11 days in Greece & Izmir Itinerary

11 days in Greece & Izmir Itinerary

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11 days in Greece & Izmir Itinerary

Start: Ankara, Turkey
bus + Fly:  4​h
1
Izmir, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Imerovigli, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
End: Ankara, Turkey

2
nights
Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izmir: Selcuk (Ayasoluk Castle & Keci Kalesi). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Key Museum, take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Konak Square, and walk around Izmir Wild Life Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Izmir vacation maker .

Ankara to Izmir is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in September: highs in Izmir hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Selcuk
Highlights from your plan
Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Key Museum ©
Key Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Imerovigli, Greece

Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Step out of Imerovigli to go to Akrotiri and see Akrotiri, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, stop by Sand Lily Boutique, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Imerovigli online journey builder .

Explore your travel options from Izmir to Imerovigli with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Izmir to Imerovigli is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Izmir in September, you will find days in Imerovigli are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Fira, Oia, Akrotiri, Vassaltis Vineyards, Ancient Thera
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Imerovigli to Athens. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town online day trip planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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