14 days in Athens, Mykonos Town & Crete Itinerary

14 days in Athens, Mykonos Town & Crete Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town
— 5 nights
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Chania Town
— 1 night
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Rethymnon
— 1 night
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Elounda
— 1 night
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Heraklion
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Palamidi and Ancient Agora of Athens. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, and enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Athens, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Mykonos Town

— 5 nights

Chora Mykonos

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. Get some historical perspective at House of Dionysus and Church of Saint George. Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Delos (Mount Kynthos & Archaeological Museum of Delos). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach, and see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town road trip app.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in June, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

Chania Town

— 1 night
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Agia Marina Beach, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, then stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chania Town trip planner.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Chania Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Rethymnon

— 1 night
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Four Martyrs Church, then take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Elounda.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Elounda

— 1 night
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
On the 14th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Monastery.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Elounda trip maker app.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Elounda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Rethymnon, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Elounda, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elounda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Heraklion

— 2 nights
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.
On the 15th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then do a tasting at Winery Stilianou. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Heraklion route planner.

You can drive from Elounda to Heraklion in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Elounda in June, Heraklion is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.