9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Fira
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
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Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens visit website.

Abilene, USA to Athens is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Abilene to Athens. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Abilene in April: highs in Athens hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Fira.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Fira — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fira vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April in Fira, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Trails
Side Trips
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Mykonos Town — 1 night

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 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then visit Little Venice, and then relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip builder site.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Thessaloniki.
Neighborhoods · Spas · Museums
Side Trip
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Thessaloniki — 1 night

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Mykonos Town in May, Thessaloniki is slightly colder at night with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.