5 days in Crete & Kalamaki Itinerary

5 days in Crete & Kalamaki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Chania Town
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 45 min
2
Kalamaki
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
End: Athens

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse, and then go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chania Town travel route planner.

Athens to Chania Town is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In July in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Maritime Museum of Crete ©
Maritime Museum of Crete
Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse

3
nights
Kalamaki

Kalamaki ©
Home to a world-famous beach serving as a protected nesting ground for endangered loggerhead sea turtles, Kalamaki sits on the southeastern coastline of Zakynthos.
Step out of Kalamaki to go to Anafonitria and see Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kalamaki Beach, see the interesting displays at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, step off the mainland to explore Smuggler's Cove, and learn about winemaking at Grampsas Winery.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalamaki trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chania Town to Kalamaki in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laganas, Zakynthos, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Grampsas Winery, Bochali View Point
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Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Marathonisi (Turtle Island) ©
Marathonisi (Turtle Island)

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