7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

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7 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h
1
Athens
— 1 night
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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 2nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens online journey planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Athens. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier 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 4th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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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 5th (Fri): stroll through Santo Horse Riding, then learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then stroll through Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri road trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 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 5th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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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.
On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, take a stroll through Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town visit planner .

Getting from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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