9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

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.
On the 11th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum. On the next day, meet the residents 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 find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Heraklion trip itinerary planner .

Indianapolis, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in October; daily highs in Heraklion reach 75°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hersonissos, The Palace of Knossos, Stalis Beach, Kazantzakis Museum
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): do a tasting at Santo Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thera, then view the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perivolos, Ancient Thera, Skaros Rock, Santo Winery
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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.
On the 15th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Portara, then stroll through Agios Prokopios Beach, and then kick back and relax at Plaka Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Naxos online driving holiday planner .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. October in Naxos sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, and then stroll through Ornos Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip maker app .

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Mykonos Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 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 Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise 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.
On the 17th (Wed), kick back and relax at Limni Beach, see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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