6 days in Greece Itinerary

6 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary site.

Cairo, Egypt to Heraklion is an approximately 7-hour flight. While traveling from Cairo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Heraklion in July: highs in Athens hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

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, stop by Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

You can plan Mykonos Town trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Akrotiri, Santorini

— 1 night

Greek Pompeii

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.
On the 30th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri day trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. In July in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.