10 days in Crete Itinerary

10 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Heraklion
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Plakias
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Chania Town
— 4 nights
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Heraklion

— 3 nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Karavostasi Beach and Livadi Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lyrarakis Winery and Wooden Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Sfentoni Cave (in Zoniana), Komos Beach (in Pitsidia) and Old Port Bali (in Bali). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Psaromoura Beach, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and examine the collection at Museum of Cretan Ethnology.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion road trip planning app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Heraklion is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Heraklion. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in July: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Plakias.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

Plakias

— 2 nights
On the next day, explore the world behind art at Folk Museum of Spili, kick back and relax at Small Triopetra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ammoudaki Beach, then kick back and relax at Souda Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Massage From Agapi.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Plakias online travel route planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Heraklion to Plakias takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. July in Plakias sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Plakias

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Chania Town

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Manousakis Winery and Museum Of Typography. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marathi Beach and Kalivaki Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Cretan Brewery S.A. (in Platanias), Winery Dourakis (in Alikampos) and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nea Chora Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalathas Beach, examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Plakias to Chania Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. July in Chania Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

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.