8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Chania Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hersonissos
— 3 nights
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Chania Town

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Elafonissi (Elafonisi Viewpoint & Elafonissi Beach). There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town attractions planner.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Chania Town is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kaunas in June, expect Chania Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hersonissos driving holiday tool.

Drive from Chania Town to Hersonissos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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.