6 days in Crete Itinerary

6 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
1
Heraklion
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Elounda
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Chania Town
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ligaria Beach.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip maker app.

London, UK to Heraklion is an approximately 7- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Heraklion at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Elounda.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Ligaria Beach
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Voulisma Beach, then explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, and then step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Elounda trip maker website.

Drive from Heraklion to Elounda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Elounda sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Elounda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Agios Nikolaos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Voulisma Beach ©
Voulisma Beach
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni

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 12th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, make a trip to Lighthouse, stroll through Agii Apostoli Beach, then learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seitan Limania Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Elounda to Chania Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Elounda, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Chania Town, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, German War Cemetery, St. Nicholas Church, Manousakis Winery
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Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

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