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 (The Natural History Museum of Crete, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, &more) and Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hersonissos trip itinerary builder website.

Birmingham, 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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Birmingham to Hersonissos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in October, expect Hersonissos to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Elounda, Lake Voulismeni, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa), Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos) and Astrikas Estate Biolea (in Astrikas). There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elafonissi Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chania Town holiday planner.

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. October in Chania Town sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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