14 days in Greece Itinerary

14 days in Greece Itinerary

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14 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Elounda, Crete
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To find out how to plan a trip to Athens, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Athens to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

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 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heraklion: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Elounda.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

1
night
Elounda, Crete

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
On the 19th (Fri), kick back and relax at Ammoudara Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, and then stroll through Fortress Spinalonga.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Elounda route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Heraklion to Elounda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Heraklion in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Elounda, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Elounda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Agios Nikolaos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni

2
nights
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 20th (Sat), do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Akrotiri trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Elounda to Akrotiri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Megalochori - Traditional Village, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Panormos Beach and Elia Beach will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach, stroll through Paradise Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town holiday tool .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. June in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Kapari Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

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