8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Hersonissos
— 3 nights
2
Rethymnon
— 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fortress Spinalonga and Lake Voulismeni. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Voulisma Beach and Olivia Shop. Explore Hersonissos' surroundings by going to Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Church of Saint Titus) and Matala beach (in Matala). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stalis Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hersonissos road trip planning app.

Bergen, Norway to Hersonissos is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bergen to Hersonissos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Hersonissos is a bit warmer than Bergen - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga, Olivia Shop
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
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.
Visiting Agii Apostoli Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Frangokastello Beach and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada). Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis), Seitan Limania Beach (in Akrotiri) and Lake Kournas (in Kournas). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Monastery of Preveli, don't miss a visit to Monastery of Arkadi, and explore the world behind art at Folk Museum of Spili.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hersonissos to Rethymnon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Chania Town, St. Nicholas Church, Manousakis Winery, Palace of Faistos
Highlights from your plan
Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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