11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 2 nights
2
Heraklion
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Kamari
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Naxos
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
5
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
End: Athens

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 20th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online day trip planner .

In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a splash at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion online route maker .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for little chillier days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Heraklion

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Watercity Waterpark Themed Park
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Watercity Waterpark Themed Park ©
Watercity Waterpark Themed Park
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

2
nights
Kamari

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at KAMARA BEACH and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kamari trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Kamari in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach and then stroll through Aeolis Aghios Georgios Beach. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Portara, kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naxos itinerary builder app .

Ride a ferry from Kamari to Naxos in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Naxos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Agios Prokopios Beach ©
Agios Prokopios Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Panormos Beach and Super Paradise Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stroll through Paraga Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online vacation planner .

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Mykonos Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach, Paraga Beach, Ornos Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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