6 days in Heraklion Itinerary

6 days in Heraklion Itinerary

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Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Free Walking Tour. Bring the kids along to The Palace of Knossos and Matala beach. Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Reptisland (in Melidoni), Palace of Faistos (in Sivas) and Agia Pelagia Beach (in Agia Pelagia). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, relax in the rural setting at Snail Farm and Fun, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Heraklion online trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Chania International Airport and Santorini Airport. In October in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Gournes, Matala, Agia Pelagia Beach, The Palace of Knossos, Reptisland
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Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
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Matala beach

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