7 days in Crete Itinerary

7 days in Crete Itinerary

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Chania Town
— 3 nights
— 3 nights


Chania Town

— 3 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 hidden gems such as Lighthouse of Chania and Seitan Limania Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza, Rethymnon Old Town, &more), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, do a tasting at Manousakis Winery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agii Apostoli Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town tour itinerary website.

Bucharest, Romania to Chania Town is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bucharest in October, with highs in Chania Town at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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— 3 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and Cretan Olive Oil Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Heraklion (Castello del Molo (Koules) & Heraklion Archaeological Museum) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panagia Gouverniotissa, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hersonissos tour planner.

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, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Crete travel guide

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.