8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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8 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Kaunas
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Chania Town
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Kaunas

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Hersonissos: Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda), Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Heraklion (Irida Family Workshop, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hersonissos trip itinerary maker app .

Kaunas, Lithuania to Hersonissos is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. In August, Hersonissos is somewhat warmer than Kaunas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos), Rethymnon (Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno & Rethymnon Old Town) and Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, explore the historical opulence of Kastro Gramvoussas, and see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip planner .

You can drive from Hersonissos to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chania Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Souda, Elafonissi Beach, Balos Lagoon, Kastro Gramvoussas
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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