10 days in Crete Itinerary

10 days in Crete Itinerary

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Chania Town
— 3 nights
2
Elafonissi
— 1 night
3
Sitia
— 1 night
4
Hersonissos
— 2 nights

3
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 Balos Lagoon and Falassarna Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia). Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, don't miss a visit to Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Chania, and enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach.

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Heraklion to Chania Town is an approximately 2-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balos Lagoon, Kastro Gramvoussas, Samaria Gorge National Park, Falassarna Beach
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Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach

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Elafonissi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Aspri Limni Beach, thenmake a trip to Chryssoskalitissa Monastery, thenkick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach, and finally stroll through Elafonisi Viewpoint.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Elafonissi trip site.

You can drive from Chania Town to Elafonissi in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Elafonissi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sitia.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Chryssoskalitissa Monastery
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Aspri Limni Beach ©
Aspri Limni Beach
Chryssoskalitissa Monastery ©
Chryssoskalitissa Monastery

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Sitia

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Lagoufa Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Goudouras Beach, and then kick back and relax at Karoumes Beach. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moni Toplou, thenkick back and relax at Erimoupolis Beach, thenkick back and relax at Itanos Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Vai Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Sitia trip planner.

Drive from Elafonissi to Sitia in 5.5 hours. August in Sitia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Sitia

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Itanos Beach, Lagoufa Beach, Vai Beach, Goudouras Beach
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Vai Beach ©
Vai Beach
Itanos Beach ©
Itanos Beach
Goudouras Beach ©
Goudouras Beach

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Acqua Plus Water Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Star Beach.

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Getting from Sitia to Hersonissos by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Hersonissos, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Stalis Beach
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Acqua Plus Water Park ©
Acqua Plus Water Park
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©

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