multi-citytrips
1-800-430-0484
Call US 7 days a week from 8AM to Midnight ET

Heraklion - Rethymnon - Chania (Self Drive Crete Island)

Share |
Overview
Itinerary
Hotels
Tours
Transportation
Map
Country Info
FAQ
Feedbacks
Click for larger image or other views
See all the images
This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Enjoy a complete visit to the Island of Crete! Fly into Heraklion with the Minoan Palace of Knossos then continue delightful Rethymnon in the western side of Crete Island, full of magnificent beaches, interesting archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, lovely villages and lively resorts. Then continue for a visit to delightful Chania in Crete Island nestled between mountains and sea. With a rent a car to give you the option to enjoy the charming villages and beautiful beaches of one of the most popular islands in Greece, taking your vacation into your own hands. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.


This 9 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Heraklion and out of Chania
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Heraklion
  • rent a car for 10 days
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Rethymnon
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Chania

Related Cities:
Crete Island - Heraklion (26)   Crete Island - Chania (8)   Crete Island - Rethymnon (7)  
Customize and Book
With Int'l Flight     Without Int'l Flight
 From:
Cabin:
Destination no image
Arrival date no image
Stay no image
1. Crete Island - Heraklion
   (21 hotels)
2. Crete Island - Rethymnon
   (83 hotels)
3. Crete Island - Chania
   (62 hotels)
Guest:
Please contact us for any special arrangements such as more than three rooms and partial stays.
View Price
no image

Trip Summary
no image
3 nights in Crete Island - Heraklion

Founded in 824 AD by an Arabic Muslim people, Heraklion is home to the world's only comprehensive collection of Minoan artifacts. It has magnificent fortified walls and several other testimonies to the Venetians' time of power. Heraklion is close to the ruins of the palace of Knossos, which in Minoan times was the biggest centre of population on Crete. Home to Crete's largest city, Heraklion, as well as immense ruins scattered throughout the region, this prefecture draws attention from history lovers and young travelers looking for the island's nightlife.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Minoan Palaces of Knossos and Phaistos Palace, archaeological site of Gortyn, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Cretaquarium, Fortress of Koules, The Caves of Matala, lovely beaches, charming villages and so much more!



no image
3 nights in Crete Island - Rethymnon

Rethymnon is located on the western side of Crete, between Chania and Heraklion. It is full of magnificent beaches, interesting archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, lovely villages and lively resorts. Rethymnonn Town is the capital, a town with intense medieval architecture and a lovely Venetian port. Walk around the Old Town and explore the stone paths, the elegant mansions, the lovely arches and certainly the Venetian port. This is the most popular spot of the Town, lined up by delicious restaurants and nice cafeterias. Above the town, there is a strong medieval castle called Fortezza. The northern and southern coasts are dotted with fabulous beaches. Bali, Panormos and Adelianos Kampos on the northern side get pretty popular in summer, while Plakias and Agia Galini are the most tourist places in the southern side. The inland of the prefecture has traditional villages, impressive gorges and historical monasteries, such as Preveli and Arkadi. In these villages, visitors will frequently listen to authentic Greek music.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Fortezza, Venetian Lotzia, Nerantze Mosque, Monastery of Preveli, Ideon Cave, Eleftherna, beautiful beaches, charming villages, glorious mountains and so much more!



no image
3 nights in Crete Island - Chania

Chania is a delightful town nestled between mountains and sea. It has a unique charm since the Venetians and Turks effectively stamped the old town in their own image. Its Old Town is considered the most beautiful urban district on Crete. The heart of the touristic activities in the area is the main square of the Old Town. The Topanas area is very picturesque, with many narrow alleys and old charming buildings, some of which have been restored as hotels, restaurants, shops and bars.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Old Town, The Venetian Lighthouse and Port, The Castle of Gramvoussa, The Public Baths (Hammams), Gorge of Samaria, The Monastery of Panagia Chrissoskalitissa, The Fortress of Frangokastello, beautiful beaches, charming villages and so much more!




