9 days in Crete Itinerary

9 days in Crete Itinerary

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9 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Heraklion
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  2​h
2
Chania Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Heraklion

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Matala beach and Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, stop by Nerium Oleander, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner .

London, UK to Heraklion is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Matala, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Elafonissi Beach and Agia Marina Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello), Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos) and War Museum Askifou (in Askifou). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Falassarna Beach, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, and take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

Make your Chania Town itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by shuttle from Heraklion to Chania Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Balos Lagoon, Elafonissi Beach, War Museum Askifou, Falassarna Beach, Frangokastello Beach
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon

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