22 days in Crete Itinerary

22 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete travel planner

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Chania Town
— 7 nights
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Rethymnon
— 9 nights
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Hersonissos
— 5 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 hidden gems such as Lighthouse of Chania and Maritime Museum of Crete. Visit Seitan Limania Beach and Marathi Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Cretan Brewery S.A. (in Platanias), Elafonisi Viewpoint (in Elafonissi) and Kissamos (Kedrodasos Beach & Archaeological Museum of Kissamos). see Off-Road Tours. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sougia Beach, see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, brush up on your military savvy at War Shelter of Platanias, and kick back and relax at Agia Marina Beach.

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Milan, Italy to Chania Town is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Chania Town. Traveling from Milan in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chania Town, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate War Museum Askifou and Oriseum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palace of Faistos and Reptisland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Plakias (Triopetra Beach, Plakias Beach, &more), Icaros & Daedalus Statues (in Agia Galini) and Winery Dourakis (in Alikampos). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kalivaki Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karavostasi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and experience rural life 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. July in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hersonissos

— 5 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and The Natural History Museum of Crete. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello del Molo (Koules) and Cathedral of St. Minas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Komos Beach (in Pitsidia), Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) (in Matala) and Agios Nikolaos (Panagias Keras Church & Almyros Beach). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Savvathiana, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, and stroll through Ligaria Beach.

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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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · 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.