7 days in Crete, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

7 days in Crete, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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1
Heraklion
— 1 night
2
Fira
— 2 nights
3
Athens
— 2 nights

1
night
Heraklion

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.
On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

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

Dothan, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Dothan in August, you will find days in Heraklion are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the galleries of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, thenhike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and finally stop by the White, Santorini. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, kick back and relax at Red Beach, thenexplore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally do a tasting at Santo Winery.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Fira tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Venetsanos Winery, Skaros Rock, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

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 14th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, thentake a stroll through Plaka, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens attractions planner.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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