5 days in Greece Itinerary

5 days in Greece Itinerary

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

— 1 day
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 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Heraklion sightseeing planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Heraklion is an approximately 5-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

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Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fira travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

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 12th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach and then stop by Little Venice.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take a stroll through Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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.