17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Heraklion
1
Heraklion
— 8 nights
shuttle:  30​min
2
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Agia Pelagia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Margarites
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Chania Town
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h
End: Heraklion

8
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monastery of Arkadi as well as Secrets of Crete Private Tours. Family-friendly places like The Palace of Knossos and Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heraklion: Matala beach (in Matala), Ancient City of Phaistos (in Sivas) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Minas, and contemplate the long history of Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis.

Plan my day in Heraklion using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Chania International Airport and Santorini Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll set off for Hersonissos on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum, Palace of Faistos, Monastery of Arkadi, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

2
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've added Buggy Safari Motoxperience, Go Xplore Tours, Acqua Plus Water Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, get in on the family fun at Acqua Plus Water Park, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Go Xplore Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buggy Safari Motoxperience, then meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Star Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hersonissos trip planning website .

Hersonissos is just a short distance from Heraklion. Traveling from Heraklion in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hersonissos, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Agia Pelagia.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga
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Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

3
nights
Agia Pelagia

Agia Pelagia
For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Agia Pelagia trip itinerary builder website .

Agia Pelagia is very close to Heraklion. In April, daytime highs in Agia Pelagia are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Agia Pelagia

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
Margarites

Margarites ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Margarites Gorge. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Christ and St. Gedeon, look for gifts at Athos Workshop, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ancient Eleutherna, and finally head outdoors with Margarites Gorge.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Margarites trip planning website .

Drive from Agia Pelagia to Margarites in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Margarites

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Athos Workshop, Museum of Ancient Eleutherna
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Museum of Ancient Eleutherna ©
Museum of Ancient Eleutherna
Athos Workshop ©
Athos Workshop

3
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Adventures and eBikes Rethymno. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Samonas Cave (in Samonas), Archaeological Site of Azoires (in Stilos) and The Venetian Fortezza (in Rethymnon). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Chania, explore the ancient world of Ancient Aptera, and see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chania Town online trip planner .

You can drive from Margarites to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Souda, Archaeological Site of Azoires, Samonas Cave
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Chania Adventures ©
Chania Adventures
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor

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