11 days in Athens & Chania Town Itinerary

11 days in Athens & Chania Town Itinerary

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11 days in Athens & Chania Town Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
2
Chania Town
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 1 night
End: Athens

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Osmin Perfume Bar, MoMix Molecular Mixology Kerameikos, Thesis 7, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Plaka and Acropolis Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Voula Beach and Vouliagmeni Beach. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Athens

#Nightlife, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vouliagmeni Beach
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

5
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Greek National Football Museum and Maritime Museum of Crete are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Elafonissi Beach and Balos Lagoon. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Chrissi Akti Beach, stroll through Agii Apostoli Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite, and make a trip to Chania Venetian Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Chania Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Athens to Chania Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Balos Lagoon, Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), Elafonissi Beach, Platania Beach
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Chrissi Akti Beach ©
Chrissi Akti Beach

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
Wine O'Clock has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, then wander the streets of Monastiraki, then take an in-depth tour of Byzantine & Christian Museum, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Wine O'Clock. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium and then kick back and relax at Yabanaki Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens visit site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chania Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Yabanaki Beach
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Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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