60 days in Chania Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Chania Prefecture Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Heraklion, Shuttle to Elafonissi
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Elafonissi
— 11 nights
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Maleme
— 11 nights
Drive
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Sfakia
— 12 nights
Drive
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Chania Town
— 25 nights
Fly

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Elafonissi — 11 nights

Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Change things up with these side-trips from Elafonissi: Agia Kiriaki Church (in Varipetro), Kandanos War Memorial (in Kandanos) and Deliana Gorge (in Deliana). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach, make a trip to Chryssoskalitissa Monastery, stroll through Elafonisi Viewpoint, and examine the collection at Museum of platanias.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Elafonissi travel route builder.

Hamburg, Germany to Elafonissi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Elafonissi. In June, Elafonissi is a bit warmer than Hamburg - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Maleme.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips

Maleme — 11 nights

Maleme is a small village and military airport 16km to the west of Chania, in north western Crete, Greece. Skydive Crete has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at World War II Civilian Memorial - Tavrontis, snap pictures at Tavronitis Bridge, and look for gifts at Fisika.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Maleme itinerary planner.

You can drive from Elafonissi to Maleme in 1.5 hours. In June in Maleme, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Sfakia.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

Sfakia — 12 nights

Thanks to Crete's rugged terrain, the big effects of commercial tourism keep evading Sfakia, a tiny settlement on the island's southwestern coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sfakia: Agios Pavlos Beach (in Agia Roumeli), Loutro (Koules Of Loutro, Marmara Beach, &more) and The Gorge of Aradena (in Aradena). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Samaria Gorge National Park. On the 27th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Frangokastello Beach, stroll through Orthi Ammos Beach, explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Frangokastello, and examine the collection at War Museum Askifou.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sfakia tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Maleme to Sfakia in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Sfakia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Chania Town on the 5th (Tue).
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Side Trips

Chania Town — 25 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Lake Kournas (in Kournas), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Georgioupolis (Kalivaki Beach, St. Nicholas Church, &more). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balos Lagoon, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Sfakia to Chania Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, daytime highs in Chania Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Side Trips

Chania Prefecture travel guide

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Beaches · Marinas · National Parks
Covering Crete's western section, Chania prefecture features some of the island's least spoiled natural areas, as well as its only freshwater lake. Most tourists concentrate on the prefecture's namesake capital, overlooking the dramatic landscapes of the region's sprawling national park. Designated as one of UNESCO's biosphere reserves, the park contains a rugged gorge known for sheltering many endemic plant species and providing a much-needed refuge for the rare kri-kri goat. Test your best hiking shoes by exploring this nature lover's paradise on day trips from the town of Chania, or settle in one of the nearby villages and spend your vacation touring the island's less-frequented southwestern shore.
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