11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Chicago

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Archaeological Site Mycenae about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Athens. Traveling from Chicago in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 77°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
On the 31st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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 2nd (Tue), learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip itinerary website .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. June in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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