7 days in Crete Itinerary

7 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete travel planner

Make it your trip
Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Gournes
— 1 night
— 5 nights



— 1 night
CRETAquarium has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by Rebekka store, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, then get in on the family fun at Dinosauria Park, and finally examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gournes trip planner.

London, UK to Gournes is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Gournes due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Gournes at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Gournes

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips


— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy The Venetian Fortezza and Historical Museum of Crete. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, The Natural History Museum of Crete, &more), Venetian Neoria (in Chania Town) and Aegeo Spas (in Istron). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, view the masterpieces at Maxis Traditional cafe and Handmade Ceramic Shop, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gournes to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Crete travel guide

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.