11 days in Crete Itinerary

11 days in Crete Itinerary

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Agios Nikolaos
— 3 nights
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Elounda
— Few hours
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Sitia
— 6 nights
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Heraklion
— 1 night

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Agios Nikolaos

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A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Relax by the water at Municipal Beach Kitroplatia and Ammoudara Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Agios Georgios Monastery and Mirabello Bay. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Analipsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Kremasta.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Agios Nikolaos trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Agios Nikolaos is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Agios Nikolaos. In July in Agios Nikolaos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Elounda on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Lato
4.7

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis as well as Fortress Spinalonga. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Elounda trip planner.

Elounda is just a short distance from Agios Nikolaos. Traveling from Agios Nikolaos in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Elounda, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sitia.

Things to do in Elounda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Sitia

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. Step off the beaten path and head to Richtis Gorge and Kouremenos Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Sitia Beach and Goudouras Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sitia side-trips: Pefki (Vreiko Cave & Stavromenos Chapel), Itanos Beach (in Lasithi Mesa) and Maridati Beach (in Vigla). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Erimoupolis Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paralia Staoysa, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Palekastro, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Sitia.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sitia vacation planner.

You can drive from Elounda to Sitia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Sitia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Sitia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Erimoupolis Beach
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Itanos Beach
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Richtis Gorge
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayur Wellness Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then admire the masterpieces at Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Moni Palianis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, contemplate the long history of Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Cretan Ethnology, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at Status MLB Travel Agency.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sitia to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors

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