8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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8 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Chania Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: London

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: Rethymnon (Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno & Rethymnon Old Town), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Old Venetian Harbor, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, explore the stunning scenery at Samaria Gorge National Park, and examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chania Town road trip website .

London, UK to Chania Town is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Chania Town. In May, Chania Town is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Elafonissi Beach, Balos Lagoon, German War Cemetery
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Hersonissos: Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos trip planning tool .

You can drive from Chania Town to Hersonissos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hersonissos when traveling from Chania Town in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, The Palace of Knossos, Fortress Spinalonga, Lake Voulismeni, Kazantzakis Museum
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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