11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  11​h
1
Athens
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Chania
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h
3
Heraklion
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h
4
Fira
— 3 nights
5
Mykonos Town
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h
6
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens and then explore the striking landscape at Areopagus.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; 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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Philadelphia in May, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Chania.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Areopagus
Areopagus

1
night
Chania

Chania ©
Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. You've now added Samaria Gorge National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Samaria Gorge National Park and then don't miss a visit to Etz Hayyim Synagogue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Chania trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Athens to Chania in 9.5 hours. In May in Chania, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Samaria Gorge National Park
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Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Etz Hayyim Synagogue ©
Etz Hayyim Synagogue

1
night
Heraklion

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.
The Palace of Knossos has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Chania to Heraklion. May in Heraklion sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Crazy WaterSports Santorini as well as Hiking Trail Fira - Oia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Akrotiri and Monastery of Profitis Ilias. Escape the urban bustle at KAMARA BEACH and Red Beach. Step out of Fira to go to Perissa and see Perissa Black Sand Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, stop by the White, Santorini, and admire the masterpieces at Lignos Folklore Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira planning site .

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

1
night
Mykonos Town

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 30th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then take a stroll through Little Venice, then take in the exciting artwork at Dio Horia, and finally see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Elia Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Athens road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka
Benaki Museum ©
Benaki Museum

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