8 days in Heraklion Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Heraklion Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Heraklion Prefecture sightseeing planner

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Hersonissos
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Hersonissos

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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 CRETAquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Hersonissos: Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary (in Mires), Matala Beach (in Matala) and Heraklion (The Natural History Museum of Crete & Heraklion Archaeological Museum). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park, head off-road at Buggy Safari Motoxperience, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and find something for the whole family at Dinosauria Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos online holiday planner.

London, UK to Hersonissos is an approximately 7-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 Hersonissos is 2 hours. In August, Hersonissos is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion Prefecture travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · History Museums
Situated at the center of Crete, Heraklion prefecture remains best known for its eponymous capital city, the birthplace of artists El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. A crowded tourist mecca, the vibrant city serves as the starting point for day trips to the prefecture's main attraction, an ancient complex of Minoan palaces. This important archaeological site contains traces of Europe's oldest city, from which the mythical King Minos allegedly ruled the region. Venture farther away from the prefecture's big city and popular northern resorts to discover a less-trodden landscape of tiny villages, fertile green plains, and low mountain ranges.