13 days in Greece & Ionian Islands Itinerary

13 days in Greece & Ionian Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 3 nights
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
3
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've now added Nikos Limo Taxi Tours to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, take a stroll through Plaka, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Dimitriou Loumpardiari.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip planning tool.

San Diego, USA to Athens is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Athens is 10 hours. In September, daytime highs in Athens are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Transportation Historic Sites
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Nikos Limo Taxi Tours ©
Nikos Limo Taxi Tours
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stop by the White, Santorini, explore the galleries of Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, thendelve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira holiday planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. September in Fira sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, Skaros Rock, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
Mykonos Town, 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): visit Little Venice, thenmake a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), thenexamine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally stroll through Paradise Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Mykonos Brewing Company, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Paradise Beach
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
Take a break from Corfu Town with a short trip to Paleokastritsa Beach in Paleokastritsa, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, stop by Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop, and step into the grandiose world of New Fortress.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town day trip planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Corfu Town are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Paleokastritsa
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue

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