8 days in Chania Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Chania Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chania Prefecture tour builder
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Elafonissi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Maleme
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Sfakia
— 2 nights
Drive to Chania International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Elafonissi — 1 night

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 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of platanias. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Elafonisi Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach, and then make a trip to Chryssoskalitissa Monastery.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Elafonissi journey maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Elafonissi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Elafonissi is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Elafonissi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Maleme.
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Maleme — 4 nights

Maleme is a small village and military airport 16km to the west of Chania, in north western Crete, Greece. Your day by day itinerary now includes Skydive Crete. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics, kick back and relax at Gerani Beach, and snap pictures at Tavronitis Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Maleme online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Elafonissi to Maleme takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Maleme are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sfakia.
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Sfakia — 2 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.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Samaria Gorge National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Frangokastello Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gorge of Aradena.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sfakia trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Maleme to Sfakia takes 2 hours. In April in Sfakia, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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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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