10 days in Crete Itinerary

10 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chania Town
— 4 nights
2
Elounda
— 1 night
3
Heraklion
— 4 nights

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa), Elafonissi (Elafonisi Viewpoint & Elafonissi Beach) and Kissamos (To Pantopolion & Balos Lagoon). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Samaria Gorge National Park, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rethymno.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town driving holiday website.

London, UK to Chania Town is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Chania Town hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Elounda.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Elafonissi, Kissamos, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Kastro Gramvoussas
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park

1
night
Elounda

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, thenstop by Maria & Vangelis - Unique Handmade Creations, and finally head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Elounda trip planner.

Getting from Chania Town to Elounda by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chania Town in February since evenings lows in Elounda dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elounda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Voulismeni
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni
Maria & Vangelis - Unique Handmade Creations ©

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia), Matala beach (in Matala) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Archeologikos Choros Tilissos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and admire the local landmark of Bembo Fountain.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Elounda to Heraklion in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, Matala beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Neroulakia Farm, Museum of El Greco
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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