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5 nights in Crete

Experience the best of Crete in Greece curated by Luxe Tribes!

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This trip is completely customizable! We can always add and remove things to ensure the package works best for you and your travel crew.

Confirm your trip by paying your deposit and pay the remaining balance with a flexible personalized payment plan.


Bringing you the best of Crete, Greece


The Mediterranean’s fifth-largest island was the birthplace of the oldest civilization in Europe, blossoming in 2700 BC. To get to know the Minoans you can venture through Bronze Age archaeological sites across the island, and call in at the phenomenal Archaeological Museum in the capital, Heraklion.

Any time of year is a great time to travel to Crete for a variety of reasons. The biggest Greek island features a temperate climate, immaculate beaches, fantastic dining and wine options, hundreds of ancient ruins, magnificent scenery and hiking trails, and a wild nightlife. Despite being Greece’s largest island, it has a distinct history and culture. Crete can require more than one visit.

This package is perfect for:

  • Solo travel
  • Couples Getaway
  • Family getaways

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Explore the most beautiful places in 5 nights in Crete

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Sample itinerary

We have curated the perfect Greek getaway with all of the highlights of the island.

Please note this is a sample itinerary and your actual itinerary would be adjusted based on your selected activities, dates of travel and of course your travel style!

Day 1
Welcome to Greece!

You will arrive at Chania International Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis (CHQ) and private transportation will take you to your luxury hotel where you can rest and relax. Get settled before the adventurous second day.

Day 2
The Exotic Private Tour Of Elafonisi Beach

We will discover one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Greece in the southwestern part of the island on this tour. Elafonisi is a small island, so close to the beach that one can walk there. The crystal clear turquoise shallow waters combined with the thin white and coral-red sand create a landscape of exceptional beauty!

The route to Elafonisi won’t leave you disappointed. The pick up is from your hotel’s lobby. Driving through small traditional villages and crossing the Topolian gorge longwise, we reach our first stop. The cave of Agia Sofia, a beautiful natural monument with stalactites, stalagmites and a small chapel at its entrance, will take your breath away.

The next destination is Elafonisi! After reaching the beach, you are free to relax and enjoy the lovely scenery surrounding you. You can stay at the beach for three hours. On the way back, there will be an optional stop at the village Elos, where you get the chance to dine in the traditional tavern and taste delicious Cretan dishes. Finally, heading back to your hotel, the trip has come to its end, leaving you completely surprised and satisfied!

Day 3
Chania Highlights Trikke City Tour & The Ultimate Food Tour Of Chania Villages

In the Morning: This will be an unforgettable tasting day for you and your friends exploring the mainland of Chania and discovering the non-touristic locations of Apokoronas province. In a few hours, you’ll have the chance to meet the local producers and taste the pure and authentic delicacies of Crete.

The tour will start from a local olive mill where you will observe the olive oil production and learn the secrets of the finest quality of olive oil, the extra virgin one. Analytic descriptions will make you understand everything about olive oil from harvesting to your palate—exquisite tastes and flavours. Then, leaving the olive mill, you will get in touch with “Tsikoudia” or “Raki” production, the most famous Cretan spirit, by visiting a local distillery in a traditional village. The old conventional distillery tour and the new professional one will give you an idea about “holy water’s” production, and a tasting will follow.

Through a fantastic route passing by villages of the province, you will arrive in the White mountains’ foothills. In the village of Embrosneros, you will first stop in a bakery to taste the local bread, cookies & biscuits and then to a traditional cheese factory. The secrets of “Graviera”, “Anthotiros” and “Mizithra” cheese will be revealed in front of your eyes. After explaining each cheese’s production, you will taste them combined with local honey and rusk (dry bread).

The last stop will be in a local coffee shop (“Kafeneio”), where the Cretans are also enjoying meals. Incredible flavours and traditional recipes are waiting for you in the charming square of the village of Fres. The traditional lunch will introduce you to many elements of Cretan cuisine and gastronomy. People say that taste is our best sense. After this tour, your tasting memory will be increased and full of new flavours!

In the Evening: Behold the Minoan Crete wonders on this Trikke tour of the Chania Old Town and the Venetian Harbour. With a local escort, start the ride and discover the most beautiful buildings and monuments. Visit each neighbourhood of the old town like Topanas, Kasteli, Kolombo. Admire unique architecture buildings like the famous lighthouse, the Yiali Mosque, the Dry Docks and the Grand Arsenal. Then, stroll to Splantzia square and the biggest church in Crete, St Nicolas, stopping at religious monuments such as the Catholic Church, the Ottoman Minaret, the Jewish Synagogue and many other Venetian and Byzantine sites. Absorb sweeping panoramas of the city below and learn about the ancient Minoan city, Kydonia ruins, as well as excavation efforts from the information tablets.

The 3-wheeled electric Trikke can be ridden easily by anyone, including children. Have an exhilarating private ride and marvel at some of Chania best sights.

Day 4
The Cruise Of Balos Lagoon And Gramvousa Island

A must-do of a visitor of Chania is the cruise of Gramvousa and Balos. The unique fortress on the top of Gramvousa island and the spectacular panoramic view from up there cannot be described with words. The breathtaking environment of this jewel in northwest Chania is a place you need to put on your bucket list. Balos is one of the most popular destinations in Greece. The magnificent turquoise crystal water of the lagoon and the white & coral-pink sand is attracting people from around the globe. The place is large, and even if there are many visitors, there is always a quiet spot to enjoy paradise on earth. Don’t miss it!

