10 days in Crete Itinerary

10 days in Crete Itinerary

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Hersonissos
— 3 nights
2
Chania Town
— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Agios Nikolaos (Gournia Minoiki Poli, Panagias Keras Church, &more), Heraklion (Eli's Ceramic Art, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, &more) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Virgin Mary, take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum of Gouves, and take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos itinerary planning app.

Bathurst, Canada to Hersonissos is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bathurst in September, with highs in Hersonissos at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Folklore Museum of Gouves, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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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

4
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.
Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Kissamos (Balos Lagoon & To Pantopolion), Rethymnon (Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, Rethymnon Old Town, &more) and Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa). There's lots more to do: stroll through Old Venetian Harbor, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, and stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chania Town trip maker app.

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. In September, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Kissamos, Elafonissi, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Kastro Gramvoussas
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Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach

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