9 days in Crete Itinerary

9 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27 h
1
Rethymnon
— 6 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Venetian Fortezza and Piges Argiroupolis. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Old Venetian Harbor (in Chania Town), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, visit Venetian Harbour, experience rural life at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Monastery of Preveli.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rethymnon road trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Rethymnon is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rethymnon. In August, Rethymnon is much warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Imbros Gorge, Old Venetian Harbor, Frangokastello Beach, Aqua Creta Limnoupolis, Lake Kournas
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

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