Our Story

Meet the Founder, He Really Loves Crete

Born in Scotland, Garry, the founder of Hidden Gems of Crete, moved to this beautiful island at the age of two. With over three decades of living in Crete, he has developed a deep connection to the local culture. He is married to a local and is a proud father. Garry’s passion for Crete’s unique treasures and extensive travels around the world inspired the creation of Hidden Gems of Crete.

Having lived abroad and traveled extensively, Garry brings a wealth of knowledge and a global perspective to crafting exceptional travel experiences. Hidden Gems of Crete is a boutique travel company dedicated to showcasing the island’s wonders. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service and highly personalized experiences. Every journey is tailor-made to fulfill your dreams and desires. Whether you have a specific idea in mind or just a wish to explore, we are here to make it happen. Discover the true essence of Crete with us – a place where every detail is crafted just for you.

Garry Borland, founder of Hidden Gems of Crete


Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, every tour is private.

Each tour/experience is custom designed and unique to every guest. Because of these we dont have a “standard” price list. When we send you a proposal it includes clear pricing with all inclusions stated 

Fill out the form below and we will get in touch within 24 hours. We schedule a call to get to know you and learn about what makes you tick. We then prepare a proposal and send it to you

Payments are made securely online via Stripe, A 50% deposit is taken at the time of conformation. The balance is due 30 days before the start date of your booking.

Yes, we love to work with travel agents. If you are working with an agent to plan your dream torip to Greece then we can either setup a joint call or work directly with them. Whatever you prefer.

We dont book airline flights but we are happy to reccomend our favourite hotels on the islans. You can then book with them directly or through your travel agent 

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