7 days in Crete Itinerary

7 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete trip itinerary planner

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

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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 hidden gems such as Lighthouse of Chania and Manousakis Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza, Rethymnon Old Town, &more), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Akrotiri (Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) & Seitan Limania Beach). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town itinerary builder website.

Bucharest, Romania to Chania Town is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in October; daily highs in Chania Town reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hersonissos

— 3 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and Cretan Olive Oil Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Heraklion (Castello del Molo (Koules) & Heraklion Archaeological Museum) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panagia Gouverniotissa, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hersonissos tour planner.

Drive from Chania Town to Hersonissos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.