Driving Routes in Crete

Rent a car and explore the large island of Crete with its rich cultural heritage, following our recommended driving routes. Visit famous and not so famous yet interesting natural and historical places, like gorges, caves, picturous traditional villages, churches, monasteries, various Minoan and Doric archeological sites, castles and museums.

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Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Fodele - Rethymnon - Preveli - image 1
Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Fodele - Rethymnon - Preveli - image 2
Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Fodele - Rethymnon - Preveli - image 3
Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Fodele - Rethymnon - Preveli - image 4
The route starts in Agios Nikolaos with the following destinations:
  1. Fodele, the home village of the famous artist El Greco
  2. the Malidoni cave
  3. the archeological site Eleftherna
  4. the Monastery Arkadiou
  5. the city of Rethymnon with its old Venetian harbour, the Fortezza and its picturous old town
  6. the traditional Cretan village of Spili
  7. the beaches at Agios Pavlos
  8. the Kourtaliotis gorge which ends at the beautiful beach of Preveli
  9. the Monastery Preveli
  10. back to Agios Nikolaos
Overall length of the route: approx. 458 km.

Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Ierapetra - Avri - Kastelli - image 1
Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Ierapetra - Avri - Kastelli - image 2
Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Ierapetra - Avri - Kastelli - image 3
Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Ierapetra - Avri - Kastelli - image 4
The route starts in Agios Nikolaos with the following destinations:
  1. the coastal town of Ierapetra with its old Venetian fortress Kales at the port and the metropolitan church of Agios Georgios
  2. the village Mirtos at the south coast of Crete
  3. the beach of Sidonia
  4. the traditional villages Kato Simi and Pano Simi
  5. the coastal village Arvi
  6. the traditional cretan village Ano Viannos
  7. the Monastery Agia Moni south of Ano Viannos
  8. the coastline and the beach at Kastri
  9. the village Kastelli
  10. the village and the archeological site of Lyttos
  11. the traditional village Kato Karouzana
  12. back to Agios Nikolaos
Overall length of the route: 249 km.

Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Rethymnon - Plakias - Hora Sfakion - image 1
Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Rethymnon - Plakias - Hora Sfakion - image 2
Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Rethymnon - Plakias - Hora Sfakion - image 3
Driving Route Agios Nikolaos - Rethymnon - Plakias - Hora Sfakion - image 4
The route starts in Agios Nikolaos with the following destinations:
  1. The city of Rethymnon with its old Venetian harbour, the Fortezza and its picturous old town
  2. the beautiful beaches along the Damnoni Bay at the south coast of Crete
  3. the coastal village Plakias
  4. the Venetian fort Frangokastello in front of a nice beach
  5. the coastal village of Hora Sfakion
  6. the spooky ruins of the "vendetta" village Aradena at the Aradena gorge
  7. the Imbros gorge
  8. the Askifou plateau and the war museum in the village of Kares
  9. the wine museum near Vrysses
  10. the traditional village Vrysses
  11. the Monastery of Agios Georgios in Karydi
  12. the picturous lake Kourna
  13. back to Agios Nikolaos
Overall length of the route: approx. 485 km.

Driving Route Rethymnon - Hora Sfakion - Souda - Chania - image 1
Driving Route Rethymnon - Hora Sfakion - Souda - Chania - image 2
Driving Route Rethymnon - Hora Sfakion - Souda - Chania - image 3
Driving Route Rethymnon - Hora Sfakion - Souda - Chania - image 4
The route starts in Rethymnon with the following destinations:
  1. The picturesque lake Kourna
  2. the traditional village Vrysses
  3. the Monastery of Agios Georgios in Karydi
  4. the Askifou plateau
  5. the Imbros gorge
  6. the coastal village of Hora Sfakion
  7. the spooky ruins of the "vendetta" village Aradena at the Aradena gorge
  8. the port and naval base of Souda
  9. the city of Chania with its magnificent old town
  10. the monasteries Tzangarolon and Gouvernetou on the Akrotiri peninsula
  11. the Omalos plateau
  12. back to Rethymnon
Overall length of the route: approx. 376 km.

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