7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

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

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will enjoy Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in May, expect nights in Athens to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

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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 May in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

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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 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and finally stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

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You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town online vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

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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.