11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 2 nights

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, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation website.

Montgomery, USA to Athens is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Montgomery to Athens, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take a stroll through Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Mykonos Kayak Day Tours & Trails, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

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Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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 2nd (Sun), delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip builder site.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. October in Heraklion sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.