7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

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Sarakiniko
Drive
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 day
Ferry
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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry
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Milos
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 1 night
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly

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Sarakiniko

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sarakiniko trip planning app.

Kansas City, USA to Sarakiniko is an approximately 132-hour travel. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kansas City to Sarakiniko due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Sarakiniko are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. You will leave for Heraklion on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Sarakiniko

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Heraklion, Crete

— 1 day
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): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion vacation planner.

You can drive from Sarakiniko to Heraklion in 14 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sarakiniko in July: highs in Heraklion hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and then tour the water at your own pace with Alex Private Boat Rental.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri sightseeing planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Milos

— 1 night

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sarakiniko Beach and then kick back and relax at Kleftiko Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Milos itinerary website.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Milos in 3 hours. July in Milos sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 6th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens vacation planner.

You can fly from Milos to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Milos, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town tour planning app.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.