Crete Itinerary 7 Days

Must-see Tourist Destinations in Crete

Try our carefully curated itineraries to make your week in Crete count. These will help you plan a perfect vacation. You can also add your own preferences and create your own Crete itinerary of 7 days.

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Recently Made Itineraries for 7 Days in Crete

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7 Days in Crete - Perfect 1 Week Guide

The largest island of Greece, Crete is a perfect family destination. With many hidden beaches, fairy-tale tows, mountains, turquoise waters, and a delectable cuisine to check out, Crete makes up for a great travel destination in Greece.

With 7 days in Crete, here are some of the places you must visit.

What to see in Crete in 7 days?

Samaria Gorge

Located just south-west of Crete, Samaria Gorge is one of Europe’s longest and most beautiful canyons. This destination is quite a hit among the adventurous types and offers many hiking trails that are located in the most surreal surroundings.

Koules Fortress

The Koules Fortress is located at the end of the Heraklion’s inner harbor near the Old Harbour Jetty. Primarily built as a defense fortress, this place stopped the Turks from invading for more than 20 years. The fortress was later converted into a Turkish prison for the Cretan rebels. There are many ferries available that will take you to the island. And the views of the waters from the ferry are definitely not to be missed.

Spinalonga

Once a habited island, Spinalonga (or Kalydon) is located in the Elounda Gulf along the town’s north-eastern shore. The island and the Mirabello Bay were protected by a defensive fortress during the 16th-century Venetian occupation. Today the visitors coming to this island can tour this massive fortress along with the Turkish bastion and the now-uninhabited leper colony. There are many boats that will take you to this island from Plaka, Elounda, and Agios Nikolaos.

Lion Square & Morosini Fountain

One of the most happening places in Crete, Lion Square is centrally located and is visited by the tourists and the locals alike. A great place to watch the locals, or just sit at one of the town’s cafes and enjoy a cup of coffee, this square also has the famous Morosini Fountain that the visitors must check out. This fountain is decorated with scenes from Greek mythology that are carved into it.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is often called the younger brother of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens and attracts many visitors all through the year. This museum is home to the most spectacular collection of Minoan art and different cultures of the world through its more than 15,000 artifacts from the Cretan prehistory and history.

Historical Museum of Crete

Collecting and preserving the valuable archaeological, ethnographic, and historical arts and artifacts from Crete’s more recent past, the Historical Museum of Crete is yet another museum that is a must visit in Crete.

Palace of Knossos

Situated in Knossos which is often called one of the oldest cities in Europe, the Palace of Knossos was built around the early 19th century and features a grand structure with more than 1200 rooms. A popular tourist attraction in Crete, do not give this one a miss.

Chania Old Town

The Greek town of Chania served as the capital of Crete until 1971. The town is perfect to take a stroll around. While here, you can explore its romantic streets, narrow alleyways, street cafes, colorful flower pots, and pastel houses.

White Mountains (Lefka Ori)

If you are the adventurous type, you must visit the White Mountains. Stretching more than 55 kilometers to the west of Crete, these mountains are coasted with everything beautiful. There is snow, there are vertical cliffs, gorgeous gorges, and challenging hiking trails that make this place a must-see.

Heraklion

Crete’s capital, Heraklion is one of the most picturesque coastal towns of Greece. Start your Crete vacation here, but before that do not forget to discover its many attractions like Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Koules Fortress, Historical Museum of Crete, Natural History Museum of Crete, Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, Fortifications of Heraklion, Museum of Visual Arts, Folklore Museum, and many more.

Rethymnon

Featuring a mix of Venetian Renaissance architecture, street cafes and eateries, stunning shoreline, postcard-perfect houses, and narrow streets, Rethymnon is yet another town that you must explore.

Palm Beach

The Palm Beach in Crete is home to the largest palm grove in Europe. Featuring a stunning landscape, azure water, and palm covered hills, this place is another top attraction in Crete.

Cretaquarium

Perfect to visit when traveling with family and kids, the Cretaquarium is a grand aquarium that displays the diversity of the marine life of the Mediterranean. This aquarium is home to more than 2000 sea animals, making this one of the largest in the country.

Tours and Activities in Crete for 7 days

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Best Hotels in Crete for 7 Day Trip

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