11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parthenon as well as Acropolis of Athens. Museum-lovers will get to explore Benaki Museum and Byzantine and Christian Museum. Temple of Hephaestus and National History Museum (Old Parliament) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Athens day trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Fira.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Fira — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Naval Maritime Museum Oia Santorini, browse the exhibits of Mnemossyne Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fira visit planner.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Fira are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
Museums · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Mykonos Town — 2 nights

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 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town route maker website.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Thessaloniki.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
Side Trip
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Thessaloniki — 2 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, then steep yourself in history at Ladadika District, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, and finally take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Mykonos Town in May, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Athens.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Athens — 1 night

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip app.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.