9 days in Crete Itinerary

9 days in Crete Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Chania Town
— 5 nights



— 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 hidden gems such as Castello del Molo (Koules) and Lychnostatis Open Air Museum. Let the collections at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Historical Museum of Crete capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Hersonissos: Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda), Heraklion (Church of Saint Titus, The Natural History Museum of Crete, &more) and Palace of Faistos (in Sivas). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stalis Beach.

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Manchester, UK to Hersonissos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Hersonissos is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Hersonissos to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chania Town.

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lighthouse of Chania and St. Nicholas Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Maritime Museum of Crete and Archaeological Museum of Chania. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Rethymnon (The Holy Monastery of Preveli, The Venetian Fortezza, &more), Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves) and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Folk Museum of Spili, examine the collection at Museum Of Typography, and kick back and relax at Agia Marina Beach.

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Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. September in Chania Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Crete travel guide

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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.