8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
2
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

Hyderabad, India to Heraklion is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, expect nights in Heraklion to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Family-friendly places like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens will thrill your kids. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Fortress Palamidi in Nafplio, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, have fun and explore at Hellenic Children's Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Athens travel planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Athens are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fortress Palamidi
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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