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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. Crete is known as a very popular country for UK Residents to travel to and also a large number of UK Expats who live there permanently. To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 /

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

Crete is known as a very popular country for UK Residents to travel to and also a large number of UK Expats who live there permanently.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Liability £2,000,000 £2,000,000 £2,000,000
Personal Property £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Laptop Cover £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover* £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
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
Schedule Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
End Supplier Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included
Standard Excess** £100 £50 £35

*The Gadget Cover can be added on the quote page at an additional premium.

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

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

This Travel Insurance policy is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. Licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission under the Financial Services Act 2019 of Gibraltar.

Popular Destinations 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.

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 !

Hersonissos

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

Hiking

Canyoning

Scuba Diving

Horse Riding

Trekking

Mountain Climbing

Windsurfing

Kitesurfing

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.

Consulate

British Vice Consulate in Crete

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

+30 2810 224012

Global Health Insurance Card

The GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) replaced the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) on the 1st January 2021.

You can use this card to access medical healthcare abroad. This includes state healthcare including emergency treatment, treatment for existing medical conditions, routine maternaty care, oxygen therapy, kidney treatment and many more healthcare requirements.

Please Note: This is not a substitute for Travel Insurance, as there are restrictions on cover and you might have to pay some costs. It is important to note that this card will not cover Repatriation.

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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.

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Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our Travel Insurance can cover you to travel to Crete provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all, or all but essential travel to your destination and it is not on the red list.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation, when medically necessary, if you contract COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation if you are unable to travel because you contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine: Cover for additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

Already Travelled to Crete

Already travelled to Crete? Forgotten to take cover? Travel Insurance has run out?

Globelink International offers a Single Trip policy if you have already travelled to Crete.

This policy is available for all UK and EU and EEA Residents including Residents of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

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Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Useful Websites

Arrival In Greece

Fit for Travel

Foreign Travel Advice

Cheeky Trip


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