9 days in Athens & Crete Itinerary

9 days in Athens & Crete Itinerary

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9 days in Athens & Crete Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
2
Hersonissos
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus.

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Mumbai, India to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Athens, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Athens

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

4
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Winery Stilianou (in Kounavi), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Nerium Oleander, & more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hersonissos sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Athens to Hersonissos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in July: high temperatures in Hersonissos hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga, Winery Stilianou
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

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