11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 2 nights
2
Nafplio
— 1 night
3
Delphi
— 1 night
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
5
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio tour planner.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, Nafplio is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, make a trip to Delphi, and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Delphi day trip site.

Drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Delphi, with lows of °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
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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): stop by Little Venice, thenmake a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), thenexamine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Delphi to Mykonos Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Delphi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mykonos Town, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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), learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, thenexplore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding, thenstroll through Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Akrotiri are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery

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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 12th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, thenexamine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thenget a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, thentake an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion online trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. May in Heraklion sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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