Travelling the Chania Region, Crete
Hello, we are a young couple coming to visit Crete from the 6th to the 13th of June.
We are landing and leaving from the Chania airport. We land late at night on the 6th and are planning on going to Heraklion for the next day and sleeping in Heraklion that night.
Then we had planned visiting Rethymnon the day after that. And finally heading back to Chania area for the rest of the trip. We were thinking of renting a quad bike to travel the Chania region.
Do you think this is a good itineray? And is it possible to get to the various sightseeing spots in the Chania region by quad?
Thank you sooooo much for answering. Your website is amazing!
Alizée + Patrick
Your Holiday in Crete
Hi Alizée, yes this sounds like a good itinerary, let's see it day by day below...we have made accommodation suggestions below for you to consider. We suggest you visit the site of Knossos Palace when you are in Heraklion.
Day One – 6th June
Arrive Chania Airport (late)
Taxi to Chania
Stay Old TownStay Villa Venezia
Day Two – 7th June
Bus Chania to Heraklion 145 km (this bus goes via Rethymnon)
Visit Knossos, museum and Heraklion town
Stay HeraklionStay Mirabello Hotel
(budget) or Lato Hotel
Day Three – 8th June
Bus Heraklion to Rethymnon 82 km
Explore Old Town of Rethymnon
Stay Old TownStay Hotel Afroditi
(budget) or Avli Lounge Apartments
Day Four – 9th June
Bus Rethymnon to Chania 60 km
Explore Old Town of Chania
Stay Old TownStay Madonna Studios
Day Five – 10 June
Day Six – 11th June
Day Seven – 12th June
Day Eight – 13th June
Depart Chania Airport
In this way you will be able to relax in Chania on your first night there and perhaps enjoy breakfast there, then make your way over to Heraklion, see Knossos and the Museum and then relax again in Chania before flying out.
We always suggest you arrive early to Knossos to avoid the crowds and leave at least 2 hours for the visit. If possible, take a break for lunch before entering the Archaeological Museum as there is a lot of history to take in. Leave at least 2 hours for the museum as well. There is a lot to see in Heraklion, but these two are the priorities if you have only a short stay in Crete.
Information pages you may need for this itinerary are:Chania AirportChania RegionChania TownChania Old Town AccommodationHeraklion TownHeraklion Accommodation - our suggestionsKnossos Palace - our tips
Kalo Taxidi! Bon Voyage!