9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  4 h
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
5
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Paris

1
night
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town day trip website .

Paris, France to Corfu Town is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Corfu Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corfu Donkey Rescue, Foresta Nisos
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Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Corfu Town in April; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

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 21st (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online vacation planner .

Getting from Kalambaka to Athens by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, Athens is somewhat warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Ecologiko Parko Giouchta and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ecologiko Parko Giouchta, The Palace of Knossos, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

2
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Santorini, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Boutari Winery, Agios Nikolaos Church, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

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