7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

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7 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Midland

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip maker site .

Midland, USA to Athens is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Midland to Athens is 7 hours. Traveling from Midland in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 86°F and lows about 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for little chillier days in Heraklion, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the 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
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
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 3rd (Fri): do a tasting at Boutari Winery, ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip itinerary website .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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