9 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Diagoras Airport, Drive to Rhodes Town
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights
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Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes — 2 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Take a break from the city and head to Stegna Beach and Lindos Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Mandraki Harbour and Campochiaro. Get out of town with these interesting Rhodes Town side-trips: Agios Pavlos Beach (in Lindos) and Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, take a stroll around Kallithea Springs, delve into the distant past at Ancient Olympic Stadium - Rhodes, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights).

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Rhodes Town trip planner.

Newark, USA to Rhodes Town is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Rhodes Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rhodes Town when traveling from Newark in September, with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chania Town.
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Chania Town, Crete — 2 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, explore the activities along Lake Kournas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agia Marina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then don't miss a visit to Lighthouse of Chania, then stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chania Town trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Rhodes Town in September, Chania Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Thu), kick back and relax at Agios Stefanos Beach, look for gifts at 100% Mykonos, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and finally make a trip to Matoyianni Street. On the next day, explore the galleries of Eden Fine Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, then kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach, and finally stroll through Agios Sostis Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Chania Town to Mykonos Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Chania Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, then take a stroll through Ladadika District, and finally take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Mykonos Town in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 62°F in Thessaloniki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Greece travel guide

4.3
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.
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Crete travel guide

4.4
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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