17 days in Crete Itinerary

17 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Chania Town
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Hersonissos
— 7 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

8
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lighthouse and Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera. Explore hidden gems such as Seitan Limania Beach and Kastro Gramvoussas. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves), Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia) and Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Imbros Gorge.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chania Town tour itinerary maker app.

Montreal, Canada to Chania Town is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Chania Town. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in July: high temperatures in Chania Town hover around 37°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Souda, Sfakia, Rethymnon, Lake Kournas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kedrodasos Beach ©
Kedrodasos Beach
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach

7
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 some cultural insight at The Palace of Knossos and The Natural History Museum of Crete. Visit Fortress Spinalonga and Palace of Faistos for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Hersonissos: Melidoni (Reptisland & Melidoni Cave), Matala (Matala beach & Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)) and Museum of El Greco (in Fodele). There's still lots to do: stroll through Voulisma Beach, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Malia Minoan Palace, and kick back and relax at Stalis Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hersonissos trip builder site.

Getting from Chania Town to Hersonissos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chania Town in July: highs in Hersonissos hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Melidoni, Matala, The Palace of Knossos
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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