11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens route planner .

Dallas, USA to Athens is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dallas to Athens, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect Athens to be a bit cooler, temps between 86°F and 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): cool off at Tsilivi Waterpark and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Tsilivi trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Athens to Tsilivi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Tsilivi dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours
Tsilivi Waterpark ©
Tsilivi Waterpark

1
night
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 29th (Mon): meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Heraklion trip planner.

You can fly from Tsilivi to Heraklion in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri day trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori, 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalo Livadi Beach. On your second day here, take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town travel site .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Kapari Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

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