5 days in Crete Itinerary

5 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete travel route planner
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Fly
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Elounda
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Rethymnon
Drive
3
Chania Town
— 1 night
Drive
4
Elafonissi
Drive
5
Kournas
Drive

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Elounda — 3 nights

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.
To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Elounda trip itinerary planning app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Elounda is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Elounda. You will leave for Rethymnon on the 10th (Wed).
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): visit Rethymnon Old Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon tour planning app.

Drive from Elounda to Rethymnon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Elounda, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Rethymnon, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chania Town.
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Neighborhoods
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Chania Town — 1 night

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 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Old Venetian Harbor and then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Chania.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chania Town online road trip planner.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Elafonissi.
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Historic Sites · Parks

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.
On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Elafonissi Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Elafonissi travel route builder app.

Drive from Chania Town to Elafonissi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Elafonissi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kournas.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Kournas

Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kournas tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Elafonissi to Kournas in 2.5 hours. In August in Kournas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Nature · Parks
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Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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