7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, and examine the collection at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Athens is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cincinnati in July: high temperatures in Athens hover around 91°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion route tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heraklion: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

1
night
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 30th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ancient Thera, Boutari Winery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery

1
night
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 31st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante and then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town online travel route planner.

You can fly from Fira to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums Historic Sites
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Casa Parlante ©
Casa Parlante

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