8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

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8 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Chania Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hersonissos side-trips: Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Church of Saint Titus, & more), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, stop by Irida Family Workshop, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and Head underground at Milatos Cave.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos online holiday planner .

Puerto de la Cruz, Spain to Hersonissos is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Puerto de la Cruz to Hersonissos due to the time zone difference. In May in Hersonissos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Fortress Spinalonga, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Lake Voulismeni, The Palace of Knossos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi), Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza, Rethymnon Old Town, & more) and Kissamos (To Pantopolion & Balos Lagoon). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, explore the historical opulence of Kastro Gramvoussas, and see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chania Town trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Hersonissos to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Kissamos, German War Cemetery, Elafonissi Beach, Souda Bay War Cemetery
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Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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