11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark


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1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae. Here are some ideas for day two: see where the action happens at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, snap pictures at Arkadiko Bridge, and then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nafplio trip itinerary website .

Newark, USA to Nafplio is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Nafplio is 7 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Ancient Agora of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Plaka, examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Athens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in April since evenings lows in Athens dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) 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
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally take a stroll through Little Venice. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Dio Horia, kick back and relax at Elia Beach, and then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach.

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You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos Brewing Company, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

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 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri route website .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery

2
nights
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 21st (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion day trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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