9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece visit planner

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens road trip tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Athens is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 2 nights
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 12th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, then make a trip to Spianada Square, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally examine the collection at Casa Parlante. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town sightseeing app.

Getting from Athens to Corfu Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

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 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Corfu Town, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Fira, Santorini

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fira vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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 16th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Greece travel guide

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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.