4 days in Crete Itinerary

4 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Chania Town
— 1 day
Drive
2
Rethymnon
— 1 night
Shuttle
3
Heraklion
— 2 nights
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Chania Town

— 1 day
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Agia Triada Monastery, see the interesting displays at Museum Of Typography, stroll through Diktamos Gorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Aikaterini Church, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Fish Spa Perla, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chrissi Akti Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chania Town trip itinerary website.

Paphos, Cyprus to Chania Town is an approximately 5-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Rethymnon

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Irini Convent and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Irini.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rethymnon attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Spas · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ammoudara Beach and then look for gifts at Irida Family Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Diver's Club Crete, relax and rejuvenate at Ayur Wellness Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Psaromoura Beach, don't miss a visit to Moni Agiou Georgiou Epanosifi, then get outside with Neroulakia Farm, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Paterianakis.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a shuttle from Rethymnon to Heraklion in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crete travel guide

4.3
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.