11 days in Crete Itinerary

11 days in Crete Itinerary

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Agios Nikolaos
— 2 nights
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Elounda
— 6 nights
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Heraklion
— 1 night

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Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Agios Georgios Monastery and Monastery of Kremasta. Explore hidden gems such as Municipal Beach Kitroplatia and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Lato, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Virgin Mary, explore the activities along Mirabello Bay, and delve into the distant past at Malia Palace Archaeological Site.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Agios Nikolaos online journey 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Agios Nikolaos is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Elounda.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Lato
4.7

6
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kolokithia Beach and Elounda Beach. Get some cultural insight at Fortress Spinalonga and Iera Monh Panagias Fanerwmenhs. Get out of town with these interesting Elounda side-trips: Dasos Selakano (in Selakano) and Milatos (Milatos Beach & Milatos Cave). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Havania Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Sitia, stroll through Spinalonga Beach, and take a pleasant ride with Fourni Horses.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Elounda road trip planning app.

Elounda is very close to Agios Nikolaos. Traveling from Agios Nikolaos in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Elounda, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elounda

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Must see
Havania Beach
4.2

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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moni Palianis, see the interesting displays at Museum of Cretan Ethnology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites, then admire the masterpieces at Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Ayur Wellness Center. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally see Status MLB Travel Agency.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Elounda to Heraklion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors

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