Book This Package
no image
Loading ...

Book This Package


Loading ...
no image
Crete Island - Heraklion Hotels (21 total)
 
no image
Crete Island - Rethymnon Hotels (83 total)
 
no image
Crete Island - Chania Hotels (62 total)

no image
Loading ..
no image
Tours in Crete Island - Heraklion (43 total)
 
no image
Tours in Crete Island - Chania (46 total)
 

no image
Loading ...
Package Map Picture
no image
Greece

Greece is THE land of ancient sites and architectural treasures: the Acropolis in Athens, the amphitheater of Epidaurus, the reconstructed palace at Knossos, the belly button of the cosmos at Delphi, fallen columns galore on the sacred island of Delos, and frescoed Minoan palaces on Crete. But don't expect a visit there to be a sober study of the ancient world, the Greek propensity for partying dates back to Dionysus. Then there are 1400 islands to explore. Greece is much more than what you were taught at school or the predictable summer image of glorious sunsets and sandy beaches.

Greece
2596 Customer Feedbacks
Customer Reviews
Share your thoughts with other travelers
Write a Review
Share your thoughts with other travelersWrite a Review
Close [x]
no image
Photo
no image
Heraklion - Rethymnon - Chania (Self Drive Crete Island)
no image
Photos
no image
Map
no image
no image
Crete Island - Heraklion
Founded in 824 AD by an Arabic Muslim people, Heraklion is home to the world's only comprehensive collection of Minoan artifacts. It has magnificent fortified walls and several other testimonies to the Venetians' time of power. Heraklion is close to the ruins of the palace of Knossos, which in Minoan times was the biggest centre of population on Crete. Home to Crete's largest city, Heraklion, as well as immense ruins scattered throughout the region, this prefecture draws attention from history lovers and young travelers looking for the island's nightlife.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Minoan Palaces of Knossos and Phaistos Palace, archaeological site of Gortyn, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Cretaquarium, Fortress of Koules, The Caves of Matala, lovely beaches, charming villages and so much more!
no image
no image
Crete Island - Rethymnon
Rethymnon is located on the western side of Crete, between Chania and Heraklion. It is full of magnificent beaches, interesting archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, lovely villages and lively resorts. Rethymnonn Town is the capital, a town with intense medieval architecture and a lovely Venetian port. Walk around the Old Town and explore the stone paths, the elegant mansions, the lovely arches and certainly the Venetian port. This is the most popular spot of the Town, lined up by delicious restaurants and nice cafeterias. Above the town, there is a strong medieval castle called Fortezza. The northern and southern coasts are dotted with fabulous beaches. Bali, Panormos and Adelianos Kampos on the northern side get pretty popular in summer, while Plakias and Agia Galini are the most tourist places in the southern side. The inland of the prefecture has traditional villages, impressive gorges and historical monasteries, such as Preveli and Arkadi. In these villages, visitors will frequently listen to authentic Greek music.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Fortezza, Venetian Lotzia, Nerantze Mosque, Monastery of Preveli, Ideon Cave, Eleftherna, beautiful beaches, charming villages, glorious mountains and so much more!
no image
no image
Crete Island - Chania
Chania is a delightful town nestled between mountains and sea. It has a unique charm since the Venetians and Turks effectively stamped the old town in their own image. Its Old Town is considered the most beautiful urban district on Crete. The heart of the touristic activities in the area is the main square of the Old Town. The Topanas area is very picturesque, with many narrow alleys and old charming buildings, some of which have been restored as hotels, restaurants, shops and bars.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Old Town, The Venetian Lighthouse and Port, The Castle of Gramvoussa, The Public Baths (Hammams), Gorge of Samaria, The Monastery of Panagia Chrissoskalitissa, The Fortress of Frangokastello, beautiful beaches, charming villages and so much more!

close [X]

close [X]

close [X]

Subscribe to our mailing list

and receive our latest deal!



