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
Drive:  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: Church of St. George (in Kavousi), Agios Georgios Monastery (in Vamos) and Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Old Venetian Harbor, relax in the rural setting at Astrikas Estate Biolea, stroll through Elafonissi Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chania Town trip planner.

Athens to Chania Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or take a bus. In July in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kissamos, Platanias, Souda, Akrotiri, Palaiochora
Highlights from your plan
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: Attali Monastery (in Bali), Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello) and Melidoni (Reptisland & Melidoni Cave). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, get outside with Piges Argiroupolis, steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and explore the activities along Lake Kournas.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon day trip planning app.

You can drive from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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, Melidoni, Kournas, Crete, Sfakia
Highlights from your plan
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. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matala beach, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hersonissos day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Hersonissos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sitia.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi Prefecture, Stalis, Elounda
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), Kato Zakros (Gorge of the Dead & Kato Zakros Beach) and Itanos Beach (in Lasithi Mesa). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moni Toplou, take in breathtaking views at Chochlakies Gorge, stroll through Erimoupolis Beach, and kick back and relax at Paralia Mochlos.

To see ratings, traveler tips, 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, Ierapetra, Kato Zakros, Pefki
Highlights from your plan
Vai Beach ©
Vai Beach
Moni Toplou ©
Moni Toplou
Archaeological Museum of Sitia ©
Archaeological Museum of Sitia

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