10 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

10 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Luanda
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Oia, Santorini
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
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), take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - 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 get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

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Luanda, Angola to Heraklion is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luanda to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Luanda in August; daily highs in Heraklion reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oia: Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri), Kamari (Ancient Thera & Kamari Beach) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, stop by Oneiro Jewelry, and trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oia trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Oia takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Oia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Fira, Kamari, Santo Winery, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Paradise Beach, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take a stroll through Little Venice. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip maker.

Drive from Oia to Mykonos Town in 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise 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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