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Location: Athens

Day 1 - 1 Sep 2017

Athens

Athens, Athens
Athens, Athens
Athens, Athens
Athens, Athens

Content: This itinerary is based on my 2017 trip to Crete, Greece. Since it's not always possible to fly directly to the island, you might end up in Athens first. From here you can either fly to Crete or board a ferry. We chose the 2nd option and I recommend you to ride a ferry while in Greece at least once. In my opinion it's part of the greek experience. Depending on when your flight arrives and considering that the ferry leaves late at night you can visit beautiful Acropolis in Athens.

Location: Chania

Day 2 - 2 Sep 2017

Chania

Chania, Chania

Content: The ferries to Crete are leaving from the Pireus Port and they are usually sailing at night, so you'll arrive early in the morning on the island. To get to Pireus fron the airport you can use the subway.

Location: Palaiochora

Day 2 - 2 Sep 2017

Oasis Studios

Palaiochora, Oasis Studios

Content: Our accommodation for the first few nights of our Crete vacation was in Palaiochora, so we had to take a bus from Chania to get there. We stayed at Oasis Studios and it was a good value for money, close to the beach and to the town center. We chose Palaiochora because it had a boat shuttle to Elafonisi beach.

Location: Palaiochora

Day 3 - 3 Sep 2017

Pachia Ammos Beach

Palaiochora, Pachia Ammos Beach

Content: Pachia Ammos is the main beach in Palaiochora: is a long, sandy beach with sunbeds and umbrellas. There's also a beach bar that serves food and cocktails.

Palaiochora

Palaiochora, Palaiochora
Palaiochora, Palaiochora
Palaiochora, Palaiochora

Content: During the evening we explored Palaiochora some more: we saw the sunset, then we climbed up to the ruins of an old Venetian fortress and we ended the night at one of the restaurants in town.

Location: Elafonisi

Day 4 - 4 Sep 2017

Elafonisi Beach

Elafonisi, Elafonisi Beach
Elafonisi, Elafonisi Beach
Elafonisi, Elafonisi Beach

Content: Elafonisi is a beautiful beach and lagoon located in south western Crete. It is often listed as one of the top beaches in Europe and a must-visit. We took a boat from Palaiochora to get here (journey time was around one hour).

Location: Chania

Day 5 - 5 Sep 2017

Chania

Chania, Chania
Chania, Chania
Chania, Chania

Content: No trip to western Crete is complete without a visit to Chania. Its old Venetian harbor is stunning no matter if you visit it during the day or during the night.

Mesostrato

Chania, Mesostrato

Content: Chania has some unique restaurants. Mesostrato is located inside a ruined building and in my opinion it's very romantic. The food was also good.

Location: Kissamos

Day 6 - 6 Sep 2017

Balos Beach

Kissamos, Balos Beach

Content: The easiest way to visit Balos lagoon is to go by boat from Kissamos port. To get there you can take a tour or a local bus.

Location: Gramvousa

Day 6 - 6 Sep 2017

Gramvousa

Gramvousa, Gramvousa

Content: The boat also makes a stop at Gramvousa. Here you can relax on the beach or climb up to the old forteress for an amazing panorama of Balos.