9 days in Crete Itinerary

9 days in Crete Itinerary

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9 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  9 h
1
Heraklion
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Elounda
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Chania Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Vilnius

2
nights
Heraklion

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online trip builder .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Heraklion is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In August, Heraklion is a bit warmer than Vilnius - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Elounda.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

1
night
Elounda

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fortress Spinalonga.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Elounda route builder site .

Drive from Heraklion to Elounda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Elounda sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Elounda

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

4
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.
Visit Souda Bay War Cemetery and Kastro Gramvoussas for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Balos Lagoon and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Samaria Gorge National Park, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, and visit a coastal fixture at Chania Venetian Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Elounda to Chania Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Elounda in August: highs in Chania Town hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Balos Lagoon, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Samaria Gorge National Park, Kastro Gramvoussas, German War Cemetery
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Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

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