5 days in Greece Itinerary

5 days in Greece Itinerary

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5 days in Greece Itinerary

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

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 16th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Plaka, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip itinerary maker .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Athens. In April, Athens is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Akrotiri by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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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 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach and then stroll through Paradise Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town road trip planning tool .

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

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