6 days in Crete Itinerary

6 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete itinerary planner
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Chania Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hersonissos
— 3 nights
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Chania Town — 2 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Lake Kournas (in Kournas), Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos) and Rethymnon Old Town (in Rethymnon). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Samaria Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and take in the exciting artwork at Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chania Town is an approximately 5-hour flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Chania Town reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hersonissos.
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Hersonissos — 3 nights

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Spinalonga (in Plaka) and Elounda (Spinalonga (Kalydon) & Trilogy Bookshop). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos trip website.

You can drive from Chania Town to Hersonissos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Crete travel guide

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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.
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