20 days in Heraklion & Kalamata Itinerary

20 days in Heraklion & Kalamata Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
1
Heraklion
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Kalamata
— 13 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Athens

6
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary (in Mires), Matala beach (in Matala) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and do a tasting at Douloufakis Winery.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion day trip planner.

Athens to Heraklion is an approximately 3- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also ride a ferry; or take a bus. May in Heraklion sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kalamata.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bali, Melidoni, Palace of Faistos, Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, Matala beach
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

13
nights
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Explore Kalamata's surroundings by going to Statue of Constantine Paleologos (in Mystras), Nemea (Monastery of the Dormition Rock Nemea, Archaelogical site of Nemea, &more) and Sparta (Mystras & Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ippikos Omilos Kalamatas, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Messenia, and contemplate the long history of Antigua Mesenia.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Heraklion to Kalamata. Traveling from Heraklion in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kalamata, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pylos, Messini, Nemea, Kardamili, Mycenae
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Mystras ©
Mystras

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