60 days in Crete Itinerary

60 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete trip planner
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Heraklion
— 14 nights
Drive
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Lasithi Mesa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sitia
— 9 nights
Drive
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Elounda
— 7 nights
Drive
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Aggeliana
— 6 nights
Drive
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Chania Town
— 15 nights
Drive to Chania International Airport, Fly to Guangzhou

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Heraklion — 14 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Sivas (Moni Odigitrias & Palace of Faistos), Museum of El Greco (in Fodele) and Matala (Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) & Matala Beach). Dedicate the 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Ecologiko Parko Giouchta. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner.

Guangzhou, China to Heraklion is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Guangzhou to Heraklion. Traveling from Guangzhou in March, expect Heraklion to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lasithi Mesa.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips

Lasithi Mesa — 7 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lasithi Mesa: Kritsa Gorge (in Kritsa), Nikos Doxastakis Pottery (in Thrapsano) and Listis Beach (in Dimos Viannos). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Lassithi Plateau.

Start your trip to Lasithi Mesa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Heraklion to Lasithi Mesa takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Lasithi Mesa when traveling from Heraklion in March, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Sitia.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Sitia — 9 nights

Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sitia: Vai Beach (in Vai), Mazida Ammos Beach (in Xerocambos) and Goudouras Beach (in Xerokampos). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Sitia, stroll through Karoumes Beach, take in breathtaking views at Farangi Perivolakion, and take an in-depth tour of Folk museum of Sitia.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sitia trip maker website.

You can drive from Lasithi Mesa to Sitia in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lasithi Mesa in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Sitia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Elounda.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Elounda — 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Elounda: Milatos Cave (in Milatos), Ekklisia Agios Panteleimonas (in Agios Nikolaos) and House of Vrahassi Folk Exhibition (in Vrachasi). Spend a day of island exploring on the 8th (Fri) at Chrissi Island. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spinalonga (Kalydon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, explore the ancient world of Archaia Poli Tis Lato, and kick back and relax at Potamos Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Elounda online journey maker.

Drive from Sitia to Elounda in 1.5 hours. April in Elounda sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aggeliana.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Aggeliana — 6 nights

Explore Aggeliana's surroundings by going to Zoniana (Wax Museum in Zoniana & Sfentoni Cave), Anogia (Cave Of Zeus, Psiloritis Mountain, &more) and Potami Dam Lake (in Voleones).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aggeliana online trip planner.

Getting from Elounda to Aggeliana by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Elounda in April since evenings lows in Aggeliana dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chania Town.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Chania Town — 15 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Museum of platanias (in Kefali), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, learn about winemaking at Anoskeli Winery Olive Mill, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chania Town trip app.

Drive from Aggeliana to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

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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