16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Naxos
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Portland

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Athens. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

3
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Stalis Beach, then do a tasting at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then delve into the distant past at Malia Minoan Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion day trip tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In November in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Malia Minoan Palace
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Get some cultural insight at Portara and Temple of Apollo. Visit Panagia Drossiani Church and Greek Orthodox Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, examine the collection at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, admire the striking features of Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alyko Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naxos sightseeing planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Naxos by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly. November in Naxos sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Panagia Drossiani Church ©
Panagia Drossiani Church
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive
Kastro ©
Kastro

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Super Paradise Beach and Elia Beach. Popular historic sites such as Armenistis Lighthouse and Church of Saint George are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agrari Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and experience rural life at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town travel route builder website .

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Mykonos Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. November in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Armenistis Lighthouse, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Agrari Beach, Elia Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Super Paradise Beach ©
Super Paradise Beach

2
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.
Visit Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Museum of Asian Art for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Agios Stefanos Beach and Paradise Beach. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Corfu, Achilleion Museum, Paradise Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Agios Stefanos Beach ©
Agios Stefanos Beach

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