10 days in Crete Itinerary

10 days in Crete Itinerary

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10 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Sarajevo
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
1
Hersonissos
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Chania Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sarajevo

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and Voulisma Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hersonissos: Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda), Heraklion (Church of Saint Titus, Nerium Oleander, & more) and Matala (Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) & Matala beach). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, explore and take pictures at Cretan Olive Oil Farm, and pause for some serene contemplation at Panagias Keras Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hersonissos online trip maker .

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Hersonissos is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sarajevo to Hersonissos due to the time zone difference. In September, Hersonissos is somewhat warmer than Sarajevo - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Nikolaos, Heraklion, Matala, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Stalis Beach
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Matala beach ©
Matala beach
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Seitan Limania Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Lake Kournas (in Kournas). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chania Venetian Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chania Town sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hersonissos to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Chania Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, War Shelter of Platanias, German War Cemetery, Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, St. Nicholas Church
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete ©
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete

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