9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15 h
1
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
3
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akrotiri and MATI Art Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery and Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Oria Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fira online trip itinerary builder .

Toronto, Canada to Fira is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Fira reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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 17th (Thu), delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner .

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): shop like a local with Ermou Street, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, stop by Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Athens trip maker site .

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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 20th (Sun), stroll through Corfu Donkey Rescue, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Maska Leather, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yali Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon First Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town online trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Corfu Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corfu Donkey Rescue, Yali Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach, Maska Leather
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Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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