19 days in Crete Itinerary

19 days in Crete Itinerary

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19 days in Crete Itinerary

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Labyrinth Theme Park and Potamos Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Lyrarakis Winery and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Hersonissos: Fodele Beach (in Fodele), Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos) and Agia Pelagia (Psaromoura Beach & Mononaftis Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Koutsounari beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Monastery, see the interesting displays at Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life, and take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hersonissos online sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Hersonissos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hersonissos is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Hersonissos hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agia Pelagia, Snail Farm and Fun, Potamos Beach, Amazonas Park
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Labyrinth Theme Park ©
Labyrinth Theme Park
Amazonas Park ©
Amazonas Park
Lyrarakis Winery ©
Lyrarakis Winery

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Rethymno Beach and Kalivaki Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baja Beach Club and Triopetra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Bali (Livadi Beach & Old Port Bali), Episkopi Beach (in Episkopi) and Skinaria Beach (in Plakias). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Agios Pavlos beach, experience rural life at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, learn about winemaking at Winery Dourakis, and admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum of Crete.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hersonissos to Rethymnon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Bali, Episkopi Beach, Kalivaki Beach, Winery Dourakis
Highlights from your plan
Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete ©
Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Agios Pavlos beach ©
Agios Pavlos beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chania Venetian Lighthouse and Iguana Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Agii Apostoli Beach and Pachia Ammos Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to To Kaniski (in Kissamos), Astrikas Estate Biolea (in Astrikas) and Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, do a tasting at Manousakis Winery, don't miss a visit to Agios Nikolaos, and kick back and relax at Gialiskari beach.

Make your Chania Town itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Rethymnon to Chania Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palaiochora, To Kaniski, Kalyves Beach, Manousakis Winery, Souda Bay War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Pachia Ammos Beach ©
Pachia Ammos Beach

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