7 days in Athens, Santorini & Crete Itinerary

7 days in Athens, Santorini & Crete Itinerary

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7 days in Athens, Santorini & Crete Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
3
Hersonissos
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then identify plant and animal life at ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Keep things going the next day: get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Athens trip builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, expect Athens to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 7th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Santo Horse Riding, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, get a taste of the local shopping with MATI Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally explore the galleries of Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fira online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. April in Fira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Akrotiri
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

1
night
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life, take in breathtaking views at Aposelemis canyon, then stop by Kristina Boutique, and finally contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hersonissos trip simple and quick.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Hersonissos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hersonissos when traveling from Fira in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life ©
Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life

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