9 days in Crete Itinerary

9 days in Crete Itinerary

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Chania Town
— 1 night
2
Chania Town
— 4 nights
3
Hersonissos
— 2 nights

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), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, then get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum of Chania, then examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD, and finally kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chania Town trip maker website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Chania Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Chania Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Chania Town to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza & Rethymnon Old Town), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia). Enjoy Chania Town some more: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Balos Lagoon, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete.

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Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): cool off at Star Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and then look for gifts at Hatzis Leather. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then make a splash at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park, and then take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos road trip planning website.

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

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Old Venetian Harbor
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Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
Hatzis Leather ©
Hatzis Leather

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