4 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
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Fira, Santorini
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Athens — 1 night

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 19th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Plaka, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

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Dublin, Ireland to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Athens is 2 hours. In September, Athens is warmer than Dublin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Heraklion.
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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 21st (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 1 night

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira online attractions planner.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Greece travel guide

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.