8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
2
Chania Town
— 4 nights

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hersonissos: Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Church of Saint Titus), Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hersonissos driving holiday planning app.

Montreal, Canada to Hersonissos is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Montreal in August, expect Hersonissos to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Fortress Spinalonga
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Church of St. George (in Kavousi), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Kissamos (Ekklisia Ioannis Prodromes, Balos Lagoon, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Elafonissi Beach, visit Rethymnon Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

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You can drive from Hersonissos to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Kissamos, Elafonissi, Church of St. George, Souda Bay War Cemetery
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon

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