8 days in Chalkio & Crete Itinerary

8 days in Chalkio & Crete Itinerary

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Fly to Mikonos Airport, Drive to Chalkio
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Chalkio
— 2 nights
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Drive to Mikonos Airport, Fly to Chania International Airport, Drive to Elafonissi
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Elafonissi
— 1 night
Taxi to Chania Airport, Shuttle to Hersonissos
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Hersonissos
— 4 nights
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Chalkio

Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Amitis Beach, steep yourself in history at The Jesuit Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Fotodotis, then take in the exciting artwork at EL- EcoArt, and finally view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Aperathitissa, explore the ancient world of Tower of Zevgolis, and then engage your brain at Geological Museum of Apeiranthos.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chalkio trip builder app.

Ankara, Turkey to Chalkio is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Ankara to Chalkio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ankara in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Chalkio, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Chalkio

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Elafonissi

Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Aspri Limni Beach, then hike along Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Elafonissi road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chalkio to Elafonissi. In August in Elafonissi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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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 (Spas & Fortress Spinalonga), Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Nerium Oleander, &more). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, make a trip to Symbol of Rethymnon City, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and take in the exciting artwork at Terzisart.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Elafonissi to Hersonissos in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.