10 days in Crete Itinerary

10 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chania Town
— 5 nights
2
Elafonissi
— 1 night
3
Hersonissos
— 3 nights

5
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
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: Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Bonsai and Art (in Trachilos). There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, relax in the rural setting at Astrikas Estate Biolea, and take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town travel itinerary planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to Chania Town is an approximately 5-hour flight. In July, daytime highs in Chania Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Platanias, Rethymnon, Kissamos, Souda, Samaria Gorge National Park
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Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

1
night
Elafonissi

Elafonissi ©
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Aspri Limni Beach, thenstroll through Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Elafonissi road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Elafonissi takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Aspri Limni Beach ©
Aspri Limni Beach

3
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
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 & Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis), Heraklion (Church of Saint Titus, The Natural History Museum of Crete, &more) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hersonissos holiday planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Elafonissi to Hersonissos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Elafonissi in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hersonissos: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, Elounda, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

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