9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Buffalo

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Areopagus. Monastiraki and Plaka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, stop by Kerannymi Greek Traditional Products, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and wander the streets of Ermou Street.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens planner .

Buffalo, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Buffalo in January, with highs in Athens at 56°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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 16th (Wed): look for gifts at Mayonaisa Darling Handmade Jewellery, shop like a local with Tia handmade, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then look for gifts at 100% Mykonos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and finally look for gifts at T-bar Mykonos.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town tour itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. January in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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100% Mykonos ©
100% Mykonos
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church

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nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then look for gifts at Sand Lily Boutique, then examine the collection at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, and finally look for gifts at Faros Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Avantis Estate - Santorini, then examine the collection at Argyros Mansion, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally look for gifts at Galatea Pottery.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Akrotiri trip builder .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Avantis Estate Santorini, Sand Lily Boutique, Argyros Mansion
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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