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Crete Road Trip

Heraklion - Agios Nikolaos - Kato Zakros - Ierapetra - Kokkinos Pirgos - Chania - Rethimno

Expect on your Crete Road Trip Itinerary

Beach Beach
Historical sites Historical sites
Landscape Landscape
Security Security
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Comfort Comfort
ACTIVATE MAP Stages7 km679 h/stage1.9

Best months to drive Crete Road Trip

I II III IV V VI
VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Crete Road Trip in Greece?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 23EUR drive & more 75EUR sleep & more 33EUR eat & more 36EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 167EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 38EUR drive & more 100EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 203EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 241EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 113EUR drive & more 125EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 307EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 420EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 150EUR sleep & more 33EUR eat & more 36EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 219EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 444EUR
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Crete Itinerary

Avid road trips enthusiasts can expect a wide spectrum of thrilling things to see while on Crete Road Trip. This excursion was created with family in mind. On your way around this trip, you will explore such places as Heraklion. Buckle up and let’s set out
number of days 1 number of days
route length 679 km route length
budget moderate budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
Crete Road Trip is riddled with opportunities allowing you to marvel at wonderful natural landscapes. The whole experience during the adventure will be stress-free, and you will visit a wide selection interesting highlights. Drivers who are searching for historical sites will have a great option to see a few of these during the journey. If holidayers are expecting to encounter comfortable places to spend the night, the accommodation options on the way do not offer top comfort, yet they still are value for money. Travellers will be pleased with this road trip, as it is quite budget-friendly thanks to a minimum number of amenities. When it comes to road conditions in Greece, the road traffic in Greece is characterised by a moderate number of accidents. You will be also moving on the right. The period between April and October is thought to be the best for taking the road trip.

START Heraklion

Distance 679 km Driving time 13.3 h Pace: modest Airports HER
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1 Heraklion - Agios Nikolaos

Distance 63 km Driving time 1.2 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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2 Agios Nikolaos - Kato Zakros

Distance 111 km Driving time 2.2 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
dining venues scenic road sections of narrow road stretches of winding road
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3 Kato Zakros - Ierapetra

Distance 86 km Driving time 1.8 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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4 Ierapetra - Kokkinos Pirgos

Distance 120 km Driving time 2.3 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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5 Kokkinos Pirgos - Chania

Distance 156 km Driving time 3.3 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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6 Chania - Rethimno

Distance 59 km Driving time 1.2 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
EV charging station dining venues scenic road sections of narrow road interesting  historic site accommodation options
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7 Rethimno - Heraklion

Distance 83 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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Crete Summary

We believe that the presented journey idea has become an ideal inspiration for your future travels.
It is a ready-made option that can be conveniently turned into a longer tour – you can do literally anything you’d like.
If car travel is a travel mode that you prefer, there are a number of vital road rules to follow and a number of things to be mindful of to turn your adventure into pleasure. These tips will surely become useful for holidayers who opt for car hire or hiring a camper.
There are a number of road regulations to be followed while on a road trip around Greece. Alcohol is best to be avoided at all when Greece is your holiday destination. Travellers should remember that the amount of alcohol that can be consumed is very low and cannot exceed 0.5‰. Never exceed the allowed speed limit around the city streets, which is 50km/h. When travelling around non-build-up-areas, you should stick to the maximum allowed speed of 90km/h. Exceeding the speed limit of 130km/h. Having a fire extinguisher and first aid kit in your car and driving with your headlights on at daytime increase the safety of your passengers.
The majority of holidaymakers wonder about the costs of the whole trip. The total cost of the whole adventure may vary depending on the budget option of your choice. A wide range of budget configurations is showed below.
We estimate that the budget option when it comes to fuel to cover the planned 8 stages while travelling around Greece may cost roughly 75 EUR. Travel expenses connected with economy overnight stays will cost up to roughly 33 EUR. When it comes to the travel expenses connected with food and restaurants in this offer, the average expenses are 36 EUR. Travellers will have to pay approximately 23 EUR if they choose the cheapest car hire option as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the expenses of the road trip from more or less 144 EUR to around 167 EUR.
When it comes to the standard offer, you have to spend the maximum of 75 EUR to cover the planned stages of the road trip. If you are into standard accommodation options, expect that the expenses may amount up to more or less 55 EUR. Holidaymakers can expect that the standard option in terms of food and restaurants will cost roughly 48 EUR. Travellers who are also interested in a standard car rental should expect a cost of around 38 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total around 241 EUR for travellers who would like to try vehicle hire and 203 EUR for those who are not interested in rental.
Holidaymakers who seek the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium offer. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total about 420 EUR for holidaymakers who are considering vehicle hire and 203 EUR for those who do not need a hire car. Travellers who want to cover the road trip in a premium hire car should expect a cost of roughly 113 EUR. When it comes to the top standard configuration of the road trip, the gasoline cost will be up to about 125 EUR. Drivers who are considering top services in all aspects of their itinerary should expect to pay more or less 110 EUR for accommodation options and about 72 EUR for restaurants and food.
Our tour can be easily adjusted to the requirements of all camper fans. If you choose this mode of transport, you should expect the costs of approximately 225 EUR. Camper fans will spend about 150 EUR on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the road trip. Tourists who are interested in camper rental should expect to pay approximately 33 EUR for overnight stays and about 36 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The section Road Trip Costs shows all the above details in a simple way.
There are numerous intriguing road trips that are available on our website if Crete Road Trip has inspired you. The broad spectrum of options will surely match up the expectations of the most demanding tourists.

Facts for safer driving in Greece

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 90 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 130 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher yes
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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