19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

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19 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— Few hours
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ios
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Oia
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
6
Fira
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
7
Heraklion
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Chania
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Acropolis Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Monastiraki.

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If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Museums
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

4
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.
Do your shopping at White and Tia handmade. You'll get in some beach time at Panormos Beach and Paraga Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Paraga Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Ornos Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, explore the ancient world of Portara, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally look for gifts at Naxia Sweet Home. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Kastro, then see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Naxos day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Kastro ©
Kastro
Portara ©
Portara

2
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Manganari Beach and then stroll through Mylopotas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Psathi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kolitsani Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ios travel planning tool .

Getting from Naxos to Ios by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Ios, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Ios

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kolitsani Beach ©
Kolitsani Beach
Psathi Beach ©
Psathi Beach

3
nights
Oia

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Get some cultural insight at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani and Domaine Sigalas. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Katharos Beach and Koloumbos Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about all things military at Naval Maritime Museum, and look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oia itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ios to Oia in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. October in Oia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oia's Main Street, Koloumbos Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thera, then look for gifts at Faros Market, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally stop by Koukla Art.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fira online itinerary planner .

Fira is just a short distance from Oia. October in Fira sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Malia Minoan Palace, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion online road trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Heraklion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Chania.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Malia Minoan Palace, The Palace of Knossos, Stalis Beach
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1
night
Chania

Chania ©
Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. On the 13th (Sun), make a trip to Etz Hayyim Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chania travel route website .

Explore your travel options from Heraklion to Chania with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Chania are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Mon).
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Etz Hayyim Synagogue ©
Etz Hayyim Synagogue

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