7 days in Crete Itinerary

7 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Hersonissos
— 3 nights
2
Chania Town
— 3 nights

3
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
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 Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Inspira, &more), Agios Nikolaos (Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos, Lake Voulismeni, &more) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hersonissos trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Hersonissos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Hersonissos. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in May; daily highs in Hersonissos reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga, The Palace of Knossos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

3
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
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 Chania Town's surroundings by going to Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Church of St. George (in Kavousi). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, and examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chania Town trip itinerary planning website.

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. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rethymnon, German War Cemetery, Balos Lagoon, Kastro Gramvoussas, Church of St. George
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Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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