11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  7 h
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h
3
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Dublin

2
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.
On the 4th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, stop by Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, indulge your taste buds at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town sightseeing planning tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Mykonos Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be much warmer, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
When in Fira, make a side trip to see La Ponta in Akrotiri, approximately Akrotiri away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach, and explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Skaros Rock, Boutari Winery, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Faliraki Beach and then step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rhodes Town itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Fira to Rhodes Town in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or ride a ferry. In August in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Faliraki Beach
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach

2
nights
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 10th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Plaka, look for gifts at Electra Raikos Exact Museum Copies, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens tour itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Athens, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vasilikos.

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
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): do a tasting at Grampsas Winery, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamaki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Gerakas Beach and then kick back and relax at Vrahos Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vasilikos road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Athens to Vasilikos in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Vasilikos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Grampsas Winery, Speed Boats Tours, Kalamaki Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Grampsas Winery ©
Grampsas Winery

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