13 days in Attica & Greece Itinerary

13 days in Attica & Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
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Athens — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nikos Limo Taxi Tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens tour itinerary planning app.

San Diego, USA to Athens is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Diego to Athens. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Crete — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip site.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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 17th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 3 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Corfu Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Corfu Donkey Rescue.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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