20 days in Crete Itinerary

20 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete trip planner

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Rethymnon
— 9 nights
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Hersonissos
— 10 nights
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Rethymnon

— 9 nights
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.
Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Agios Georgios Monastery (in Vamos), Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete (in Fournes) and Manousakis Winery (in Vatolakkos). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD, and relax in the rural setting at Astrikas Estate Biolea.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Rethymnon. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hersonissos

— 10 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
HayTours has been added to your itinerary. Explore Hersonissos' surroundings by going to Agios Nikolaos (Panagias Keras Church, Lake Voulismeni, &more), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Heraklion (Lighthouse of Heraklion, Loggia, &more). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Lassithi Plateau. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, delve into the distant past at Malia Palace Archaeological Site, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hersonissos travel planning app.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Hersonissos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.