11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Delphi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Athens
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Delos
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mykonos Town
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Fira
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
6
Heraklion
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Matala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Chania Town
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
day
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Delphi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Delphi vacation builder site .

Newark, USA to Delphi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Athens travel planner .

Getting from Delphi to Athens by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Delphi in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Delos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Delos

Delos ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Avenue of the Lions, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Delos, then make a trip to Archaeological Site of Delos, and finally delve into the distant past at House of Dionysus.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Delos sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Athens to Delos in 6 hours. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Delos to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Delos

Historic Sites Museums
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Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos
Archaeological Museum of Delos ©
Archaeological Museum of Delos

1
night
Mykonos Town

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 26th (Mon): stroll through Kapari Beach, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and then make a trip to Matoyianni Street.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town day trip planner .

You can drive from Delos to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kapari Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Matoyianni Street ©
Matoyianni Street
Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, then view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thera, view the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, then stop by Oneiro Jewelry, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fira online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Santo Winery, Mnemossyne Gallery, Skaros Rock, Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, Akrotiri
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Hiking Trail Fira - Oia ©
Hiking Trail Fira - Oia
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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night
Heraklion

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Heraklion are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Matala.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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1
night
Matala

Matala ©
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), take in the exciting artwork at Moozart Wood Art Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Matala beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Matala visit planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Matala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Matala

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)
Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Moozart Wood Art Shop ©
Moozart Wood Art Shop

2
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, do a tasting at Winery Dourakis, then visit a coastal fixture at Chania Venetian Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Agii Apostoli Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): do a tasting at Manousakis Winery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agia Marina Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chania Town route planning website .

You can drive from Matala to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manousakis Winery, Agia Marina Beach, St. Nicholas Church, Winery Dourakis
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St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach

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