13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  16​h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, shop like a local with Ermou Street, and take in the exciting artwork at Frissiras Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Athens online travel planner .

Atlanta, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion tour itinerary website .

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Heraklion are little chillier (85°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of the city life by going to Santo Horse Riding and Red Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Art Space and MATI Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Caldera Beach (in Akrotiri) and Eduart Gjopalaj (in Kamari). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at KAMARA BEACH, view the masterpieces at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fira trip app .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fira are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Art Space
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then stroll through Elia Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then take in the exciting artwork at The Big White Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Minima Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town vacation builder website .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, then identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, then take in the exciting artwork at Icon Gallery, and finally delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Tsami Ceramics, then view the masterpieces at Emporion D'artes, then take in the exciting artwork at Corfu Gallery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

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You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tsami Ceramics, Corfu Donkey Rescue
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue

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