11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
3
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Get out of town with these interesting Oia side-trips: Kamari (KAMARA BEACH & Ancient Thera), Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, get great views at Sunset in Oia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and stop by Koukla Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oia trip maker tool .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Oia is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, you will find days in Oia are colder (35°C), and nights are a bit cooler (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Akrotiri, Kamari, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Alex Private Boat Rental
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KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion attractions planner .

You can ride a ferry from Oia to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

4
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, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and examine the collection at Acropolis Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Heraklion in August, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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