7 days in Heraklion Itinerary

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Heraklion
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Heraklion — 6 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Heraklion: Moni Palianis (in Venerato), Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary (in Mires) and Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Reptisland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Heraklion road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Chania International Airport and Santorini Airport. In May in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night.
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