6 days in Crete Itinerary

6 days in Crete Itinerary

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6 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Heraklion
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chania Town
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Heraklion

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Agia Pelagia Beach, explore the ancient world of Malia Minoan Palace, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, kick back and relax at Potamos Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Heraklion trip builder .

Chicago, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heraklion are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Malia, Agia Pelagia Beach, Stalis Beach, Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Agia Pelagia Beach ©
Agia Pelagia Beach
Malia Minoan Palace ©
Malia Minoan Palace

3
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.
Relax by the water at Iguana Beach and Agii Apostoli Beach. Get some historical perspective at St. Nicholas Church and Ancient Aptera. Take a break from Chania Town with a short trip to Lake Kournas in Kournas, about 46 minutes away. There's more to do: choose your vessel at Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite and do a tasting at Manousakis Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town day trip website .

You can drive from Heraklion to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ancient Aptera, Lake Kournas, St. Nicholas Church, Manousakis Winery
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Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas

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