11 days in Crete Itinerary

11 days in Crete Itinerary

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11 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Chania Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Sitia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Agios Nikolaos
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Athens

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Paralia Ravdoucha and Plakias Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Agii Apostoli Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Sklopa (in Kissamos), Winery Dourakis (in Alikampos) and Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Manousakis Winery, step into the grandiose world of Firkas Fortress, get interesting insight from Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chrissi Akti Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chania Town trip planning website .

Athens to Chania Town is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. July in Chania Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sitia.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Winery Dourakis, Sklopa, Chrissi Akti Beach
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Firkas Fortress ©
Firkas Fortress
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery

2
nights
Sitia

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Kouremenos Beach, then kick back and relax at Erimoupolis Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Itanos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): stop by Terra Zakros Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goudouras Beach, and then kick back and relax at Karoumes Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sitia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Sitia takes 4.5 hours. July in Sitia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Sitia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Goudouras Beach, Terra Zakros Shop, Itanos Beach
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Goudouras Beach ©
Goudouras Beach
Itanos Beach ©
Itanos Beach
Karoumes Beach ©
Karoumes Beach

3
nights
Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagias Keras Church, then see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Almyros Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Agios Nikolaos trip maker site .

Drive from Sitia to Agios Nikolaos in 1.5 hours. July in Agios Nikolaos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Eklektos Bookshop
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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni

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