13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Naxos
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Detroit


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3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
We've included these beaches for you: Schinias Beach and Marathon Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Papagiannakos Winery and Electric Railway Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Donkey's Land (in Koropi), Eleftherios Venizelos Permanent Exhibition (in Spata) and Archaeological Museum of Vravrona (in Vravrona). The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, see the interesting displays at Museum of Olympiacos, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens planning app .

Detroit, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Detroit to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in September, with highs in Athens at 84°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Piraeus, Papagiannakos Winery, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Schinias Beach, Donkey's Land
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Donkey's Land ©
Donkey's Land
Schinias Beach ©
Schinias Beach

4
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Do your shopping at Minima Gallery and Dio Horia. We've included these beaches for you: Kapari Beach and Fokos Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Kalo Livadi Beach, learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, go for a stroll along the water at Old Port, and don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach
Fokos Beach ©
Fokos Beach

few
hours
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis, and then take a peaceful walk through Alyko Dimou Naxou.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Naxos trip planner .

Naxos is just a short distance from Mykonos Town. In October, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Nature Parks Beaches
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Alyko Dimou Naxou ©
Alyko Dimou Naxou
Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Domaine Sigalas. Step out of the city life by going to Vlichada Beach and Nea Kameni. When in Fira, make a side trip to see Atlantis Books in Oia, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, make a trip to Oia's Main Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. October in Fira sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Venetsanos Winery, Gaia Winery, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

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night
Athens

Athens ©
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Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping

Side Trip

Amazing Chocolate
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Amazing Chocolate ©
Amazing Chocolate

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