13 days in Crete Itinerary

13 days in Crete Itinerary

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13 days in Crete Itinerary

Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Agios Nikolaos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sitia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Plakias
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Palaiochora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Chania Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Cluj-Napoca

2
days
Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Malia Minoan Palace, kick back and relax at Stalis Beach, then look for gifts at Eklektos Bookshop, and finally explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagias Keras Church, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and then kick back and relax at Voulisma Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Agios Nikolaos trip planning app .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Agios Nikolaos is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in June since evenings lows in Agios Nikolaos dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Sitia.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Malia Minoan Palace, Stalis Beach, Eklektos Bookshop, Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni
Voulisma Beach ©
Voulisma Beach

2
days
Sitia

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. On the 5th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Itanos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vai Beach. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moni Toplou, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Karoumes Beach, and then kick back and relax at Goudouras Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sitia vacation builder website .

You can drive from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia in 1.5 hours. June in Sitia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Plakias.

Things to do in Sitia

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Itanos Beach, Vai Beach, Goudouras Beach
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Itanos Beach ©
Itanos Beach
Karoumes Beach ©
Karoumes Beach
Moni Toplou ©
Moni Toplou

2
days
Plakias

Plakias ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Frangokastello Beach, then kick back and relax at Glika Nera Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and finally stop by Mandali. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Damnoni Beach, look for gifts at Creta Earth, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plakias Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Plakias trip planning tool .

Drive from Sitia to Plakias in 4 hours. June in Plakias sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Palaiochora.

Things to do in Plakias

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Glika Nera Beach, Frangokastello Beach, Mandali, St. Nicholas Church
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Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Plakias Beach ©
Plakias Beach

2
days
Palaiochora

Palaiochora ©
On the 9th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Evangelistra Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Byzantine Church, then kick back and relax at Chalikia Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pachia Ammos Beach. On your second day here, trek along Elafonisi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Psilos Volakas Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Palaiochora holiday builder tool .

Getting from Plakias to Palaiochora by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Palaiochora are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Palaiochora

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Elafonissi, Agios Georgios Byzantine Church
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Chalikia Beach ©
Chalikia Beach
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Pachia Ammos Beach ©
Pachia Ammos Beach

4
days
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.
Visit Ancient Aptera and German War Cemetery for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Paralia Ravdoucha and Seitan Limania Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Olive Tree in Vouves (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Marina Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Chania Venetian Lighthouse, choose your vessel at Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agii Apostoli Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chania Town online trip planner .

You can drive from Palaiochora to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Souda, Akrotiri, German War Cemetery, Ancient Olive Tree, Paralia Ravdoucha
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Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Ancient Aptera ©
Ancient Aptera

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