60 days in Crete Itinerary

60 days in Crete Itinerary

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Start: Athens
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Chania Town
— 18 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rethymnon
— 16 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hersonissos
— 13 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Sitia
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Athens

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Agios Georgios Monastery (in Vamos), Church of St. George (in Kavousi) and Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Old Venetian Harbor, pause for some serene contemplation at Gouverneto Monastery, stroll through Elafonissi Beach, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chania Town online visit planner.

Athens to Chania Town is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. July in Chania Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kissamos, Platanias, Souda, Palaiochora, Akrotiri
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon

16
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello), Attali Monastery (in Bali) and Melidoni (Reptisland & Melidoni Cave). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and head outdoors with Piges Argiroupolis.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon day trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Kournas, Loutro, Crete, Agia Galini
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

13
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hersonissos: Elounda (Fortress Spinalonga & Spinalonga Beach), Agios Nikolaos (Horn of Amalthea, Lake Voulismeni, &more) and Tylissos (Archeologikos Choros Tilissos & Snail Farm and Fun). Spend a day of island exploring on the 8th (Sat) at Chrissi Island. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matala beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hersonissos trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Hersonissos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sitia.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Stalis, Elounda, Tylissos
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

12
nights
Sitia

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sitia: Vai Beach (in Vai), Itanos Beach (in Lasithi Mesa) and Kato Zakros (Gorge of the Dead & Kato Zakros Beach). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moni Toplou, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoufa Beach, stroll through Achlia Beach, and see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Sitia.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sitia online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Sitia takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sitia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sitia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Makry-Gialos, Achlia, Kato Zakros, Pefki, Ierapetra
Highlights from your plan
Vai Beach ©
Vai Beach
Moni Toplou ©
Moni Toplou
Karoumes Beach ©
Karoumes Beach

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