7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

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7 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
End: Alexandria

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planning tool .

Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip maker tool .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Heraklion by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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.
On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, stroll through Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip itinerary planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. August in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tomato Industrial Museum
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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