9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Naxos
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
4
Paros
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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 2nd (Sun), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Pelagia Beach. On your second day here, meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach.

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Chicago, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Heraklion. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Heraklion when traveling from Chicago in September, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Stalis Beach, Agia Pelagia Beach
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
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 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thera, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock. On the next day, stroll through Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fira route site .

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Fira are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Oia, Skaros Rock, Hiking Trail Fira - Oia
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, then see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then delve into the distant past at Portara, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Naxos day trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Lefkes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogeros Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Parikia Town.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paros trip itinerary tool .

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Paros in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Paros

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches
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Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral ©

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 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Kassiopi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barbati Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Corfu Old Town and then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town vacation planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Paros to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Paros in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Corfu Town, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Barbati Beach, Achilleion Museum, Kassiopi
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Kassiopi ©
Kassiopi
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum

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