11 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

11 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 3 nights
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Escape the urban bustle at Voula Beach and Areopagus. Acropolis of Athens and Ermou Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Plaka, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Athens is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in October, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
On the 30th (Tue), look for gifts at 100% Mykonos and then hit all the best shops with Tia handmade. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Fokos Beach, Ornos Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

2
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 2nd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, thenstroll through Red Beach, and then stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, stop by Faros Market, thenget engrossed in the history at La Ponta, thenlook for gifts at Sand Lily Boutique, and finally see the interesting displays at Monastery of Profitis Ilias.

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Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Sand Lily Boutique, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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 4th (Sun): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, thentake an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thenlearn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion online road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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