19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

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19 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25 h
1
Fira
— 5 nights
ferry:  3 h 30 min
2
Paros
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3 h 30 min
3
Heraklion
— 5 nights
Fly + Subway:  3 h
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  23 h
End: Perth

5
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Three Bells of Fira has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Fira is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Perth to Fira, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Perth in March: highs in Fira hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Paros.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Boutari Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

3
nights
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.
Paros is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., steep yourself in history at Lefkes, take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa, and Head underground at Marathi Marble Quarries.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paros road trip tool.

Drive from Fira to Paros in 6.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani

5
nights
Heraklion

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary (in Mires), Matala beach (in Matala) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Heraklion day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Heraklion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll set off for Athens on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matala beach, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, see the interesting displays at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Electric Railway Museum
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

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