8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete trip planner

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Drive to Henri Coandă International Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Hersonissos
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Hersonissos
— 2 nights
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Chania Town
— 5 nights
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Drive to Chania International Airport, Fly to Henri Coandă International Airport, Drive to Buzau

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Hersonissos

— 2 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Get in touch with nature at Agios Panteleimon Beach and Aposelemis canyon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Agios Georgios Monastery and Monastery of Kremasta. Change things up with a short trip to House of Vrahassi Folk Exhibition in Vrachasi (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: putt your heart out at Sissi Mini Golf, indulge in some personalized pampering at Sisi Fish Spa Therapy, examine the collection at Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life, and discover the deep blue sea with Coral Diving Crete.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos online trip itinerary planner.

Buzau, Romania to Hersonissos is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buzau in September, with highs in Hersonissos at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Chania Town

— 5 nights
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: Kalyves Beach and Tersanas Beach. Get outdoors at SUP in Crete and Episkopi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Deres Horse Riding Center (in Platanias), To Kaniski (in Kissamos) and Anoskeli Winery (in Anoskeli). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Firkas Fortress, kick back and relax at Kalathas Beach, brush up on your military savvy at War Shelter of Platanias, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Chania Town trip builder website.

Drive from Hersonissos to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In September in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.