11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Nafplio
— 1 day
taxi + ferry:  4​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
day
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, then get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio attractions app .

Newark, USA to Nafplio is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Nafplio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Nafplio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

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 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then kick back and relax at Elia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then take a stroll through Little Venice, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Big White Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Minima Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town online trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Nafplio to Mykonos Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Traveling from Nafplio in August, you will find days in Mykonos Town are little chillier (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (74°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Minima Gallery, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Museum-lovers will get to explore S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery and MATI Art Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri and Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Oia (Atlantis Books & Mnemossyne Gallery), Gabbiano Nero Sculpture and Art (in Kamari) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH, take in the exciting artwork at Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini, shop like a local with Art Space, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fira online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Santorini, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Ermou Street and National Archaeological Museum. Bring the kids along to Plaka and Acropolis of Athens. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Eleni Marneri Galerie, and view the masterpieces at Onassis Cultural Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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