11 days in Crete Itinerary

11 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete trip planner

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Chania Town
— 5 nights
Drive
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Souda
— 1 day
Drive
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Heraklion
— 5 nights
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Chania Town

— 5 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Elafonissi Beach and Balos Lagoon. Visiting Falassarna Beach and Platania Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Lake Kournas (in Kournas), Rethymnon (Rethymnon Old Town & The Venetian Fortezza) and Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa). There's much more to do: stroll through Old Venetian Harbor, do a tasting at Manousakis Winery, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chania Town sightseeing site.

Seville, Spain to Chania Town is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seville to Chania Town. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Souda.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Souda

— 1 day
Souda is a town and former municipality in the Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at George and Lilian's Jewellery, then stroll through Marathi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery.

To plan Souda vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Souda is just a stone's throw from Chania Town. In September in Souda, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Souda

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Heraklion

— 5 nights
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
We've included these beaches for you: Matala Beach and Stalis Beach. Visiting Fortress Spinalonga and Chrissi Island will get you outdoors. Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Milatos Cave (in Milatos) and Moozart Wood Art Shop (in Matala). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion travel route planner.

Drive from Souda to Heraklion in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.