8pm (Local rates apply)
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Explore Crete, an island with as much natural beauty as intriguing hints to its fascinating history, healthy and tasty local cuisine and warm and friendly people.

—> Your daily itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Heraklion
Day 2: Heraklion / Knossos / Heraklion
Day 3: Heraklion / Lassithi / Spinalonga Island / Agios Nikolaos
Day 4: Agios Nikolaos / Sitia / Aghios Nikolaos
Day 5: Agios Nikolaos / Rethymno
Day 6: Exploring South Crete
Day 7: Rethymno/ Chania / Rethymno
Day 8: Rethymno / Heraklion / Return

Guaranteed departure from 2 participants.

Health measures relating to Covid-19

All our partners (hotels, transfers, activities, etc.) are committed to complying with the health and safety measures relating to the Covid-19 crisis. Please note that measures differ from country to country and may be subject to change according to government directives. Certain services may be unavailable as a result of these measures.

Your accommodation

During your trip, you will stay in the following four-star hotels (local standards) or similar:
HERAKLION: Four-star Gouves Bay Hotel or similar
AGIOS NIKOLAOS: Four-star Faedra Beach Hotel or similar
RETHYMNO: Four-star Bomo Rethymno Beach Hotel or similar
Room capacity:
- Double Room: 2 adults or 2 adults + 1 child (2-11 years old) sharing the same room.
- Triple Room: 3 adults
There are no single rooms available
These hotels are given as a guide only and can be modified without prior notification.

Day 1: Arrival in Heraklion
Upon your arrival, you will receive the keys of your rental vehicle and your logbook. Heraklion, the capital of the island, is a city filled with bars, restaurants and nightclubs providing it a lively reputation. The port, the Venetian ramparts, the archaeological museum, the historical and ethnographic museum and the ruins of Knossos are well worth a visit.
Dinner and night at the hotel.

Please note: Depending on your flight schedule, any vehicle pickup or drop-off between 11:30pm and 7:30am will be subject to an additional charge, payable on site (see below for information on your car hire)

Day 2: Heraklion - Knossos - Heraklion (20km)
Breakfast at the hotel.
On the road to visit the city of Heraklion and its archaeological museum with a unique collection of Minoan antiquities and archaeological finds from the Neolithic to the Roman period) before continuing to Knossos, where you'll find impressive Minoan remains.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Heraklion region.

Day 3: Heraklion - Lassithi - Spinalonga Island - Agios Nikolaos (150 km)
Breakfast at your hotel before heading to the Agios Nikolaos region.
We suggest the following visits:
- The Lassithi Plateau is situated in the south of coastal town Malia, at an altitude of about 850 m. The area is famous for its 10,000 small windmills, picturesque roads and beautiful landscapes. This rural side of Crete is known for its harsh winters and snow-covered peaks until late spring.
- On the road to the Lassithi Plateau we recommend you make a stop in the villages along the way and at the Psychro Cave, a sacred cave and – according to Greek mythology – the birthplace of Zeus. Continue to the picturesque village of Kritsa, famous for its embroideries and the Byzantine chapel. In the port of Elounda, board the ferry to cross to the uninhabited island of Spinalonga.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Agios Nikolaos region.

Day 4: Agios Nikolaos - Sitia - Agios Nikolaos
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to the port of Sitia in order to reach the fine sandy beach of Vai and its famous palm grove. Then, departure for the Toplou Monastery, located in the extreme north-east of the island. According to the frescoes in the oldest part of the church, it was built in the 14th century, however, its foundation could date back much further, according to some. The heavily fortified monastery flourished in the 15th century and offers a fascinating look into the monastic history of Crete. For reasons of space-saving but also safety, the cells are built on three floors.
Dinner and overnight in the Agios Nikolaos region.

Day 5: Agios Nikolaos - Rethymno
Breakfast at the hotel.
Road to Rethymno. We suggest the following visits: Stop at the village of Fodele, then visit the monastery of Arkadi and the village of Margarites.
Dinner and overnight in the Rethymno region.

Day 6: Explore South Crete
Breakfast at the hotel.
We suggest the following visits: head for a day of exploration in southern Crete. Take the road that goes down to Timbaki, through the village of Spili and visit the Minoan palace of Festos, then the site of Gortys, and then continue towards the fishing village of Matala. On the way back to Rethymno, don't miss the superb monastery of Preveli.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Rethymno region.

