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.
Explore Hersonissos' surroundings by going to Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum & The Natural History Museum of Crete) and Elounda (Spas & Fortress Spinalonga). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, make a trip to Platanus Tree, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos trip planner.

Palanga, Lithuania to Hersonissos is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. In May, Hersonissos is a bit warmer than Palanga - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Elounda, Lake Voulismeni, The Palace of Knossos, Malia Minoan Palace
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Kissamos (To Pantopolion & Balos Lagoon), Elafonissi (Elafonissi Beach & Elafonisi Viewpoint) and Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza, Rethymnon Old Town, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Venetian Harbor, step into the grandiose world of Kastro Gramvoussas, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chania Town trip maker website.

You can drive from Hersonissos to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. May in Chania Town sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Kissamos, Elafonissi, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Kastro Gramvoussas
Highlights from your plan
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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