8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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8 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Chania Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Palaiochora
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Plakias
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Heraklion
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: London

2
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.
On the 20th (Wed), kick back and relax at Agia Marina Beach and then tour the water at your own pace with Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach, then kick back and relax at Iguana Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Aptera.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chania Town trip maker site .

London, UK to Chania Town is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Chania Town. Traveling from London in June, expect Chania Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Palaiochora.

Things to do in Chania Town

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Ancient Aptera, Agia Marina Beach
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Agia Marina Beach ©
Agia Marina Beach
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach

1
night
Palaiochora

Palaiochora ©
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Evangelistra Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chalikia Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Byzantine Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Psilos Volakas Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Palaiochora trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Chania Town to Palaiochora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Plakias.

Things to do in Palaiochora

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Agios Georgios Byzantine Church
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Chalikia Beach ©
Chalikia Beach
Agios Georgios Byzantine Church ©
Agios Georgios Byzantine Church
Evangelistra Church ©
Evangelistra Church

2
nights
Plakias

Plakias ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Frangokastello Beach, examine the collection at War Museum Askifou, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Preveli Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Damnoni Beach and then kick back and relax at Plakias Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Plakias trip planner .

Drive from Palaiochora to Plakias in 3 hours. June in Plakias sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Heraklion.

Things to do in Plakias

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

War Museum Askifou, St. Nicholas Church, Preveli Beach, Frangokastello Beach
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Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach
Preveli Beach ©
Preveli Beach
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Mon), delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Agia Pelagia Beach, then see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Heraklion journey planning site .

Drive from Plakias to Heraklion in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, Agia Pelagia Beach, Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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