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Greece's Largest Island is a Feast for All the Senses

Greece's largest island, Crete is known for its deep history, thrilling landscape, gorgeous beaches, and some of the kindest people you'll ever meet. Among Greeks, Cretans are famed for their dignity, courage, hospitality, and lust for life. Crete was once home to the Minoans, a Bronze Age civilization whose seafaring traders made possible its artistic and architectural achievements, which you can still see today, especially at Knossos Palace. Since then, the island's numerous rulers are evident through its Roman ruins, impressive Venetian fortresses, charming Ottoman mosques, and the masterpieces of the Cretan Renaissance.

Crete's nature is striking and diverse. The lesser-known region of Lassithi boasts a plethora of adrenaline-pumping experiences as well as some of the island’s most jaw-dropping beaches, such as Chrysi Island. Crete is also home to two caves claiming to be Zeus' birthplace. There are plenty of opportunities here for caving, hiking, birdwatching, and scuba diving, including in the ruins of the sunken ancient city of Olous.

Crete is a feast for all the senses. Lovers of culinary pleasures will be amazed by the bountiful flavors produced in Crete, renowned for its healthy cuisine. The culinary traditions and fragrant olive oil, produced from among the world's oldest olive trees, honor the island’s unique heritage. Crete is one of those places that will capture your heart, which will whisper for you to return, and perhaps you will!

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

  4.9 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Greek vacation packages, based on 7 reviews
Review by Frances, Patrick, Michael & Daniel
Frances, Patrick, Michael & Daniel
Illinois

Our Greece holiday was a stress free trip and our guides handled everything for us. The site and communication was open and easy to navigate :) Worth the money. Thank you!

Our Greece holiday was a stress free trip and our guides handled everything for us. The site and communication was open and easy to navigate :) Worth the money. Thank you!

Year : 2021
Visited : Greece
Itinerary : Athens, Naxos, Santorini
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Greece
Itinerary : Athens, Naxos, Santorini
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Fritz & Mary
Fritz & Mary
New York

JayWay Travel did an awesome job providing destinations to consider in Europe which led to Greece. Everything went smoothly and timely. Top notch resorts in perfect locations. JAYWAY All the Way!

JayWay Travel did an awesome job providing destinations to consider in Europe which led to Greece. Everything went smoothly and timely. Top notch resorts in perfect locations. JAYWAY All the Way!

Year : 2021
Visited : Greece
Itinerary : Athens, Naxos, Paros, Athens
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Greece
Itinerary : Athens, Naxos, Paros, Athens
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Review by Gabriela & Sarah
Gabriela & Sarah
Connecticut

We cannot express our gratitude enough for JayWay Travel! They helped us plan the honeymoon of our dreams and a trip we will never forget. It was our first time to Europe and Greece was an amazing place to start. From the food selections, to the perfect boutique stays, Jared and Elena made sure we were taken care of every step of the way! We had several family members and friends asking for our itinerary which included the beautiful Santorini, Crete (our favorite) and Athens. The trip provided a truly cultural experience such as taking a Cretian cooking class, having multiple wine tours and trying all of the incredible fresh food Greece has to offer. JayWay Travel was even flexible in the planning process ensuring we were completely aware of any updates and changes to address COVID concerns. We would highly recommend planning your next trip with JayWay, you wont be disappointed!

We cannot express our gratitude enough for JayWay Travel! They helped us plan the honeymoon of our dreams and a trip we will never forget. It was our first time to Europe and Greece was an amazing place to start. From the food selections, to the perfect boutique stays, Jared and Elena made sure we were taken care of every step of the way! We had several family members and friends asking for our itinerary which included the beautiful Santorini, Crete (our favorite) and Athens. The trip provided a truly cultural experience such as taking a Cretian cooking class, having multiple wine tours and trying all of the incredible fresh food Greece has to offer. JayWay Travel was even flexible in the planning process ensuring we were completely aware of any updates and changes to address COVID concerns. We would highly recommend planning your next trip with JayWay, you wont be disappointed!

Year : 2021
Visited : Greece
Itinerary : Santorini, Heraklion, Chania, Athens
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Greece
Itinerary : Santorini, Heraklion, Chania, Athens
Rating :
4.8 / 5
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