11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
New York City

2
days
Heraklion, Crete

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 29th (Wed): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion vacation builder.

New York City, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Heraklion. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Heraklion to be a bit warmer, temps between 63°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Heraklion

Sightseeing Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos
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The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

1
day
Thessaloniki

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

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Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Heraklion in March; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 58°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites
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White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios

2
days
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then stop by T-bar Mykonos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Little Venice. On the next day, stroll through Paradise Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Panigirakis.

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You can fly from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in April, Mykonos Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Sightseeing Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Castle Panigirakis
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Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

4
days
Athens

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Mykonos Town in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Athens, with lows around 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums
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Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum
Plaka District

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