20 days in Heraklion & Kalamata Itinerary

20 days in Heraklion & Kalamata Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Heraklion
— 6 nights
2
Kalamata
— 13 nights

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matala beach (in Matala), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary (in Mires). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), steep yourself in history at Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, and do a tasting at Lyrarakis Winery.

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

Athens to Heraklion is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or take a bus. May in Heraklion sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kalamata.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Melidoni, Bali, Matala beach, Palace of Faistos, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain) ©
Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

13
nights
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Explore Kalamata's surroundings by going to Statue of Constantine Paleologos (in Mystras), Sparta (Mystras & Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta) and Nemea (Monastery of the Dormition Rock Nemea, Archaelogical site of Nemea, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, stroll through Voidokilia Beach, contemplate the long history of Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, and kick back and relax at Kalamata Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kalamata online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Heraklion to Kalamata with the Route module. Traveling from Heraklion in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kalamata, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pylos, Messini, Kardamili, Nemea, Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Mystras ©
Mystras

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