6 days in Crete Itinerary

6 days in Crete Itinerary

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6 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly + Shuttle:  10 h 45 min
1
Rethymnon
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Chania Town
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10 h
End: Cluj-Napoca

2
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.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reptisland. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Damnoni Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Monastery of Preveli, and then take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rethymnon online itinerary maker .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Rethymnon is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August: high temperatures in Rethymnon hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Church, Reptisland, Lake Kournas, Damnoni Beach
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach
Reptisland ©
Reptisland

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll through Balos Lagoon, explore the historical opulence of Kastro Gramvoussas, and then look for gifts at Ekaterini Handmade Jewelry. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, visit a coastal fixture at Chania Venetian Lighthouse, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, then do a tasting at Manousakis Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Agii Apostoli Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chania Town attractions planner .

Getting from Rethymnon to Chania Town by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Souda, Kastro Gramvoussas, German War Cemetery, Balos Lagoon, Manousakis Winery
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Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

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