11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece travel planner
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Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive to Sarandë, Ferry to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules), take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Heraklion road trip planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Heraklion is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trips

Fira, Santorini — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fira online visit planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 1 night

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 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then visit Little Venice.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online trip maker.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, stop by Plaka, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Kalambaka — 1 night

The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then don't miss a visit to Meteora.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka road trip site.

Getting from Athens to Kalambaka by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in September: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.
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Historic Sites

Corfu Town, Corfu — 1 night

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, and then explore the galleries of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town day trip planner.

Getting from Kalambaka to Corfu Town by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, Corfu Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Greece travel guide

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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.
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