11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip itinerary maker
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Mykonos Town
— 1 night
Fly to Athens, Subway to Athens
— 2 nights


Athens — 1 night

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens and then take in the dramatic natural features at Areopagus.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens driving holiday planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Chania.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Chania — 1 night

Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. You've now added Samaria Gorge National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Samaria Gorge National Park and then make a trip to Etz Hayyim Synagogue.

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Getting from Athens to Chania by car takes about 9.5 hours. May in Chania sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Heraklion.
Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Heraklion — 1 night

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.
The Palace of Knossos has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip maker tool.

Getting from Chania to Heraklion by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Heraklion are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Fira — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Crazy WaterSports Santorini as well as Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Step out of the city life by going to Kamari Beach and Red Beach. Get some cultural insight at Akrotiri and Monastery of Profitis Ilias. There's still lots to do: stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Lignos Folklore Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Fira are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.
Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Mykonos Town — 1 night

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 30th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, wander the streets of Little Venice, then browse the exhibits of Dio Horia, and finally examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Elia Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Athens.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Athens — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then visit Plaka.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

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.

Mykonos travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.