8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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8 days in Crete Itinerary

Exeter
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Agios Nikolaos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Palaikastron
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Chania Town
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  9​h
Exeter

2
days
Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then stroll through Stalis Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagias Keras Church, and finally explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Plaka Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Havania Beach.

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Exeter, UK to Agios Nikolaos is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Agios Nikolaos is 2 hours. In September in Agios Nikolaos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Palaikastron.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Plaka Beach, Stalis Beach, Havania Beach
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

3
days
Palaikastron

Palaikastron ©
You'll get in some beach time at Goudouras Beach and Vai Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Karoumes Beach and Itanos Beach.

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Getting from Agios Nikolaos to Palaikastron by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Agios Nikolaos in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Palaikastron. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Palaikastron

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sitia, Itanos Beach, Maridati Beach, Goudouras Beach, Vai Beach
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Karoumes Beach ©
Karoumes Beach
Itanos Beach ©
Itanos Beach
Moni Toplou ©
Moni Toplou

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iguana Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agii Apostoli Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Chania Venetian Lighthouse, explore the activities along Lake Kournas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Aptera.

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Drive from Palaikastron to Chania Town in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chania Town when traveling from Palaikastron in September, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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