14 days in Crete Itinerary

14 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete trip planner
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Fly
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Chania Town
— 6 nights
Drive
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Elafonissi
— 1 night
Taxi to Chania Airport, Shuttle to Hersonissos
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Hersonissos
— 6 nights
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Chania Town — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna), Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos) and Rethymnon (Rethymnon Old Town & The Venetian Fortezza). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Samaria Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Venetian Harbor, enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Marina Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, and see some colorful creatures with Royal Octopus DIVE CENTER.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Chania Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in August: high temperatures in Chania Town hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Elafonissi.
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Elafonissi — 1 night

Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): trek along Elafonisi Viewpoint, then enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Aspri Limni Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Elafonissi route planner.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Elafonissi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Elafonissi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Hersonissos.
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Hersonissos — 6 nights

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 (Lake Voulismeni, Gournia Minoiki Poli, &more), Spinalonga (Kalydon) (in Elounda) and Heraklion (The Natural History Museum of Crete, Church of Saint Titus, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and make a splash at Star Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos trip builder app.

Getting from Elafonissi to Hersonissos by combination of taxi and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) 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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