16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and look for gifts at Mytho.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get interesting insight from Tours, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip site .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Boutari Winery, Kamari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For other places to visit, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Heraklion trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to St. Luke Archibishop (in Lefkakia), Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Heraklion, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nafplio, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then wander the streets of Old Town, then examine the collection at Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, and finally wander the streets of Kastro. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then step into the grandiose world of Tower of Zevgolis.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Naxos Town journey builder.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Naxos Town: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Eggares Olive Press Museum, Plaka Beach, Tower of Zevgolis, Fish & Olive
Highlights from your plan
Kastro ©
Kastro
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive
Old Town ©
Old Town

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