14 days in Crete Itinerary

14 days in Crete Itinerary

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14 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Kissamos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rethymnon
— 6 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Beirut

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fortress Spinalonga and Minos Boats. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Palace of Knossos and The Natural History Museum of Crete. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hersonissos: Winery Stilianou (in Kounavi), Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Church of Saint Titus, & more) and Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Tue) at Star Beach. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hersonissos trip planning tool .

Beirut, Lebanon to Hersonissos is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Beirut in December, expect Hersonissos to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kissamos.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Elounda, Lake Voulismeni, Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Kissamos

Kissamos ©
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Get in touch with nature at Elafonissi Beach and Falassarna Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anoskeli Winery and Archaeological Site of Polyrrhenia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kissamos: Agia Marina Beach (in Agia Marina) and Cretan Brewery (in Platanias). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balos Lagoon, see the interesting displays at Ancient Olive Tree, enjoy the sand and surf at Afrata Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kissamos trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Hersonissos to Kissamos by combination of shuttle and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Kissamos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Platanias, Falassarna Beach, Ancient Olive Tree, Elafonissi Beach, German War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach

6
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Rethymnon Old Town and Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno. Escape the urban bustle at Matala beach and Reptisland. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Chania Town (Chania Venetian Lighthouse, Maritime Museum of Crete, & more), Souda (Souda Bay War Cemetery & Ancient Aptera) and Ilys ceramics (in Margarites). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Georgioupolis Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Imbros Gorge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rethymnon trip planner.

You can drive from Kissamos to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chania Town, Crete, Souda, Agia Irini, Reptisland
Highlights from your plan
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

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