* Sample prices displayed include international and domestic airline tickets as per itinerary and ALL airline-related taxes and fuel surcharges and are per person, based on double occupancy, and are dynamic in nature. Prices do not include insurance or delivery charges which are optional and customizable by the traveler. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class, midweek departure. Prices do not include fees for carry on or checked baggage which can add additional fees per ticket on a roundtrip flight based on carrier charges. It also does not include any entrance fees or visa fees that may be charged at international airports. Some cities may charge local taxes that can only be collected by hotel at destination.
Prices were accurate at the time we posted them. Sample prices were for a specific travel date and specific departure airport, as indicated. Your prices will vary according to departure cities and travel dates. We do not control prices (airlines and hotel reservation systems do). Prices may change dynamically and at times significantly numerous times during any given day.
Albania Vacations: Tirana, Durres | Austria Vacations: Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck | Belgium Vacations: Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp | Bosnia Herzegovina Vacations: Sarajevo, Mostar, Neum | Bulgaria Vacations: Sofia, Nessebar, Plovdiv | Croatia Vacations: Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb | Czech Republic Vacations: Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Karlovy Vary | Denmark Vacations: Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus | England Vacations: London | Estonia Vacations: Tallinn | Finland Vacations: Helsinki, Turku, Rovaniemi | France Vacations: Paris, Nice (French Riviera) | Germany Vacations: Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt | Greece Vacations: Athens, Santorini Island, Mykonos Island | Hungary Vacations: Budapest, Pecs | Iceland Vacations: Reykjavik | Ireland Vacations: Dublin, Killarney, Galway | Italy Vacations: Rome, Venice, Florence | Latvia Vacations: Riga | Lithuania Vacations: Vilnius | Luxembourg Vacations: Luxembourg City | Macedonia Vacations: Skopje, Ohrid | Malta Vacations: Malta Island, Gozo Island | Monaco Vacations: Monte Carlo | Montenegro Vacations: Kotor, Montenegro Coast, Podgorica | Morocco Vacations: Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez | Netherlands Vacations: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Maastricht | Norway Vacations: Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger | Poland Vacations: Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw | Portugal Vacations: Lisbon, Porto, Faro | Romania Vacations: Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara | Russia Vacations: Moscow, St Petersburg | San Marino Vacations: San Marino City | Scotland Vacations: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness | Serbia Vacations: Belgrade, Novi Sad, Subotica | Slovakia Vacations: Bratislava | Slovenia Vacations: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Slovenian Riviera | Spain Vacations: Madrid, Barcelona, Seville | Sweden Vacations: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo | Switzerland Vacations: Zurich, Lucerne, Geneva | Turkey Vacations: Istanbul, Ankara, Bodrum | United Arab Emirates Vacations: Dubai | Wales Vacations: Cardiff, Swansea
