7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

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7 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Zurich
+3
Fly + subway + foot + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Arachova
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h 45​min
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, and then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Nafplio travel website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Nafplio is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Nafplio is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: highs in Nafplio hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arachova.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

1
night
Arachova

Arachova ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Corycian Cave. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, explore the fascinating underground world of Corycian Cave, and then make a trip to Distomo Massacre Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Arachova trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Nafplio to Arachova in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Arachova

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Distomo Massacre Memorial
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Corycian Cave ©
Corycian Cave

2
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo, and finally explore the ancient world of Delphi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi road trip website .

Delphi is just a short distance from Arachova. In October, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then make a trip to Akrotiri LightHouse, and finally explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Akrotiri route planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Delphi to Akrotiri in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Delphi in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Akrotiri, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Heraklion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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