15 days in Heraklion Prefecture Itinerary

15 days in Heraklion Prefecture Itinerary

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15 days in Heraklion Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly:  8 h
— 14 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Edinburgh, Scotland


Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Attractions like The Palace of Knossos and Star Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Matala (Matala beach & Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)), Heraklion (Cathedral of St. Minas, The Natural History Museum of Crete, &more) and Komos Beach (in Pitsidia). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Analipsi Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos day trip site .

Edinburgh, UK to Hersonissos is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Hersonissos. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, expect Hersonissos to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agia Pelagia, Gournes, Malia, Stalis
Highlights from your plan
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos