9 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Heraklion, Crete — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Castello del Molo (Koules). 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 indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion planning tool.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Heraklion is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Heraklion is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.
Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums
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Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sunset in Oia, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fira sightseeing planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 1 night

Chora Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town sightseeing planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Athens.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Athens — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.