18 days in Crete & Rhodes Itinerary

18 days in Crete & Rhodes Itinerary

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Chania Town
— 4 nights
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Rethymnon
— 3 nights
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Hersonissos
— 3 nights
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Rhodes Town
— 7 nights

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Greek National Football Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri), Cretan Brewery S.A. (in Platanias) and Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kedrodasos Beach, hike along Elafonisi Viewpoint, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, and stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chania Town online road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Chania Town is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Chania Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect nights in Chania Town to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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SUP in Crete ©
SUP in Crete
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Kedrodasos Beach ©
Kedrodasos Beach

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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.
On the 13th (Fri), kick back and relax at Damnoni Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skinaria Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Oriseum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Biologic of Crete, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, then stop by Rethymnon Old Town, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally make a trip to Symbol of Rethymnon City.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

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Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach
Spas

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Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Buggy Safari Motoxperience and Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life. Change things up with these side-trips from Hersonissos: Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Domaine Paterianakis, &more) and Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum of Gouves, and stop by Kristina Boutique.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Hersonissos online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Hersonissos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hersonissos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Buggy Safari Motoxperience ©
Buggy Safari Motoxperience
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Makarounas Fishing Trip Rhodes and Traganou Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Rhodes Town: Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia), Agathi Beach (in Haraki) and Lindos Beach (in Lindos). There's lots more to do: see Rhodes Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ladiko Beach, don't miss a visit to Old Town of Rhodes, and explore the galleries of Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hersonissos to Rhodes Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hersonissos in August since evenings lows in Rhodes Town dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Traganou Beach ©
Traganou Beach
Rhodes Adventures ©
Rhodes Adventures
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights

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