8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Rethymnon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hersonissos
— 5 nights
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Rethymnon

— 2 nights
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 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kourtaliotiko Gorge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammoudaki Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Damnoni Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Georgioupolis Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalivaki Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon travel itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rethymnon is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Rethymnon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hersonissos

— 5 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cretaquarium and Matala beach. Escape the urban bustle at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) and Ligaria Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hersonissos: Church of Saint Titus (in Heraklion), Milatos Cave (in Milatos) and Psaromoura Beach (in Agia Pelagia). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Almyros Beach, look for gifts at Luxurious Furs, stroll through Ammoudi Beach, and examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Hersonissos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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.