14 days in Crete Itinerary

14 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rome
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
1
Hersonissos
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Chania Town
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
End: Rome

6
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.
Visiting Fortress Spinalonga and Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hersonissos: Matala beach (in Matala), Heraklion (Church of Saint Titus & Loggia) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Palace of Faistos, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Moni Odigitrias.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos trip itinerary builder tool.

Rome, Italy to Hersonissos is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Hersonissos. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Hersonissos are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agios Nikolaos, Heraklion, Matala, Sivas, The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)

7
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.
Lighthouse and St. Nicholas Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Elafonissi Beach and Samaria Gorge National Park. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Akrotiri (Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) & Seitan Limania Beach), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Hersonissos to Chania Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, German War Cemetery, Samaria Gorge National Park, Elafonissi Beach, Manousakis Winery
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery

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