8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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8 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Georgioupolis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Sfakia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sivas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

1
night
Georgioupolis

Georgioupolis ©
On the 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery Arsaniou, then pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Ancient Aptera, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, then make a trip to Chania Venetian Lighthouse, and finally explore the activities along Lake Kournas.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Georgioupolis day trip planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Georgioupolis is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tallinn in May; daily highs in Georgioupolis reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Sfakia.

Things to do in Georgioupolis

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Souda, Lake Kournas, German War Cemetery, The Monastery Arsaniou
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Sacred Monastery of Arkadi ©
Sacred Monastery of Arkadi
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Ancient Aptera ©
Ancient Aptera

1
night
Sfakia

Sfakia ©
Thanks to Crete's rugged terrain, the big effects of commercial tourism keep evading Sfakia, a tiny settlement on the island's southwestern coastline.
You've now added Samaria Gorge National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Samaria Gorge National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Glika Nera Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ilingas, and finally kick back and relax at Frangokastello Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sfakia online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Georgioupolis to Sfakia takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sfakia are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Sivas.

Things to do in Sfakia

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Glika Nera Beach
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Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Ilingas ©
Ilingas
Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach

2
nights
Sivas

Sivas ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Matala beach, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Phaistos, then delve into the distant past at Palace of Faistos, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Panagia Kaliviani. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), then take in the exciting artwork at MoozArt - Wood Art Workshop, then steep yourself in history at Agioi Deka Historical Site, and finally examine the collection at Wooden Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sivas trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Sfakia to Sivas in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sivas are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Sivas

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Matala, Palace of Faistos, Agioi Deka Historical Site, Monastery Panagia Kaliviani, Wooden Museum
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Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Ancient City of Phaistos ©
Ancient City of Phaistos
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos

2
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.
On the 29th (Tue), meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagias Keras Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, and then explore the ancient world of Malia Minoan Palace.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hersonissos trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sivas to Hersonissos takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Nikolaos, Stalis Beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Malia Minoan Palace
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Malia Minoan Palace ©
Malia Minoan Palace
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

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