8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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Agios Nikolaos
— 2 nights
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Archanes
— 2 nights
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Rethymnon
— 1 night
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Chania Town
— 1 night

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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 Agios Nikolaos' surroundings by going to Stalis Beach (in Stalis) and Hersonissos (Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Star Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga, explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, make a trip to Panagias Keras Church, and experience rural life at Cretan Olive Oil Farm.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Agios Nikolaos online day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Agios Nikolaos is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Agios Nikolaos is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in April; daily highs in Agios Nikolaos reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Archanes.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

2
nights
Archanes

Archanes ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally stop by Nerium Oleander. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Archanes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agios Nikolaos to Archanes takes 1.5 hours. In April in Archanes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Archanes

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Historical Museum of Crete ©
Historical Museum of Crete

1
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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.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, then admire the masterpieces at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, then stop by Rethymnon Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rethymnon vacation planner.

Drive from Archanes to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. In April in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, then make a trip to Lighthouse, and then take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town trip planner.

Drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Maritime Museum of Crete ©
Maritime Museum of Crete
Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse

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