15 days in Crete Itinerary

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Hersonissos
— 2 nights
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Rethymnon
— 5 nights
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Chania Town
— 7 nights
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Hersonissos — 2 nights

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello del Molo (Koules) and Stalis Beach. Get in touch with nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Hersonissos side-trips: Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Church of Saint Titus) and Aegeo Spas (in Istron). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, stop by Luxurious Furs, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hersonissos trip planner.

London, UK to Hersonissos is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Hersonissos. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Hersonissos: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon — 5 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rethymnon Old Town and Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road Tours and Plakias Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Reptisland (in Melidoni), Plakias (Spiaggia Amoudy, Damnoni Beach, &more) and Karavostasi Beach (in Bali). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalivaki Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn about winemaking at Winery Dourakis.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chania Town.
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Chania Town — 7 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.
Lighthouse of Chania and Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Kastro Gramvoussas and Agia Triada Monastery for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos), Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves) and Akrotiri (Seitan Limania Beach & Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chania Town online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Crete travel guide

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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.
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