11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 5 nights
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Fira, Santorini

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira route builder tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Fira is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Fira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get a bit warmer in Fira: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 5 nights
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 Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia), Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos) and Matala (Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) & Matala beach). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, do a tasting at Douloufakis Winery, and get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Heraklion visit site.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In September in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.