Cretan Holidays, with headquarters in Heraklion-Crete, operates allover Greece, via its extended network of branch offices located in all major Greek destinations.

The privately owned office in Heraklion comprises a 1.000 sq.meter main building. In addition, since 2020 we opened new state of the art premises in Karteros area, to house our Traffic dept and privately owned bus fleet, including garage, car wash and petrol station

Since 2012, the company gradually started its expansion strategy to other main tourist destinations, responding to the needs of its customers and new market requirements.

At present our network, besides the island of Crete, comprises 11 branches in the following destinations:

Crete | Rhodes | Kos | Karpathos | Samos | Thassos | Pieria-Chalkidiki | Corfu | Zakynthos | Kefalonia | Lefkada-Parga | Peloponnese
Set on the crossroads of cultures and continents, Crete is the largest Greek island and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. From mesmerizing natural landscapes with impressive mountains, steep gorges, lush valleys with olive groves and vineyards, stunning beaches to remnants of wonderful civilizations, traditional villages, along with the exceptional hospitality of the locals and the world-famous Cretan cuisine, Crete offers possibilities for every interest. The 4 main towns are Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno and Agios Nikolaos, each one of them with their own individual charm and architectural style strongly influenced by the Venetians and Ottomans. Tourism infrastructure is highly developed on the northern coast, while the south coast has maintained its authentic character and one can find here secluded pristine beaches, with crystal clear waters, backed by rugged mountains. Elafonissi, Preveli, Vai and Matala, are among the most famous beaches of the island. One of the absolute highlights is the Palace of Knossos, the cradle of the Minoan, and to further extent, the Western civilization.
Visiting Rhodes, also known as the Island of the knights, is a journey back to the Middle-Ages. The old town with its strong walls, stone- paved alleys, elegant mansions, and the palace of the Grand Master, is one of the best-preserved, still inhabited medieval towns in Europe, and an absolute must when visiting the island. Rhodes is a very popular destination and the largest island of the Dodecanese, located near the Turkish coast. The island boasts many turquoise-colored bays with shallow waters, amazing sandy beaches, picturesque villages, and cosmopolitan resorts. The natural landscape varies from rocky coastlines to lush forests in the inland. Other highlights are the Acropolis of Lindos, the valley of the butterflies, Filerimos monastery, and the Kalithea springs. Lindos, Faliraki, Anthony Quinn, Tsambika and Agathi are among the best beaches on the island. Furthermore, the west side of the island as well as Prasonisi in the South are ideal locations for kitesurfing and windsurfing.
The second most popular island of the Dodecanese, after Rhodes, located just 4 miles off the Turkish coast. The island is the birthplace of Hippocrates “the father of Medicine” and throughout the centuries, it has been influenced by many cultures, which have vividly left their stamp on the island. Kos features endless coastlines with turquoise waters, many historic landmarks, thermal springs, lush vegetation and is also a preferred destination for cyclists. Kardamena beach, Tigaki beach, Mastichari beach, Marmari beach, and Kefalos beach are among the most popular beaches with easy access. Must visits are the Asklepeion, the ancient Agora, the Venetian castle in Kos town and the Ottoman mosques.
Located in the Southern Aegean, between Rhodes and Crete, the remote Karpathos Island is marked by high mountains, pristine landscapes dotted with picturesque little villages, and magnificent beaches. Tourism has been developed mainly on the southern coast, which is also ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing, whereas the rest of the island has preserved its authentic character. The unique traditional mountain village of Olympos, one of the island’s highlights, which has kept its local culture alive in the everyday activities. Kyra Panagia and Apella are among the most beautiful and popular beaches.
An island of exceptional beauty, located in the Eastern Aegean, in proximity of the coast of Asia Minor. Samos is the island of Pythagoras, the father of mathematics and the mythical birthplace of the goddess Hera. The coastal line is fringed with numerous stunning beaches, and picturesque seaside villages in lush green natural settings such as Kokkari and Pythagorion. Samos also makes a perfect destination for hiking lovers; many hiking trails cross the green forests in the center of the island, leading to marvelous waterfalls and secluded coves. Tsamadou, Psili Ammos, Lemonakia and Agios Konstantinos are among the top beaches. Given the island’s long history, there are also many monuments and interesting sites from different historical periods, scattered around the island, such as the Sanctuary of Heraion, the tunnel of Eupalinus, the cave of Pythagoras and the monastery of Panagia Spiliani.
Thassos island is the northernmost island of the Aegean Sea and stands out for its beaches, mountainous villages, and remarkable verdant landscape. The island resembles a floating forest as most of its surface is covered by pine forests and olive groves, coming down to the shores. The island is an off the beaten track destination, great for trekking and exploring, with many hiking trails crossing the island and leading to traditional hillside villages, impressive gorges, castles, and mysterious caves. Thassos’ charming villages reflect the unique traditional architecture, with stone-made houses and mansions, narrow paved streets, and grey-tiled roofs. The beautiful coastline boasts numerous beaches with crystal clear waters as well as enchanting little coves, surrounded by lush greenery. Must visits are the ancient Agora and the Monastery of Archangel Michael, to learn more about the island’s history and tradition. Among the best beaches are Alyki, Paradise, Makriammos and the famous Golden Beach.
Corfu or Kerkyra, the lush emerald island, has an interesting geographical location; southeast of the Italian "boot heel", on the northern edge of the Ionian Sea and at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea. It’s the second largest island of the Ionian archipelagos, with a rich multi-cultural heritage and excellent climate all year round and one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations. It boasts wonderful bays surrounded by green forests and mountains in beautiful contrast with the mesmerizing waters. The charming old town, strongly influenced by the Venetians, with its characteristic arcades, narrow cobbled streets, tiny alleyways, imposing palaces, and noble mansions testify the island’s distant glorious past. Among Corfu’s trademarks are the Canal d’Amour, the tiny Mouse Island, the Achillion Palace and the island is home to one of Greece’s most iconic Easter celebrations.
The flower of the Ionian Sea, also called Zante, is the third largest island of the Ionian archipelago. Zakynthos is a perfect blend of Italian finesse and Greek tradition. The Venetian architectural influence has left its stamp on the city of Zakynthos and its colorful hustle and bustle of shops, cafes and taverns invites the visitor to linger. The popularity of the island is attributed to its breathtaking verdant landscapes, with picturesque hilltop villages, exotic beaches with turquoise waters and sugar-fine sand and vivid nightlife. Main tourist attractions include the scenic Navagio Beach backed by dramatic cliffs and only accessible by boat, and the stunning blue caves with beautiful water reflections. The island is also famous for its unspoiled natural environment, home to the endangered species of the sea turtle Caretta-Caretta and the Monachus Monachus seal.
The gem of the Ionian Sea, unfolding every shade of blue and green in its breathtaking landscape. From exceptional scenic beaches, charming fishing villages and mysterious underground caves to upbeat nightlife and an exquisite local cuisine, all in perfect harmony to enchant its visitors for a lifetime. Among the island’s highlights are the capital town Argostoli, the Melissani lake cave and of the pastel-colored villages of Fiskardo and Assos. In addition, Myrtos beach, with its crystal-clear waters and surrounded by rocky white cliffs, is one of the most photographed beaches in Greece.