7 days in Athens & Heraklion Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Athens & Heraklion Prefecture Itinerary

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7 days in Athens & Heraklion Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
End: Athens

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Hellenic Children's Museum, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Athens. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Heraklion

Heraklion ©
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.
Kids will enjoy The Palace of Knossos and Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos) and Stalis Beach (in Stalis). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 1st (Sun) at Star Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, make a trip to Turkish Pumphouse, and contemplate the long history of Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Heraklion travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in June: highs in Heraklion hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Kazantzakis Museum, Stalis Beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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