Your All-in-One
DMC & Travel Specialist in
Crete | Greece

Welcome To
Start Travel

We are a family owned incoming Travel Agency – Destination Management Company(DMC) located on the Greek Island of Crete.
With 35+ years of experience in the Tourism Industry, we are here to help you reach your goals. Let’s grow and succeed together!

About Us

We are a family-owned incoming travel agency and Destination Management Company (DMC) located on the Greek Island of Crete.

Since our founding in 2002 our main focus is to offer a wide range of best quality and value travel services that will satisfy both travel agencies and individuals all over the world.

Our 35+ years of experience and professional approach to handling tour operators as well as M.I.C.E., corporate and individual clients enabled us to build a stellar reputation and dynamic presence in Crete’s travel industry.

Strong company culture com- bined with an atmosphere of a family enterprise, passion for our profession and positive attitude makes our multi-lin- gual, Greek and international team committed to bring the best travel arrangements possible. Hospitality is the main feature of Crete and it is also our principle.

Satisfied employees lead to satisfied customers. We know the growth and success of our company depends upon fulfill- ing our partners and custom- ers needs every day.

That is also our promise.

Accreditations

START TRAVEL is accredited by GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organisation – spervised by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism) with license number: 1039E60600082000. Its General Manager – Dimitris Divolis is an active member and Secretary of the Cretan Association of Travel Agents (ACTTA).

Why To Choose Start Travel

OUR LOCAL NETWORK

With our 35+ years of experience and quality recognition among our suppliers, we tap into our extensive local network, to obtain access to hotels, restaurants, venues & other suppliers across destination.

OUR PEOPLE

It is what we do for people with them that count. We value every human connection and we genuinely love help- ing people - whether they’re colleagues, clients or partners. We are only as good as the people that work for us.

POSITIVE APPROACH

Our “can do “attitude makes us creative, inspired, engaged and more productive. Happy people create positive environments and make happy customers.

OUR COMPANY CULTURE

We hold close to our hearts our core values that shape our culture, define the character of our company and guide how we make decisions.

EXPERTISE & KNOW HOW

Crete offers its diverse natural and cultural characteristics and we, at START TRAVEL, offer all the destination know-how that ensures a harmonic and successful travel experience.

WE CARE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS GOALS

Understanding the interests, needs and cultures of overseas markets and offering a dynamic flexibility, strong competitiveness and wide range of choices and prices to each package, allow us to always walking hand-in- hand with your specific needs and desires.

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Using advance IT software designed for logistics, operations and accounting allow us to automate operations and administration we manage and to increase our performance, scalability and control.

BEING A PARTNER

Most businesses fail because they do not have a soul and that is why we put a great attention to our founda- tion. To us, business is about building relationships. Our partners are our family and our travellers our guests.

Our Services

TOUR OPERATOR REPRESENTATION
& HANDLING(DMC)

As a DMC operating in Crete for 17 years, we can provide a wide range of services for your charter operations all over Crete in all forms. Our experience and wide suppliers’ network guarantee that your programme will not only be successful but also profitable. We can provide you help with Contracting & Contract Negotiation, Accommodation Reservations, Representative Services, Land Arrangements for charter flights as well as with Transfers & Excursions.

CONFERENCES
& EVENTS

If you are planning your next conferences, incentives, or event in Crete, we can provide you with the best conference facilities, accommodation and services to cover all your corporate goals and needs. Some of our biggest events, successfully organised for our Partners include: L’Oréal Paris – congresses organised for 4 years, for a group of 1000 guests or European Operating Room Nurses Association – congress for a group of 2500 guests.

GROUP HANDLING

Our 35+ years of experience in the tourism industry, has given us all the know-how to treat your group in a special and professional way, in order to create the ideal circumstances for a perfect holiday. Furthermore, our flexibility with groups gives you the opportunity to alter the programs and adjust them to your clients’ characteristics; age, ethnicity, mood. We focus on designing each program in such a way that combines all aspects of the island of Crete; culture, sightseeing and people.

TAILOR MADE
TRAVEL SERVICES

Discover the packages of Tailor-made arrangements and customized itineraries especially designed for your clients in Crete. We can custom make services of your choice for you so you will experience  what you want, when you want and how you want. From Transfers, Car hire services, Organised and Private Excursions to Luxury & Exclusive Packages.
We are all in!

ALTERNATIVE TOURISM

We can help you organize a wide variety of group and individual programs that are oriented to clients with a passion for alternative types of tourism such as: gastronomical & wine tours, trekking, sailing, cultural holidays, religious holidays, fly and drive and many others. We support responsible tourism and we are determined to establish a strong relation between the traveller and the local culture and the locals, and promote alternative tourism as the future of tourism for our beautiful Island of Crete.

About Crete

The mystery of Crete runs deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force coursing warmly and beneficently through their veins, sensing their soul beginning to grow
Nikos Kazantzakis

Popular Destinations

Contact Us

  • 40 th. Knossou Av. 71306 Heraklion, Crete Greece
  • +30 2810 361580
  • +30 2810 361582

PARTNERS WHO HAVE TRUSTED US

Throughout the years of our operation we have cooperated with numerous Outbound Tour Operators, Travel Wholesalers, Travel Agencies and Agents as well as Individual Travellers(FIT) from all over the world.

Below we proudly present some of our current partners:

Eden Viaggi 2018
Margo 2018
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iGrandiViaggi 2017
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