8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kaunas
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Rethymnon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Chania Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Kaunas

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 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fortress Spinalonga, thenexplore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, thenlearn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos online tour planner.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Hersonissos is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, Hersonissos is a bit warmer than Kaunas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Lake Voulismeni, Fortress Spinalonga
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopoi Nature Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, enjoy the sand and surf at Georgioupolis Beach, and then explore the activities along Lake Kournas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon day trip planning site.

Getting from Hersonissos to Rethymnon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Reptisland, Lake Kournas, Georgioupolis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Samaria Gorge National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Balos Lagoon, and then explore the historical opulence of Kastro Gramvoussas.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip maker website.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Chania Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Souda, Samaria Gorge National Park, Balos Lagoon, Kastro Gramvoussas
Highlights from your plan
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

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