8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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Hersonissos
— 3 nights
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Chania Town
— 3 nights
Drive
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Elafonissi
— 1 night
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hersonissos: Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Heraklion (Church of Saint Titus, Nerium Oleander, &more) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, relax and rejuvenate at Sisi Fish Spa Therapy, and take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos trip itinerary maker tool.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Hersonissos is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vilnius in July, with highs in Hersonissos at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos) and Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza, Rethymnon Old Town, &more). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chania Town trip builder 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 July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Elafonissi

— 1 night
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trek along Elafonisi Viewpoint and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elafonissi Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Elafonissi online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Chania Town to Elafonissi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Elafonissi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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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.