3 days in Crete Itinerary

3 days in Crete Itinerary

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3 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Souda
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Elafonissi
— 1 day
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
2
Hersonissos
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Souda

1
day
Elafonissi

Elafonissi ©
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
On the 19th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspri Limni Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach, and then hike along Elafonisi Viewpoint.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Elafonissi trip planner .

Souda to Elafonissi is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Aspri Limni Beach ©
Aspri Limni Beach

1
night
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hersonissos trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Elafonissi to Hersonissos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Elafonissi in July, plan for little chillier days in Hersonissos, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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