6 days in Crete Itinerary

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Chania Town
— 4 nights


Hersonissos — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, kick back and relax at Stalis Beach, and then experience rural life at Cretan Olive Oil Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos day trip website.

Paris, France to Hersonissos is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Hersonissos. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Hersonissos at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Chania Town.
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Chania Town — 4 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Greek National Football Museum and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Seitan Limania Beach (in Akrotiri), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and German Military Cemetery (in Maleme). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, and make a trip to Lighthouse of Chania.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chania Town tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In June in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Crete travel guide

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.