8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete travel route maker

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Hersonissos
— 3 nights
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Chania Town
— 4 nights
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Hersonissos

— 3 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Explore Hersonissos' surroundings by going to Elounda (Fortress Spinalonga & Kolokithia Beach), Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Castello del Molo (Koules), &more) and Agios Nikolaos (Panagias Keras Church & Lake Voulismeni). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos tour app.

London, UK to Hersonissos is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Hersonissos hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Chania Town

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Lake Kournas (in Kournas), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Samaria Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and visit Rethymnon Old Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip maker website.

You can drive from Hersonissos to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.