8 days in Crete Itinerary

8 days in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete holiday maker
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Hersonissos
— 5 nights
Drive
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Maleme
— 1 night
Drive
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Elafonissi
— 1 night
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Hersonissos — 5 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: Reptisland (in Melidoni), Rethymnon (Monastery of Arkadi, Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, &more) and Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Church of Saint Titus, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spinalonga (Kalydon).

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hersonissos driving holiday 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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Hersonissos hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Maleme.
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Maleme — 1 night

Maleme is a small village and military airport 16km to the west of Chania, in north western Crete, Greece. Your day by day itinerary now includes Skydive Crete. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Ancient Olive Tree, stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery, then take the plunge with Skydive Crete, and finally explore the ancient world of Vaulted Tomb.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Maleme trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Maleme takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) 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 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elafonisi Viewpoint.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Elafonissi trip planner.

You can drive from Maleme to Elafonissi in 1.5 hours. In June in Elafonissi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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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