9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Mykonos Town
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3 h
4
Matala
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Rethymnon
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Chania Town
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Denver

1
night
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 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Hondos Center and then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and then wander the streets of Anafiotika.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens vacation planner.

Denver, USA to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Athens. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in October, with highs in Athens at 75°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion

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night
Mykonos Town

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 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In October in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Rarity Gallery ©
Rarity Gallery

2
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 13th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos, and then do a tasting at Santo Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary planning app.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Matala.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santorini, Scuba & Snorkeling, Santo Winery, Skaros Rock
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

1
night
Matala

Matala ©
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Matala beach, take in the exciting artwork at Moozart Wood Art Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Matala trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Matala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Matala can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Matala

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)
Moozart Wood Art Shop ©
Moozart Wood Art Shop

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night
Rethymnon

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon day trip planning tool.

Drive from Matala to Rethymnon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

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night
Chania Town

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Chania Town journey builder.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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