5 days in Hersonissos & Elafonissi Itinerary

5 days in Hersonissos & Elafonissi Itinerary

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Hersonissos
— 1 night
Shuttle to Chania Airport, Taxi to Elafonissi
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Elafonissi
— 3 nights

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Hersonissos — 1 night

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, stop by Inspira, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): cool off at Star Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos trip planner.

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major aiports are Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Chania International Airport and Santorini Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Elafonissi.
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Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Elafonissi — 3 nights

Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Elafonissi: Agia Kiriaki Church (in Varipetro), Museum of platanias (in Kefali) and Deliana Gorge (in Deliana). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspri Limni Beach, don't miss a visit to Kandanos War Memorial, and stop by Eva's Treasures.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Elafonissi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Hersonissos to Elafonissi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Elafonissi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C.
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Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches
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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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