Crete Travel Insurance
A Greek Island, Crete is known for its varied terrain, such as beaches and mountain ranges and history of Greek mythology.
- We provide full medical cover as well as repatriation back to your home in the United Kingdom or the Channel Islands.
- Cover starts from when you leave your home, until you return to your home.
- We can also provide cover whilst you're taking part in a Sport or Activity.
- If you have a pre existing medical condition, we can provide Travel Insurance for your trip to Crete.
To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Travel Insurance Premiums for Crete
- Summary of Cover
- Pre Existing Medical Conditions
- Popular Destinations
- Travel Risks in Crete
- Embassy | Consulates
- Vaccinations | Immunisations for Crete
- Visa Requirements
- EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)
- Living in Crete
- Useful Website & Information
Travel Insurance Premiums for Crete
Here are some example quotes based on a 25 year old travelling to Crete (excluding pre existing medical conditions).
|Single Trip (One Week)||Single Trip (Two Weeks)||Annual Multi Trip|
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|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
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. If you want to get a quote online, you can go to our dedicated website for pre existing medical conditions.
Please check the Policy Terms and Conditions for any restrictions or exclusions.
Heraklion - Travel to the largest city in Crete, Heraklion. 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.
Chania - 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.
Rethymnon - 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. There is also a long beach to relax on and dip your toes into the water or try some water sports.
Agios Nikolaos - Explore the cosmopolitan paradise of Agios Nikolaos, Crete. Stroll along Lake Voulismeni, a small lagoon in the centre of town, many believe that it has no bottom because it is invariably deep. The Germans disposed all their war material at the bottom of the lake before leaving Crete in 1944. 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!
Hersonissos - The beaches of Hersonissos make it one of the most popular tourist resorts in Crete, and oftentimes 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. There is also a vibrant nightlife and party scene, so is favoured among young people looking for a spot of sun.
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
Address: Candia Tower, 17 Thalita Street, Ag. Dimitrios Square, Heraklion, 71 202 Crete, Greece
Telephone: +30 2810 224012
Vaccinations | Immunisations needed for Crete
Courses and Boosters are up to date as recommended for life in the United Kingdom - including Seasonal Flu, MMR, and Vaccines required for pre-existing medical conditions.
Vaccinations: Tetanus, Tick-borne Encephalitis.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate: Not Required.
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 UK, in case you fall ill or have an accident.
Living in Crete
We have partnered with Globelink International to provide cover if you are a Resident of Crete and you are planning a trip abroad. If you would like a quote and policy and we can also include sports and activities and cover pre existing medical conditions.
Useful Websites & Information
Information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad.
Daily worldwide forecasts and weather averages for your holiday.
Information on safety, local laws, entry requirements, and more.
Cheap holiday package deals to Crete, explore Crete on a low budget!
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