23 days in Crete Itinerary

23 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa), Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos) and Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Old Venetian Harbor, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, and examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Chania Town online trip builder.

Athens to Chania Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Souda, Falassarna Beach, Astrikas Estate Biolea, Kastro Gramvoussas, Manousakis Winery
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Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park

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.
On the 9th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Aspri Limni Beach, hike along Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Elafonissi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Chania Town to Elafonissi in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Elafonissi

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

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Lake Kournas (in Kournas), Heraklion (The Natural History Museum of Crete, Lighthouse of Heraklion, &more) and The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos). There's still lots to do: visit Rethymnon Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Imbros Gorge, enjoy the sand and surf at Frangokastello Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rethymnon online holiday builder.

You can drive from Elafonissi to Rethymnon in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete, Lake Kournas, Reptisland, Athos Workshop
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

7
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 Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos (in Gournes), Sitia (Folk museum of Sitia & Moni Toplou) and Hersonissos (Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, &more). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, and cruise along Lassithi Plateau.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Agios Nikolaos journey tool.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Agios Nikolaos in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Malia, Sitia, Elounda, Monastery of Panagia Gouverniotissa
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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