11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Athens

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, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athens visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Athens. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get little chillier in Athens: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
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 17th (Thu): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

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Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Santorini Arts Factory, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, and then look for gifts at Sunbeam Handmade.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Akrotiri vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Santorini, Megalochori
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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 21st (Mon), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, take a stroll through Little Venice, then 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at White, take in the exciting artwork at Dio Horia, then pause for some photo ops at Manto Mavrogenous Square, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online travel route planner .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Mykonos Brewing Company
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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