9 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

9 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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9 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rethymnon, Crete
— 1 day
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
day
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, and then take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon trip planner.

Newark, USA to Rethymnon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in April, expect Rethymnon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, spas, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH, hike along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fira trip planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Santorini, Akrotiri
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Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
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 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, look for gifts at Mayonaisa Darling Handmade Jewellery, then shop like a local with Tia handmade, and finally view the masterpieces at Minima Gallery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, choose your vessel at Mykonos Paradise Cruises, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

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Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Mykonos Paradise Cruises, Paradise Beach, Minima Gallery
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Mykonos Paradise Cruises ©
Mykonos Paradise Cruises
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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): meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion journey planning tool .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Heraklion by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. April in Heraklion sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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