8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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8 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Chania Town
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rethymnon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Manchester

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Balos Lagoon and Agii Apostoli Beach. Chania Venetian Lighthouse and German War Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Seitan Limania Beach (in Akrotiri) and Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chania Town sightseeing tool .

Manchester, 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 flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Chania Town due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for much warmer days in Chania Town, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Souda, Seitan Limania Beach, Balos Lagoon, Kastro Gramvoussas, German War Cemetery
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Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera ©
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

2
nights
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 24th (Sat), shop like a local with Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, then explore the activities along Lake Kournas, and finally wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Skinaria Beach and then kick back and relax at Damnoni Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rethymnon planner .

Traveling by bus from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plakias, St. Nicholas Church, Lake Kournas, Reptisland
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On the next day, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Make your Hersonissos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Hersonissos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. August in Hersonissos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, Lake Voulismeni, The Palace of Knossos, Fortress Spinalonga
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete

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