15 days in Crete Itinerary

15 days in Crete Itinerary

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15 days in Crete Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  8​h
1
Chania Town
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rethymnon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Sitia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hersonissos
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Tallinn

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 find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Astrikas Estate Biolea (in Astrikas), Cretan Brewery (in Zounaki) and Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi). The adventure continues: stroll through Old Venetian Harbor, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and explore the striking landscape at Imbros Gorge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Chania Town trip builder website .

Tallinn, Estonia to Chania Town is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in September: high temperatures in Chania Town hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Souda, Samaria Gorge National Park, Balos Lagoon, Imbros Gorge, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
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Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon

3
nights
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Reptisland (in Melidoni), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Lake Kournas (in Kournas). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, relax in the rural setting at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, make a trip to Monastery of Arkadi, and admire the local landmark of Rimondi Fountain.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rethymnon trip maker site .

Getting from Chania Town to Rethymnon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. September in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Sitia.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Church, Reptisland, Georgioupolis Beach, Lake Kournas
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

2
nights
Sitia

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Goudouras Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Moni Toplou, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Sitia, then take an in-depth tour of Folk museum of Sitia, and then kick back and relax at Agriomantra Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitia trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Rethymnon to Sitia in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Sitia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agriomantra Beach, Goudouras Beach, Archaeological Museum of Sitia, Vai Beach
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Vai Beach ©
Vai Beach
Moni Toplou ©
Moni Toplou
Goudouras Beach ©
Goudouras Beach

4
nights
Hersonissos

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hersonissos: Heraklion (Irida Family Workshop, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, & more), Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hersonissos driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sitia to Hersonissos by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sitia in October, Hersonissos is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga, Lake Voulismeni
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

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