A Postcard from Crete - Paul's travel story

In spring 2023, Paul and his wife joined our Wildflowers of Crete tour. It was their first trip with Travelsphere, and we caught up with him when he returned.

My first Travelsphere trip

I must admit, my wife an I usually like to arrange everything on our holidays, but for this trip we reined that back and just let things happen. That was quite relaxing because we didn't have to think about organising anything as it was just all done for us.


Before the trip I was most looking forward to the scenery and the White Mountains trip - which was the first full day and it was amazing. Day five in Spili was also impressive, we first stopped at an old Minoan cemetery, which was peaceful and had plenty of wildflowers. We then went to the plateau above the village which had amazing views of the surrounding area, so it was a great photo opportunity.

In the village we stopped for a drink and a bite to eat, we sat overlooking the square. It was here that we were able to see a spring that waiters in surrounding restaurants would fill up jugs of water to serve – that was unique and cool to see.

Free time to do your own thing

We really enjoyed the group trips and there was a great balance of free time - so this tour gave us the opportunity to explore by ourselves as well.

The last full day of the tour is at leisure, so we rented a car and visited the other side of the island. We did a gorge walk, which was lovely, and stopped for a meal in a taverna. We felt that it was nice to be able to do our own thing, and was a nice way to finish the holiday.

Is this the first of many?

I must admit I was surprised how much I enjoyed a group tour. Since returning my wife and I have already started looking at where to go next year!

We’d definitely be interested in the Relax and Discover tours, as they’re usually a one week holiday and gives us an opportunity to do some touring as a group and then explore on our own too.

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  1. Wildflowers of Crete

    Wildflowers and nature walks are at the heart of this holiday on the idyllic Greek island of Crete, which also boasts an incredible history.

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel
    • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners

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