Our trip starts from your hotel or a near location by bus, and the destination is the port of Kissamos. As soon as we reach the port, you go aboard the ship, ready for the cruise. The ship departs from the port at 10:20. An hour later, you reach the small island of Gramvousa. The ship stays on the island for two and a half hours. The castle of Gramvousa is to be found at the top of the island. It was built by Venetians on top of steep cliffs to fortify the island. Today it offers the visitors a mouthwatering view of the amazingly blue waters of the Cretan sea. If you wish, you can hike up the path towards the castle (20 minutes short hike). If not, you can swim on the beach.

The ship departs from Gramvousa island at 13:30. One of the most highlighted beaches of Crete, the lagoon of Balos the next destination. The journey is short and lasts only 20 minutes. You will stay in Balos for three hours. Words can’t possibly describe the wild beauty you will experience in Balos. The white and at some places pink sand, the turquoise warm and shallow waters – all these amazing elements come together to create a heavenly landscape, which you are bound to want to keep returning to!

The ship departs for Kisamos Port at 16:30. Onboard and throughout the journey, you can enjoy your meal in the self-service restaurants of the ship, where traditional Cretan dishes are being offered, or at the ship’s bar (all optional). You reach Kissamos port an hour later. Our bus will be waiting for you there, in order to take you back to your hotel.

Day 5
Swimming With The Horses Experience – Horse Riding Tour In Chania

This is a tour for horse-lovers and adventurous spirits! We start from the horseriding center at 9:00 am. Riding through olive groves and Cretan magnificent island with views to the sea and along little creeks and vineyards. After around 3 hours riding we reach the beach of Tavronitis where we rest under the trees. The sea is always inviting us for a swim in the clear water always refreshing. Swimming with a horse is also possible if you are experienced as well as riding along the beach. Then we enjoy light lunch at a local tavern by the beach (let us know if you have any special dietary needs). After approximately 2 hours rest, we head back following the river bed until we reach our Horseriding Center after around 3 hours riding. (9.00-5.00)

Day 6
Check out and goodbyes

Snap some last pictures of your beautiful vacation in Grrece.

Say your goodbyes & await your private transfer back to the airport to take you home.


  • 5 nights accommodation in 4* Boutique Hotel in Chania with Daily Breakfast
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • The Exotic Private Tour Of Elafonisi Beach
  • Chania Highlights Trikke City Tour
  • The Ultimate Food Tour Of Chania Villages
  • Swimming With The Horses Experience – Horse Riding Tour In Chania
  • The Cruise Of Balos Lagoon And Gramvousa Island
  • English speaking professional guides on your activities
  • All ground transportation for scheduled activities
  • Dedicated staff to ensure you have an incredible experience

Not included

  • International and Internal flights
  • Any applicable Visas and COVID-19 testing fees if required
  • Anything not mentioned


The payment towards your trip can be paid out monthly or in full. We provide flexible payment plans for all travelers, all payments must be completed by 2 months before your scheduled arrival date.

Prices are based on double occupancy – you will be sharing with your partner or a friend. If you are traveling solo there will be a single occupancy fee.

This offer is only valid for travel dates from April to October.

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  • September, October

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1. Choose package

Select the trip that works for your travel style and budget! All of our packages are customizable, your dedicated travel expert will make adjustments based on your preferences and we provide you with a list of top rated hotels and villas so you get the final say on your accommodations.

2. Choose departure date

We plan your trip based on the dates you provide us! You can always change your dates as needed up until your accommodations are booked. Need help with finding flights? You can always reach out to our team for support.

3. Pick a payment plan

We provide fully customizable payment plans for all travelers - simply secure you trip with a deposit and pay the remaining balance with regular installments with all payments completed up to one month before your arrival date.

4. Travel!

Our team will be ready to welcome you once you arrive at your destination, we provide full service 24/7 support during your trip. Get ready for a bucket list experience - your vacation has been curated with care and attention to detail, we can't wait for you to see what we have in store.

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Important things to note

  • We will provide you with a list of accommodation options based on your budget and any preferences you provide to us once your trip is confirmed – this gives you the opportunity to select the hotel that best suits your taste.
  • You must have a passport to travel to Greece – Your passport valid for a minimum of 6 months after your arrival date and have a least one blank page
  • The best time to travel to Greece is from April to October

If something goes wrong

Cancellation policy

  • All deposits are non-refundable, however, you can transfer your deposit to a future trip of your choice.
  • If you’re over 60 days away from departure, switching to another trip is easy! Simply send an email to your trip coordinator and move your payment balance over to another trip of your choice. Please note if your accommodations have already been booked the property may apply penalties – our team will always try to book flexible options ,however, if the property has a strict cancellation policy the credit applied to your account will be less any applicable cancellation fees by the property.
  • Cancellations within 30-60 days of your departure date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee of the total amount paid after the deposit. The remaining 50% balance will be applied as a credit towards a future trip.
  • Cancellations made within 30 days of the scheduled departure date or less are subject to a 100% charge of the total amount paid after the deposit.
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