9 days in Crete Itinerary

9 days in Crete Itinerary

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9 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Chania Town
— 1 night
2
Chania Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
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 22nd (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Kournas and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Chania, then admire the masterpieces at Folklore Museum of Chania, then see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, and finally stroll through Falassarna Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chania Town online trip maker .

Istanbul, Turkey to Chania Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chania Town, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Falassarna Beach, Lake Kournas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Archaeological Museum of Chania ©
Archaeological Museum of Chania

4
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza & Rethymnon Old Town), Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos) and Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi). See even more of Chania Town: 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 enjoy the sea views from Chania Venetian Lighthouse.

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Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Balos Lagoon, Samaria Gorge National Park, Elafonissi Beach, German War Cemetery
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a splash at Star Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and then look for gifts at Hatzis Leather. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then cool off at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park, and then take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hersonissos trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Hersonissos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Hersonissos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Old Venetian Harbor
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Watercity Waterpark Themed Park ©
Watercity Waterpark Themed Park
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

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