8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Hersonissos
— 2 nights
2
Elounda
— 1 night
3
Chania Town
— 4 nights

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.
On the 17th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hersonissos online trip itinerary maker.

Riga, Latvia to Hersonissos is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Riga in July, expect Hersonissos to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Elounda.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos, Fortress Spinalonga
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Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

1
night
Elounda

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagias Keras Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate the long history of Fortress Spinalonga.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Elounda trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Elounda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Elounda when traveling from Hersonissos in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Elounda

Wildlife Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Agios Nikolaos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni
Panagias Keras Church ©
Panagias Keras Church

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.
Visiting Elafonissi Beach and Reptisland will get you outdoors. Visit Balos Lagoon and Falassarna Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Rethymnon (Rethymnon Old Town & The Venetian Fortezza). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery, and enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse.

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Traveling by car from Elounda to Chania Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Elounda in July: highs in Chania Town hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, German War Cemetery, Reptisland, Manousakis Winery, Elafonissi Beach
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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