3 days in Greece & Thessaloniki Region Itinerary

3 days in Greece & Thessaloniki Region Itinerary

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Athens
— 1 day
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Drive to Souroti
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Souroti
— 1 night
Drive

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Athens

— 1 day

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Athens visit planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Athens. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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 2nd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion day trip tool.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Souroti.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Souroti

— 1 night
You've now added Elder Paisios' Tomb to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Tue), make a trip to Elder Paisios' Tomb.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Souroti trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Heraklion to Souroti. Traveling from Heraklion in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Souroti, with lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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.

Thessaloniki Region travel guide

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Observation Decks · Historic Sites · History Museums
Nestled between two gulfs, the Thessaloniki region features a diverse topography that includes rugged mountains and stretches of fertile farmland. Greece's second city, the region's namesake capital serves as a major sightseeing attraction, drawing big crowds with its many Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman monuments. By venturing farther away from the city, you can discover lesser-known but equally rewarding places to visit. Make the capital city your base and split your time between the region's national parks, archaeological sites, freshwater lakes, ancient monastic communities, and sandy beaches stretched along Thessaloniki's two coastlines.