9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens route builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Athens is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Athens, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Athens hover around 22°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Corinth
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reptisland.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion itinerary site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

3
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Caldera Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Megalochori - Traditional Village.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In December in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Megalochori - Traditional Village, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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