5 days in Crete Itinerary

5 days in Crete Itinerary

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5 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h
1
Chania Town
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h
2
Heraklion
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  16​h
End: New York City

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Skinaria Beach and German War Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Souda Bay War Cemetery and Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis), Akrotiri (Seitan Limania Beach & Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)) and Damnoni Beach (in Plakias). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agii Apostoli Beach, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, and visit a coastal fixture at Chania Venetian Lighthouse.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Chania Town itinerary builder website .

New York City, USA to Chania Town is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Chania Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Chania Town: highs are around 77°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Akrotiri, Souda, St. Nicholas Church, German War Cemetery
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Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach

1
night
Heraklion

Heraklion ©
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.
You've now added Tour Experts Private Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at Tour Experts Private Tours.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion day trip planner .

You can take a shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Heraklion sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Tours
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Tour Experts Private Tours ©
Tour Experts Private Tours

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