8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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8 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
1
Chania Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

5
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 in touch with nature at Elafonissi Beach and Samaria Gorge National Park. We've included these beaches for you: Balos Lagoon and Agia Marina Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa), Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza & Rethymnon Old Town) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Chania Venetian Lighthouse, examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chania Town trip tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chania Town is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, Chania Town is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Souda, Rethymnon, Agia Marina Beach, Elafonissi Beach, Reptisland
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortress Spinalonga, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hersonissos itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Hersonissos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Hersonissos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, Fortress Spinalonga, The Palace of Knossos, Lake Voulismeni
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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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