9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Elafonisos
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
day
Elafonisos

Elafonisos
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. On the 4th (Thu), stroll through Pounta Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach.

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Newark, USA to Elafonisos is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Elafonisos due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then kick back and relax at Tolo Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Palamidi Castle.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Elafonisos to Nafplio in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Tolo Beach
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Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner .

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in April, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
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 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, stroll through Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, then kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and then kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Akrotiri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

KAMARA BEACH, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Akrotiri in April since evenings lows in Heraklion dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
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