13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Milan

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Glyfada Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Plaka and Acropolis of Athens. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip planning app .

Milan, Italy to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Athens. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
You'll get in some beach time at Tolo Beach and Karathona Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Archaeological Site Mycenae and Nauplion Promenade. Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nafplio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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.
Get some cultural insight at Little Venice and Archaeological Site of Delos. Escape the urban bustle at Panormos Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, stop by Mytho, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Nafplio to Mykonos Town takes 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, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be somewhat warmer, around 27°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Delos, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

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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 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, take an in-depth tour of SYMPOSION by La Ponta, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach, then learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri visit app .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In August in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vlychada Beach, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
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Santo Horse Riding

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