13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Naxos
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Rethymnon, Crete
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  16​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaka District and Acropolis Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, make a trip to Parthenon, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Athens itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Athens are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Little Venice and Elia Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tia handmade and T-bar Mykonos.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerery planner.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Athens in November since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach, Kapari Beach, Elia Beach
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Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, then look for gifts at Naxia Sweet Home, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Naxos trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos takes 1.5 hours. November in Naxos sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Naxia Sweet Home ©
Naxia Sweet Home

3
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Get some historical perspective at Akrotiri and Sunset in Oia. Do your shopping at Koukla Art and The Good Heart. Take a break from Akrotiri with a short trip to Oneiro Jewelry in Fira, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through KAMARA BEACH, hike along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and stop by Galatea Pottery.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri travel planner.

Traveling by car ferry from Naxos to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Kamari Beach, Sunset in Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 29th (Tue), take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, look for gifts at Feel Silver Jewelry stores, look for gifts at Cretan Lyra Workshop - Museum Stagakis, then look for gifts at Royale Shopping, and finally stop by Marianna's Workshop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon itinerary builder.

Getting from Akrotiri to Rethymnon by ferry takes about 3 hours. In November in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 55°F at night.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Royale Shopping
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Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop ©
Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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