7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 4 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Athens is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Reykjavik to Athens, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Athens is much warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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 6th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules), take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Heraklion are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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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.