10 days in Crete Itinerary

10 days in Crete Itinerary

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Fly
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Elafonissi
Drive
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Chania Town
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rethymnon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hersonissos
— 3 nights
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Elafonissi

Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Elafonissi travel tool.

Prague, Czech Republic to Elafonissi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Prague in June, things will get a bit warmer in Elafonissi: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to Chania Town.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Chania Town

— 3 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lighthouse of Chania and Agii Apostoli Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Akrotiri (Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) & Seitan Limania Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, make a trip to War Shelter of Platanias, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, and enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Marina Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip planner.

You can drive from Elafonissi to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Chania Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rethymnon

— 3 nights
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Kourtaliotiko Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Georgioupolis (St. Nicholas Church & Kalivaki Beach) and Plakias Beach (in Plakias). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront at Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Monastery of Preveli.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon trip planner.

Drive from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Hersonissos

— 3 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum of Gouves, then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, then learn about winemaking at Lyrarakis Winery, and finally look for gifts at Luxurious Furs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then don't miss a visit to Platanus Tree, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Sisi Fish Spa Therapy, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Monastery.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos trip website.

Getting from Rethymnon to Hersonissos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hersonissos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Wineries · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.