15 days in Crete Itinerary

15 days in Crete Itinerary

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15 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
1
Hersonissos
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Chania Town
— 8 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
End: Rhodes Town, Rhodes

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Roman Archaeological Remains and Winery Stilianou. Get some historical perspective at The Church of Agia Aikaterini and Cathedral of the Virgin Mary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Vrondisi Monastery (in Zaros), Monastery of Kremasta (in Neapoli) and Kapsa Monastery (in Makry-Gialos). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Maritime Collection of Hersonissos, admire the masterpieces at Museum of El Greco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Monastery, and take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hersonissos vacation maker tool .

Athens to Hersonissos is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In February in Hersonissos, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll set off for Chania Town on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Vrondisi Monastery, Agios Georgios Monastery, Winery Stilianou
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
Agios Georgios Monastery ©
Agios Georgios Monastery
Kapsa Monastery ©
Kapsa Monastery

8
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.
Get some cultural insight at Manousakis Winery and Souda Bay War Cemetery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou and Church of Saint Rocco. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: The Ancient City Lissos (in Sougia), War Museum Askifou (in Askifou) and Rethymnon (Four Martyrs Church & Contemporary Art Museum of Crete). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Firkas Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chania Town trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Souda, Museum of Ancient Eleutherna, Manousakis Winery, War Museum Askifou
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Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery

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