11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cairo

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Akrotiri road trip app .

Cairo, Egypt to Akrotiri is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Akrotiri: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori - Traditional Village, Tomato Industrial Museum, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Panormos Beach and Elia Beach will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Livadi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis Museum and Plaka make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Athens visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. While traveling from Mykonos Town, 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 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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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 12th (Fri): meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then make a trip to Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Heraklion, use our trip itinerary maker.

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Heraklion hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

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