14 days in Crete Itinerary

14 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete holiday maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Chania Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Elafonissi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rethymnon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hersonissos
— 4 nights
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Chania Town

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa), Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia) and Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos). There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town travel planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Chania Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Chania Town is 10 hours. June in Chania Town sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Elafonissi

— 1 night
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Aspri Limni Beach, stroll through Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Elafonissi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Elafonissi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Elafonissi can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Rethymnon

— 3 nights
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.
When in Rethymnon, make a side trip to see Georgioupolis Safari in Georgioupolis, approximately Georgioupolis away. There's still lots to do: stop by Rethymnon Old Town, get outside with Piges Argiroupolis, experience rural life at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, and contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rethymnon trip builder.

Getting from Elafonissi to Rethymnon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Hersonissos

— 4 nights
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 Winery Stilianou (in Archanes), Agios Nikolaos (Lake Voulismeni & AristonLab) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hersonissos holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Hersonissos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Crete travel guide

4.3
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 from 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.