6 days in Greece Itinerary

6 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece holiday planner

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Cairo


Corfu Town, Corfu

— 1 night
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online sightseeing planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Corfu Town is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cairo in July, Corfu Town is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:


— 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 17th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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.
On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip builder site.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Akrotiri, Santorini

— 1 night

Greek Pompeii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Boutari Winery, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri trip itinerary planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Greece travel guide

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.