11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Oia, Santorini
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Paradise Beach, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortress Spinalonga and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion travel route planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Heraklion is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Heraklion, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuwait City in July, plan for much colder days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, get great views at Sunset in Oia, and then do sightseeing your way with Private Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and finally stop by Atlantis Books.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oia trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Oia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Paradise Beach.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Paradise Beach, Mykonos

Paradise Beach ©
Sun-drenched Paradise Beach remains largely responsible for Mykonos' nickname, the "Ibiza of Greece." Considered one of the island's major attractions, the beach draws a young crowd of hedonists with its bars and clubs, serving cold drinks and a party atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paradise Beach online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Oia to Paradise Beach takes 3 hours. July in Paradise Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paradise Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Monastiraki and Ermou Streetfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and look for gifts at Gallery Demeter.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise Beach to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. While traveling from Paradise Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

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