9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece tour planner

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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

Charlotte, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Athens is 7 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in September, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion route planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fira using our trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Rarity Gallery and then get a new perspective on things with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mykonos Town using our trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.