9 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Drive to Gouvia
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Gouvia, Corfu
— 1 night
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Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
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Gouvia, Corfu — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, then see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, and then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu. Keep things going the next day: catch some excitement at Aqualand Corfu Water Park and then surround yourself with nature on Madalena Boat Trips.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gouvia trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Gouvia is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Gouvia is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Gouvia at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gouvia to Heraklion. Traveling from Gouvia in August, expect nights in Heraklion to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Santorini Sailing, then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira route 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 5th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, then visit Plaka, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Athens attractions planner.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In August in Athens, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Vasilikos.
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos — 2 nights

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by Medusa Boutique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gerakas Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Vasilikos Beach, stroll through Bouka Beach, and then cool off at Tsilivi Waterpark.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vasilikos trip builder tool.

You can fly from Athens to Vasilikos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vasilikos when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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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