7 days in Crete Itinerary

7 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete trip planner

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Fly
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Hersonissos
— 1 night
Shuttle to Chania Airport, Taxi to Kissamos
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Kissamos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rethymnon
— 2 nights
Fly

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Hersonissos

— 1 night
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, then explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, then head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga, and finally Head underground at Milatos Cave.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hersonissos is an approximately 5-hour flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hersonissos when traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kissamos.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kissamos

— 3 nights
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Relax by the water at Elafonissi Beach and Vigglia Beach. Get in touch with nature at Balos Lagoon and Elafonisi Viewpoint. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Sailing In Crete - Fantasia Sailing Boat, enjoy the sand and surf at Falassarna Beach, stop by To Pantopolion, and see the interesting displays at Ancient Olive Tree.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kissamos road trip planner.

Getting from Hersonissos to Kissamos by combination of shuttle and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. July in Kissamos sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Kissamos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rethymnon

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): visit Rethymnon Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Georgioupolis Safari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Melidoni Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reptisland, and then don't miss a visit to Monastery of Arkadi.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kissamos to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · 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.