11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  5​h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: Johannesburg

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, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens attractions planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Johannesburg in May, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip website .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

1
night
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 9th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, delve into the distant past at Delphi, and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Delphi fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in May since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Delphi

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

1
night
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 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip app .

Getting from Delphi to Mykonos Town by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Delphi in May since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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.
On the 11th (Mon), do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri driving holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Heraklion attractions app .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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