7 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

7 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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Fly
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Drive
2
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Perissa
3
Perissa, Santorini
— 1 night
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Mykonos Town
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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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.
On the 30th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion travel route planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Heraklion is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Heraklion is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jeddah in December, expect Heraklion to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rethymnon Old Town and Monastery of Arkadi. Shop till you drop at Omen Art Gallery-Art Shop and Artifacts by Omodamos. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Chania Town (Maritime Museum of Crete, Greek National Football Museum, &more), Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Kerameion Georgios Dalamvelas (in Margarites). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Maxis Traditional cafe and Handmade Ceramic Shop, relax in the rural setting at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, and explore the galleries of Terzisart.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Heraklion to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Perissa.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Perissa, Santorini

One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at Sand Lily Boutique, kick back and relax at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Perissa online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Rethymnon to Perissa in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Perissa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Perissa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
night
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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 5th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Perissa to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Spas · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips