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 Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete (in Fournes), Agios Georgios Monastery (in Vamos) and Manousakis Winery (in Vatolakkos). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, experience rural life at Astrikas Estate Biolea, and examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Rethymnon trip planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Rethymnon. In January, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough 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 Heraklion (Lighthouse of Heraklion, Loggia, &more), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Agios Nikolaos (Panagias Keras Church, Lake Voulismeni, &more). Spend the 9th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of 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.

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 · Outdoors

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.