9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece planner
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Chania Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rethymnon
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rhodes Town
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Athens
— 1 day
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights

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Chania Town — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, don't miss a visit to Lighthouse of Chania, then kick back and relax at Agia Marina Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, then stop by Mitos Objects of Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Chania Town travel route builder site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Chania International Airport, Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport and Santorini Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon — 2 nights

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, explore the activities along Lake Kournas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, and finally pause for some photo ops at Symbol of Rethymnon City. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then take a leisurely stroll along Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno, then take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cloclo's Art Handmade Creations.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town — 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Thalassini Pyli, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, then get to know the fascinating history of Medieval City, and finally see what you can catch with Makarounas Fishing Trip Rhodes. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Village of Lindos.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rhodes Town trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rethymnon to Rhodes Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Rhodes Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 1 day

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rhodes Town in October since evenings lows in Athens dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 2 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, wander the streets of Ladadika District, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, then explore the ancient world of Rotunda, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in October, expect Thessaloniki to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 14°C.
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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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