7 days in Crete Itinerary

7 days in Crete Itinerary

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7 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
1
Chania Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
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: Rethymnon (Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno & Rethymnon Old Town), Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos) and Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, step into the grandiose world of Kastro Gramvoussas, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, and stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chania Town day trip website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chania Town is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in Chania Town at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Kastro Gramvoussas, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Elafonissi Beach, Balos Lagoon
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Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Church of Saint Titus, & more), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, explore the world behind art at Museum of El Greco, look for gifts at Irida Family Workshop, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hersonissos trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Chania Town to Hersonissos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga, Lake Voulismeni
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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