9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 1 day
Taxi to Piraeus, Ferry to Naxos Town
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Naxos Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Paros
— 2 nights
Fly
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Milos
— 1 night
Ferry
5
Ios
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
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Athens — 1 day

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Naxos Town.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Naxos Town — 2 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
On the 27th (Sat), kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Naxos Town holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Naxos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Naxos Town are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Paros.
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Paros — 2 nights

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On the 28th (Sun), kick back and relax at Martselo beach, then stroll through Kolymbithres Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Lefkes. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and then step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paros road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Paros takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Paros are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Milos.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Milos — 1 night

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
On the 30th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Venetian Castle of Milos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paliochori Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with Oneiro Milos. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological museum of Milos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Firiplaka Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Milos road trip website.

Getting from Paros to Milos by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ios.
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Ios — 2 nights

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Archeologiko Mousio Iou, enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ag. Theodoti Beach. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Diaseli Traditional Cheesery, kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach, and then make a trip to La Tomba di Omero.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ios tour planner.

You can ride a ferry from Milos to Ios in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ios can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Oneiro Jewelry.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ios to Fira takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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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Naxos travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.
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