11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15​h
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
2
Paros
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Hersonissos, Crete
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kassiopi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sidari Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paleokastritsa Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, then expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, and then examine the collection at Achilleion Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town vacation planning tool .

Newark, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Newark, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Corfu Town, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paros.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sidari Beach, Paleokastritsa Monastery, Achilleion Museum
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Paleokastritsa Monastery ©
Paleokastritsa Monastery
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum

1
night
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Lefkes, then kick back and relax at Kalogeros Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parikia Town.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paros trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Corfu Town to Paros in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. When traveling from Corfu Town in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paros: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral ©
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

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 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mikri Vigla Beach and then kick back and relax at Plaka Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Naxos day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Naxos takes an hour. In August in Naxos, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri LightHouse and Ancient Thera. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Perivolos and Skaros Rock. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thera.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fira journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Fira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, Perivolos, Amoudi Bay, Skaros Rock
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse

2
nights
Hersonissos, Crete

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
On the 31st (Sat), meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hersonissos journey planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Hersonissos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fira in August since evenings lows in Hersonissos dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Stalis Beach
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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach

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