9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
2
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

1
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 6th (Mon): expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, examine the collection at Patounis Soap Factory, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Corfu Town is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Corfu Town is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Corfu Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Paleokastritsa Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Visit Acropolis of Athens and Agios Eleftherios Church for their historical value. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Plaka, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens route planning tool.

Getting from Corfu Town to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Athens are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
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 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion tour planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In April in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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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 12th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri online trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. April in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamari, Boutari Winery, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then take a stroll through Little Venice, then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town attractions app.

Getting from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. April in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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