13 days in Greece Itinerary

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— 1 night
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry to Heraklion, Taxi to Hersonissos
— 5 nights
— 3 nights


Athens — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Athens online sightseeing planner.

Mumbai, India to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Athens, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Athens reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 15th (Mon), you're off 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 15th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then make a trip to Sunset in Oia. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of La Ponta, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then stroll through Red Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Fira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
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Hersonissos — 5 nights

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hersonissos: Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Church of Saint Titus), Elounda (Spinalonga (Kalydon) & Eklektos Bookshop) and Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Mon) at Star Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and visit Rethymnon Old Town.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos vacation maker tool.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Hersonissos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira in May, Hersonissos is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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Athens — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

See some other sides of Athens: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens route planner.

Getting from Hersonissos to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Hersonissos in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Greece travel guide

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.

Crete travel guide

Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.