29 days in Crete Itinerary

29 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chania Town
— 7 nights
2
Elafonissi
— 2 nights
3
Rethymnon
— 8 nights
4
Sitia
— 4 nights
5
Hersonissos
— 7 nights

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa), Church of St. George (in Kavousi) and Kissamos (Balos Lagoon & Church Of Saint Spyridon). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Marina Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chania Town day trip planning website.

Athens to Chania Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Chania Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Souda, Kissamos, Maleme, Astrikas Estate Biolea, Falassarna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park

2
nights
Elafonissi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Chryssoskalitissa Monastery, hike along Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elafonissi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Deliana Gorge and then see the interesting displays at Museum of platanias.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Elafonissi trip builder website.

You can drive from Chania Town to Elafonissi in 1.5 hours. In June in Elafonissi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Museum of platanias, Deliana Gorge, Chryssoskalitissa Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Chryssoskalitissa Monastery ©
Chryssoskalitissa Monastery

8
nights
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
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.
Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Spili (Folk Museum of Spili & The Lion Fountains), Melidoni (Reptisland & Melidoni Cave) and St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Monastery of Arkadi, and steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon trip planner.

You can drive from Elafonissi to Rethymnon in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Rethymnon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Sitia.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Crete, Spili, Melidoni, Frangokastello Beach
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

4
nights
Sitia

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. Explore Sitia's surroundings by going to Gorge of the Dead (in Kato Zakros), Lagoufa Beach (in Makry-Gialos) and Vai Beach (in Vai). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moni Toplou, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Palekastro, stroll through Paralia Staoysa, and kick back and relax at Paralia Mochlos.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sitia visit site.

Drive from Rethymnon to Sitia in 3 hours. June in Sitia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Sitia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Terra Zakros Shop, Archaeological Museum of Sitia, Spiaggia Xerokampos, Gorge of the Dead, Lagoufa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vai Beach ©
Vai Beach
Moni Toplou ©
Moni Toplou
Archaeological Museum of Sitia ©
Archaeological Museum of Sitia

7
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Nerium Oleander, &more), Elounda (Spas, Fortress Spinalonga, &more) and Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, enjoy the sand and surf at Matala beach, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and Head underground at Dikteon Cave.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos attractions site.

Traveling by car from Sitia to Hersonissos takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Kazantzakis Museum, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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