Albania: Albania Tours, Trips to Albania, Albania Holidays, Albania Travel, Visit Albania | Austria: Austria Tours, Trips to Austria, Austria Holidays, Austria Travel, Visit Austria | Belgium: Belgium Tours, Trips to Belgium, Belgium Holidays, Belgium Travel, Visit Belgium | Bosnia Herzegovina: Bosnia Herzegovina Tours, Trips to Bosnia Herzegovina, Bosnia Herzegovina Holidays, Bosnia Herzegovina Travel, Visit Bosnia Herzegovina | Bulgaria: Bulgaria Tours, Trips to Bulgaria, Bulgaria Holidays, Bulgaria Travel, Visit Bulgaria | Croatia: Croatia Tours, Trips to Croatia, Croatia Holidays, Croatia Travel, Visit Croatia | Czech Republic: Czech Republic Tours, Trips to Czech Republic, Czech Republic Holidays, Czech Republic Travel, Visit Czech Republic | Denmark: Denmark Tours, Trips to Denmark, Denmark Holidays, Denmark Travel, Visit Denmark | England: England Tours, Trips to England, England Holidays, England Travel, Visit England | Estonia: Estonia Tours, Trips to Estonia, Estonia Holidays, Estonia Travel, Visit Estonia | Finland: Finland Tours, Trips to Finland, Finland Holidays, Finland Travel, Visit Finland | France: France Tours, Trips to France, France Holidays, France Travel, Visit France | Germany: Germany Tours, Trips to Germany, Germany Holidays, Germany Travel, Visit Germany | Greece: Greece Tours, Trips to Greece, Greece Holidays, Greece Travel, Visit Greece | Hungary: Hungary Tours, Trips to Hungary, Hungary Holidays, Hungary Travel, Visit Hungary | Iceland: Iceland Tours, Trips to Iceland, Iceland Holidays, Iceland Travel, Visit Iceland | Ireland: Ireland Tours, Trips to Ireland, Ireland Holidays, Ireland Travel, Visit Ireland | Italy: Italy Tours, Trips to Italy, Italy Holidays, Italy Travel, Visit Italy | Latvia: Latvia Tours, Trips to Latvia, Latvia Holidays, Latvia Travel, Visit Latvia | Lithuania: Lithuania Tours, Trips to Lithuania, Lithuania Holidays, Lithuania Travel, Visit Lithuania | Luxembourg: Luxembourg Tours, Trips to Luxembourg, Luxembourg Holidays, Luxembourg Travel, Visit Luxembourg | Macedonia: Macedonia Tours, Trips to Macedonia, Macedonia Holidays, Macedonia Travel, Visit Macedonia | Malta: Malta Tours, Trips to Malta, Malta Holidays, Malta Travel, Visit Malta | Monaco: Monaco Tours, Trips to Monaco, Monaco Holidays, Monaco Travel, Visit Monaco | Montenegro: Montenegro Tours, Trips to Montenegro, Montenegro Holidays, Montenegro Travel, Visit Montenegro | Morocco: Morocco Tours, Trips to Morocco, Morocco Holidays, Morocco Travel, Visit Morocco | Netherlands: Netherlands Tours, Trips to Netherlands, Netherlands Holidays, Netherlands Travel, Visit Netherlands | Norway: Norway Tours, Trips to Norway, Norway Holidays, Norway Travel, Visit Norway | Poland: Poland Tours, Trips to Poland, Poland Holidays, Poland Travel, Visit Poland | Portugal: Portugal Tours, Trips to Portugal, Portugal Holidays, Portugal Travel, Visit Portugal | Romania: Romania Tours, Trips to Romania, Romania Holidays, Romania Travel, Visit Romania | Russia: Russia Tours, Trips to Russia, Russia Holidays, Russia Travel, Visit Russia | San Marino: San Marino Tours, Trips to San Marino, San Marino Holidays, San Marino Travel, Visit San Marino | Scotland: Scotland Tours, Trips to Scotland, Scotland Holidays, Scotland Travel, Visit Scotland | Serbia: Serbia Tours, Trips to Serbia, Serbia Holidays, Serbia Travel, Visit Serbia | Slovakia: Slovakia Tours, Trips to Slovakia, Slovakia Holidays, Slovakia Travel, Visit Slovakia | Slovenia: Slovenia Tours, Trips to Slovenia, Slovenia Holidays, Slovenia Travel, Visit Slovenia | Spain: Spain Tours, Trips to Spain, Spain Holidays, Spain Travel, Visit Spain | Sweden: Sweden Tours, Trips to Sweden, Sweden Holidays, Sweden Travel, Visit Sweden | Switzerland: Switzerland Tours, Trips to Switzerland, Switzerland Holidays, Switzerland Travel, Visit Switzerland | Turkey: Turkey Tours, Trips to Turkey, Turkey Holidays, Turkey Travel, Visit Turkey | United Arab Emirates: United Arab Emirates Tours, Trips to United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates Holidays, United Arab Emirates Travel, Visit United Arab Emirates | Wales: Wales Tours, Trips to Wales, Wales Holidays, Wales Travel, Visit Wales