6 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Nafplio
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Nafplio
— 1 day
Drive
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Bacau

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Nafplio — 1 day

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio route tool.

Bacau, Romania to Nafplio is an approximately 19-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In May, daily temperatures in Nafplio can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Athens.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Athens holiday planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Nafplio in May, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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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.
On the 17th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa, stop by Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 1 night

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and then stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.
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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.
On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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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