10 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

10 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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10 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Luanda
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Oia, Santorini
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Luanda

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.
On the 15th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion vacation trip planner.

If you are flying in from Angola, the closest major airports are Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport and Chania International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

4
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oia: Santo Winery (in Pyrgos), Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Oneiro Jewelry (in Fira) and Kamari (Ancient Thera & KAMARA BEACH). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sunset in Oia, trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oia travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Oia in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Kamari, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Hiking Trail Fira - Oia
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Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
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.
On the 21st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Little Venice. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach and then stroll through Panormos Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Oia to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

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