7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

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7 days in Greece Itinerary

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

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.
To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip maker site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Heraklion is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in September, you will find days in Heraklion are colder (32°C), and nights are little chillier (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri day trip website .

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online road trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): wander the streets of Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, then get great views at Mount Lycabettus, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip maker website .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. September in Athens sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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