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We package a 15-day rental car tour for you with 3 pre-booked small comfort hotels for 5 days each in the most beautiful regions of Crete. We offer this trip including flight from/to your home airport + rental car + pre-booked excursions & hikes and 2 private day tours with our private local guide. There are 3 different regions with varied, exciting landscapes. In the west, south and central Crete. For an individual offer including flight from/to your airport & rental car, please click on the blue button “more information” to go to the “Individual inquiry” request form.

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Experience the fascination of Crete landscapes actively. Roundtrip including organised tours and trips. 15 day rental car tour with 3 locations, accommodation in 3 pre-booked beautiful small boutique hotels, 5 days each.

1. Accommodation: 5 days at Hotel Spilia Village in the northwest of Crete. The Hotel Spilia Village is in the west of Crete, the most scenic part of the island. From here you can easily explore all the sights in the west (dream beaches of Balos, Elafonissi, Falassarna) and the most beautiful city in Crete, Chania, is not far either. The large national park with the Lefka Ori and the famous Samaria Gorge is on the doorstep. 2 private day-tours with our local guide included. Western Crete has some of the most breathtaking scenery. If you’re looking to escape the bright lights of the tourists paths and are in need of some good old-fashioned traditional Crete food a day -Tour with a local guide is a MUST.

2. Accommodation 5 days : Boutique Hotel Panorama in Chora Sfakion - South Crete. The small boutique hotel sits above the small harbour of the south coastal town of Chora Sfakion. Magnificent sunsets and panoramic views across the harbour and out to sea are guaranteed here. The beach and restaurants are within walking distance. A paradise for explorers and hikers because the largest contiguous hiking area in Crete extends directly behind Chora Sfakion. Hikes in the gorges, plateaus, and coastal hikes from place to place. Visit the car-free town of Loutro by ferry. The European hiking trail E4 also runs behind Loutro. Enjoy the beautiful neighbouring beaches of Frangokastello, which are never overcrowded, even in high season. A hike through the Imbros gorge and Kalikratis gorge is also a nature experience.

3. Accommodation 5 days : Zaros Trad. Cottages in Zaros - Central Crete:The country hotel Zaros Tradtional Cottages Eleonas is located about an hour's drive from Heraklion in the sunny south of Crete. Nestled in an impressive mountain landscape with exciting hiking opportunities, right outside the door. Zaros is an old, grown, larger village where there is still a lot of traditional crafts. From Zaros you can take trips to Knossos and Heraklion, hike through the Archanes wine region, or experience the wine routes. Visit the weekly market of Mires on the Messara plain. Culturally, the excavations of Phaistos and Gortys can be reached very quickly. In the Zaros Cottages there are hiking trails prepared for you, personally designed by the boss.

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1. First location: Hotel Spilia Village in the northwest of Crete. The small country hotel consists of a restored olive mill. 6 buildings grouped around a swimming pool. All built from natural stone from the surrounding area. The hotel has a tavern where local specialties are offered. The main building of the hotel, formerly an old factory and olive press, houses the reception and the breakfast restaurant. The old, well-preserved oil mill is still in this area. It is a small hotel with only 19 units. The beautiful courtyard with garden and swimming pool is shaded by orange trees and palm trees. Sun loungers and parasols are also available there. The hotel also offers a sauna, a gym and a hammam (included in the price!). Parking spaces are available to guests free of charge. Washing machine service for a fee

2. Location : Boutique Hotel Panorama in Chora Sfakion - southern Crete. The small boutique hotel has a total of 11 rooms. 8 of them have direct sea views and 3 have side sea views. A family room can accommodate 3-4 people. Reception lounge, hotel bar, breakfast room with outdoor terrace and view of the harbor of Chora Sfakion, freshwater swimming pool with parasols and loungers overlooking the small harbor and the sea. Parking available opposite the hotel free of charge

3. Loctaion: Zaros Trad. Cottages in Zaros - Central Crete: The small country hotel has 20 comfortable bungalow-style accommodation units located on a small slope. The country hotel has a reception with internet corner, free WIFI in all accommodation and throughout the complex, garden with pool (heated in March, April, May, October, November (01/04 - 15/06 & 15/09 - 10/ 11 (temperatures 26-28° C)!), new is a second relaxation pool for people over 16 years old, cafeteria, tavern, bar, billiards, archery, and a small mini market selling traditional products.

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1. Hotel Spilia Village in the northwest of Crete. You live in the SUPERIOR DOUBLE ROOM 25-30 m² with a king-size double bed and a sofa bed, bathroom with shower or bathtub, balcony or shared terrace. The rooms vary in size and offer modern comfort, all with air conditioning, telephone, television, free WiFi, mini bar, safe, bathroom with bathtub (jacuzzi with hydromassage) or walk-in shower (Airflux Aeromassage), laundry service, hairdryer.

2. Accommodation: Boutique Hotel Panorama in Chora Sfakion - southern Crete. You live in a comfortable DELUXE DOUBLE ROOM with partial sea view 20 sqm, balcony for 1-2 people, queen-size bed, air conditioning, refrigerator, satellite TV. WiFi free of charge. Modern bathroom with shower, hairdryer. A good breakfast is included.

3. Accommodation: Zaros Trad. Cottages in Zaros - Central Crete: You stay in the STONE COTTAGE (built in traditional style with natural stone and wood on one level) for a maximum occupancy of 2 adults and one child. With a double bed and sofa bed, a large glass front for a great view. The bathroom has a bathtub. Equipped like the maisonettes plus DVD player. Terrace with mountain views. WiFi, air conditioning, towels (body & face, for each guest), bathroom amenities - slippers, bathroom with bathtub, plasma satellite television - CD player - DVD player, hair dryer, refrigerator, kettle (kettle), filter machine and tea/coffee -Preparer. Kitchenette (for making coffee and tea, not meals) On the private terrace there are sun loungers and garden furniture.
There is an extensive breakfast buffet in all 3 hotels. At Hotel Zaros Cottages dinner is included in the price. Dinner at Spilia can be booked on site.
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Accommodation: Hotel Spilia Village in the northwest of Crete. Taverns and restaurants can be found in Kolimbari on the coast, less than a 5-minute drive away. It is a 15-minute drive to Platanias with its diverse entertainment options.

2. Accommodation: Boutique Hotel Panorama in Chora Sfakion - southern Crete. There are several taverns and 2 cafes right in town.

3. Accommodation: Zaros Trad. Cottages in Zaros - Central Crete: Zaros is an old, grown village with small shops, crafts, and of course taverns where you can sit down comfortably in the evening.

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Hotel Spilia Village and Zaros Trad. Cottages include a fitness room, some with modern outdoor equipment.
Experience more with Kreta.com. Included in the price are:
2 day tours with our private local guide from/to Hotel Spilia. Mr. Jacovos will show you his home from its most beautiful side. Optionally bookable:
1. Hike through the Samaria Gorge
2. Historical trails & wine adventure tour from/to Chania
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