Please note: admission fees for the suggested visits are not included.

Day 7: Rethymno - Chania - Rethymno
Breakfast at the hotel.

Road to Chania, the second-largest city of the island. Its remarkable Venetian influences are best reflected in the old houses and ramparts surrounding the old port. In the surroundings of Chania you'll find typical villages, the Akrotiri peninsula and the Agia Triada monastery.

Dinner and overnight in the Rethymno area.

Day 8: Rethymno- Departure Heraklion
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your last morning if the weather permits before heading to the airport.
Depending on your flight times, return the vehicle to the airport before your return flight.

Please note: Depending on your flight times, any vehicle pickup or drop-off between 11.30pm and 7.30am will be subject to an additional charge, payable directly on site (see below for information on your car hire). For the return trip we recommend that you choose a flight that doesn't leave too early in order to enjoy your last morning and to return the car at the airport with peace of mind.

Your formula

Half Board
During your trip, you will benefit from the half-board package, including breakfasts and dinners. (excluding drinks) Other meals and drinks will be at your own expense on site.

Good to know

  • For those booking the "hotel-only" option (without international flights), please inform us of your flight details as soon as possible via the contact form in the "Help and contact" section at the bottom of the page, so that we can organise your transfers.
    - Please note that if the hotels listed in the program are not available, accommodation in hotels of a similar category will be offered. Please note that the regions mentioned are not synonymous with accommodation located in the city itself but the surrounding region.
    - The program of your tour may be subject to modifications or changes in the order of the tour according to the local requirements.
    - The itinerary that is proposed to you is a suggested itinerary. No visits or excursions are included in the offer (unless otherwise indicated). Similarly, the kilometres are given as an indication and may vary according to the itinerary chosen by each person.

Your rental vehicle

The category B hire car (2 or 3 people) is included in your trip.
Please note: Depending on your flight schedule, any pickup or return of a vehicle between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. will be subject to an additional charge of €0 (approximately), to be paid directly on site to the hire company.
Car hire includes:
- Unlimited mileage
- Roadside assistance
- Insurance: Material damage caused to third parties.
- Collision damage insurance (CDW) with excess
- 2 drivers are included, the 3 driver must pay a supplement on site
Car hire does not include:
- Optional insurance to be paid on site
- Additional, optional insurance
- Personal PAI insurance
- Optional FDW insurance per day per vehicle (damage waiver)
- Fuel and fines
- Baby seat
- Child seat
- Additional driver fees
- Satnav
- The customer's liability in the event of an accident
- Supplement for an additional driver
- Credit card required on site by the hire company
- A valid credit card with the necessary funds for the security deposit will be requested for the vehicle deposit, VISA or MASTERCARD only (AMEX and debit cards are not accepted) in the name of the main driver.
- Minimum driver age: 21 years old for category A, B and C; 23 years for other categories.
- Drivers must have held a valid European or international driving licence for at least two years and a credit card in their name.
- The maximum age accepted for the main driver is 70 years
- You must provide your passport
- The vehicle must be returned with a full tank of fuel, otherwise the rental company will charge you for the missing fuel on site.
- You must be able to present your valid driver's licence and keep it on you during your stay.
- You must not take the car out of Greece.
The hire company reserves the right to refuse a driver for reasons of safety, legality or local requirements. The final decision as to whether to accept the main driver’s licence is at the rental company’s discretion.

Good to know

If you are travelling alone, you will be asked to pay a surcharge for a single room. This additional charge will be automatically included in your quote.
Child rates will be applied for children from 2 to 12 years old in the case where the child shares the room with two adults. If the child is travelling with just one adult, the surcharge may be applied on an adult basis. If your child or children do not fit into the age group mentioned above, the rate will be communicated to you at the time of processing your order. If the room is equipped with a bunk bed, the bed height is not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
For safety reasons, the wellbeing facilities of most establishments are not accessible to children under 16 years old. Similarly, it is possible that some amenities or services require an additional charge or are unavailable for exceptional reasons.
Unless otherwise stated in the service description, activities and any additional services available at destination, are provided in the language of the destination country and in English.
The opening times and hours of the activities, restaurants and bars are provided as an indication only and may be subject to change. Contact the reception desk in order to be informed of any changes. Please note that alcohol abuse is harmful to your health, and is to be consumed with moderation.
You must be of legal age and able to produce an identification document in order to enter the casinos. Appropriate dress is required. We remind you that gambling may involve risks of isolation, indebtedness, and dependency... Call 09 74 75 13 13 (no surcharge).
Any additional special requirements the traveller may request which are not included in the travel service description will be communicated to our service provider. Sending this information does not imply acceptance and cannot be held responsible for the fulfilment of these special requests. Only the service provider of can access this request on location and any additional costs may be paid locally by the traveller.
Unless expressly stated in the description of the services and accommodation, the hotel is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.


