9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 day
ferry:  2​h
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

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day
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 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Heraklion visit planner.

George Town, Malaysia to Heraklion is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In June, Heraklion is slightly colder than George Town - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

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nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then stroll through Kapari Beach, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town visit planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Kapari Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, then make a trip to Spianada Square, and finally make a trip to The Liston.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town travel route planner .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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 14th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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