23 days in Milos, Santorini & Crete Itinerary

23 days in Milos, Santorini & Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milos
— 4 nights
2
Fira
— 8 nights
3
Hersonissos
— 4 nights
4
Chania Town
— 6 nights

4
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Goupa Kara Beach (in Goupa Kara) and Karas Beach (in Kimolos). On the 1st (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Pollonia Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach, view the masterpieces at The Art House - Photography Milos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sikia Beach, and examine the collection at Sand Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Milos online attractions planner.

Athens to Milos is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Milos can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Milos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kimolos
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Old Sulfur Mines ©
Old Sulfur Mines

8
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see La Ponta, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fira online holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Milos to Fira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, Santorini, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

4
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Explore Hersonissos' surroundings by going to Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Nerium Oleander, &more), Elounda (Fortress Spinalonga & Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis) and Agios Nikolaos (Panagias Keras Church & Lake Voulismeni). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos trip maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Hersonissos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fira in June since evenings lows in Hersonissos dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Winery Stilianou
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Elafonissi (Elafonissi Beach & Elafonisi Viewpoint), Rethymnon (Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, Rethymnon Old Town, &more) and Lake Kournas (in Kournas). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Old Venetian Harbor, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Balos Lagoon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chania Town tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Hersonissos to Chania Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Chania Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Elafonissi, Kissamos, Fisika, Samaria Gorge National Park
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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