11 days in Athens & Crete Itinerary

11 days in Athens & Crete Itinerary

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Athens
— 6 nights
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Hersonissos
— 2 nights
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Rethymnon
— 1 night

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Athens

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Monastiraki. Visiting Mount Lycabettus and Areopagus will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Amritsar, India to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amritsar in December: highs in Athens hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Must see
Acropolis Museum
4.7

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Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni and then head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Athens to Hersonissos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. December in Hersonissos sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): kick back and relax at Preveli Beach, ponder the design of The Lion Fountains, and then take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, then get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Historic Site
The Venetian Fortezza
3.6
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Neighborhood
Rethymnon Old Town
4.7
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Religious Site
Monastery of Arkadi
4.6

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