8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kaunas
Fly + Shuttle:  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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Church of Saint Titus, &more) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos travel planner.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Hersonissos is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Kaunas in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Hersonissos: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion, Lake Voulismeni, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Rethymnon (Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno & Rethymnon Old Town). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Venetian Harbor, explore the historical opulence of Kastro Gramvoussas, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, and examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chania Town holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chania Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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