7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

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7 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  14​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Domahar Rock Bar, Wine O'Clock, Mount Lycabettus, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Athens travel route planner .

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, Athens is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion road trip planning site .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 28th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. May in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches Outdoors Wineries

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): wander the streets of Little Venice and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town day trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. May in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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