1 day in Crete Itinerary

1 day in Crete Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crete vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Heraklion
Shuttle
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Gournes
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Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to London

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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.
For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner.

London, UK to Heraklion is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Heraklion is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Heraklion at 17°C and lows at 10°C. You will leave for Gournes on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Gournes

You've now added CRETAquarium to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gournes trip itinerary website.

Gournes is just a stone's throw from Heraklion. In January, daily temperatures in Gournes can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gournes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.