8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
2
Chania Town
— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum & The Natural History Museum of Crete), Elounda (Fortress Spinalonga & Eklektos Bookshop) and Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, make a trip to Turkish Pumphouse, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hersonissos driving holiday planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Hersonissos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Hersonissos, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in June: high temperatures in Hersonissos hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion, Elounda, Platanus Tree, The Palace of Knossos, Lake Voulismeni
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Elafonissi (Elafonisi Viewpoint & Elafonissi Beach), Local Art Workshop by Manolis Tsouris (in Topolia) and Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Venetian Harbor, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Marina Beach, and contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chania Town trip planner.

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 June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Elafonissi, Souda, St. Nicholas Church, Local Art Workshop by Manolis Tsouris
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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