11 days in Chania Town & Agios Nikolaos Itinerary

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Chania Town
— 7 nights
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Agios Nikolaos
— 3 nights
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Chania Town — 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cretan Mountain Jeep Safari. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Agii Apostoli Beach and Agia Pelagia Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Kastro Gramvoussas and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Sfentoni Cave (in Zoniana), The Church of Agia Aikaterini (in Anopolis) and Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at War Shelter of Platanias, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gialiskari beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chania Town vacation maker website.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Chania International Airport, Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport and Santorini Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Agios Nikolaos.
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Agios Nikolaos — 3 nights

A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagias Keras Church, explore the ancient world of Archaia Poli Tis Lato, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Monastery, then make a trip to Monastery of Kremasta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Virgin Mary. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Platanus Tree, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Analipsi Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Agios Nikolaos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Agios Nikolaos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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