60 days in Crete Itinerary

60 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Rethymnon
— 14 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Archanes
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Agios Nikolaos
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Sitia
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Chania Town
— 18 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: London

14
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Matala beach (in Matala), Museum of El Greco (in Fodele) and Heraklion (Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, VR Lab, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of Preveli.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon online tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Rethymnon is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rethymnon. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Rethymnon hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Archanes.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Margarites, Panormos, Crete, Matala beach
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

8
nights
Archanes

Archanes ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Archanes: Skinakas Observatory (in Anogia), Zaros (Vrondisi Monastery, Cave Hermitage of St. Efthimiou, &more) and Monastery of Panagia Vidiani (in Kato Metochi).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Archanes trip simple and quick.

Drive from Rethymnon to Archanes in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Archanes can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Archanes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zaros, Lasithi Prefecture, Gortyna Municipality, Moni Odigitrias, Kassakis Bros
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Lassithi Plateau ©
Lassithi Plateau

12
nights
Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Agios Nikolaos: Thripti Mountain-Afentis Stavromenos (in Ierapetra), Tylissos (Archeologikos Choros Tilissos & Snail Farm and Fun) and Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos (in Gournes). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga, examine the collection at Maritime Collection of Hersonissos, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, and make a trip to Crete Experience.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Agios Nikolaos trip planner.

Drive from Archanes to Agios Nikolaos in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Archanes in March, Agios Nikolaos is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sitia.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Elounda, Tylissos, Platanus Tree, Azorias Ancient Olive Tree
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Vr Stories ©
Vr Stories

7
nights
Sitia

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. Get out of town with these interesting Sitia side-trips: Spiaggia Xerokampos (in Xerocambos), Farangi Perivolakion (in Perivolakia) and Pefki (Stavromenos Chapel & Vreiko Cave). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Sitia, explore the stunning scenery at Chochlakies Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iera Monh Panagias Fanerwmenhs, and kick back and relax at Lagoufa Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitia online vacation planner.

You can drive from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sitia when traveling from Agios Nikolaos in March, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Sitia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pefki, Makry-Gialos, Spiaggia Xerokampos, Farangi Perivolakion, Archaeological Museum of Sitia
Highlights from your plan
Vai Beach ©
Vai Beach
Archaeological Museum of Sitia ©
Archaeological Museum of Sitia
Kyveli Jewellery ©
Kyveli Jewellery

18
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Agia Kiriaki Church (in Varipetro), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri). There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, examine the collection at Byzantine/Post-Byzantine Collection, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Samaria Gorge National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chania Town road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sitia to Chania Town takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kissamos, Platanias, Souda, Varipetro, Maleme
Highlights from your plan
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Off-Road Tours

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