6 days in Crete Itinerary
Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Agios Nikolaos
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Chania International Airport, Fly to Adana
Sun, Sep 15 - Fri, Sep 20
Agios Nikolaos — 2 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.Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stalis Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spinalonga (Kalydon), and then explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Voulisma Beach.
To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Agios Nikolaos online travel planner.
Adana, Turkey to Agios Nikolaos is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adana to Agios Nikolaos due to the time zone difference. In September, Agios Nikolaos is a bit cooler than Adana - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon — 3 nights
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos), then explore the activities along Lake Kournas, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Kourtaliotiko Gorge.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon trip planner.
Traveling by car from Agios Nikolaos to Rethymnon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Crete travel guide
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.