8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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8 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Kingston
Fly + Drive:  22 h 30 min
1
Hersonissos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Chania Town
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Kingston

4
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 Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Heraklion (Nerium Oleander, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, & more) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

Plan my day in Hersonissos using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kingston, Canada to Hersonissos is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kingston to Hersonissos, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Kingston in November: highs in Hersonissos hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, and finally stroll through Old Venetian Harbor.

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You can drive from Hersonissos to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Souda
Highlights from your plan
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Maritime Museum of Crete ©
Maritime Museum of Crete

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