9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take a memorable tour with Tours, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and stroll through Red Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary planning website.

Sacramento, USA to Fira is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Fira is 10 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sacramento in October: highs in Fira hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Crete — 1 night

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 5th (Wed), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion day trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Heraklion are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 4 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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