9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and then examine the collection at Casa Parlante. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then take a stroll through Corfu Old Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Corfu Town day trip planning app .

Barcelona, Spain 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 bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach and then take a stroll through Little Venice. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally stroll through Paradise Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip builder website .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take a pleasant ride with Santo Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri road trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Santo Winery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner.

Getting from Akrotiri to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis Museum. Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Church of Kapnikarea. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

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 October in Athens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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