12 days in Crete Itinerary

12 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Shuttle:  21 h
1
Hersonissos
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Chania Town
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Palace of Knossos and Lychnostatis Open Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Nerium Oleander, &more), Matala beach (in Matala) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). Spend a day of island exploring on the 23rd (Wed) at Chrissi Island. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, find something for the whole family at Labyrinth Theme Park, play a few rounds at The Crete Golf Club, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Hersonissos trip maker website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Hersonissos is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Hersonissos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, expect Hersonissos to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion, Chrissi Island, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Matala beach, The Palace of Knossos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

3
nights
Chania Town

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.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Samaria Gorge National Park and then see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chania Town travel website.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Samaria Gorge National Park, Lake Kournas
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Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

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