In Chania, you’ll want to soak up the sights of the city proper, including the Old Venetian Harbor and Chania Old Town; taste wine and olive oil; and feast on Cretan food. With three days, you’ll also have time to enjoy adventures farther afield, from Samaria Gorge to Elafonisi Beach. Here's how.
Apr–Sept Tue–Sun 8:30am–7:30pm; Nov–Mar Tue–Sun 8:30am–3pm
Aptera, Chania, Crete, 730 03
Open Apr–Sept Tue–Sun 8.30am–7.30pm; Nov–Mar Tue–Sun 8.30am–3pm. Admission free. Aptera is 9 miles (14 km) from Chania and accessed by road.