Choose an offer and, according to your preferences, opt for a seat in economy, business or first class.
See the 'View flight info' section for details on each trip.
In order to best organise your time in the airport, we advise that you arrive 2 hours before boarding for a medium-haul flight, or 3 hours before boarding for a long-haul flight (more than 5 hours). Take advantage of your early arrival to pass through security and check your luggage.
You will be informed whether or not luggage is included at the time of your booking.
You will have the opportunity to add additional luggage for a fee.
There are several different cities that are typically offered as departure points. Your arrival destination will show in your travel documents.
Depending on the flight schedule, some arrivals or returns may be made at night with early arrival or late departure. You will not always be able to have your room available immediately and will need to refer to the check-in and check-out conditions of the hotel.
In the event that your transfer is not included in your hotel reservation, it may be offered at the time of your reservation as an additional option. Unless specifically mentioned, transfers may be made in groups of 15 to 55 people.
Important: the modification or the cancellation of a booking is only possible within the limits and including the fees outlined in our general conditions of sale.
Thank you for kindly taking note of the CO2 emissions produced by your means of transport:

Travel formalities

The following details apply to any British citizen who, during a trip sold by PerfectStay goes to a foreign country. The following is a resource directing you to information related to your travel formalities (identification documents, vaccines, VISA, safety, travel advice, etc.), and may be subject to change. Please note that Brexit negotiations are likely to include travel document modifications, therefore please regularly check most updated information. Please see official resource for British citizens wishing to travel:

The official UK Foreign Travel site has updates on safety and security, including incidents such as pickpocketing and robbery, along with larger incidents such as measuring the risk of terrorism.
Detailed country by country here:

If you are travelling with minors, please be sure to verify whether or not you will require a consent:

Please note that these details serve as a guiding resource in order to ensure that you have access to important information in order to pursue the necessary travel formalities required before travelling abroad with PerfectStay. Please note that PerfectStay will not engage in obtaining travel documents for you, such as visas, and you are solely responsible for knowing the potential health risks you may face in the course of your travels for which you may require vaccinations or medications. PerfectStay is not responsible for ensuring your travel formalities are properly undertaken and will only act as an intermediary directing you to resources which have been known to provide reliable information concerning travel formalities specific to British citizens.

For information concerning travel health requirements (vaccinations, health risks, etc.) please see the following resources:

For the latest information on which travel documents (visas, passports, etc.) British citizens will require by destination, please see the following resources:

Please be sure to verify that your necessary Identification documents (passport and/or ID card dependent upon the country to which you will be travelling) have valid expiration dates, i.e. verify your ID documents have not yet expired. Also, be sure to remember to bring these necessary documents with you. It is also recommended to make copies of all travel documents in the event of an emergency.

Travel documents

Once your reservation has been made, you will receive a confirmation e-mail before your travel documents are sent.
Regarding the transport documents (in the case of a reservation with transport included), we will provide you with all the information relating to check-in and luggage in the "Your travel documents" email, allowing you to leave with peace of mind.
To take advantage of all your reserved services (hotels, transfers, activities, etc.), you will receive one or more exchange vouchers to be presented to each supplier.
The contact details of the establishment will be specified in these documents, to help make your arrival at your destination as straight-forward as possible.

✆ Need help finalising your booking?

020 3318 2660
Everyday from 8am-8pm (Local rates apply)
From Abroad +44 20 3318 2660 International call rate

The Fine Print

  • Groupon promo codes or Groupon Credit cannot be used for this offer

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  • The ATOL protection applies unless it is otherwise stated on the website. All the information are accessible before the booking.

  • If you do not receive an ATOL certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see Perfect Stay Terms of Business for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:

  • For the latest travel advice including Passport and Visa requirements from the Foreign and Commonwealth office please check

  • Price and Availability are subject to change without prior notice till you receive an email confirmation.

  • Travel Insurance is not included but can be booked with Perfect Stay.

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