11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis Museum and Ancient Agora of Athens. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, take a stroll through Plaka, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens travel planner .

Mumbai, India to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in June: high temperatures in Athens hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Heraklion driving holiday site .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Heraklion, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, then don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, and then kick back and relax at Caldera Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri road trip planning website .

Getting from Heraklion to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Nature & Wildlife Tours, Megalochori - Traditional Village
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. In June in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Kapari Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach

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