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Cruises to Crete


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Top Crete Cruises

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2024 No-Fly Classical Greece & Ancient Egypt

Spirit of Discovery 09 Sep 2024 26 nights No-Fly Cruise Dover

FREE Chauffeur Service OR Port Car Parking*

Gratuities & wifi included*

Optional Travel Insurance Included with Coronavirus cancellation cover*

All-Inclusive Cruising*

Itinerary: Dover, England - Gibraltar - Syracuse, Sicily - Souda (for Chania), Crete - Rhodes, Greece - Antalya - Paphos, Cyprus - Alexandria (for Cairo), Egypt - Piraeus (for Athens), Greece…
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Balcony from £7,099pp

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2026 Eastern Mediterranean Escape

Azura 16 Apr 2026 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Valletta

Pound sterling on board*

Full board cruising*

No tips required on board*

Added benefit included*

Itinerary: Valletta, Malta - Athens (from Piraeus), Greece - Chania - Olympia (tours from Katakolon) - Valletta, Malta
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Inside from £849pp

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2026 Eastern Mediterranean Discovery

Azura 27 Aug 2026 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Valletta

Pound sterling on board*

Full board cruising*

No tips required on board*

Added benefit included*

Itinerary: Valletta, Malta - Chania - Athens (from Piraeus), Greece - Mykonos, Greece - Heraklion, Greece - Valletta, Malta
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Inside from £949pp

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What to see in Crete

Crete, Greece's largest island, beckons with its rich tapestry of history, culture and natural beauty. From the legendary Palace of Knossos to idyllic beaches and rugged mountains, Crete offers an enchanting blend of ancient wonders and modern pleasures, promising an unforgettable Mediterranean escape.

As you disembark from your cruise ship in Crete, Heraklion, the island's capital, awaits you just a short distance away. This bustling city is the perfect starting point for your Cretan adventure. Heraklion boasts a harmonious blend of modernity and tradition, offering an array of experiences. A visit to the Palace of Knossos, located on the outskirts of Heraklion, is an absolute must. This ancient Minoan palace, dating back over 3,000 years, is shrouded in myths and legends, including the famous story of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth. Stroll through its labyrinthine corridors, marvel at the vibrant frescoes and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Europe's first advanced civilisation.

Another gem of Crete that's easily accessible from the port is the picturesque town of Chania, located on the island's northwest coast. Chania is a postcard-perfect destination with its charming Venetian harbour, narrow cobblestone streets and an old town that exudes an authentic Cretan atmosphere. Start your exploration by wandering through the Venetian harbour, where you can admire the iconic lighthouse and the colourful waterfront buildings. The Old Venetian Harbor is a delightful area to enjoy a leisurely stroll, with plenty of waterfront cafes and tavernas offering stunning views.

A scenic drive from the Crete port will take you to Rethymno, a town that beautifully combines history, culture and natural beauty. Rethymno's old town is a charming maze of narrow alleys, Venetian architecture, and Ottoman influences, offering a glimpse into the island's complex past. Start your journey in Rethymno at the imposing Fortezza, a Venetian fortress that looms over the town. Explore its well-preserved bastions, admire the panoramic views and learn about the town's strategic significance throughout history.


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