5 days in Crete Itinerary

5 days in Crete Itinerary

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5 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Matala
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Chania Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane

1
day
Matala

Matala ©
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Palace of Faistos and then stroll through Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Matala trip itinerary builder tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Matala is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Matala is minus 8 hours. In May in Matala, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Matala

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Faistos
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Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos

2
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.
On the 20th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Seitan Limania Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and finally stroll through Agii Apostoli Beach.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Chania Town trip itinerary website .

Drive from Matala to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Souda, German War Cemetery, St. Nicholas Church, Seitan Limania Beach
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Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery
German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach

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