5 days in Crete Itinerary

5 days in Crete Itinerary

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Chania Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Elounda
— 1 night
Drive
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Hersonissos
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chania Town tour itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chania Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chania Town, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Elounda.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Elounda

Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see Flowers of Crete.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Elounda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Elounda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Elounda

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Hersonissos

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, look for gifts at Olivia Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hersonissos online route planner.

Traveling by car from Elounda to Hersonissos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Elounda in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Hersonissos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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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.