4 days in Heraklion Itinerary

4 days in Heraklion Itinerary

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4 days in Heraklion Itinerary

Start: Paris
plane:  3​h 30​min
1
Heraklion
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Paris

3
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.
You've now added The Herb and Spice Market to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Heraklion: Matala beach (in Matala), Cave Hermitage of St. Efthimiou (in Zaros) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and do a tasting at Winery Stilianou.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Heraklion day trip planner .

Paris, France to Heraklion is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In May, Heraklion is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Matala beach, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou, Reptisland
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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