6 days in Greece Itinerary

6 days in Greece Itinerary

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6 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
2
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Cairo

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Heraklion route builder tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Heraklion is an approximately 7-hour flight. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a stroll through Plaka, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Heraklion in July, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip builder site .

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., trot along with Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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