9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h
2
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Naxos
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Indianapolis

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 11th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and then kick back and relax at Stalis Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Heraklion day trip website.

Indianapolis, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Heraklion. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in October: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 75°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hersonissos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Stalis Beach
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): do a tasting at Santo Winery, then kick back and relax at Perivolos, and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, then explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip builder site.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Perivolos, Ancient Thera, Santo Winery, Akrotiri, Skaros Rock
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Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
MATI Art Gallery ©
MATI Art Gallery

1
night
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Portara, then kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, and then kick back and relax at Plaka Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Naxos trip planner.

You can drive from Fira to Naxos in 5 hours. In October in Naxos, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Portara ©
Portara

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town route planning app.

You can drive from Naxos to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. In October in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): kick back and relax at Limni Beach, then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu.

Plan my day in Corfu Town using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Limni Beach
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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

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