22 days in Crete Itinerary

22 days in Crete Itinerary

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Chania Town
— 7 nights
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Rethymnon
— 7 nights
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Hersonissos
— 7 nights
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Chania Town

— 7 nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa), Platanias ( Cretan Brewery S.A. & Afrata Beach) and Elafonissi (Elafonisi Viewpoint & Elafonissi Beach). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Samaria Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Old Venetian Harbor, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Chania, experience rural life at Astrikas Estate Biolea, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Chania.

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Chania Town is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in June; daily highs in Chania Town reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Rethymnon

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Margarites Gorge (in Margarites), Georgioupolis (Georgioupolis Safari & St. Nicholas Church) and Kournas (Mandali Local Products & More & Lake Kournas). There's much more to do: stop by Rethymnon Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Monastery of Preveli, and relax in the rural setting at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete.

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Traveling by car from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hersonissos

— 7 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Explore Hersonissos' surroundings by going to Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia), Elounda (Spas & Fortress Spinalonga) and Havanias Beach (in Agios Nikolaos). Spend the 13th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of Lassithi Plateau. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, experience rural life at Snail Farm and Fun, meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum.

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You can drive from Rethymnon to Hersonissos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Rethymnon in July, plan for slightly colder days in Hersonissos, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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.