9 days in Athens, Santorini & Crete Itinerary

9 days in Athens, Santorini & Crete Itinerary

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1
Athens
— 1 night
2
Pyrgos
— 3 nights
3
Chania Town
— 3 nights

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, thentake an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then 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 National Archaeological Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then visit Plaka.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip website.

Newark, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Athens due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Athens are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
nights
Pyrgos

Pyrgos ©
Pyrgos provides one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture in Greece, exemplified by the town's labyrinthine streets and whitewashed stone buildings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santo Winery and Vlychada Beach. Get in touch with nature at Red Beach and Caldera Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, and examine the collection at Monastery of Profitis Ilias.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyrgos trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Pyrgos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Pyrgos to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Megalochori, Santorini, Vlychada, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

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nights
Chania Town

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Lighthouse and Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Kournas and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves) and St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, and look for gifts at Ira Jewellery Platanias.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Pyrgos to Chania Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus. In July in Chania Town, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Souda, Ancient Olive Tree, St. Nicholas Church, Manousakis Winery, German War Cemetery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery

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