13 days in Crete Itinerary

13 days in Crete Itinerary

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13 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Rethymnon
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Chania Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Dhaka City

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Lychnostatis Open Air Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Fortress Spinalonga and Koutsounari beach. Change things up with a short trip to Mirabello Bay in Agios Nikolaos (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, see the interesting displays at Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stop by Kristina Boutique.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos trip builder app .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Hersonissos is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Hersonissos due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Hersonissos can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Platanus Tree, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Mirabello Bay, Fortress Spinalonga, The Palace of Knossos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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.
Get some cultural insight at Rethymnon Old Town and Museum of Cretan Ethnology. Step off the beaten path and head to Skinaria Beach and Damnoni Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Karavostasi Beach (in Bali), Komos Beach (in Pitsidia) and Wooden Museum (in Axos). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kourtaliotiko Gorge, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, and relax in the rural setting at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plakias, Museum of Cretan Ethnology, Komos Beach, Karavostasi Beach, Wooden Museum
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Komos Beach ©
Komos Beach
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Elafonissi Beach and Balos Lagoon. Get some historical perspective at Kastro Gramvoussas and Souda Bay War Cemetery. Step out of Chania Town with an excursion to Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) in Akrotiri--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, and learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town online travel planner .

Traveling by bus from Rethymnon to Chania Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Maleme, Souda, Elafonissi Beach, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), Manousakis Winery
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Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou ©
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery

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