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Hello, my fiance and I will be honeymooning in Crete and will be spending 5 nights in Crete. We will probably fly into Chania and I was looking for suggestions of where to stay?

I really like Casa Delfino and have written to them already and am awaiting a reply. I am wondering if we should stay 3 nights in Chania and then go to another town for a few nights?

Or do you suggest staying the whole time in Chania and doing day trips.

The places I absolutely want to visit are Elafonisi Beach and also Agios Nikolas.

I also thought that Rethymnon looked kind of neat as well. We love to have fun, meet people, talk to locals and just relax drinking wine and eating good food. We want our honeymoon to have fun days on the beach but also stay in charming areas where we can really experience the culture and life of Greece.

Any itinerary suggestions?

Can we go to Agios Nikolas for a day and have dinner there then go back? How would we get there from Chania?

Thank you for all of your help!!! Lisa








Trip Plan Honeymoon in Crete

Hi Lisa,

Chania is a very romantic town so you have chosen well. Make sure you stay in the old quarter near the harbour, as this is where the most atmospheric little lane ways are, and lots of lovely boutiques and jewellery studios. The Casa Delfino would be ideal, and depending on your budget you could stay there for 5 nights, hire a car and do some day trips.

However, based on some of your destinations, this might not be ideal as both Elafonisi and Agios Nikolaos are a little far away from each other.

So we have made a suggested itinerary for your honeymoon in Greece here. This is based on three nights in Chania in the west before heading east for one night in Rethymnon, one night in Agios Nikolaos.

Trip Plan Honeymoon in Crete

Day One

  • Arrive into Chania airport and make your way to the old town (taxi) 13 km
  • Stay in the Old Town of Chania - Casa Delfino


Day Two

  • Pick up hire car early and travel to Elafonisi for the day 150 km round trip
  • Stay in the Old Town of Chania - Casa Delfino
Day Three


Day Four

  • Drive to Knossos and Agios Nikolaos 200 km
  • Stay in central Agios Nikolaos - Hotel Du Lac


Day Five

  • Drive to from Agios Nikolaos to Chania Airport 200 km

Can we suggest you concentrate on the west side of the island and forget about Agios Nikolaos? As you can see it makes a very big exciting trip, but you won’t have a very relaxing honeymoon in Greece.

If you take this suggestion then here is a revised itinerary.

Trip Plan Honeymoon in Crete - Revised

Day One

  • Arrive Chania airport and make your way to the old town (taxi) 13 km
  • Stay in the Old Town of Chania - Casa Delfino

Day Two

  • Pick up hire car early and travel to Elafonisi for the day - it is 150 km round trip
  • Stay in the Old Town of Chania - Casa Delfino

Day Three

  • Enjoy both Chania and Rethymon
  • Chania to Rethymnon return drive – it is a 120 km round trip
  • Stay at small village – Ano Vouves -  (25 km from Chania)
  • Stay at Elia Guesthouse

Day Four

  • Drive to Kissamos, Balos Lagoon and/or Falasarna Beach
  • Stay at small village – Ano Vouves
  • Stay at Elia Guesthouse

Day Five

  • Drive from small village Elia Guesthouse to Chania Airport 30 km


Trip Plan Honeymoon in Crete

In all these places you will be able to have fun, meet people, talk to locals and relax and taste the great food of Crete Greece.

Also see our info page about honeymoons in Crete.

Whatever you decide to do, we wish you and your fiance a wonderful honeymoon in Greece & Welcome to Kriti!


Casa Delfino, ChaniaCasa Delfino, Chania

Honeymoon Accommodation

Trip Plan Honeymoon in Crete - here below are the accommodation suggestions for your honeymoon in Crete. We have included some extra ones to consider.

Casa Delfino in the old town of Chania

Casa Delfino in the old town of Chania, just a hop and skip from the harbourside, offers a sanctuary in the melee of the modern world. Elegant, refined, luxurious. Enjoy the best of Crete and don't miss the view from the roof garden over terracotta tiles to the limani, Venetian Lighthouse and yacht harbour. This mansion from the 17th Century is beautifully renovated and simply a delight  the senses.

Avli Lounge Apartments in the old town of Rethymnon

Avli Lounge Apartments in the old town of Rethymnon, offer an authentic experience of the Venetian old town. This cluster of renovated dwellings now houses a boutique hotel, restaurant, wine cellar and local produce grocer. This is an experience of history meeting modern Crete with style and great love of heritage.

Elia Hotel and Spa

The Elia Hotel and Spa is located just outside of the small village of Ano Vouves in the Chania region of Crete. Nestled in olive groves and orchards, this relaxing yet sophisticated small hotel offers rural relaxation, views to the Med, spa treatments and utter peace.

The Hotel du Lac is located in prime position on the lakeside in the centre of Agios Nikolaos

The Hotel du Lac is located in prime position on the lakeside in the centre of Agios Nikolaos. Enjoy your proximity to the lakeside cafes and restaurants, and views from your balcony across the water.

The Alcanea Boutique Hotel, located on the harbour in the old town of Chania

The Alcanea Boutique Hotel, located on the harbour in the old town of Chania, is a charming small hotel with only 8 rooms, each one carefully designed with exquisite styling and a wonderful position allowing brilliant views from your room.

Serenissima Boutique Hotel - within the old walls in Chania

Serenissima Boutique Hotel - within the old walls in Chania - delightful and private - small and stylish - a stand out little enclave for your own personal, delightful Crete honeymoon. A modern hotel in a 15th Century restored Venetian house. Enjoy the real character of Chania.








Getting Here

Trip Plan Honeymoon in Crete - get here by 1 hour flight from Athens - details below.

Flights do arrive into Chania (airport code CHQ) from many cities in Europe.

Ferries arrive into Chania from Pireaus port of Athens with a trip duration of 6.5-9.5 hours, again see details below.




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