10 days in Crete Itinerary

10 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete holiday builder

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Chania Town
— 6 nights
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Hersonissos
— 3 nights
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Chania Town

— 6 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 find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Elafonissi (Elafonisi Viewpoint & Elafonissi Beach), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Kissamos (Balos Lagoon & Sklopa). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Samaria Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Kournas.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chania Town vacation builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Chania Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect Chania Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Heraklion (The Natural History Museum of Crete, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, &more), Agios Nikolaos (Elia Traditional Products & Lake Voulismeni) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Hersonissos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. August in Hersonissos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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 fromĀ 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.