7 days in Crete Itinerary

7 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Hersonissos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chania Town
— 3 nights
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Hersonissos

— 2 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Heraklion (Church of Saint Titus & Heraklion Archaeological Museum). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, look for gifts at Hatzis Leather, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos trip itinerary website.

Seattle, USA to Hersonissos is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Hersonissos is 10 hours. In June, Hersonissos is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chania Town

— 3 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), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza, Rethymnon Old Town, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Old Venetian Harbor, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, and kick back and relax at Balos Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chania Town online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. June in Chania Town sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · 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 fromĀ 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.