12 days in Athens, Akrotiri & Heraklion Itinerary

12 days in Athens, Akrotiri & Heraklion Itinerary

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Athens
— 1 night
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Akrotiri
— 3 nights
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Heraklion
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 3 nights

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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, visit Plaka, then browse the exhibits of Technohoros Art Gallery, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. September in Athens sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Akrotiri

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Akrotiri is known for beaches, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, get impressive views of Santorini Volcano, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

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

Traveling by flight from Athens to Akrotiri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Santorini, Megalochori, Captain George Santorini Yachting, Santo Winery
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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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'll find plenty of places to visit near Heraklion: Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Stalis Beach (in Stalis). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Wed) at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matala beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Voulismeni, Fortress Spinalonga, Watercity Waterpark Themed Park, Palace of Faistos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Athens

Athens ©
Enjoy Athens some more: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, stop by Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Fly from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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