13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Mykonos Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fira
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h
4
Plakias
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Matala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Agios Nikolaos
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
7
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: London

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Paraga Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Mykonos Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from London to Mykonos Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Mykonos Town: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paraga Beach, Agrari Beach, Paradise Beach
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Paraga Beach ©
Paraga Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Agrari Beach ©
Agrari Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Sat), look for gifts at Naxia Sweet Home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Portara, take a stroll through Old Town, look for gifts at Ta Axotica Gift Shop, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, and finally contemplate the long history of Kastro.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naxos day trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches
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Portara ©
Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town
Kastro ©
Kastro

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri and then stroll through KAMARA BEACH. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, tour the water at your own pace with Alex Private Boat Rental, and then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fira road trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Plakias.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Megalochori, KAMARA BEACH, Akrotiri
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH

1
night
Plakias

Plakias ©
On the 26th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agia Irini Convent, and then stroll through Frangokastello Beach. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Kourtaliotiko Gorge and then kick back and relax at Plakias Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Plakias trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Plakias takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Plakias can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Matala.

Things to do in Plakias

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon, Agia Irini Convent, Frangokastello Beach
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Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach
Plakias Beach ©
Plakias Beach
Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon ©
Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon

2
nights
Matala

Matala ©
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Phaistos, then explore the ancient world of Palace of Faistos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Matala beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Matala trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Plakias to Matala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Matala

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs, Ancient City of Phaistos, Palace of Faistos
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Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)
Ancient City of Phaistos ©
Ancient City of Phaistos

2
nights
Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos ©
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Votsalo Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagias Keras Church, then stop by Eklektos Bookshop, and finally step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Agios Nikolaos travel route planning tool .

Drive from Matala to Agios Nikolaos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Agios Nikolaos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Elounda
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Eklektos Bookshop ©
Eklektos Bookshop
Panagias Keras Church ©
Panagias Keras Church

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 31st (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, then stop by Kerannymi Greek Traditional Products, and then wander the streets of Plaka. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Monastiraki and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Agios Nikolaos to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Agios Nikolaos in July, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

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