6 days in Greece Itinerary

6 days in Greece Itinerary

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6 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
2
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Cairo

1
night
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town tour builder app .

Cairo, Egypt to Corfu Town is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cairo in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

1
night
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 20th (Sat), take a pleasant ride with Santo Horse Riding, then learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip itinerary planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In July in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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