11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town
— 1 night
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Akrotiri
— 1 night
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Faliraki
— 2 nights
5
Elounda
— 1 night
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Heraklion
— 2 nights

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Athens

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Newark, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Newark in May, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town ©

Chora Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Akrotiri

Akrotiri ©

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 19th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then take an in-depth tour of La Ponta, then step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Santorini, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Akrotiri trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
La Ponta ©
La Ponta

2
nights
Faliraki

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach and then kick back and relax at Anthony Quinn Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Water Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Faliraki travel site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Akrotiri to Faliraki in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Elounda.

Things to do in Faliraki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Water Park ©
Water Park
Anthony Quinn Bay ©
Anthony Quinn Bay

1
night
Elounda

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): experience rural life at Cretan Olive Oil Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Elounda online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Faliraki to Elounda takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Elounda are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elounda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni
Spas

2
nights
Heraklion

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 23rd (Sun): stop by Nerium Oleander, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Elounda to Heraklion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Elounda in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Heraklion, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Historical Museum of Crete ©
Historical Museum of Crete

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