11 days in Crete Itinerary

11 days in Crete Itinerary

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11 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Hersonissos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Chania Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: London

4
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.
Bring the kids along to The Palace of Knossos and Watercity Waterpark Themed Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Heraklion (The Natural History Museum of Crete, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, & more) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matala beach, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and identify plant and animal life at Reptisland.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos attractions planning website .

London, UK to Hersonissos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, Hersonissos is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Fortress Spinalonga, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Reptisland, Matala beach
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Elafonissi Beach and Aqua Creta Limnoupolis. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Kissamos (Balos Lagoon & To Kaniski). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chania Town online itinerary planner .

Getting from Hersonissos to Chania Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chania Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kissamos, Rethymnon, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Elafonissi Beach, Lake Kournas
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park

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