8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete trip itinerary planner

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Hersonissos

— 6 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hersonissos: Heraklion (The Natural History Museum of Crete, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, &more), Agios Nikolaos (Panagias Keras Church & Lake Voulismeni) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and relax and rejuvenate at Solaris Beauty Salon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hersonissos trip planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Hersonissos is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Hersonissos is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Hersonissos to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 fromĀ 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.