8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
2
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

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.
Escape House has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), test your team's savvy at Escape House. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip planner .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Heraklion is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Heraklion. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in December; daily highs in Heraklion reach 19°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (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.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Akrokorinthos (in Corinth) and Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and have fun and explore at Hellenic Children's Museum.

Make your Athens itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fortress Palamidi, Akrokorinthos
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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