10 days in Crete Itinerary

10 days in Crete Itinerary

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10 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
1
Kissamos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rethymnon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Sitia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Kissamos

Kissamos ©
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Visit Balos Lagoon and Falassarna Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Kissamos side-trips: Elafonissi (Elafonisi Viewpoint & Elafonissi Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paralia Ravdoucha, stop by Sklopa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vigglia Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kissamos itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Kissamos is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Kissamos reach 37°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Kissamos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Elafonissi, Falassarna Beach, Paralia Ravdoucha
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Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach

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.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Christ and St. Gedeon, then identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, and finally wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Kournas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Georgioupolis Beach, and then steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kissamos to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. July in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Sitia.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Georgioupolis Beach, Reptisland, Monastery of Christ and St. Gedeon, Lake Kournas
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

2
nights
Sitia

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Matthaios Art Jewels by Markakis, get engrossed in the history at Folk museum of Sitia, kick back and relax at Vai Beach, then stroll through Erimoupolis Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Moni Toplou.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitia trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Sitia takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sitia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Sitia

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Vai Beach
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Vai Beach ©
Vai Beach
Erimoupolis Beach ©
Erimoupolis Beach
Moni Toplou ©
Moni Toplou

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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 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, kick back and relax at Stalis Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Labyrinth Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hersonissos online travel planner .

You can drive from Sitia to Hersonissos in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Stalis Beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach

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