9 days in Crete, Naxos & Athens Itinerary

9 days in Crete, Naxos & Athens Itinerary

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1
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
2
Naxos Town
— 2 nights
3
Athens
— 3 nights


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2
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Family-friendly places like The Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Elounda (Spas & Fortress Spinalonga) and Agios Nikolaos (Lake Voulismeni & Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

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Toronto, Canada to Hersonissos is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Hersonissos is 7 hours. In August, Hersonissos is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Heraklion, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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nights
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, thencontemplate the long history of Kastro, and finally explore the ancient world of Portara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): stop by Yalomorfon Glass Art Studio, kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou, and finally stroll around Alyko Beach.

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Fly from Hersonissos to Naxos Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Naxos, Mikri Vigla Beach, Agios Prokopios Beach, Alyko Beach
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Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Portara ©
Portara
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Eleftherios Church, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Naxos Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Naxos Town in August, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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