15 days in Crete Itinerary

15 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Hersonissos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Rethymnon
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Chania Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: London

4
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: Agios Nikolaos (Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos & Lake Voulismeni), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, The Natural History Museum of Crete, &more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 18th (Wed) at Chrissi Island. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hersonissos trip planner.

London, UK to Hersonissos is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from London to Hersonissos, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Hersonissos hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, The Palace of Knossos, Fortress Spinalonga, Folklore Museum of Gouves
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

4
nights
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello), Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Lake Kournas (in Kournas). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Imbros Gorge.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rethymnon trip builder tool.

You can drive from Hersonissos to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Athos Workshop, Reptisland, Frangokastello Beach, Folk Museum of Spili, Lake Kournas
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Elafonissi (Elafonisi Viewpoint & Elafonissi Beach), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Kissamos (To Pantopolion & Balos Lagoon). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Venetian Harbor, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Samaria Gorge National Park, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Chania.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chania Town trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rethymnon to Chania Town by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elafonissi, Souda, Kissamos, Astrikas Estate Biolea, Falassarna Beach
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Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon

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