11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + shuttle:  17​h
1
Rethymnon, Crete
— 1 night
2
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h
End: New York City

1
night
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
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 (Sat), stop by Olive Wood Traditional Workshop, then look for gifts at mariannas, then look for gifts at Athos Workshop, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Monastery of Arkadi. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, look for gifts at Nisos Gifts & Memorabilia, then stop by George and Lilian's Jewellery, and finally steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon trip itinerary planning app .

New York City, USA to Rethymnon is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rethymnon is 7 hours. In April, Rethymnon is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Almyrida, Athos Workshop, Lake Kournas, Olive Wood Traditional Workshop
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Epilekton, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then hike along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then take in the exciting artwork at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and finally stop by Koukla Art.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. April in Fira sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Oia, Skaros Rock, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
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 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, then stop by Apodo, and then view the masterpieces at Aelia Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Melissinos Jewellery, look for gifts at Yalomorfon Glass Art Studio, stop by Tziblakis Traditional Shop, then wander the streets of Old Town, then stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop, and finally look for gifts at Naxos Art - Techni Store.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Naxos journey planning tool .

Getting from Fira to Naxos by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Naxia Sweet Home ©
Naxia Sweet Home
Old Town ©
Old Town

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 19th (Fri): stroll through Ornos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Elia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Dio Horia.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Mykonos Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Canal D'Amour, and then steep yourself in history at Kassiopi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop, look for gifts at Mezzo Mezzo, shop like a local with Patounis Soap Factory, then stop by Corfu Natura, then look for gifts at The Land Of Corfu Natural Products, and finally delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Corfu Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Canal D'Amour
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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Canal D'Amour ©
Canal D'Amour

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