11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
— 2 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Athens
— 2 nights



One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip maker tool.

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Athens at 92°F and lows at 77°F. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to Mykonos Town.
Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Mykonos Town — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Matoyianni Street. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip planning tool.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ios.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Ios — 2 nights

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ios day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Ios in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oia.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Oia — 2 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the galleries of Oia Treasures Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally browse the exhibits of Oria Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Naval Maritime Museum Oia Santorini.

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You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ios to Oia in 1.5 hours. In August in Oia, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.
Museums · Spas · Shopping · Historic Sites

Athens — 2 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athens planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Oia to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Museums · Historic Sites

Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.

Mykonos travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.