11 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 1 night
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Milos
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Faliraki, Rhodes
— 2 nights
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Athens — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally explore the ancient world of Erechtheion.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens online vacation planner.

Atlanta, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Milos.
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Milos — 2 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
On the 14th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with Oneiro Milos, then explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Milos, and then kick back and relax at Sarakiniko Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paliochori Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Firiplaka Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleftiko Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milos trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Milos by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September in Milos, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 16th (Sat), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at La Ponta, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, and finally look for gifts at Eruption Store Santorini.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fira travel route builder.

Traveling by ferry from Milos to Fira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Crete — 2 nights

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 18th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello del Molo (Koules). Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then look for gifts at Inspira, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Faliraki.
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Faliraki, Rhodes — 2 nights

Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Faliraki route builder website.

You can fly from Heraklion to Faliraki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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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