11 days in Crete Itinerary

11 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
2
Rethymnon
— 3 nights
3
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.
Explore Hersonissos' surroundings by going to Heraklion Archaeological Museum (in Heraklion), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos and kick back and relax at Matala beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hersonissos holiday maker.

London, UK to Hersonissos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Hersonissos: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Fortress Spinalonga, Matala beach, The Palace of Knossos, Lake Voulismeni
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Matala beach ©
Matala beach

3
nights
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tsikalario cretan ceramics. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis), Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello). There's still lots to do: visit Rethymnon Old Town, don't miss a visit to Rimondi Fountain, relax in the rural setting at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rethymnon online journey planner.

Getting from Hersonissos to Rethymnon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, Frangokastello Beach, St. Nicholas Church, Reptisland, Georgioupolis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa). There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, explore the striking landscape of Samaria Gorge National Park, and make a splash at Aqua Creta Limnoupolis.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chania Town driving holiday app.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Samaria Gorge National Park, Balos Lagoon, Elafonissi Beach, Aqua Creta Limnoupolis, Kastro Gramvoussas
Highlights from your plan
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park

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