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Crete Travel Insurance

 A Greek Island, Crete is known for its varied terrain, such as beaches and mountain ranges  and history of Greek Mythology.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

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Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Liability £2,000,000 £2,000,000 £2,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Standard Excess* £100 £50 £35

*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

This Travel Insurance policy for a trip to Crete is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority..

Popular Destinations in Crete


This city hosts the main port and airport, so is a good place to stay to be in the central ‘hub’ of everything, or don’t want to travel too far from the airport.

Historically a beautiful venetian city, this town has been modernised beyond recognition to support a growing population, however you’ll find some nods to the the old city it used to be, and many of it has been preserved and immortalised in museums dotted around.


The second largest city is not to be missed, Chania has preserved a lot more of its original architecture and structure.

Often dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’, Chania has not sacrificed its beautiful monuments and history for the sake of modernisation. Many regard this city as the most beautiful city in Greece, wander around here and you’ll see why.

Visit the museum and lighthouse, this city is dripping with culture, and dying to tell you its story. It also hosts many coves and secret beaches where you’ll have to hire a boat to discover, making you feel like a real local and explorer.


Discover Ancient Rithymna, the site that Rethymnon was built on. The town is filled with charming streets and historical monuments, and has barely been altered from the past.

A good place to sample some Greek food, you’ll find many cafes and restaurants catered specifically to tradition.

Home to the largest fortress in Greece, you surely won’t want to miss out on the Fortezza, as well as St. Francis Basilica, and the old Venetian mansions.

Agios Nikolaos

Explore the cosmopolitan paradise of Agios Nikolaos. Stroll along Lake Voulismeni, a small lagoon in the centre of town, many believe that it has no bottom because it is invariably deep.

Whitewashed buildings make up Agios Nikolaos, giving it a Santorini air about it, and has transformed from a small fishing village, to a picturesque seaside resort that is perfect for history buffs and beachgoers alike !


The beaches of Hersonissos make it one of the most popular tourist resorts in Crete, and often times you’ll find it packed with sunseekers and people enjoying the water.

However, this makes it a modern resort where you’ll find many restaurants with varying cuisines to suit every palette.

Don’t forget about the many Archaeological Sites that are around the area, and closeby villages to shop for little homemade trinkets to bring home to your family and friends.

Popular Sports and Activities



Scuba Diving

Horse Riding


Mountain Climbing



Travel Risks in Crete

Beware of thieves operating in built up areas, and scam artists who may trick you and distract you from your belongings.

Keep an eye on your valuables at all times, and lock up your personal documents in a safe. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport on you.

Avoid mosquito bites by covering up with clothing such as long sleeves and long trousers especially after sunset, using insect repellents on exposed skin.

If you are Hiking and Trekking in Crete, especially up the mountains, be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks to keep you going, and in case of an emergency where you end up stuck.

Be cautious of falling rocks, as this is common in the area and can cause serious injury.

Embassy | Consulates

British Vice Consulate in Crete

Address: Candia Tower, 17 Thalita Street, Ag. Dimitrios Square, Heraklion, 71 202 Crete, Greece

Telephone: +30 2810 224012

Visa Requirements for Crete

Nationals of the European Union do not require a Visa, you are allowed to stay in Crete for up to 90 days.

EHIC (European Health Card Insurance)

Your EHIC card will cover you for emergency healthcare in Crete, but make sure you have the correct Travel Insurance before you leave the United Kingdom.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to travel to Crete, we are able to provide you with a policy.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Useful Websites

Fit for Travel

Information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad.

Holiday Weather

Daily worldwide forecasts and weather averages for your holiday.

Foreign Travel Advice

Information on safety, local laws, entry requirements, and more.

Cheeky Trip

Cheap holiday package deals to Crete, explore Crete on a low budget !

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