22 days in Crete Itinerary

22 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Agios Nikolaos
— 6 nights
2
Rethymnon
— 7 nights
3
Elafonissi
— 1 night
4
Chania Town
— 7 nights

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Milatos Cave (in Milatos), Hersonissos (Lychnostatis Open Air Museum & Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre) and Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos (in Gournes). Spend a day of island exploring on the 6th (Sat) at Chrissi Island. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga, relax in the rural setting at Snail Farm and Fun, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagias Keras Church, and do a tasting at Lyrarakis Winery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Agios Nikolaos trip builder tool.

Athens to Agios Nikolaos is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Agios Nikolaos, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Elounda, Hersonissos, Sitia, Vai Beach, Winery Stilianou
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

7
nights
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos), Heraklion (The Natural History Museum of Crete, Statue of Erotokritos, &more) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's lots more to do: visit Rethymnon Old Town, stroll through Imbros Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, and experience rural life at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rethymnon trip planner.

You can drive from Agios Nikolaos to Rethymnon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Heraklion, Matala beach, The Palace of Knossos, St. Nicholas Church, Imbros Gorge
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

1
night
Elafonissi

Elafonissi ©
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspri Limni Beach, thenhike along Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Elafonissi itinerary planner.

Getting from Rethymnon to Elafonissi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Aspri Limni Beach ©
Aspri Limni Beach

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa), Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics (in Maleme) and Kissamos (Balos Lagoon & Vigglia Beach). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Samaria Gorge National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chania Town trip planner.

Getting from Elafonissi to Chania Town by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Chania Town sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Souda, Platanias, Maleme, Kissamos, Kastro Gramvoussas
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Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park

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