7 days in Crete Itinerary

7 days in Crete Itinerary

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Elafonissi
— 1 day
2
Rethymnon
— 1 night
3
Hersonissos
— 3 nights

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Elafonissi

Elafonissi ©
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Elafonissi sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Elafonissi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Elafonissi. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get warmer in Elafonissi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach

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night
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): visit Venetian Harbour, wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, thentake an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and finally steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Elafonissi to Rethymnon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Nerium Oleander, &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 Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos trip website.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Hersonissos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hersonissos can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Lake Voulismeni, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

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