15 days in Crete Itinerary

15 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  7 h 15 min
1
Chania Town
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rethymnon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hersonissos
— 5 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
End: London

6
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.
Visiting Elafonissi Beach and Balos Lagoon will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Greek National Football Museum and MINOAN'S WORLD. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves), Elafonisi Viewpoint (in Elafonissi) and Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and step into the grandiose world of Firkas Fortress.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Chania Town trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Chania Town is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, Chania Town is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elafonissi, Ancient Olive Tree, Souda Bay War Cemetery, German War Cemetery, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon

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.
The Holy Monastery of Preveli and Monastery of Arkadi will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Preveli Beach and Lake Kournas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Winery Dourakis (in Alikampos), Reptisland (in Melidoni) and War Museum Askifou (in Askifou). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, and pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, Winery Dourakis, Reptisland, Preveli Beach, War Museum Askifou
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Preveli Beach ©
Preveli Beach

5
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.
The Palace of Knossos and Fortress Spinalonga will appeal to history buffs. Visiting The Natural History Museum of Crete and Lake Voulismeni will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Cathedral of St. Minas), Matala beach (in Matala) and Milatos Cave (in Milatos). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, stop by Luxurious Furs, and cool off at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hersonissos online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Hersonissos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hersonissos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion, Fortress Spinalonga, Platanus Tree, Matala beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete

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