5 days in Crete Itinerary

5 days in Crete Itinerary

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5 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  15​h
1
Rethymnon
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 45​min
End: Paros

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, then look for gifts at Olive Wood Traditional Workshop, then contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, and finally wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon travel itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Rethymnon is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June, Rethymnon is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Olive Wood Traditional Workshop
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

3
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.
On the 30th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Acqua Plus Water Park. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hersonissos tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Rethymnon to Hersonissos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Malia Minoan Palace, Lake Voulismeni, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Heraklion Archaeological Museum
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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