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Crete – Distances and Planning

It is very well known that the island of Crete displays the utmost pinnacle of Mediterranean beauty. Combining the Rocky Mountains and exotic beaches at a distance of less than 50 kilometres.

Crete roads and the complexity

There have been mainly times when someone will ask me for a recommendation on where to go for a swim. Or where should they go to truly experience nature? Rent a car, maybe?

So I thought, What better way to share information like this than by writing an article about it?

Many think that just because Crete is an island, they can go explore and see most sights in a matter of days. That is definitely not the case. The distances between the main towns are not much (around 60–70 km), but the roads are not in the best of conditions. There are many twists and turns, which make the trip a great time investment. For example, from Rethymno to Elafonisi it takes about 2:30 hours to drive in normal circumstances. From Chania to Heraklion, it takes 2:25 hours; you can add more minutes depending on the traffic. Renting a car in Crete is one of the best choices you can make. Planning and safe driving!

Crete, Distance from Rethymno to Elafonisi by car



So, plan accordingly!