Road Trip in Crete
My friend and I are planning to spend 4 full days on Crete before returning to Athens. We will arrive evening of June 16th to Heraklion, plan to spend the night at Lato Hotel and then get our rental car first thing in the morning and head to Knossos.
After this though, we are having a hard time coming up with a reasonable itinerary as these are the things we want to do and we're not sure on the timing or route:
1. Visit Rethymno old town
2. Hike the Imbros gorge
3. Go to Elafonisi beach
4. Maybe visit a winery
5. Get off the beaten path, opportunity to go through small villages etc.
6. Spend some time in Chania
We don't mind moving around each night on this part of our trip because we will have opportunities to stay in one place at our other destinations. We love to road trip and find great vistas and hidden beaches etc.
We are flying out of Chania very early on the 21st so will need to stay there on the last night so we can get to the airport very early.
Can you help with a suggested itinerary?